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The Chicago Transit Authority is currently working to replace contracted security guards with the authority's customer service workers.
The Chicago City Council is considering several measures centered on bicyclists including increased fines for drivers convicted of dooring, stiffer penalties for bikers who break the laws and an awareness campaign aimed at taxi drivers.
A settlement reached with Chicago Parking Meters LLC will bring some perks for drivers in exchange for compromises including the need to pay for parking a bit later in many areas. City Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the deal Monday.
Police & Fire
Chicago police officials are crediting a "holistic strategy" for continued progress on the city's murder and shooting tolls. They released data Monday detailing crime in the first quarter of 2013. Some have criticized those numbers, saying they're "mislea
In an ongoing effort to battle gun violence issues in Chicago, police held a news conference on Monday to share their progress so far.
A group of alderman recently proposed a resolution to the city seeking answers regarding local red-light cameras. The company responsible for installing the devices is now under fire.
In his 2013 State of the Union Address Tuesday, President Barack Obama touched on immigration policy, gun control and the economy, among other national issues. In terms of infrastructure, he proposed a "Fix it First" plan that may affect the South Side.
Membership on the international extramarital affairs website, Ashley Madison, soared last Valentine's Day, resulting in nearly 10 times its number of usual users. The site's Beverly presence is strong, according to reports.
The Chicago Transit Authority brings us transportation, of course, but also merriment. We dare you to take one look at this week's "Scene on the CTA" photo and tell us any different. Then, add your caption in the comments. Have some fun—it's Friday.
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