The fiscal cliff deal is now going to the House of Representatives, after the Senate passed it 89-8 early New Year’s Day. The measure aims to avoid a series of tax hikes and spending cuts, set to kick in with the new year.
Shortfall prevents expansion of CTA, Metra, Pace, officials sayWhen a task force appointed by Gov. Pat Quinn issues its long-awaited report on mass transit reform later this month, it is expected to recommend ways to tackle what officials say is a multibillion-dollar shortfall in funding. […]