The Chicago Transit Authority has managed to avoid fare hikes and service cuts for another year, but it still needs Illinois' deadlocked state government to chip in 20% of the CTA’s nearly $1.5 billion budget.
The city is selling vacant lots for a dollar through the Large Lots program. And a new tax in Chicago could make streaming TV shows online more expensive. Plus, we take a look at some of the pros and cons of the various training approaches for new teachers. We also look at how longtime politicians groom the next generation of leaders. Finally, a look at a local political website’s latest add-on that should be a boon for political junkies looking for back-stories on politicians.