Posts tagged "Metra"
Race, poverty and politics: Countdown to teachers' strike; TIF revenue falls; IL partners on insurance exchange
Illinois will partner with the federal government to offer a health insurance exchange in 2014, The State Journal-Register reported Thursday. “Logistical challenges” prevented the state from creating its own exchange, which health advocates wanted. That way, a state-appointed board of directors could determine how it works. The exchange is essentially an online marketplace where consumers... Read more »
Race, poverty and politics: Outrage over Metra deal continues; Englewood not trusting Trust; minimum wage hike stalls
Despite the “street heat” that congressmen Bobby Rush and Danny Davis, and dozens of protesters brought to Metra during a march outside its offices on Thursday, the commuter rail company has not yet buckled to demands that it rebid contracts for a major construction project so more African American companies are included. The $133 million project, called... Read more »