Tag: Madigan

Chicago set to make nation’s most expensive airport parking even costlier

Chicago is already home to some of the most expensive airport parking in the U.S. But a new plan from Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel would hike those costs even further. On Nov. 1, the mayor introduced an ordinance to raise the cost of nearly all types of parking at O’Hare and Midway airports. It passed... Read more »

Navy Pier makeover shrouded in secrecy

Update: Crain’s Chicago Business reports the IRS is auditing Navy Pier Inc., the controversial nonprofit that controls Navy Pier. The audit will determine whether the group properly disclosed income that isn’t related to the tourist attraction’s primary purpose.  Officials at Illinois’ most popular tourist attraction are pushing the site’s largest renovation in decades. But are they taking... Read more »

Feds request at least 10 years in prison for center of red-light-camera scandal

UPDATE: John Bills was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Aug. 29 for his role in orchestrating Chicago’s red-light-camera program while taking bribes from Redflex Traffic Systems Inc. Federal prosecutors on Aug. 15 asked U.S. District Judge Virginia Kendall to consider a 10-year sentence “as a floor” for John Bills, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.... Read more »