The cruise liner Carnival Triumph suffered an engine room fire that resulted in the shutdown of critical systems. As a result, the thousands of people on board have had to suffer through days of unbearable conditions as the boat was towed to shore.
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. […]