Here's some good news out of the Chicago Transit Authority this week. The Tribune's John Hilkevitch reports that the agency is set to receive
another federal grant to plan for rapid transit-style bus service (BRT)
in the Windy City.
The U.S. Senate might very well repeal the reprehensible Don't Ask,
Don't Tell policy and pass the DREAM Act before the lame duck session
officially ends on January 5. But massive spending cuts are likely on
the way early next year, thanks to U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk and his
colleagues in the Republican caucus.