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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

CTA 'L' Train (File Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

CTA Cutting More Than 100 Jobs

The Chicago Transit Authority has announced that it is cutting more than more than 100 jobs.

CBS Chicago–10/10/2011

CTA train (CBS file)

CTA ‘Looking At Everything’ To Solve Budget Crisis

The CTA says it faces a $277 million budget shortfall in the coming year. It won’t say yet that it plans fare hikes or service cuts, but CTA President Forrest Claypool made it clear he’s targeting union work rules.

CBS Chicago–10/04/2011

Jorge Ramirez

City Labor Unions Offer Cost-Saving Ideas To Avoid Layoffs

Answering Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s call to come up with $10 million in cost savings to avoid 625 layoffs, union leaders on Tuesday offered their own ideas to save $250 million a year.

CBS Chicago–07/26/2011

McCormick Place Meeting

Officials Discuss How To Keep Chicago Conventions Competitive

Gov. Pat Quinn, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and other elected leaders met Tuesday to talk about ways to make shows at McCormick Place less costly in the face of recent court rulings.

CBS Chicago–07/26/2011

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (Credit: Craig Dellimore/Newsradio 780)

Mayor Sends Letters To City Workers, Explaining Proposed Layoffs

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has begun officially notifying employees that he soon will begin laying off hundreds of city workers if their unions don’t agree to $10 million worth of changes in their work rules.

CBS Chicago–07/20/2011

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (Credit: Craig Dellimore/Newsradio 780)

Emanuel Reveals Plan To Lay Off 625 City Workers

Mayor Rahm Emanuel today said he plans to lay off 625 city workers as part of a plan to close a $10 million budget gap.

CBS Chicago–07/15/2011

CBS 2 viewer John Kapusciarz took this photo of a crew of three city workers that was sent out to change a light bulb in an alley behind his business. One worker took out a chair and sat down the whole time. (Photo courtesy John Kapusciarz)

Mayor Dodges Question About City Work Rules For Changing Light Bulbs

A recent CBS 2 investigation found it was taking three city workers to change a light bulb – with one of those workers sitting down in a chair the whole time. So, 2 Investigator Pam Zekman asked Mayor Rahm Emanuel how many city workers does he think it should take to change a light bulb?

CBS 2–07/13/2011

CBS 2 viewer John Kapusciarz took this photo of a crew of three city workers that was sent out to change a light bulb in an alley behind his business. One worker took out a chair and sat down the whole time. (Photo courtesy John Kapusciarz)

How Many City Workers Does It Take To Change A Light Bulb?

How many city workers does it take to change a light bulb? Sounds like a joke right? But it’s not funny when it’s our tax dollars being wasted.

CBS 2–07/12/2011

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Mayor Presents Proposed Work Rule Changes

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is turning up the heat on organized labor by disclosing some of the work-rule changes he is asking union leaders to accept in order to save the jobs of 625 city employees.

WBBM Newsradio–07/06/2011

McCormick Place (CBS)

Convention Returning To McCormick Place

A report indicates the cost-saving reforms recently instituted at McCormick Place are having the desired effect.

CBS Chicago–01/10/2011