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Transit Union: Put The Brakes On Ventra Rollout Until Glitches Get Sorted Out

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    The local transit union has called on the CTA to suspend Ventra's rollout.

    Just stop it.

    That's the gist of the message the local transit worker's union has for the Chicago Transit Authority regarding its rollout of the new Ventra payment service which has been marked by an array of glitches and customer complaints since it

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    Illinois Gay Marriage Bill Passes As State Poised To Become 15th To Legalize Same Sex Marriage

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      Updated story

       

      SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois General Assembly passed a bill legalizing same sex marriage Tuesday, putting the Land of Lincoln on course to be the 15th state to legalize same sex marriage.

       

      The House of Representatives narrowly passed the bill 61-54-2 shortly after 4 p.m. Tuesday and the state senate concurred a little more than an hour

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago

      Chicago Police Overtime Tab To Top Out At $93 Million For 2013

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        Chicago is expected to pay $93 million in police overtime this year. | Michael Kappel | Flickr

        Chicago is expected to pay nearly triple the amount budgeted for 2013 police overtime costs.

        The Chicago Police Department's overtime spending will hit $93 million this year, Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said during a budget hearing before the City Council

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        • Written by The Chicago Defender
        • Category: Chicago