Special legislative session No. 18 came and went Thursday, just as the other 17 did -- without a solution to the transit funding crisis.
The good news is that Rep. Julie Hamos now recognizes that a capital spending bill will have to be linked with any transit bailout. Now her task is to convince Mike Madigan.
So, good luck with that Julie.
Holiday Train on the Blue Line. So, don't you feel festive after all this? Well then, you can catch Santa and his nutty CTA elves tonight on the Blue Line. They leave Forest Park at 6:19 pm, hit the Loop's Washington station at 6:48, and make it out to O'Hare by 7:39. Give or take a delay or two. Really, it's kind of fun to ride. Today's full schedule here. Future schedule here.