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RTA Proposes Merging CTA, Metra, Pace Planners

RTA Proposes Merging CTA, Metra, Pace Planners

Metra’s board was given 30 days to review its policies Wednesday by the Regional Transportation Authority after an audit determined that the severance given to outgoing Metra CEO Alex Clifford was not financially prudent. RTA Orders Metra To Review Policies Copy Close Link to this video http://www.nbcchicago.com/video/#!/traffic/transit/RTA-Orders-Metra-To-Review-Policies/220543461 Copy Close Embed this video var nbcLP={};nbcLP.aRandomNumber=Math.floor(Math.random()*10000);nbcLP.currentPageLoc=encodeURIComponent(window.location.href);nbcLP.currentSiteLoc=encodeURIComponent(window.location.host);nbcLP.defaultWidth=652;nbcLP.defaultHeight=367;nbcLP.cmsID=”220543461″;nbcLP.vidPid=”8TWvadXFGHCN”;nbcLP.vidSec=”news”;nbcLP.vidSubSec=”local”;nbcLP.vidFrame=document.getElementById(“nbcLP220543461″);nbcLP.vidFrame.style.border=”none”;nbcLP.vidFrame.width=nbcLP.defaultWidth;nbcLP.vidFrame.height=nbcLP.defaultHeight;nbcLP.vidFrame.scrolling=”no”;nbcLP.vidFrame.src=”http://www.nbcchicago.com/templates/nbc_partner_player?cmsID=”+nbcLP.cmsID+”&videoID=”+nbcLP.vidPid+”&width=”+nbcLP.defaultWidth+”&height=”+nbcLP.defaultHeight+”&sec=”+nbcLP.vidSec+”&subsec=”+nbcLP.vidSubSec+”&turl=”+nbcLP.currentSiteLoc+”&ourl=”+nbcLP.currentPageLoc+”&rand=”+nbcLP.aRandomNumber; Replay advertisement Metra Switching Tower, Technology Dates Back to Early Parts of 1900s Amid almost daily stories about political intrigue, and comings and goings from the agency’s board, Metra’s train people will tell you that what the public really should be talking about is money and the infrastructure which needs updating if Metra is to fulfill its mission.

Madigan Passes on Run for Governor, Cites Father

Madigan Passes on Run for Governor, Cites Father

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is said to be interested in the job of Governor of Illinois. advertisement Memo Claims Madigan Improperly Pressured Metra A newly-released memo from former Metra CEO Alex Clifford outlines the political pressure he says he received from Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan to give a Metra employee a raise — an employee who happened to be one of his political donors.

Rahm Lands on Time Cover

Rahm Lands on Time Cover

advertisement Time magazine has a pretty well-balanced story about Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s first two years in office. It avoids the usual national magazine trope of lecturing Chicagoans about how grateful we should be that Rahm stepped down from his White House job to save our city.

The Sahmat Collective: Art and Activism in India since 1989

The Sahmat Collective: Art and Activism in India since 1989

Since 1989, the influential Delhi-based Sahmat has offered a platform for artists, writers, poets, musicians, actors, and activists to create and present works of art that promote artistic freedom and celebrate secular, egalitarian values. The collective formed in the weeks after playwright, actor, and activist Safdar Hashmi was fatally attacked by political thugs while performing a street play.

"Burris School Of Politics" Begins Next Week

"Burris School Of Politics" Begins Next Week

advertisement If you were a young, aspiring Chicago politician, looking for someone to model yourself after, who would you go to for advice? Barack Obama?

Replacing Jesse?

Replacing Jesse?

ward-room 2 hours ago “For seventeen years I have given 100 percent of my time, energy, and life to… ward-room 2 hours ago County clerk suggests holding primary, general election on existing dates next year.

Priorities for IL women voters: Jobs and economy, not abortion

Priorities for IL women voters: Jobs and economy, not abortion

By Jayette Bolinski | Illinois Statehouse News SPRINGFIELD — As the country’s two main political parties continue to duke it out in the so-called “war on women,” women voters in Illinois say they believe the hubbub is merely a tool to distract from the bread-and-butter issues they care about. Jobs.

Political committees owe IL $800K in fines

Political committees owe IL $800K in fines

March 12, 2012 By Andrew Thomason | Illinois Statehouse News SPRINGFIELD — A loss in next week’s primary election doesn’t mean the work’s over for a campaign.  If political committees associated with candidates don’t file necessary paperwork, they will get hit with fines and compromise their candidates’ eligibility for future races.

Black and white American voters live in one country, but two different worlds

Black and white American voters live in one country, but two different worlds

The political outlook of blacks in America has undergone dramatic swings in the last ten years — from the depths of powerlessness during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, to the zenith with the election of the first black president, Barack Obama. Now, with another presidential election looming, blacks are again confronting new issues as they judge and sometimes question the impact of Obama’s election, contends UChicago political scientist Michael Dawson , whose work finds sharp contrasts between how African Americans and whites feel about their country.

New political map means new faces in GA

New political map means new faces in GA

By Andrew Thomason   Illinois Statehouse News SPRINGFIELD — Every legislator in Illinois has to run in a new district in 2012, causing some to ask this question: Is it worth it? Once a decade, the political landscape shifts, as the legislative districts are redrawn to represent population changes in the census figures.

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