Tag: Mayor Richard Daley

After more than three decades of dithering, a universal fare card for CTA, Metra and Pace riders?

When voters narrowly approved the creation of the Regional Transportation Authority 37 long years ago, one of the promised benefits was a universal fare card that could be used on the CTA, commuter rail lines and suburban buses. That wasn’t the main reason the RTA was created—it was to provide subsidies principally to the CTA—but... Read more »

New life in the fight against O'Hare Airport expansion

Park Ridge: Not so quiet anymore after O’Hare Airport’s new runway opened. (Tribune photo) It’s coming a little late, but Park Ridge, which used to be a leader against O’Hare Airport expansion, but then dropped out, is looking to start a campaign against further expansion, according to a story in the Park Ridge Herald-Advocate, Park... Read more »

Pass it (the debt) forward

U.S. National Debt Anyone not worrying about the debt that we’re piling on should read about Greece and its financial problems that are weighing down the euro. This New York Times story has a familiar ring to Chicagoans who had watched as Mayor Richard M. Daley has in effect sold and then spent future revenues... Read more »
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Chicago's economy stung; 2 trade shows blow town

In better times eight years ago, Mayor Daley attended the plastics industry show. After this year, it’s leaving Chicago After having lost the 2012 annual meeting of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society to Las Vegas, Chicago today learned that the plastics industry trade show will move to Orlando for 2012 and 2015 after... Read more »

The other Burr Oak Cemetery scandal

Mayor Daley sends in the grave robbers at O’Hare  cemetery    Photo by Ian Molay The despoilment of Burr Oak Cemetery poses serious questions about how to honor and observe the religious beliefs of the deceased whose graves were disturbed. As described here, reburials, if not handled correctly, can offend deeply held religious convictions. The... Read more »