Two men suspected of armed robbery on an Orange Line train last week have been charged in the case after their surveillance photos were blasted across the Internet.
Police charged Michael Taylor with four counts of armed robbery and two counts of aggravated assault with a firearm. The other alleged robber was not named, but also has been charged. According to the Tribune:
Both men fled the area because of the media attention on the case but were later located in Gary and Rockford, McCarthy said during the press conference held after an event at the Chicago Police Memorial at Gold Star Park.
The Gary suspect will be extradiated and he was arrested on a warrant, McCarthy said. "He's not going anywhere,'' McCarthy said. "So that case is coming to fruition and about to be closed.''
Nice job, Chicago police.
CTA, unions unite on "Build Chicago" initiative. The CTA announced last week that in its solicitation for new bids on the 7000 Series rail cars, it will ask bidders to articulate the number and kinds of new jobs the manufacturing process will create.
"Our goal is to help create as many U.S. job opportunities as possible, and to encourage local opportunities wherever possible," Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said in a statement. "Additionally, we believe this will increase competition among bidders and result in the best prices and highest quality product for CTA customers, essential in building a world-class transit system."
The CTA joined with the Chicago Federation of Labor to launch what it's calling the "Build Chicago" initiative. Though honestly, I don't see any of this manufacturing being done in Chicago. But keeping the jobs in the United States is a good thing too.
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