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Your transportation related headlines for Friday, August 26th, 2016

Western Avenue Closing Saturday, Sunday For Bridge Maintenance – Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Food Trucks Breaking The Rules — A Sun-Times/ABC7 Special Report – Chicago Sun-Times

ABC 7 Chicago Security Guard Catches Wrong-Way Driver Who Allegedly Struck Bicyclist – ABC 7 Chicago

The Bike Infrastructure Boondoggle Is Not Working – Beezodogsplace

Controversy Over Donald Trump Honorary Street In Chicago – DNA Chicago

Recent Fatalities Raise Questions About Chicago Bike Safety – WTTW 11/Chicago Tonight

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Your transportation related headlines for Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Wrigley Concerts Friday Night (Billy Joel) Saturday Night (Luke Bryan) – Watch For Parking Restrictions, Street Closures

Police To Crack Down On Drunken Drivers On Far Northwest Side Saturday – DNA Chicago

Streetsblog Is At It Again — Even Though A Jogger Was Recklessly Running Against The Flow Of Traffic In The Middle Of Busy 4-Lane Devon Avenue, When She Was Fatally Hit By A Car, Streetsblog Makes Up Its Own Facts, To Put The Blame On The Driver For Speeding – Chicago Streetsblog

Cyclist Propaganda Obscures Truth About Safety – Beezodogsplace

Ghost Bike To be Installed For Rider Fatally Struck By Truck – DNA Chicago

‘Anarchy On Argyle’ Streetscape Set To Open – DNA Chicago

Report: Chicago Area New Construction Spending Surges In 2016 – Curbed Chicago

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Your transportation related headlines for Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

Stevenson Expressway Lane, Ramp Closings Start Wednesday Night - Chicago Sun-Times

Is Voter Fraud A Real Concern, On Issue Of Drivers License Office Voter Registration - Chicago Reader

Streetsbloggers Hop On Their Huffy Bikes, Type Twitter Tantrums, Over Loop Utility Work Blocking Dearborn Bike Lane (Hashtag: HISSYFIT); CDOT Pretends It Knew Nothing About It, Offers Faux Outrage To Covers Its Mistake, Even Though The Contractor Submitted A Permit For Work In That Area - Chicago Streetsblog

How Loyola Converts Used Cooking Oil Into Biodiesel That Fuels Their Buses - DNA Chicago

Abortion Opponents Sue City Over Ordinance Restricting Sidewalk, Street Protesters - Chicago Sun-Times

Transit Oriented Development Ready To Replace Western Ave. Lot - Curbed Chicago

Google, Mcdonald’s Developer Plans Next Big Office Project Fulton Market - Chicago Real Estate Daily; Leslie Hindman Auctioneers Puts Fulton Market Buildings Up For Sale - Chicago Real Estate Daily

Highland Park Not Severing Ties With Disgraced Red Light Camera Company Yet - Chicago Tribune

Evanston Seeks Bids To Redevelop City Parking Lot - Evanston Now

Late, No-Show Buses Trigger Complaints In Glen Ellyn Dist. 41 - Chicago Daily Herald

Why Is There No Legislation That Gives Pedestrians Who Feel Threatened By Cyclists The Right To Sue - Beezodogsplace

Late Night Bikers Bring Noise, Dangerous Riding To Neighborhoods - DNA Chicago

Mother Wants Catholic School To Lift Bike Ban - Chicago Streetsblog

Hypocrisy Much – Active Transportation Alliance Decries Obstacles On Bike Lanes, Sidewalks, While Supporting Car-Traffic Choking InfrastructureBans On Car Traffic - Active Transportation Alliance

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breaking_news1Crain’s: Chicago Would Have Benefited From Getting Into Bed With The Greedy Gangsters At The International Olympic Committee -Crain’s Chicago Business

NHTSA Bureaucrats Retract Their Nationwide Ban On Driver Use Of Any Wireless Devices, Handheld Or Not - ABC News

National Safety Council: Motor Vehicle Deaths Up 9% Over First Half Of 2015 - National Safety Council

Crain’s: Rauner Should Have Signed Bill To Register Voters At Drivers License Offices - Crain’s Chicago Business‎

Letter: Don’t Resume Sending License Plate Reminders - Chicago Daily Herald

Protesters Arrested For Blocking Loop Traffic - CBS 2 Chicago

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Your transportation related headlines for Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Stevenson Expressway Closures Could Mean Delays For Drivers – DNA Chicago

Tollway, Railroad Exchange New Barbs Over O’Hare Western Access – Crain’s Chicago Business

New And Improved Bike Lanes Planned For Printers Row – DNA Chicago

Protected Bike Lanes Will Open At Fullerton/Elston/Damen Project – Chicago Streetsblog

Is Judge Who Let Law Clerk Hear Traffic Cases Fit For The Bench – Chicago Tribune

City-Subsidized Active Transportation Alliance Will Use Recent Death Of Bikers To Lobby For Its ‘Vision Zero’ Agenda, At Taxpayer’s Expense – Active Transportation Alliance; Look For ATA To Propose A New York-Style City Wide Speed Limit Of 25 MPH, And To Use That Draconian Limit To Boost Speed Camera Revenue

Finkl Steel Neighbors Survey: Fix Area Traffic Woes – DNA Chicago

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Your transportation related headlines for Friday, August 19th, 2016

Federal Judge Refuses To Dismiss Redflex Bribe Case Against Former Chicago Department Of Transportation Deputy Commissioner John Bills – The Newspaper

Chicago Air And Water Show Closures: Here Are The Streets To Avoid – DNA Chicago; The CTA Is Increasing Service This Weekend To Avoid An Air And Water Show Mess – Chicagoist

Ohio Feeder To And From Kennedy To Close Sunday Morning, But Will Reopen For Air And Water Show – Chicago Sun-Times

Editorial: No Place On Bench For Judge Who Let Law Clerk Hear Traffic Cases – Chicago Sun-Times

Editorial – Look Out — Why Texting And Walking Don’t Mix – Chicago Tribune‎

Could Better Bike Training Prevent Deadly Crashes On Chicago Streets – Beezodogsplace; Right On Cue, Rash Of Biker Deaths Prompts Active Transportation Alliance To Double Up On Its Taxpayer Supported Lobbying – Active Transportation Alliance

Pilsen Fest, Festa Italiana, Max Out Maxwell This Weekend On Near West Side – DNA Chicago

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Your transportation related headlines for Thursday, August 18th, 2016

With Ill-Conceived Star Wars Museum Gone, Should Chicago Think About A Museum Devoted To Chicago Film History - Chicago NowMaybe Start With This Classic Bit Of Chicago Film History From ‘The Blues Brothers’

Western Avenue Bridge Over Sanitary And Ship Canal Will Be Closed For Construction For The Next Two Weekends - Chicago Sun-Times; Expect Delays On Western Avenue As Peoples Gas Upgrades Service Lines - DNA Chicago

Lower Field Boulevard, Access To Riverwalk From Lower Field Boulevard Closed For Vista Tower Construction - New Eastside News

Dan Ryan Lane Closures (And Traffic Headaches) Coming In September - DNA Chicago

Police To Crack Down On Drunken Drivers On The North Side This Weekend - DNA Chicago

Cook County Judge Allegedly Let Law Clerk Hear Traffic Cases - Chicago Sun-Times‎

Illinois Law Already Says Bicyclists Have The SAME RIGHTS AND DUTIES As Drivers; New Law Clarifies That Drivers Must Yield The Same Right Of Way To A Biker That They Would Do For Another Driver - Chicago Daily Law Bulletin; Now Can We Stop Hearing The Nonsense Argument That Bikers Should Be Allowed The Special-Snowflake-Privilege To Ignore Stop Signs And Red Lights

Did A Bike Lane Blocked By Construction Of A Transit Oriented Development Play A Part In A Biker’s Fatal Accident On Milwaukee Ave. - Chicago Streetsblog; Biker Remembered As Promising Artist - Chicago TribuneChicago Daily Herald; Is Milwaukee Avenue The Victim Of Too Much Bike Infrastructure Being Shoehorned Into Too Little Street Space

Bicyclist Killed In West Garfield Park Hit-And-Run Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

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Your transportation related headlines for Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

Feds Ask For At Least 10 Years In Prison For Former Chicago Department Of Transportation Deputy Commissioner, John Bills, Convicted Of Bribery In Chicago Red Light Camera Program - Chicago Sun-Times

Michigan Avenue Bridge To Close Overnight Wednesday - Chicago Sun-Times

Air And Water Show Will Bring Massive Traffic To Downtown, Lakefront This Weekend – Metra To Beef Up Service - Metra; Restaurants, Bars Throwing Air And Water Show Viewing Parties - Chicago Tribune‎

Pearl Jam To Perform At Wrigley Field Saturday August 20 And Monday August 22 - Look For Parking Restrictions, Street Closures

Fairs And Fests This Weekend - Chicago Daily Herald; St. Barbara Parish Classic Car Show Rolls Into Bridgeport - Chicago Tribune

Starting TODAY, The New Configuration Of Elston Will Open, One Lane Each Direction, Damen To Fullerton - WGN 9 Chicago/Twitter

Dispute Between Illinois Tollway And Canadian Pacific Railway Threatens To Derail Plans For Western Road Access To O’Hare - Crain’s Chicago Business; Construction On O’Hare Runways Might Affect Noise Rotation Test - Chicago Daily Herald

Today’s Fun Fact – Currently, 46 States, D.C., Puerto Rico, Guam And The U.S. Virgin Islands Ban Text Messaging For All Drivers - Governors Highway Safety Association

Vigilante Cyclist Smashes Truck Window At Construction Site After Student’s Death - DNA Chicago; Rush To Judgment: After Death Of Biker On Milwaukee, Self-Righteous Bikers Are Already Appointing Themselves Judge And Jury - DNA Chicago

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Your transportation related headlines for Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Editorial: As Start Dates Edge Ever Earlier, Don’t Overlook Back-To-School Safety - Chicago Daily Herald

Multimillion Ad Blitz Begins To ‘Save’ State’s Road Fund - Crain’s Chicago Business

Rauner Stands By Veto Of Automatic Voter Registration At Drivers License Offices - Illinois News Network

Chinatown Residents Who Can Afford It Prefer To Drive - Chicago Reader

Metropolitan Planning Council Joins Streetsblog’s Crackpot Campaign, To Rescue The Fatally Flawed Design Of The Loop Link Flop – With A Hashtag -Metropolitan Planning Council; Hashtag: BACKTOTHEDRAWINGBOARD

Rahm’s Chicago: Bikers Get New, Smoother Bike Lanes Downtown - DNA Chicago; Drivers Who Pay For It With Gas/Parking Taxes And City Sticker Fees Get More And More Lanes Car Lanes Taken Away For Use By The 1% Of Chicagoans Who Bike To Work

Cyclist Killed By Truck in Busy Milwaukee Ave. Bike Lane Tuesday - DNA Chicago

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Your transportation related headlines for Monday, August 15th, 2016

Yet Another Reason To Avoid Downtown — Bankrupt, Traffic Choked Chicago Will Turn Randolph Street Into A Parking Lot, With A New Protected Bike Lane Eliminating An Entire Lane For Vehicle Traffic - Chicago Tribune

New Section Of Fullerton, Damen, Elston Intersection To Open This Week - DNA Chicago

Tollway’s ‘Mother Ship’ Chews Up Concrete, Spits Out Savings On I-90 - Chicago Daily Herald‎

Near Tragedy Increases Concern For Motorcyclists - Chicago Daily Herald

Alderman, City Officials to Discuss Homelessness In Uptown Monday - DNA Chicago

Highway Plans Near Lockport May Violate Civil Rights Act, Group Says - Chicago Tribune‎

Rauner Vetoes Bill To Allow Voter Registration At Drivers License Offices - Chicago Tribune; Democrats Upset - Crain’s Chicago Business; Letter: Rauner Veto Suppresses Vote - Chicago Sun-Times