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CTA Fare Hikes Go Into Effect Today

    CTApasses

    CHICAGO — Rate increases on all CTA passes go into effect Monday, reports DNAinfo.com.

    Aside from the base fare of $2 for each bus ride and $2.25 for every train ride, every other fare will change.

    The fare for a 30-day pass rose from $86 to $100. Those who purchase single-day passes will pay $10 per pass compared with $5.75. The cost of a three-day

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    Breaking News: Ald. Sandi Jackson Resigned

      Alderman Jackson quits  copy

      Seventh Ward Alderman Sandi Jackson has resigned her position effective today, according to the mayor's office.

      "As Sandi takes this time to focus on her family, we give her our deepest thanks and support for her service to our City and the residents of her ward. Her leadership has been greatly appreciated in the Chicago City Council," wrote Mayor

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago

      Emanuel Says He's Devising 'Process' to Find Sandi Jackson's Replacement

        RahmMelindaRod

        GRAND CROSSING — While visiting a new grocery store located in a South Side food desert Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Saturday he would now sit down to come up with a formula to choose a replacement for Ald. Sandi Jackson (7th), who announced Friday that her resignation would become effective Jan. 15.

        "I will sit down today and come up with a process

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        • Written by The Chicago Defender
        • Category: Chicago

        Diagnosis: Battered But Vibrant

          Chatham

          CHICAGO — The neighborhood's best-known restaurants were failing, its crime rate was on the rise, and for the first time that anyone could remember there were foreclosures, with once tidy bungalows sitting empty and dark, reports the New York Times.

          For all that, the social scientists studying Chicago neighborhoods in 2010 were betting that the

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          • Written by The Chicago Defender
          • Category: Chicago