Yearly Archives: 2017

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

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Your transportation related headlines for Friday, July 21st, 2017.

EDITORIAL — Another Black Eye For Chicago’s Red Light Cameras: Drivers Get Millions - Chicago Tribune

EDITORIAL — Chicago’s Parking Scam From Hell - Chicago Tribune

DUI Crackdown Coming To The South Side This Weekend - DNA Chicago; DUI Crackdown Coming To Northwest Side This Weekend - DNA Chicago

Two Years In, Illinois Happy Hour Hasn’t Delivered On Its Revenue Promises - Chicago Tribune

Taking The Test: Written Driver’s Exam Instills Fear In Autos Editor - Chicago Tribune; Road Sign Shapes Signify Level of Danger - The News Wheel

Editorial: North Lake Shore Drive — Congested, Worn And Primed For A Rebuild - Chicago Tribune

Friends Of The Park Trashes Obama Museum/Tiger Woods Golf Course Plans To Shut Down S. Side Commuter Routes On Cornell And Marquette, Without Explaining Where All The Commuter Traffic Will Go - Crain’s Chicago Business

Ramp From Dan Ryan To Stevenson To Close Saturday Morning - Chicago Sun-Times

Letter: Tollway Just Another Part Of The Illinois Government Ripoff Machine - Chicago Tribune

Rogers Park Sewer Line Replacement May Leave Road Unsurfaced Until Spring - DNA Chicago

Bike Taxes May Spread Across The Country - Washington PostWill Revenue-Grabby Chicago Be Next

Ald. Maldanado (26th) Got Into Confrontation With Police, After Officers Wouldn’t Let Him Drive Through A Crime Scene - DNA Chicago

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Your transportation related headlines for Thursday, July 20th, 2017.

CITY TO PAY $38.75 MILLION TO SETTLE RED-LIGHT, SPEED CAMERA LAWSUIT - DNA CHICAGOCHICAGO-SUN-TIMESCHICAGO TRIBUNECHICAGOISTCHICAGO DAILY HERALD

Hypocrisy Alert: Streetsblog, Car Hater Crowd Want City’s Vision Zero War On Cars To Include More Ticketing Of Drivers - Chicago ReaderMeanwhile The Same Group Of Low Information Loudmouths Wants Zero Enforcement For Scofflaw BikersEven Though Latest Evidence Shows The Menace Of Bikers On Crowded City Streets

Active Transportation Alliance, And The Traffic Clogging Bike Lanes, Dangerous Wrong Way Bike Lanes That It Lobbied For With Your Tax Dollars - Active Transportation Alliance

Protect Your Car; Take Your Keys - Chicago Daily Herald

Rahm Taps O’Hare Express Train Adviser To Be New Right-Hand Man - DNA Chicago

The Dilemma When Uber Or Lyft Outcompetes Public Transit - Crain’s Chicago Business

Howard Street Improvement Plan Teams Up Chicago, Evanston - DNA Chicago

Chinatown Group Gets $40,000 To Make Area More Pedestrian Friendly - DNA Chicago

Chicago Plan Commission Votes To Loosen North Branch Zoning Restrictions - Curbed Chicago

LGBT Housing Project In Logan Square Will Have 88 Affordable Housing Apartments, 18 Parking Spaces - DNA Chicago

West Ridge Library, Senior Housing Gets OK With 44 Parking Spaces From Plan Commission - DNA Chicago

Norwood Park Storage Warehouse With Drive Thru Loading Dock Approved By Influential Committee - DNA Chicago

These Are Chicago’s Hottest Neighborhoods - Crain’s Chicago Business

Youth Rally Blocks The 606 To Keep Anti-Gentrification Ordinance On Track - DNA Chicago

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

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Your transportation related headlines for Wednesday, July 19th, 2017.

Chicago Taxi Drivers Protest Medallion Foreclosures As Ride-Sharing Booms - Chicago Tribune

OPINION Chicago Could Be Capital Of Driverless Tech — If Politicians Stop Interfering - Crain’s Chicago Business; Illinois Still Without A Law Regulating Driverless Vehicles - Illinois News Network

Parking Concerns Prompt Neighbors’ Objection To Conversion Of Wicker Park Church To 28 Apartments - DNA Chicago

Buena Park Neighbors Vote To Allow Communist, Anti-Israel, Anti-Semitic Book Publisher To Open An Office In A Residential Area, Despite Scarce Local Parking Concerns - Chicago Reader; Note: This Rather Spooky, Forbidding-Looking Building Used To Be A Day Care Center, Prompting Some To Wonder Whether This Was Where Rosemary’s Baby Went To Pre-School

WOOF! PAWS Is Hosting An Adorable Beach Party For Dogs At North Avenue Beach — With A Dog Spa - DNA Chicago

Naperville To Study Downtown Parking This Weekend - Chicago Daily Herald

Schaumburg Recommends Regulating Large Hauling Trailers - Chicago Daily Herald

Suburban Fests This Weekend Feature Food Trucks, And A Truck Pull Event - Chicago Daily Herald

Months After Resigning, Ex-Top Cop Of SW Suburban Hometown Was Quietly Charged With Pocketing Towing Fees - Chicago Tribune

Police: 24 Pounds Of Marijuana Found In Missing Girl’s Car In Indiana - Chicago Sun-Times

Four Charged In Vernon Hills Car Burglaries - Chicago Daily Herald

Police Seek Suspects In Several Violent Robberies, Car Thefts In Hammond - WGN 9 Chicago

Suspect In Custody After North Elgin Incident That Closed Streets, Required Tactical Vehicles - Chicago Tribune

Woman, 18, Shot During McKinley Park Traffic Dispute - Chicago Sun-Times

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

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Your transportation related headlines for Tuesday, July 18th, 2017.

Editorial: Prosecutor Can’t Create Drug Squad To Seize Cash From Innocent Drivers, Illinois Supreme Court Rules - Forbes; Meanwhile Jeff Sessions Wants Police To Take More Cash From American Citizens - Washington Post; High Court In Washington State Says Police Cannot Take Cars And Cash From Motorists Without Specific Evidence Of A Drug Crime - The Newspaper

Surveillance Cameras Used To Discourage Chicago Motorists From Speeding And Running Red Lights Also Will Be Put To Work To Deter ‘Nuisance Crimes’ Like Graffiti And Fly Dumping - Chicago Sun-Times

Dealerships, Rental Agencies Would Need To Lock Up Car Keys Under Stalled City Plan - DNA Chicago

Food Trucks To Pay $200 Fee To Set Up Shop At O’Hare Lots - Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Based Parking App Spothero Raises $30 Million - Crain’s Chicago Business

Lyft Shuttle, Which Offers Rides Along A Fixed Route, Growing In Chicago - DNA Chicago

Lincoln Avenue Resurfacing Is Coming Very Soon In Lincoln Square - DNA Chicago

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Your transportation related headlines for Monday, July 17th, 2017.

Editorial: The Future Of LSD - Chicago Sun-Times; Letter: Lake Shore Drive Could Use A Redesign — But Filling In The Lake Is A Nonstarter - Chicago Tribune

Streetsblog, ATA Cheer CDOT’s Total War On Parking, Driving In Wicker Park - Chicago StreetsblogActive Transportation Alliance

Accidents On The Rise Throughout Illinois, Down In Springfield - Fox Illinois

13 City Workers Disciplined For Arranging Free Parking Near United Center - DNA Chicago

Flood Waters Continue To Rise Along Fox River, Closing Roads - ABC 7 Chicago; Major East-West Roads Reopen In Lake County - Chicago Tribune

Can CTA Rail Workers Strike? They Can Threaten - Chicago Tribune

The CTA Used To Just Burn Its Old Wooden Train Cars - DNA Chicago

S. Siders Up In Arms Over Obama Museum, Golf Course And Plans For Road Closures - Chicago Sun-Times; Editorial: The Obama Center Must Take Traffic Concerns Of Neighborhood Seriously - Chicago Tribune

Buena Neighbors Object To Controversial Community Center Over Parking, Traffic Issues - DNA Chicago

19-Story West Loop Hotel Would Replace Surface Parking Lot - Curbed Chicago

Andersonville’s Beloved Swedish Flag Water Tower Is Coming Back - DNA Chicago

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Your transportation related headlines for Friday, July 14th, 2017.

Cyclist Damages Car, Then Hurls Rock Through Driver’s Window In West Town Road Rage - DNA Chicago

Wow! Here’s What North Lake Shore Drive Could Look Like - Crain’s Chicago Business; Plan Calls For Added Lanes, Eliminating Chicago Avenue Bottleneck; Take A Survey Or Submit Your Comments

Chicago’s On-Street Parking Prices Are Literally The Worst; Drivers In Chicago Spend Some 56 Hours Each Year Looking For Parking Downtown - Chicagoist; Streetsblog Offers Low Information Claim That High Cost Parking Is Good For Loop Business - Chicago Streetsblog

Gas Tax Hike Hidden In Illinois Budget - ABC 7 Chicago

Federal Stats Overstate Role Of Speeding In Fatal Crashes - The Newspaper

Wabash Avenue Closing For A Week Starting Saturday In The Loop - Chicago Sun-Times

A Great Idea For Chicago To Follow – Portland Taxes Bikers To Pay For Their Pet Projects - Oregon Live

Streetsblog’s Latest Bonehead Plan To Save Failing Loop Link Buses — Lane Barriers That Would Prevent Drivers From Making Turns/Entering Garages And Alleys, Prevent Buses From Maneuvering To Avoid Stalled/Bunched Vehicles, And Mess Up Snow Plowing - Chicago Streetsblog

Contractors Work To Resume Projects Following IDOT Closure - Fox Illinois

Elon Musk’s Tunnel Vision For Chicago Is More Like A Pipe Dream - Chicago Reader

Unknown Price Tag For Obama Museum, Tearing Out Cornell Drive Commuter Route For Obama Sledding Hill - Chicago Tribune; Neighbors Say Obama Blowing Off Their Concerns On Traffic, Green Space - DNA Chicago

Neighbors Raise Traffic, Parking Concerns Over Lawrence Avenue Sears Site Redevelopment - DNA Chicago

Solutions Lacking For Drop In Ticketing For Distracted Driving In Chicago - Gazette Chicago

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

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The ‘Driver’s Side’ will return on Monday, July 31, 2017, if not sooner.

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

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Your transportation related headlines for Friday, July 7th, 2017.

FAILED STATE OF ILLINOIS WILL BE STEALING EVEN MORE OF YOUR MONEY - Chicago Sun-Times

How Will Illinois’ Historic Budget Impasse Affect Chicago’s Development Boom - Curbed Chicago

Letter: The City Should Move The Taste Of Chicago Somewhere Else And End Annual Traffic Nightmare - Chicago Tribune

IDOT Says State Road Projects Can Resume With New Budget - The State Journal-Register

2 Weeks Of Lake Street Bridge Lane Closures Start Monday - Chicago Sun-Times

New West Loop Morning Parking Ban: Here’s What Streets Are Affected - DNA Chicago

Drivers Be Aware: Yellow Means STOP At Crosswalks - Chicago Tribune

Bikers Be Aware — Never Pull Alongside A Vehicle In A Right Turn Only Lane - Chainlink

University Of Illinois Researchers Determine Corn Has More Value As Food Than Biofuel - Illinois News Network

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

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Your transportation related headlines for Thursday, July 6th, 2017.

Reports Of The Death Of Car Ownership Have Been Greatly Exaggerated: U.S. On Track For Most Miles Traveled With 2017 Driving Season Underway - Oil And Gas

Will Lincoln Towing’s License Get Yanked? Hearing Continues Friday - DNA Chicago

Oak Brook Plans Warning Signs For Drivers, To Counter Neighboring Oakbrook Terrace’s Red Light Camera Cash Grab - Chicago TribuneIllinois House Bill Would Outlaw These Cameras For Oak Brook Terrace

Evanston Ticket Scofflaws May Get The Boot Sooner - Evanston Now

ACLU: Changes Coming To Illinois’ Civil Auto, Asset Forfeiture Law Are Good, But Could Have Gone Further - Illinois News Network

Chicago Police Rolling Out New Cars Made In The Chicago - DNA Chicago

An Historic Logan Square Gas Stations - DNA Chicago

Flags To Be Flown At Half-Staff In Illinois Starting July 4th To Honor State Trooper Killed In Crash - Fox 2 St. Louis

Active Transportation Alliance Decries Danger Trucks Pose For Bikers, While Simultaneously Trying To Jam More Bikers Onto Heavily Truck Travelled Milwaukee Avenue - Active Transportation Alliance

Activists Pushing For More Transit Boondoggle Cash From Dead Broke State Of Illinois - Chicago Streetsblog

Clueless Rahm Doesn’t Realize The Depth Of His Dumbfuckery, In Dissing NY, DC Transit - Chicago Tribune

While Illinois Endures A Giant Fiscal Flush, General Assembly Votes To Rename Part Of I-55 For Obama - NBC 5 Chicago

Chicago Festivals This Weekend: July 6-9 - Redeye

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Your transportation related headlines for Wednesday, July 5th, 2017.

Taste Of Chicago Begins – Street Closures Until Next Monday At 4PM - NBC 5 Chicago

Streetsblog Double Standard Ignores Reality, Excuses Reckless Riding By Bikers - Chicago Reader; Study: Bikes Hit More Pedestrians Than Previously Thought - Gothamist – In New York State Alone, Approximately 1,000 Pedestrians Are Struck By Cyclists Each Year, Necessitating Medical Treatment At A Hospital

Super-Sensitive Cyclist Snowflakes, Cuckoo Car Haters, Meet To Support CDOT Plan For Banning Cars From Milwaukee Avenue In Wicker Park - Active Transportation Alliance

State Budget Crisis Eliminates Funding For Holiday Traffic - CBS 2 Chicago

Emanuel Gets Slammed For His Delusional Dissing Of New York, D.C. Transit Systems - Chicago Sun-Times

Opinion: Rahm Has Destroyed The Taxi Industry - Chicago Sun-Times

Permit Granted For S. Michigan Avenue Hotel To Replace Parking Garage - Curbed Chicago

Chicago Skyline Now Has 33 Active Tower Cranes - Curbed Chicago; Supertall Wacker Drive Tower Taking Shape - Curbed Chicago