“The Driver’s Side” – News From The Motorist’s Perspective

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Your transportation related headlines for Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

State Lawmaker Pushing For Online Red-Light Camera Data - Chicago Daily Herald

Lowest Gas Prices In Over 12 Years Hit Midwest - Gas Buddy; Refineries Throttle Back, Gasoline Supply Still Rises - Gas Buddy; E85 Gains Popularity - Gas Buddy

3,000 People Have Signed The Petition to Suspend Business License of Lincoln Towing - Change.org; Add Your Name To The List

City Council Waters Down Inspector General Ordinance; Aldermen Want To Prevent IG From Looking Into The $66 Million Aldermanic Menu Program, Which Allots $1.32 Million To Each Council Members To Spend On Construction Projects, Such As Paving Streets, Putting Up Lights And Replacing Sidewalks - Chicago Tribune; Letters: Shame On Aldermen Looking To Strip Power From Inspector General - Chicago Sun-Times; Letters: Why Council Okd Weaker Inspector General Ordinance - Chicago Sun-Times; Brown: Aldermen Poking Themselves In The IG - Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Alderman Wants 50-Cent Charge For Cab Fares Paid With Credit Cards - Chicago Tribune‎

City Council Puts Brakes On Rahm Tobacco Taxes - Chicago Tribune

Write Your Own Tasteless Joke Here: Ald Burke Wants Tampons To Be Tax Free - DNA Chicago

Will Apartment Developers Swamp Downtown Landlords - Chicago Real Estate Daily; Downtown Condo Prices Rise Above Peak 2008 Levels, Report Says - Chicago Tribune‎

New Affordable Housing Project Set to Open in Pilsen, With 45 Units, 32 Parking Spaces - Curbed Chicago

Police Pursuit Ends In Crash On Eisenhower Expressway - ABC 7 Chicago

Does The North/Damen/Milwaukee Intersection Need A Crosswalk - Chicago Streetsblog

Police Search for Missing Arlington Heights Husband and Father of Two; Body Found In Forest Preserve After Car Found Abandoned - NBC 5 Chicago

Naperville Township Votes To Hear More Of City Plan For Roads - Chicago Daily Herald

The Scourge Of Cigarette Butts On Sidewalks - Chicago Daily Herald

Green Oaks To Ask Voters To Borrow $18 Million For Street Repairs - Chicago Daily Herald

5 Cars at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show That Could Cost More Than Your House - DNA Chicago

Need Help Installing Your Baby Seat - DNA Chicago

Memories of Chicago Past Captured on Mega-Popular Facebook Page - DNA Chicago

Check Out Chicago Iconic Buildings, In Coloring Book Form - DNA Chicago

Police Seek Help Solving Slaying Of Pilsen Woman Driving Her Car - DNA Chicago

West Ridge Shooting Leaves Man In Car Wounded, Police Say - DNA Chicago

Alleged Getaway Driver In Fatal Bensenville Holdup To Plead Guilty - Chicago Daily Herald

DuPage County Board Member Found Not Guilty Of DUI - Chicago Daily Herald

Feds Poor Oversight Of Truckers Blamed In Deadly I-88 Crash - Chicago Sun-Times; NTSB Hopes Threat Of Higher Insurance Rates Stop Unsafe Truckers - Chicago Daily Herald

Person Ejected From Vehicle In Hoffman Estates Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

Outbound Skyway Shut Down After Truck Fire - Chicago Sun-Times

Obama Brings CTA A Gift Of Up To $281 Million - Crains Chicago Business

The CTA Fails Empire Expands: Meet The Man Behind It All - Redeye

Ash Wednesday Offerings Available on North Side CTA Red Line Stations - DNA Chicago; Aurora Pastor Offers Drive-Up Service For Ashes -Chicago Tribune

This Guy Shows His Love For Chicago With A CTA Map Tattoo - Chicagoist

CTA Survey Shows Little Love For The L - Beezodogsplace

Fire At Union Pacific Facility Will Delay Metra UP/West Trains Through Thursday - Chicago Sun-Times

All In The Family: Active Transportation Alliance Honors Rep. Lipinski Junior For His Transit Track Record - Active Transportation Alliance; Meanwhile Former Congressman Lipinski Senior Is Now Making Big Money As A Freight Railroad Lobbyist

GM To Direct Sell Employees Trade-In Used Cars To Public - USA Today

705,000 Mercedes-Benzes Recalled in U.S. Over Takata Air Bags - NBC News

VW Recalls 680,000 Vehicles With Suspect Air Bag Inflators - Chicago Tribune

Google Driverless Cars Are Now Legally The Same As A Human Driver - Washington Post‎

Waze: The App That Changed Driving - Mens Journal

Michigan Proposed 75-80 Mph Speed Limit Would Be Highest In Midwest - Mlive

Watch: Dramatic Video Of Parking Garage Collapse In Houston - CBS News‎

Rapper DMX Found Unconscious In Hotel Parking Lot - CNN‎

Race Car Driver Scott Tucker Charged With Running Fraudulent Payday Lending Operation - Wall Street Journal

Police: Death Of Kristin Cavallari Brother After Car Crash Was Accidental - Chicago Tribune

Violence Or Vigilantism – Teen Beaten, Stripped After Allegedly Attempting Carjacking - Fox 6 Milwaukee

Florida Being Florida: Drive-Thru Gator Stunt Was Stupid, Man Charged Says - NBC News

Bernie Sanders Entire Philosophy Summed Up in One Gas Station Sign - Federalist Papers Project

Feds Scrutinize Megabus, Boltbus On Safety - The Hill

Elephant Rampages In Indian Town, Smashing Homes, Vehicles - Chicago Tribune


2 Responses to “The Driver’s Side” – News From The Motorist’s Perspective

  1. Jeff says:

    State Lawmaker Pushing For Online Red-Light Camera Data – Chicago Daily Herald –

    Forcing Chicago to post its red light cam data — without a Freedom Of Information Act request — would go a long way towards demonstrating the myth of red light cameras as a safety tool.

  2. Jeff says:

    Write Your Own Tasteless Joke Here: Ald Burke Wants Tampons To Be Tax Free – DNA Chicago –

    A douchebag wants favorable tax treatment for a tampon. Sounds like vaginal accessories are sticking together.

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