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Mayor Emanuel to delay vote on $2B tax deals for developers of Lincoln Yards, ‘The 78’

The Lincoln Yards site currently stands completed grounded and paved, awaiting Sterling Bay's development to begin. The people behind the site promise that the community will benefit from increased tourism and opportunities for store owners, but those assurances are not logical when put into perspective.

Associated Press

April 8, 2019

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has agreed at the request of incoming mayor Lori Lightfoot to delay votes on tax packages worth about $2 billion for a pair of development projects. “In our first meeting, as well as in subsequent conversations, I made it very clear to the mayor-elect that I would not...

Defunding public libraries doesn’t check out

Defunding public libraries doesn’t check out

Noor H, Contributing Writer

September 17, 2018

Public libraries have long existed as community spaces where individuals can study, check out books, use internet and research services, participate in group activities and so much more, all at an incredibly small cost to taxpayers. Public libraries have protected the sanctity of community knowledge,...

CTA proposes to raise fares in 2018

A CTA U-Pass for college students. (DePaulia File)

Evan Sully, Contributing Writer

December 15, 2017

Under the Chicago Transit Authority’s (CTA) new budget proposal, announced on Nov. 22, base fares could increase for the first time since 2009. Both train and bus fares could increase by 25 cents apiece. According to Transit Chicago, the proposed fare would increase the cost of a train ticket t...

Rauner ads target moderate voters

Bruce Rauner, the GOP candidate for governor, has tried to shape his image as a moderate to attract undecided voters. Photo courtesy of AP

Megan Deppen

June 2, 2014

Illinois Republican governor candidate, Bruce Rauner, targets Democrats and "on-the-fence" moderates in his fleet of campaign ads, hoping to win votes in the Chicago suburbs, according to one expert. Read More »...

Ridesharing ordinance passes City Council

Companies like Lyft no longer have to worry about the legality of ridesharing in Chicago. Photo courtesy of Lyft.

Danielle Harris

June 2, 2014

"Don’t get in a car with strangers.” While this collective guidance may seem like common sense, ridesharing companies were approved by the City Council on May 28 as being entirely legal in the city of Chicago. Ridesharing companies such as UberX, Sidecar and Lyft offer the same services as traditional...

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