Where did "Honest Helen" spend today?
She went to the capitol of the Land of Lincoln, along with several other aldermen, to ask for more funding for the CTA so fares don't go up to $3, as the latest Doomsday Threat predicts.
The Tribune says: "Ald. Helen Shiller, 46th, one of the six aldermen at the Capitol, said the first goal is to argue against PACE, the suburban bus agency, getting any of the funding now going to the CTA, as some have suggested should happen. The CTA also wants permission to use $90 million in construction money for maintenance, which is part of the CTA proposal that still requires a $3 fare, she said.
After that, discussions will focus on new revenue. "It is blood from a turnip," she conceded. "You can't get blood from a turnip."
Now, if only she were there to ask for millions and millions of tax dollars for fish farms instead of for transit. She's got a great track record in that department!