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by Ashlee Rezin
7:11pm
Mon Jun 10, 2013

Congress Needs To 'Step Up' Funding For Rail Infrastructure Upgrades, Industry Panelists Say

Ongoing infrastructure upgrades to Illinois’ passenger and rail transportation systems face an uncertain future, as the public-private partnership CREATE program nears the 10-year mark and has less than half of the money needed for completion.

“CREATE has been moving forward, but there’s more work to do,” said U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski (D, IL-3). “This is about safety, commerce and moving passengers more efficiently, but there is a need for more funding.”

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PI Original
by Ellyn Fortino
3:48pm
Wed Jun 5, 2013

Illinois General Assembly Spares Cuts To Education Budget

Early childhood education advocates say the state's budget plan for the upcoming fiscal year that passed in the state House and Senate last week is a partial victory. Progress Illinois takes a closer look at how education will be funded under the new budget.

Quick Hit
by Ashlee Rezin
5:19pm
Thu May 30, 2013

Disability Advocates Blast CTA For Lack Of Accessibility Along Bus Route (VIDEO)

People with disabilities are not provided access to roughly eight stations along the 31st Street bus route, according to protesters who staged a rally outside the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) headquarters Thursday.

“We have the right to ride that bus,” said Michelle Garcia, 36, a community organizer with Cambiando Vidas, a Latino-specific grassroots offset of the disability advocacy group Access Living.

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Quick Hit
by Ellyn Fortino
12:23pm
Wed May 22, 2013

South Side Residents Discuss School Closings, Red Line & TIFs At Englewood Meeting

Englewood residents are not yet sure what will become of their six neighborhood schools on Chicago Public Schools’ (CPS) list to shut down or relocate in June.

But South Side community members at a Resident Association of Greater Englewood (R.A.G.E.) meeting Tuesday night said if the Chicago Board of Education approves CPS’ school action plan, they want all shuttered schools to become village centers for the neighborhood.

“We do not want any of our institutions closed in the community, but if they are going to close it, at least let it be reopened for something that can serve the community,” said community leader Aysha Butler with R.A.G.E. Read more »