CPS Sex Abuse Victims Testify At State Hearing On ScandalVictims of sexual assault and sexual abuse told their stories to state lawmakers on Wednesday, as the Illinois House and Illinois Senate begin looking into the recent scandal at the Chicago Public Schools.
Aldermen Hold Public Hearing On McDonald CaseAldermen were putting a spotlight on the Chicago Police Department on Tuesday, as they prepared to hold a public hearing to discuss the department’s policies and practices, which have been called into question following the fatal police shooting of Laquan McDonald.
Metra Fare Hike Plan Draws Little Outrage At Public HearingThose 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 Council Progressive Caucus Wants Hearing On Crime StatsAld. 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.
Circle Interchange Plan Gets Favorable Reviews From Final Public HearingComments were overwhelmingly favorable Thursday at the final public hearing on the $475 million plan to rebuild the 50-year-old Circle interchange.
State Seeking To Rebuild Circle Interchange To Ease CongestionRelief could be on the way for commuters frustrated by the consistent gridlock they face on the Circle Interchange just west of downtown.
CTA Riders Slam CTA Plans To Ease Crowding At Public HearingThe 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.
Proposed Felony Franks Gets Lukewarm Reception In EvanstonNow 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.
Plenty Of Criticism, Little Support For CPS Budget Plan At Public HearingThe 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.
Public Meeting Planned On Dan Ryan Red Line RehabThe 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.
Plans To Be Unveiled For Bloomingdale Trail ParkChicagoans 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.
CTA To Hold Last Public Hearing On BudgetChicago Transit Authority bus and train riders have one final chance to weigh in on the new budget for the agency.
Public Weighs In On Next Year's Cook County BudgetBusinesspeople, county employees and the public lined up Thursday night for the chance to voice opinions on next year's Cook County budget.
Some Support Toll Hike If It Puts People Back To WorkA few people say they will go along with higher tolls if it puts them back to work.
Teachers, Parents Sound Off On CPS BudgetTeachers and parents jammed a meeting Wednesday night, for the first public hearing on the budget for Chicago Public Schools.