Also, Bernie Sanders endorses Jesus “Chuy” Garcia for Congress.
Also, how Mayor Rahm Emanuel benefits from Luis Gutierrez stepping down as congressman.
As the City Council voted to borrow $1.1 billion to pay off the debt on some of Mayor Daley’s boondoggles, Mayor Rahm was vowing to waste even more money on the O’Hare express train.
Reflections on the end of an error.
Ben Joravsky, 2005: The CTA hasn’t produced any market studies showing there’s even a demand for an express service to the airports—especially at $10 to $15 a ride. [snip] A traveler can catch the Blue Line at O’Hare and get off at Clark and Lake or Washington and Dearborn and walk a block or two […]
* The city’s going to use parking meter funds to cover the deficit in lieu of raising taxes. * Property taxes are going up. Meaning it’s a good time to start paying attention to the Cook County Assessor’s race. * Block 37: facing foreclosure. Of the public TIF money gone to the hole project, $60 […]
The Chicago Plan Commission kindly suggests that the city bankroll a $15 billion downtown public works project. Where would the money come from? Guess. Included in the plan: the O’Hare express train idea that won’t die.
The Block 37 express train is stalled, and Greg Hinz and Dennis Byrne have ideas to get it moving.