The festivities at Taste of Chicago could get a bit more expensive this summer.
As many as 3,000 airline employees and other workers at O’Hare International Airport will be able to board the CTA Blue Line free at the airport through July 12, as the transit agency scrambles to provide them with special fare cards.
When low-paid part-time employees from O’Hare International Airport complained loud and long that a $5 fare for Blue Line rides leaving the airport was too much, someone listened.
Powerful City Council Finance Committee Chairman Edward Burke (14th) is again suggesting a cab fare surcharge to help boost city revenues.
A day after a powerful storm swept through the area, 17 Metra commuter train stations were still without power.
Gasoline prices are at record levels in Chicago, and now some drivers are being charged extra just for using a credit card.
Those jumping into a cab starting today should be aware that they will be paying about 50 cents more due to climbing gas prices.