Chicago’s Top Cop Advocates For Tougher State Gun Laws

BY: - August 5, 2013

Police stand guard at the scene of a multiple shooting involving multiple teenagers on the south side of Chicago. The city’s police superintendent advocated for new state laws to reduce urban gun violence. (AP) CHICAGO—This city’s overall crime rate has declined in the past year, but the police need help from the Illinois legislature to […]

Transit Repair Backlog Will Get Renewed Focus

BY: - January 17, 2013

Chicago-area transit systems, including the “L” pictured above, are struggling to keep up with a growing list of improvements needed to maintain their buses and trains in good working order. (AP) Joseph Schwieterman, a professor at DePaul University, has studied the Chicago area’s network of public transportation for years. Right now, ridership on the region’s […]