Public Hearing

UP West Metra Train

Metra Fare Hike Plan Draws Little Outrage At Public Hearing

Those who expected long lines of angry riders to pound on podiums and demand that the 10.8 percent fare increase and yearly fare hikes for 10 years be dropped were wrong. It didn’t happen, at least during the hearing at Mundelein village hall, one of four that occurred Wednesday.


City Hall

City Council Progressive Caucus Wants Hearing On Crime Stats

Ald. Robert Fioretti (2nd), a member of the council’s Progressive Caucus, wants a closer look at the numbers, and he and six members of the caucus have asked Ald. James Balcer (11th), who chairs the Public Safety Committee, to hold hearings into the city’s crime statistics.


The Circle Interchange joins the Kennedy, Dan Ryan and Eisenhower Expressways just west of downtown Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Circle Interchange Plan Gets Favorable Reviews From Final Public Hearing

Comments were overwhelmingly favorable Thursday at the final public hearing on the $475 million plan to rebuild the 50-year-old Circle interchange.


The Circle Interchange joins the Kennedy, Dan Ryan and Eisenhower Expressways just west of downtown Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

State Seeking To Rebuild Circle Interchange To Ease Congestion

Relief could be on the way for commuters frustrated by the consistent gridlock they face on the Circle Interchange just west of downtown.

CBS Chicago–03/29/2013

(Photo Credit: Tim Boyle/ Getty Images)

CTA Riders Slam CTA Plans To Ease Crowding At Public Hearing

The CTA’s plan to ease crowding at the cost of all or portions of 26 bus routes ran into heavy opposition Tuesday night at the only public hearing on the proposed changes.

WBBM Newsradio–09/04/2012

Felony Franks

Proposed Felony Franks Gets Lukewarm Reception In Evanston

Now that Felony Franks has shut down on Chicago’s West Side, its owner wants to take the store to the gritty West Side of Evanston.

CBS Chicago–07/13/2012

Chicago Public Schools

Plenty Of Criticism, Little Support For CPS Budget Plan At Public Hearing

The Chicago Public Schools’ chief operating officer heard a litany of complaints and accusations Wednesday night, during a 2-1/2 hour hearing on the board’s proposed $5.16 billion budget.


Much of the steel track, wooden rail ties, and ballast -- stones used to hold the rails and ties firmly in place -- are badly deteriorated along the Dan Ryan branch of the CTA Red Line, after 43 years of use. (Credit: CBS)

Public Meeting Planned On Dan Ryan Red Line Rehab

The Chicago Transit Authority on Monday night will hold the first in a series of public meetings about a bold plan to rebuild part of the CTA Red Line in a matter of months.

CBS Chicago–06/18/2012

Bloomingdale Trail

Plans To Be Unveiled For Bloomingdale Trail Park

Chicagoans next week will get to see the plans for log-awaited the Bloomingdale Trail, the liner park that will be developed along an old and defunct rail line on the Near Northwest Side.

CBS Chicago–02/27/2012

CTA Cermak Stop

CTA To Hold Last Public Hearing On Budget

Chicago Transit Authority bus and train riders have one final chance to weigh in on the new budget for the agency.

CBS Chicago–11/10/2011

Cook County Seal

Public Weighs In On Next Year’s Cook County Budget

Businesspeople, county employees and the public lined up Thursday night for the chance to voice opinions on next year’s Cook County budget.

CBS Chicago–08/26/2011


Some Support Toll Hike If It Puts People Back To Work

A few people say they will go along with higher tolls if it puts them back to work.

CBS Chicago–08/24/2011

Chicago Public Schools

Teachers, Parents Sound Off On CPS Budget

Teachers and parents jammed a meeting Wednesday night, for the first public hearing on the budget for Chicago Public Schools.

CBS Chicago–08/11/2011