There are certainly more bike lanes in Chicago than their were 8 years ago. Many crumbing El stations have been refurbished. More busses are emitting less pollution. But the Red Line hasn’t been extended past 95th street. Getting downtown from many parts of the city can be a slog, and the roads are clogged with rideshare vehicles. We look at the whole picture when it comes to Mayor Emanuel’s transportation legacy.
Plus, a wave of new alderman are set to take their seats in the city council. They, along with Mayor Elect Lightfoot, are calling for changes in the way the council does business. They want a more holistic approach to the way decisions are made in Chicago, and less of the “fiefdom” system that’s been in place for generations. But plenty of incumbents retained their seats, and we want to know what they think of all this talk of change.