Manny Ramos

Staff reporter

Manny Ramos is the transportation reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times and also covers the U.S. Census Bureau. Before that he focused on housing, disinvestment and social issues facing underserved communities in Chicago.

Buckner, chairman of the Black Caucus in the Illinois House of Representatives, said his campaign is focused on instilling trust in city government, improving Chicago Public Schools and reducing violent crime.
Sources say the off-duty officer fired at someone who pointed a gun at him at a gas station, but it was unclear if that person was hit.
Ald. Gilbert Villegas (36th) plans to introduce an ordinance to launch a pilot for the city to plow sidewalks to help those with mobility issues and disabilities.
Toni Preckwinkle declared victory in the race for Cook County Board president, and Karen Yarbrough handily won another term as Cook County clerk.
Travelers are urged to allow for extra time if parking at Lot D, next to the international terminal. Other options include Economy Lot F, which connects to the terminal via the Airport Transit System, also known as the people mover.
The cost of Halloween candy is 14% higher than it was last year, according to a report from S&P Global Market Intelligence.
In a talk with the Chicago Sun-Times Editorial Board, CTA President Dorval Carter Jr. acknowledges the transit agency’s shortcomings, defends decisions to address them.
A spokesman for Canadian Pacific said the memo somewhat exaggerates the effect of freight interference on passenger trains on Metra’s Milwaukee District-West line.
Planners hope a new rail bridge will resolve one of the largest chokepoints for passenger and freight rail traffic in the nation.