Traffic Aides

CTA Bus (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Free Rides For Some Government Workers Costing CTA Millions

Five months after ending free rides for all senior citizens, the CTA is still providing free rides to thousands of civil service employees — a practice that dates back to 1945, when it was mainly a “courtesy” extended to police and firefighters.

CBS 2–01/31/2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel appears at a public budget hearing Monday night at Kennedy King College. (CBS)

Labor Unrest Growing Under Emanuel Administration

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is facing a growing tide of discontent from the city’s labor unions. Fired workers, rejected contract-compromises, and unanswered cost-saving ideas all have begun generating protests aimed at City Hall.

CBS 2–08/30/2011

City of Chicago traffic control aides direct cars through a downtown intersection on Aug. 10, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Judge Won’t Reinstate City Traffic Aides

It was a disappointing day in court for more than 70 laid-off City of Chicago traffic aides.

CBS Chicago–08/10/2011

A Chicago traffic management aide. (CBS)

80 City Traffic Aides Laid Off

City Hall has laid off 80 full time traffic aides, as part of the budget cutbacks that Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced back in May.

CBS Chicago–08/02/2011