The [Wednesday] Papers
By Steve Rhodes
"A three-month investigation of the CTA found that 41 percent of the handicap-accessible train stations could not be fully used by customers in wheelchairs, calling into question whether the nation's second-largest mass transit system is doing what it should for hundreds of thousands of disabled Chicagoans," Kaitlyn McAvoy reports in just one of a nine-story package.
From one of the others:
"Five of the CTA's 10 busiest train stations cannot accommodate a customer in a wheelchair, and that's perfectly legal under the nearly 20-year-old Americans with Disabilities Act," Eli Kaberon reports. "Just four of the 10 elevated stations in and around the Loop - the CTA's hub that hundreds of thousands of people pass through each day - are equipped with elevators, while the other six Loop stations, including Quincy and Adams & Wabash, two of the city's 15 busiest stations, are not accessible.
Todd's Tax Trouble
"Jeanine Stroger made $56,700 as Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White's equal-employment opportunity officer."
A) So there's an employment expert in the household after all!
Tribune's Tax Trouble
While preparing the Trib tax story I came across the Hartford Courant Alumni Association and Refugee Camp.
Funny how it takes getting laid off for some newspaper folk to learn how to blog. If they brought this kind of passion and creativity to their old jobs maybe they'd still have them.
AIG vs. Trib
"But the judge denied authorization for the company to pay more than $2 million in severance to more than 60 employees laid off shortly before the Chicago-based company filed for bankruptcy protection."
Now, to be fair, the judge said he was constrained by the law when it came to the severance payments. So here's an idea: the executives getting the bonuses should show some class and donate $2 million of their $13 million to the laid off workers to make amends.
Then they should give the other $11 million back to the (bankrupt) company.
"What you may not have observed is that all of those titles were created by a Midwest-based company, Incredible Technologies, in Arlington Heights, Illinois, a northwest suburb of Chicago."
Only in Chicago.
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Posted on May 13, 2009
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