Chicago Program Introduces New Way To Build Trust Between Communities, PoliceThe city came up with the program, based on public forums, surveys and focus groups. It is set to launch this fall.
Chicago To Launch Second E-Scooter Pilot Program This SummerThe city plans to roll out another scooter pilot program this summer, after last year's four-month test run didn't provide sufficient answers to determine if e-scooters are a viable long-term transit option for Chicago.
Oak Park Seeking Public Input On Plans To Streamline Parking RulesOak Park is planning to experiment with rules for overnight parking in a section of the village and residents will get to weigh in on the plan Thursday night.
CTA Pilot Program To Extend No. 11 Bus On Lincoln AvenueThe CTA will start a six-month pilot program Monday to extend service on the No. 11 bus between the Western and Fullerton train stations on the North Side.
Illinois Medical Marijuana Sales Spur Excitement, WorryPublic sentiments range from cautious to elated as Illinois prepares to join more than a dozen states that allow medical marijuana sales. There is still no official start date in Illinois, but Joseph Wright, director of the state's pilot program, said Thursday that sales should begin "within the next two weeks."
Expanded 'Pets On Trains' Program Begins Saturday On Metra Trains“We are pleased that the test on the Rock Island Line went well and that we can now offer this option to all of our customers,” Metra Executive Director and Don Orseno said in a statement.
Rauner Resists Extending Medical Marijuana Program For NowRauner was reacting to a bill backed by Rep. Lou Lang, a Skokie Democrat who sponsored the original medical marijuana legislation. Lang's bill would extend the program four years from when the first dispensary begins officially operating.
So Far, Body Cameras Working Out For Chicago Police: McCarthyBody cameras like those tested in Dallas can take the “he said/she said” out of police work. CBS 2's Roseanne Tellez reports.
State Panel To Weigh Rules For Medical MarijuanaNot a single marijuana seed has been planted in Illinois' pilot medical cannabis program. But medical marijuana is inching closer to reality and a meeting set for Tuesday will shape the program's future.
Chicago To Test Job Assistance Program For Veterans, Long-Term UnemployedThe pilot program is seeking employers willing to hire workers who have been retrained and redirected.