You may have heard about Illinois' budget woes in the news lately. Or maybe you heard about the Chicago Transit Authority's money problems. Well, brace yourselves. Mayor Richard Daley will be talking to the media this morning to discuss the city's budget situation.
Officials at the Chicago Transit Authority are expected to unveil their 2010 budget plan, and some commuters are probably going to be bummed out. Word on the street is train fares could be hiked up from $2.25 to $3. Tony Arnold heads down to CTA headquarters to find out the specifics of the plan.
...Well, at least in the presence of those who live in Urbana. Yes, today is the day the MacArthur Foundation released its recipients of the highly coveted "Genius Grants." One of those recipients is John Rogers, who you can learn more about at his web site.