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Daley on Exit: I Could Have Won, That's Why I Quit

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 11.18.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Bill Daley offered a unique excuse Tuesday for why he had abandoned his bid for governor the previous day: He was confident he'd win. And he realized that, at 65, he wasn't prepared for the 5- to 9-year commitment winning the governorship would entail.

What Metra and Transit Agency Improvements Will We Achieve?

Madeleine Doubek | Posted 10.20.2013 | Chicago
Madeleine Doubek

With news of another group looking at fixing our transit oversight in Illinois, we wonder what will be the legacy of the Metra Memogate? What will we have accomplished?

State Rep. Jack Franks: Maybe Clifford Broke the Law?

Madeleine Doubek | Posted 10.19.2013 | Chicago
Madeleine Doubek

Ex-Metra CEO Alex Clifford might have had a duty to report to authorities the pressure he felt from House Speaker Michael Madigan and others to promote and hire certain workers. Madigan writes laws and doesn't break them.

More patronage outrage from Metra scandal

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.25.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

METRA OUTRAGE CONTINUES It turns out that the Metra employee for whom House Speaker Michael Madigan was trying to obtain a raise was already collectin...

Ex Metra CEO: Speaker Madigan has "moral character flaw"

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.17.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

WHO'S GOT THE "MORAL CHARACTER FLAW?" Ex Metra CEO Alex Clifford says House Speaker Michael Madigan has that big character deficit. Wait, who? Only hi...

Metra scandal: Clout, connections, family ties

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.16.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

METRA AND THE MADIGANS With a $718,000 buyout that required the recipient never to divulge why he was being bought out, the Metra scandal already cont...

Group: AT&T, Sears, Verizon and Target Are Involved In Tax Scheme

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 04.18.2013 | Business

CHICAGO -- A Chicago-area transportation agency on Wednesday alleged that some of the nation's largest and best known companies including AT&T, Sears ...

Republicans Cry Foul As Madigan's Son-In-Law Gets Hired As RTA Lobbyist

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The hiring of a member of one of Illinois's most powerful families at a major state agency has Republicans up in arms. Jordan Matyas is a longtime lo...

CTA Free Rides For Seniors: Senate Votes 57-0 To Restrict Free Rides By Income

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Illinois Senate voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to significantly curb the free rides for seniors program, but aides to Gov. Pat Quinn indicated he ...

CTA Free Rides For Seniors May Still Get Scaled Back In New Bill

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Free rides for senior citizens on buses and trains would be scaled back significantly and transit systems throughout Illinois would net millions dolla...

Deal In The Works To Avoid CTA Fare Hike

Crain's Chicago Business | Greg Hinz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Transit officials and Gov. Pat Quinn have reached agreement on a deal that will avoid a threatened Chicago Transit Authority fare hike, both in 2010 a...

RTA: End Free Rides For All Seniors

Chicago Breaking News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Regional Transportation Authority today called for state lawmakers to repeal free rides for seniors in light of a serious budget crunch....

CTA Agrees To Hold Off Fare Hikes, But Cuts Still Likely

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Transit Authority officials agreed today to not raise fares for two years in return for limited state help that won't be enough to avoid servi...

CTA Service Cuts Possible

Chicago Tribune | Jon Hilkevitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Regional Transportation Authority board will be asked on Thursday to approve a new round of cuts totaling $61 million at the CTA, Metra and Pace t...

Chicago Transit Ridership Up 9 Percent In Last Five Years: RTA

Chicago Sun-Times | MARY WISNIEWSKI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

More area residents used public transit, and there was more public transit to use between 2003 and 2007, according to a Regional Transportation Author...

AIG Woes To Cost RTA Millions

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- The Regional Transportation Authority is among about 30 transit agencies around the nation that could be on the hook for millions of dollar...

Region Could Get Up To $675 Million For Transit From Obama Administration

Chi-Town Daily News | Peter Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Regional Transportation Authority is hoping to get as much as $675 million from the Obama Administration early next year for a variety of capital ...

Aldermen Grill CTA Over Public Say

Chicago Tribune | Jon Hilkevitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago aldermen today blasted the lack of public involvement in how transit projects are selected, calling on the region's transit leaders to speed u...