A new plan for bus-only lanes could make Ashland and Western avenue buses almost as fast as CTA Red Line trains. But local business owners are worried about adding traffic congestion and losing street parking.
That's down from a rate of 9.1 percent in August. And the Illinois Department of Employment Security says the seasonally adjusted figures reported Thursday show Illinois' unemployment rate has fallen 10 times in the past 13 months.
As Chicago struggles to quell gang violence that has contributed to a jump in homicides, a top elected official wants to tax the sale of every bullet and firearm — an effort even she acknowledges could spark a legal challenge.
The Community Anti-Violence and Restoration Effort (CARE) program is a partnership between the mayor and Cook County Board President Tony Preckwinkle that includes three main strategies: community-based prevention, youth intervention and the increase of police response after a violent incident.