Incidentially, at this Saturday's West Chesterfield neighborhood meeting Ald. Beale is expected to be a guest. I'm curious what he will talk about there during the course of that meeting. Here's one topic of interest to West Chesterfield at least, however, he does talk with the Ward Room about other things going on in the 9th Ward such as Walmart, guns, 2nd congressional district race or even a Presidential library in Roseland. In the case of West Chesterfield let's focus on the Red Line:
Q: What have you done so far to move the Red Line extension forward, and what can you do as a congressman to get the money?
A: Being chairman of Transportation, we've been aggressively pushing the Red Line upgrade and the Red Line extension. This summer, we're shutting down the Red Line for four months in order to get the Red Line upgraded, which will save people between 12 and 15 minutes between 95th and Cermak. Once the Red Line is upgraded, now we can start implementing the Red Line extension. We're in step 4 of 7. Once the Red Line is upgraded, then we can walk right into the transition for the extension.