Mayor Rahm Emanuel insisted Wednesday that he “hit the right balance” between ride-sharing and taxicabs, resisting mounting pressure to level the playing field by regulating ride-sharing fares.
The Regional Transportation Authority board would be eliminated and the governor would get more power over transit appointments under proposals advanced Tuesday to Gov. Pat Quinn’s Northeastern Illinois Public Transit Task Force.
Two models for shaking up how the RTA, the Chicago Transit Authority, Metra …
The 8-inch water main broke in the 400 block of North Halsted Street, and crews were working to shut off the water late into the evening, city Water Department spokesman Tom LaPorte said.
Crews were demolishing an old Western Avenue railroad bridge on Saturday, part of the improvements for the Bloomingdale Trail construction.
Chicago residents fed-up with new plane noise from O’Hare Airport said Friday they are appealing their property taxes based on it — and hope to encourage others to do the same.
Members of the Fair Allocation in Runways coalition revealed the latest anti-noise-pollution strategy during …
Former U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald on Friday said an ethics group he heads is tentatively recommending that no transit board member be paid — an idea immediately jumped on by other members of the broader Northeastern Illinois Transit Task Force. Fitzgerald noted that transit board members in New York, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Boston, San Francisco and Philadelphia are not paid, so “what’s unique to this city that we need to pay folks?” However, task force member Carole Brown said that when she was chair of the Chicago Transit Authority, she spent “whole weeks “ at the CTA.
Motorists will no longer face long lines at the city clerk’s office when Chicago makes the switch to year-round city vehicle stickers, but there’s a catch: no more fifteen-day grace period. On Wednesday, the City Council’s License Committee approved a plan to codify until July 1, 2016–and make year-round–a fifteen-day break that’s has extended the June 30 sticker deadline every year until July 15.
Police have arrested a suspect in a pair of early morning robberies at a Blue Line station in the Logan Square neighborhood on the Northwest Side. A male suspect was arrested by South Chicago District officers Tuesday night and is being questioned by Area Central …
Just over a dozen Chicago neighborhoods and south suburban towns could see up to 16 more Amtrak trains a day blocking traffic at grade crossings under a proposal to run higher speed trains of up to 110 mph from Chicago to Joliet. State officials also will be weighing whether to buy property — and possibly even homes — if they decide to add a third track to the enhanced Chicago-to-Joliet segment.
The first phase of the CTA’s $492 million O’Hare Blue Line rehab — tentatively planned for late spring — is now set to begin in March, the transit agency announced Monday.
From Alaska to Switzerland and from Canada to Minneapolis, Metra officials have been looking for ways to combat the kind of snow and ice build-up that fueled a 140 percent jump in train delays from December to January. Their conclusion: There’s no “miracle” de-icer out there for railroad equipment.
The state’s top ethics watchdog accused former Regional Transportation Authority member and South Side minister Tyrone Crider of improperly steering investments to a South Side bank to which he owed money.
Hedda Hulsebus got the bad weather news as soon as her plane touched down at Midway. “The pilot told us all Southwest flights were canceled,” said Hulsebus, 31. Fog and rain reduced visibility so much Thursday that no flights were allowed to arrive or depart at O’Hare or Midway airports from about 5 to 6 p.m., the city’s Aviation Department said. Airlines canceled 180 flights at Midway, 170 of them Southwest flights. The carrier called off all of its flights after 4 p.m., officials said. At least 285 flights were canceled at O’Hare Thursday. As of 8:30 p.m., city officials
SPRINGFIELD — With a major law-enforcement office in his corner, one suburban lawmaker is taking another stab at legislation that prevents police from tracking cellphone locations without court approval. The Senate bill, which has advanced out of committee, would prevent law-enforcement officials from looking up a person’s current or future location information without first getting a court order based on probable cause that this person has, is or will commit a crime.
A fire was reported on the CTA’s Brown Line tracks in the Loop Thursday morning, but the CTA said it was not affecting service.
Metra wants to have enough spare cars to avoid running the kind of “short trains’’ — or trains with fewer cars than normal — that left passengers standing in the aisles in January while winter-damaged cars were being repaired, Metra CEO Don Orseno said Wednesday.