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Your transportation related headlines for Tuesday, January 31st 2016.

Jim Mateja, Former Tribune Autos Columnist, Dies At 71 - Chicago Tribune; Mateja Remembered - Chicago Tribune

End Of The Line For Redeye Transit Diaries; Some Final Advice For Bikers, Drivers, Pedestrians, CTA Riders - Redeye

CDOT Cooks The Numbers On Traffic Study For The Ravenswood Manor Diverter Fiasco, To Hide The Traffic Disaster That Resulted - DNA Chicago

Active Transportation Alliance Shamelessly Uses Tragic Death Caused By A Drunk Driver To Push For Visions Zero Program Of Arbitrarily Low Citywide Speed Limits, More Cash Grab Camera Ripoffs - Active Transportation Alliance

IDOT Announces $4M For Chicago Bridge Inspections - St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Caterpillar Will Move Headquarters To Chicago, Citing Transportation Access - Chicago Tribune

Gap Closing Its State Street Store In February – May Be Demolished To Build High Rise That Would Obscure Muddy Waters Mural - DNA Chicago

FAQ For The 2017 Chicago Auto Show - ABC 7 Chicago

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Your transportation related headlines for Monday, January 30th 2016.

ABC 7 Investigates Chicago Red Light Camera Ticket Confusion And How To Get Money Back - ABC 7 Chicago

Secretary Of State Office Pushes To Allow Ads On Renewal Notices - Illinois News Network

Technology Becoming Important Component For Snow Removal Process In Illinois - Illinois News Network

Family And Friends Of Cyclist Killed By Drunk Driver Question The 10 Day Jail Sentence - Chicago Tribune; 10 Day Sentence Is Ridiculous - Chicago StreetsblogChicago Sun-Times; Law Professor Says Driver Will Likely Be Able To Raise The Issue Of The Cyclist Running The Red Light As Comparative Negligence, In Connection With Any Civil Lawsuit By The Family - CBS 2 Chicago

Streetsblog Advocates Warrantless Police Searches Of Drivers Cell Phones After Accidents - WGN 9 ChicagoStreetsblog Needs A Crash Course In The Fourth Amendment

CPD Officer Gets 5-Day Suspension For Tossing Coffee At Biker - Chicago Sun-Times

What Trump, And Rauner, Could Do For Chicago Transit - Crain’s Chicago Business

ABC 7 Explains How To Navigate City’s 2nd Chance On Red Light Camera Tickets

ABC 7′s I-Team tries to explain what steps drivers should take to try to get their money back from the city for old red light camera tickets in a recent report.

While the report skims over the process, it does a poor job explaining why the over 1 million notices went out recently and the most effective ways to fight the tickets.

You see the city got caught violating its own municipal code which, at the time, required the city to send out a 2nd notice to drivers who allegedly were captured on video going through a red light. So now that a class action lawsuit is threatening to force the city to refund tens, if not hundreds of millions of red light camera fines to drivers, the city is trying an end run by allowing drivers a chance to fight RLC tickets issued between 2010 and 2015 now.

If you got one of those notices in the mail recently and want to fight back, take the advice of attorney Patrick Keating, who lays out an aggressive and compelling defense.

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Your transportation related headlines for Friday, January 27th 2016.

IDOT To Work On Financial Plan For Overhaul Of Eisenhower Expressway - Chicago Tribune

Could Pace Buses Be Part Of Revamped Central Tri-State - Chicago Daily Herald

Now The Real Truth Comes Out, In The Latest Shady Deal To Sell Chicago Park Land: Obama Library Foundation Wants To Close Down S. Side Commuter Roads In Jackson Park, To Make For A Museum Campus And Golf Courses Nearby - Chicago Tribune: Get Ready For S. Side Drivers To Hit The Roof

Police Announce Increased DUI Patrols In Austin - Chicago Sun-Times

10 Days In Jail For Drunken Driver Who Killed Cyclist That Ran Red Light - DNA Chicago

Thousands Of Local Ford Workers To Take Home $9,000 Bonuses - The Times Of Northwest Indiana

Michigan Avenue Street Performers Fire Back At Alderman’s ‘No-Play’ Zones - DNA Chicago

Dyson Moving U.S. Headquarters To Fulton Market - DNA Chicago

Chicago-Based Parking Startup SpotHero Pulls Into 13 New Markets - Chicago Tribune

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Your transportation related headlines for Thursday, January 26th 2016.

This Day In History — The Chicago Blizzard of 1967: When Record 23 Inches of Snow Pounded The City - DNA Chicago

Watch Oprah Re-Create The Street Scenes From ‘The Mary Tyler Moore’ Show Opening In Chicago - DNA Chicago

Eisenhower Toll Idea Meets Skepticism - Chicago Daily Herald

Oak Brook Village Files Lawsuit To Stop Red Light Cameras In Oak Brook Terrace - Chicago Tribune; Lawsuit Comes After Bill Introduced In General Assembly

Prosecutors: Guilty Plea In Case Of Drunk Driver Who Fatally Hit A Biker That Ran A Red Light - DNA Chicago

Massive Water Main Break Floods Streets in Sauganash - NBC 5 Chicago

Trump Lists Union Station And CTA Red Line On List Of Infrastructure Projects - Chicago Business Journal; But Are These Projects Toast If Trump Enforces His Executive Order Barring Any Non-Law Enforcement Federal Funds For Sanctuary Cities; Chicago Is Among Biggest Potential Losers Within The Group Of Sanctuary Cities - Mother Jones; Kass: Rahm May Benefit From Sanctuary Issue - Chicago Tribune; Chicago Illegal Alien Advocates Demanding That Funds For Police Be Redirected To Sanctuary Efforts - DNA Chicago

Trump Talks Crime In Chicago - ABC News; Rhymefest To Trump: You Don’t Know Chicago At All - Crain’s Chicago Business; Chicago, Convulsed by Violence, Confronts Trump’s Twitter Crime Comments - New York Times; Trump Should Get The DOJ Off The Backs Of Chicago And CPD - Wall Street Journal; Why Trump’s Threat To ‘Send In The Feds’ Won’t Help Chicago - CNN; City Could Use Help Stopping The Violence - Chicago Sun-TimesChicago Sun-TimesChicago TribuneChicago Tribune; Shootings Wound 13 People On Wednesday, Including A 16 Year Old Shot In A Drive-By, Police Say - DNA Chicago; 6 Shot at Memorial For Victim of Chicago Gun Violence - NBC 5 Chicago; Chicago Politicians Get Crash Course On How Trump Will Govern - Chicago Tribune; Late Night TV Reacts - Chicago Tribune; What Will It Take For Chicago’s Violence To Hit Home For Elected Officials - Chicago Tribune

As Former DNA Chicago Contributor Mark Konkol Moves On To His Next Career, Streetsblog Serves Up The Kind Of Poison Prose It Reserves For Anyone Who Tells The Truth About Traffic Clogging Bike Lanes - Chicago Streetsblog; With Its Regular Fare Of Half-Truths, Innuendos, Unfounded Personal Attacks, Unhinged Wing-Nuttery, And Just Plain Bat-Shit Crazy Anti-Car Screeds, Streetsblog Is The Place You Should Go For Fact-Checking

Streetsblog, Car-Haters Trying To Get Ravenswood Manor Neighbors To Agree To Another Goofy CDOT Traffic Jam Scheme, After The Neighbors Overwhelmingly Rejected The Most Recent Anti-Car Barricade Plan - Chicago Streetsblog

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Your transportation related headlines for Wednesday, January 25th 2016.

Farewell To Mary Tyler Moore - Chicago Tribune; No One Ever Made More Of A Splash Just By Crossing The Street

Transportation Group Highlights 100 Worst US Highway Traffic Jams - American Transportation Research Institute; 3 Chicago Entries On List Are Byrne/Circle Interchange In West Loop At Number 3Kennedy/Edens Junction On N. Side At Number 15Dan Ryan/Chicago Skyway Split On S. Side At Number 27; More From DNA Chicago

State Legislation Would Put Kibosh On Red Light Cam Scam At Entrance To Oak Brook Center - Chicago Tribune

Red Light Tickets Rake In Millions For Suburbs And Politically Connected Companies - WBEZ 91.5 FM Chicago

Former CDOT Commissioner Gabe Klein Thinks He Knows How To Make South, West Siders Love Traffic Cameras — The Ones He Put Up To Suck Cash Out Of Their Already Hurting Neighborhoods - Chicago Reader

New Clerk In Charge Of City Stickers, Residential Parking Permits - Chicago Sun-Times

Trump Executive Orders On Keystone XL, Dakota Access Pipelines Would Bring Oil To Southern Illinois Refineries - CNBC

Union Station Could Be Test of Chicago’s Future During Trump Administration - DNA Chicago

Trump Takes Aim At Rahm On Issues Of Chicago Crime And Sanctuary Cities - Chicago Sun-TimesChicago Sun-TimesChicago TribuneChicago TribuneChicago TribuneChicago TribuneChicago Daily HeraldChicago Daily HeraldCrain’s Chicago BusinessDNA Chicago; Trump Has A Point On Crime- Chicago Tribune; Can The National Guard Really Stop Chicago’s Violence - DNA ChicagoDNA ChicagoDNA ChicagoChicago Sun-TimesChicago Sun-TimesChicago TribuneChicago TribuneChicago Tribune; Rahm Still Thinks More Gun Laws Are The Answer - Chicago Tonight; A Crime Solution For Chicago From DC Comics - Chicago Tribune; The Two Faces Of Rahm On Chicago Crime - Chicago Reader; Cupich Likens City Violence Problem To Great Chicago Fire - Chicago Tribune; Chicago Is Losing Its Struggle Against Violence - Chicago Tribune; Rahm Should Take Trump’s Help On Crime - Chicago Tribune; What’s At Stake For Chicago If Trump Comes Down On Sanctuary Cities - Crain’s Chicago Business – Could Trump Yank The 1.1 Billion Dollar Obama Grant For Rahm’s Transit TIF Scheme; Rahm: Chicago Will Remain Sanctuary City Despite Trump Threat - Chicago Sun-TimesDNA ChicagoCrain’s Chicago Business

Protesters March In Chicago And Evanston To Oppose Trump - Chicago Tribune; Traffic Snarling Protests May Become The New Normal For Chicago - DNA Chicago; Rahm A No Show - Chicago Reader; Chicago’s Home Grown Terrorist — Billy The Bomber Ayres — On Trump Protests - Chicago Reader

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Your transportation related headlines for Tuesday, January 24th 2016.

A Guide To Winterizing Your Chicago Commute - Redeye

Chicago Police Investigating Cop Caught On Video Throwing Coffee At Speeding Motorcyclist - Chicago Tribune

Whereabouts Of Trump Chicago Street Signs A Mystery - Chicago Tribune; Trump Gets Under Rahm’s Skin With Crime Issue - NBC 5 Chicago

Free Wi-Fi Kiosks Coming To Chicago Will Feature 55-Inch Touchscreens - Chicago Tribune

K-9s For Cops: German Shepherd Statues To Dot Magnificent Mile - DNA Chicago

Planned Jefferson Park Tower Adds 2 Stories, 11 Units At Alderman Arena’s Urging; Parking Reduced To Avoid Garage Being Used As A Park And Ride - DNA Chicago

New Overpriced TOD Opens In Logan Square - Curbed Chicago

End Of Free Parking Near United Center Causes Confusion & Tickets

United Center parking sign. Photo credit: DNAinfo/Stephanie Lula

Back in the day, well, just a few weeks ago, smart drivers could attend a Bulls or Hawks game and park for free on residential streets near the United Center.

But, according to DNA Info, parking restrictions on event days, which prohibited non-residents from parking on residential streets nearby, have been expanded further west of the original area.

The original area stretched from between Lake and Jackson and from Ashland to Damen. But the new area extends an additional four blocks to Western Avenue.

But it seems somehow, the initial rollout of the parking restrictions may not have been communicated very well as many residents within the new boundaries are getting hit with $75 parking tickets.

Residents and visitors can legally park on these streets, but they have to obtain a parking pass for their vehicle and visitor parking passes from Alderman Walter Burnett’s office.

Here’s DNA Info’s full story, “Free Parking By United Center All But Gone As Ban Extends To Western Ave.”

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Your transportation related headlines for Monday, January 23rd 2016.

You Can Leave Chicago, But Parking Tickets Are Forever - Chicago Tribune

Streetsblog Want To Impose More European Bus Lane Schemes On Chicago – Like The One That Is Already A Disaster In The Failed Slow-Motion Loop Link System – Despite The Fact That CHICAGO IS NOT AMSTERDAM - Chicago Streetsblog

Letter: Speed Still Kills In Illinois, Nation - Chicago Tribune

Alderman Hopkins Requested Crackdown On Cyclist Scofflaws In Wicker Park - Chicago Streetsblog

Anti-Trump Protesters Block Traffic on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago; 6 Arrested; Bank Window Smashed - NBC 5 ChicagoDNA Chicago; Chicago Women’s March Crowd Bigger Than Expected - Chicago Sun-Times; Police Car With ‘Make America Great Again’ Hat Spotted Near Trump Protest - DNA Chicago

Instant Karma Comes Hot – Video Shows Chicago Police Officer Throwing Coffee At Speeding River North Motorcyclist - DNA Chicago

Jefferson Park Car Haters - The Pesky Neighborhood Turds That Just Won’t Flush - DNA Chicago

Cook County Funds Available For Transportation Projects - Chicago Tribune

Letter: Could Tax Incentives Make Ike Toll Lanes Work - Chicago Daily Herald

Concrete I-90 Barrier Cuts Access For First-Responders - Chicago Daily Herald

Accidents Create Need For Changes At Gurnee Tollway Exit - Chicago Daily Herald

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Your transportation related headlines for Friday, January 20th 2016.

Here Are The Biggest Protests Happening In Chicago During Inauguration Weekend - Curbed Chicago

Police To Crack Down On Drunken Drivers On Lake Shore Drive This Weekend - DNA Chicago

Private Security Coming To Broadway And Sheffield With Lakeview East Money - DNA Chicago

Will Chicago Get Any Infrastructure Help From Trump - Chicago Reader

Illinois Supreme Court Rules Chicago Can’t Tax Suburban Car Rentals - Chicago Tribune

Jesse White Wants Ads On License Plate Renewal Reminders To Offset Cost - State Journal Register

Report: Illinois Gets Failing Grade For Forfeiture Policies, As Cars, Other Assets Unfairly Seized - Illinois News Network

Less Parking Planned For 13-Story Building; More Projects Expected Near Jeff Park Transit Center - Nadig Newspapers