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Your transportation related headlines for Friday, July 29th 2016

Traffic Headaches Ahead As Streets In Grant Park Are Now Closed For Lollapalooza Festival - City Of ChicagoChicago Sun-Times; Jackson Closed Michigan To Columbus Until Monday, August 1, And From Columbus To Lake Shore Until Wednesday, August 3; Balbo Closed From Michigan To Columbus Until Monday, August 1, And From Columbus To Lake Shore Until Thursday August 4; Columbus Closed From Monroe To Roosevelt Until Monday, August 1; Congress Parkway Closed From Michigan To Columbus Until Monday, August 1; CTA/Metra Expanding Lollapalooza Service - Chicago Sun-Times; Metra: Charge Your Phone Battery If Using Ventra App To Get To And From Lolla - Chicago Tribune; Thanks, Lolla: No Drinking On Metra Trains After 7 P.M. Thursday and Friday, All Day On The Weekend - DNA Chicago; Ventra Commemorates Lollapalooza 25th Anniversary With Collectors Train Tickets - Chicago Now

Sun-Times Editorial Supports Automatic Voter Registration At Secretary of State Drivers License Offices - Chicago Sun-TimesIf Secretary Of State Cannot Afford To Mail Out License Plate Renewal Notices, How Can They Afford This

What Do We Need To Do To Improve Transportation In The Region - WGN AM 720 Chicago

In The Chicago Region, The Way You Get Around Really Depends On Where You Live – And Where You Work - Metropolitan Planning Council

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Your transportation related headlines for Thursday, July 28th 2016

Traffic Headaches Ahead As Streets In Grant Park Are Now Closed For Lollapalooza Festival - City Of ChicagoChicago Sun-Times; Jackson Closed Michigan To Columbus Until Monday, August 1, And From Columbus To Lake Shore Until Wednesday, August 3; Balbo Closed From Michigan To Columbus Until Monday, August 1, And From Columbus To Lake Shore Until Thursday August 4; Columbus Closed From Monroe To Roosevelt Until Monday, August 1; Congress Parkway Closed From Michigan To Columbus Until Monday, August 1; CTA/Metra Expanding Lollapalooza Service - Chicago Sun-Times; Metra: Charge Your Phone Battery If Using Ventra App To Get To And From Lolla - Chicago Tribune; Thanks, Lolla: No Drinking On Metra Trains After 7 P.M. Thursday and Friday, All Day On The Weekend - DNA Chicago; Ventra Commemorates Lollapalooza 25th Anniversary With Collectors Train Tickets - Chicago Now

Day Of Reckoning Approaches For Two Chicago Towing Companies - Chicago Tribune‎

Insurance Industry Study Shills For Red Light Camera Industry - McClatchy

Zipcar Isn’t A Sin – Why Does Chicago Tax It Like One - Crain’s Chicago Business

Downtown Oak Park Valet Parking Service A Huge Help To Those Who Need It Most - Chicago Tribune‎

More On Blowback Over Evanston Bike Lane On Dodge Avenue - Beezodogsplace; Streetsblog Offers Knee Jerk Defense Of The Dodge Avenue Lanes Despite Complaints By Cyclists About Safety - Chicago Streetsblog

Ice Cream Trucks Allowed In Mundelein After 53-Year Ban - Chicago Daily Herald

Demand For Delivered Food Drives Chicago-Based Grubhub Shares For A 26% Surge - Forbes

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Your transportation related headlines for Wednesday, July 27th 2016

Traffic Headaches Ahead As Streets In Grant Park Are Now Closed For Lollapalooza Festival - City Of ChicagoChicago Sun-Times; Jackson Closed Michigan To Columbus Until Monday, August 1, And From Columbus To Lake Shore Until Wednesday, August 3; Balbo Closed From Michigan To Columbus Until Monday, August 1, And From Columbus To Lake Shore Until Thursday August 4; Columbus Closed From Monroe To Roosevelt Until Monday, August 1; Congress Parkway Closed From Michigan To Columbus Until Monday, August 1; CTA/Metra Expanding Lollapalooza Service - Chicago Sun-Times; Metra: Charge Your Phone Battery If Using Ventra App To Get To And From Lolla - Chicago Tribune

Recent Deaths Of Kids In Hot Cars Prompt Pleas To Parents - Chicago Tribune

Instead Of Spending Money To Fix The Disastrous Design Of The Loop Link Fiasco, City Is Putting Lipstick On The Pig With Art Installations That Actually Block The View Of An Iconic Loop Sculpture - Chicago Sun-Times

Streetsblog Dismisses Complaints About New Bike Lanes On Dodge Ave. As ‘NIMBY Opposition’ - Chicago Streetsblog; Had They Bothered To Check Out The Facts First, Streetsblog Would Have Found That Many Of The Safety Complaints About These Lanes Have Been Made By Cyclists Themselves - Chainlink Forum; Streetsblog Should Know Better, Since They Acknowledged That The Design Of Evanston’s Church Street Bike Lane May Have Played A Role In A Fatal Accident In 2014

Chicago Bike Advocates Talking Out Of Both Sides Of Their Face On Safety - Beezodogsplace

Opinion: Red Light Cameras Cause More Accidents - Chicago Tribune

Illinois Speed Awareness Day Today - CBS 4 St. Louis

Lake County Cops Want You To Quit Texting And Driving - Chicago Daily Herald

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Your transportation related headlines for Tuesday, July 26th 2016

Traffic Headaches Ahead As Streets In Grant Park Close For Lollapalooza Festival - City Of ChicagoChicago Sun-Times; Jackson Closed Michigan To Columbus Until Monday, August 1, And From Columbus To Lake Shore Until Wednesday, August 3; Balbo Closed From Michigan To Columbus Until Monday, August 1, And From Columbus To Lake Shore Until Thursday August 4; Columbus Closed From Monroe To Roosevelt Until Monday, August 1; Congress Parkway Closed From Michigan To Columbus Until Monday, August 1; Metra Promises To Beef Up Lollapalooza Service - Crains Chicago Business

Wednesday Downtown Traffic Alert – Bayern Munich, AC Milan Soccer Match Coming To Soldier Field At 8 PM - Chicago Tribune

Loop Link BRT’s Most Glaring Design Flaw Is Obvious, As CDOT/CTA Failed To Consider That Privates Buses, Delivery Vehicles, Cabs, Etc. Still Need To Pick Up And Drop Off Packages And People At Loop Buildings; Streetsblog Somehow Thinks That A Twitter-Shaming Campaign Will Fix The Loop Link Mess, As If Twitter Has Ever Delivered Anything At All, Besides Unwelcome Dick Pics - Chicago Streetsblog; While They’re At It, Streetsblog Should Create A Twitter Hashtag For Bikers Who Illegally Use The Red Loop Link Bus Lanes, Along With Loop Crosswalks - Chicago Streetsblog,Beezodogsplace

Ravenswood Manor Residents Oppose CDOT Scheme To Strangle Car Traffic - Chicago StreetsblogSign The Petition

One Dead In Fiery Stevenson Crash That Shut The Expressway Monday - DNA Chicago

One Year Ago Happy Hour Returned To Illinois - Crain’s Chicago BusinessJury Still Out On Whether Drunk Driving Is Now More Of A Concern

How Many Units Of Illinois Government Does It Take To Change A Streetlight Bulb - Metropolitan Planning Council

The Urban Cycling Movement Needs To Stop Sending Mixed Messages - Beezodogsplace

City Offering Bike Riding Classes - Chicago Complete Streets

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Your transportation related headlines for Monday, July 25th 2016

Traffic Headaches Ahead As Several Streets In Grant Park Close For Lollapalooza Festival - City Of ChicagoChicago Sun-Times; Parts of Jackson Blvd. And Balbo Drive Now Closed – More Closures Coming This Week; Metra Promises To Beef Up Lollapalooza Service - Crains Chicago Business

Wednesday Downtown Traffic Alert – Bayern Munich, AC Milan Soccer Match Coming To Soldier Field At 8 PM - Chicago Tribune

Severe Weather Brings Flooding, Damage to the Chicago Area, Closing Roads - NBC 5 Chicago; Downed Trees, Structures Damage Cars, Blocks Streets And Sidewalks - DNA ChicagoDNA ChicagoDNA Chicago; Floodwaters From Chicago River Threaten To Swamp Streets And Cars In Albany Park - DNA Chicago; CTA Trains Running Again After Spectacular Lightning/Storm Damage, Including Metal Canopy Blown Onto Tracks - Chicago Tribune‎DNA Chicago; Tree On Tracks Halts Metra Electric Trains On Far South Side - Chicago Sun-Times; Lightning Hits Near Navy Pier Ferris Wheel - DNA Chicago; Yacht Sinks During Stormy Sailing In Mackinac Race - Crains Chicago Business; Dragon Found During Storm Needs To Find Its Owner Or Find New Home - DNA Chicago

Western-Belmont Construction Update: More Lanes Of Traffic Opening Monday - DNA Chicago

Towing Mistake Leads To Refund Dispute - Chicago Tribune

WTF: Anthony Ponce Quits NBC News To Drive For Lyft, Produce Podcast - Chicago Tribune‎

Here’s A Law Some Chicago Car Dealers Blatantly Ignore - Chicago Now

In Illinois, Cars Seized In Crimes Can Generate Lucrative Income For Police, Governments - Chicago Tribune

Zipcar Started A Pilot Program In Chicago This Summer That Allows Users To Pay By The Mile - Chicago Tribune

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Your transportation related headlines for Friday, July 22nd, 2016

raffic Headaches Ahead As Several Streets In Grant Park Close For Lollapalooza Festival - City Of Chicago; Parts of Jackson Blvd. And Balbo Drive Now Closed – More Closures Next Week; Good News For Commuters Using Lower Wacker Drive To Avoid Street Closures: As Of Yesterday Afternoon, Lower Wacker Drive Lanes Were Reopened Between Michigan And Columbus, After Months Of Being Closed

Halsted Street Bridge At Jane Byrne Interchange Reopens After 2-Year Reconstruction - DNA Chicago

Lake Street Bridge To Close For Maintenance This Weekend - Chicago Sun-Times

Overnight Fullerton lane closures start Monday in Logan Square For Water Main Work - Chicago Sun-Times

Mediation Ordered in Civil Lawsuit Over Death Of Naperville Native Sandra Bland, Who Died In Texas Jail After Traffic Stop - ABC News

As GOP Platform Addresses Federal Spending Towards Mass Transit - Crains Chicago Business, CTA May Worry That A Trump Win Will End Federal Money For Pet Projects/Budget Busting Boondoggles, Like The $400 Million Useless Hole In The Ground For The CTA Block 37 SuperstationThe Single CTA Station Upgrade At Wilson With A $203 Million Price TagThe Belmont Flyover Project That Would Spend $570 Million To Make CTA Trains Move 20 Seconds Faster, And The $32 Million Super-Fantastic Three Mile An Hour Loop Link BRT Flop

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Your transportation related headlines for Thursday, July 21st, 2016

Traffic Headaches Ahead As Several Streets In Grant Park Close For Lollapalooza Festival; Jackson Blvd. And Balbo Drive Now Closed; CDOT Incompetence Strikes Again: While Lower Wacker Drive Would Ordinarily Be Available To Take Traffic Diverted By Festival Street Closures, Lower Wacker Is Down To One Lane Between Michigan And Columbus, Creating Huge Traffic Snarls

Minnesota Department Of Transportation Study Finds No Benefit To Work Zone Speed Cams - The Newspaper

Hot Weather Alert: Prevent Heatstroke Deaths Of Children Left In Cars - Chicago Tribune‎; Dog Left In Hot Car Rescued At Lake County, Indiana Jail - Chicago Tribune

Streetsblog Cheers The Anarchy On Argyle Streetscape - Chicago Streetsblog; If Experience Is Any Guide, The First Casualty From This Boneheaded Boondoggle Will Be Pedestrian Safety

Ald. Reilly Proposes Crackdown On Party Buses - Chicago Sun-Times

City Inspector General Targets Ambulance Fee Collections - Chicago Sun-Times

Tollway Seeking To Increase Hiring Of Minority Contractors - Chicago Daily Herald‎

Lawndale Protesters Arrested And Charged With Obstructing A Roadway - Chicago Tribune

Dangers Of Drunk Biking - Beezodogsplace

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Your transportation related headlines for Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

Traffic Headaches Ahead As Several Streets In Grant Park Close For Lollapalooza; Jackson Blvd. And Balbo Drive Now Closed

Mega Tall Vista Tower Construction On East Wacker Drive To Begin Within ‘Next Week Or Two,’ Developer Says; Massive Area Road Closures Will Tie Up Traffic, Restrict Riverwalk Pedestrian Access For Years Of Construction - DNA Chicago

Parking Permit App Would Let You Buy Passes For Pals In An Instant - DNA Chicago

City Clerk Proposes Rare Cut In City Sticker Fees - Chicago Sun-Times

CPD Not Making Arrests For Illegal Behavior, Street Blockades At Black Live Matter Street Protests, As Police Morale Plummets - DNA Chicago; Black Milwaukee Sheriff Calls Out BLM For Encouraging Violence Against Police - The Hill; War On Cops Continues: Police: Shots Fired From Vehicle At NYPD Officers, Narrowly Missing Them - Chicago Tribune; Kansas Officer Killed While Looking For Drive-By Suspect - Chicago Tribune; Pa. Man Throws Large Rock At Police Cruiser - Yahoo News

Chicago Startup Spot Hero Will Help LA Drivers Find Parking - Chicago Tribune

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Your transportation related headlines for Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

Traffic Headaches Ahead As Several Streets In Grant Park Close For Lollapalooza, Starting With Balbo Drive

With Hot Weather Coming This Week, A Timely Reminder To NEVER LEAVE A CHILD, A DISABLED PERSON OR A PET UNATTENDED IN A VEHICLE FOR ANY LENGTH OF TIME - Dear Abby

After The City Squandered $1B From The Parking Meter Lease Fiasco, Chicago Is Ready To Piss Away The Profit Again; Emanuel To Use Skyway Payment To Fund Property Tax Rebate - Chicago Tribune

Two Lanes Of South Lake Shore Drive To Close Overnight Tuesday To Fix Pavement Buckling Issue - Chicago Sun-Times

Lots Of Roadwork For S. Side 19th Ward - DNA Chicago

Streetsblog Says Mismanaged, Broke-Ass, Corrupt Cook County Should Be Dictating Transportation Choice For Its 5.2 Million Residents - Chicago Streetsblog

2 Juveniles In Stolen Car Shot On Dan Ryan Expressway Near 63rd Street - DNA Chicago‎

One Black Man’s Perspective On Police And Traffic Stops, From Growing Up In Naperville - Redeye; A Thank You Letter to Four White Chicago Police Officers from a Black Mother - Chicago Now

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Your transportation related headlines for Monday, July 18th, 2016

Why Red Light Cameras Are A Scam, Creating More Crashes Instead Of Making Intersections Safe - Vox/You Tube

Western Boulevard To Close Monday At Ship Canal For Bridge Work - Chicago Sun-Times

Ald. Burke’s Street Plowed Early, Often: IG Report Says - Chicago Sun-Times