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Report: 1 in 12 Illinois bridges 'structurally deficient'

Tollway advances $160 million in projects

City panel signs off on plans for new CTA terminal at Union Station

Plans for a new Chicago Transit Authority bus terminal at Union Station are moving forward thanks to the Community Development Commission approval on Tuesday of a measure that would allow the city’s Department of Transportation to obtain parcels of property needed for the project.

The property in question, located at 301-209 S. Clinton St., is partly owned by the Chicago Board of Education and partly owned by Heartland Bank and Trust, which leases the property to a parking lot operator.

O'Hare last among big airports in on-time departures

CTA ridership down this year

Chicago Transit Authority ridership numbers are down this year and may decline further due to the sweeping Red Line reconstruction project that began last month, according to CTA President Forrest Claypool.

The dip has caused an overall 2.6 percent, or $5.6 million, drop in revenue through April in the CTA 2013 budget. Transit officials blame the ridership decline, and subsequent loss of revenue, on the price increase in the seven-day CTA pass.

Chicago rail program a success, but future funding in doubt, officials say

Metra weighs extending service to Kendall County

Bridge work to shut northbound Tri-State from I-88 to I-90 at midnight Saturday

Mayor proposes “first of its kind” cargo center at O’Hare

Mayor Rahm Emanuel proposed the development of a cargo center at O’Hare International Airport that would store perishable items such as flowers, food, and medicine.

On Wednesday, Emanuel introduced to the City Council the measure establishing an agreement with Chicago Perishable Center, Inc. for the operation of a 27,000 square foot center just east of O’Hare’s Terminal 5. If the measure receives the Council’s approval, the center will open next year.

As vote on parking meter agreement nears, some aldermen still hope for a buyback option

Aldermen from the Committee on Finance spent another day going over the fine print of the city’s renegotiated parking meter lease agreement.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel brokered the changes to the deal between the city and Chicago Parking Meters LLC for the operation of Chicago’s parking meter system. Those changes affect how the city and the company collect meter data as well as when and where drivers are charged for parking.

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