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

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Your transportation related headlines for Monday, February 6th 2017.


Ride-Hailing Service Lyft Expands North To Milwaukee, West To Elgin - Chicago Tribune

Lanes To Close On Clark Street Bridge For Repairs - CBS 2 Chicago

Closing Road To Skyway Through Jackson Park A ‘Bad Idea,’ Alderman Says - DNA Chicago

Fulton Market Streetscape Construction Begins This Spring - DNA Chicago

Wicker Park Biker Objects To Police Enforcing The Traffic Law For Scofflaw Cyclists - Chicago Streetblog

Chicago Auto Show Roars Into Town Saturday - Chicago Daily Herald

Dash Cam Video In Chicago Area Captures Spectacular Meteor Fireball - ABC 7 Chicago

Massive Concrete Pour Begins Chicago’s Super-Tall Vista Tower Project - Curbed Chicago; Changes Coming To Upper Wacker As Construction Proceeds

Jefferson Park Mixed-Income Housing Plan To Be Discussed Thursday Night - DNA ChicagoTraffic Will Be Key Issue

City Approves Demolition Of Half Of Old Edgewater Medical Center - DNA Chicago

TV Show Superior Donuts Touches Got Issue Of Neighborhood Gentrification In Chicago - CBS 2 Chicago

Could Macy’s State Street Be Gone If Macy’s Buyout Goes Through - Crain’s Chicago Business

Double Door Evicted, Ending 23 Years of Music at Wicker Park Club - DNA Chicago

Wooden Office Building Planned On Goose Island - Crain’s Chicago Business

Street Performer Crackdown Could Mean Competition For CTA Space - Chicago Tribune

Highway Rules Ignored Along I-294 Stretch - Chicago Daily Herald

Classic Cars: Boyhood Memory Builds Studebaker Loyalty - Chicago Daily Herald

Indiana Cigarette Tax Could Fund Infrastructure - The Times Of Northwest Indiana; Gas Pump Advertising Campaign Targets Indiana Fuel Tax Hike - Chicago Daily Herald

What Did Feds Do For Chicago While Trump Invested Here - Chicago Sun-Times

Cullerton Defends Huge Grand Budget Deal - Crain’s Chicago Business; Getting To ‘Yes’ In Springfield: Is It Doable - Crain’s Chicago Business; Will Madigan And Rauner Act Like Statesmen Or Illinois Politicians - Chicago Tribune; Springfield’s Useless Legislators - Chicago Tribune; Illinois’ Students Need Fair School Funding - Chicago TribuneChampaign News GazetteRockford Register Star; General Assembly Debates Obama Day Holiday - DNA Chicago; As Our Best And Brightest Leave, Hope Dims For Illinois’ Future - Chicago TribuneIllinois News Network; A Fix For Illinois From A Frustrated Resident - Chicago Tribune; A New Government Report On Tax Revenue Shows Illinois Businesses Are Struggling - Illinois News Network; Comptroller Mendoza Rips Rauner On Budget Impasse - Chicago Tribune; Illinois Is A Nice State That’s Heading The Wrong Way - Champaign News-Gazette; Lisa Madigan: Consequences Of Budget Inaction Have Already Been Catastrophic - State Journal Register; Editorial: Shutdown Is What The State Needs - Decatur Herald And Review; Rauner Names Budget Alley, Ex Comptroller Munger To Deputy Gov Post - Chicago Tribune; Rauner Administration Says No Plans For Mass Privatization Of State Jobs - State Journal Register; Editorial: It’s A Critical Time For Lawmakers To Show Courage And Roll Up Their Sleeves - Chicago Daily Herald; State GOP Chief Slams Lisa Madigan As Doing ‘Father’s Bidding’ - Chicago Sun-Times

Illinois Now Surrounded By Right-To-Work States - Illinois Policy Institute

Former City Worker, Convicted In Hired Truck, Granted Pension - Chicago Sun-Times

Prosecutors Charge Man Accused Of Punching Bartender, Leaving Him To Die In Street - DNA Chicago

Officer Was ‘Sacrificed To Angry Mob’ In Dash Cam Shooting Case, Attorney Says - DNA Chicago

Person Found Dead Under I-90 Overpass In West Loop - Chicago Sun-Times

Driver Strikes, Drags Cop While Fleeing South Austin Traffic Stop - Chicago Sun- Times

Woman Gets One Year In Prison For Crashing Into State Trooper - Chicago Sun- Times

3 Charged After Police Dogs Find 9 Kilos Of Cocaine In Vehicle - Chicago Sun-Times

Police Investigating I-290 Shooting Near Forest Park - Chicago Tribune

Police: Forest Park Cop Fatally Shot Hit-And-Run Suspect - Chicago Tribune

Evanston, Glencoe Police Investigating Thefts Of High-End Vehicles From Local Dealerships - Chicago Tribune

O’Hare Was Selling Point For Caterpillar - Crain’s Chicago Business; Which HQs May Come To Chicago Next - Crain’s Chicago Business

Midwest High Speed Rail Association: One Element Still Missing From The City’s O’Hare Expansion Plan: A Railroad Station That Will Allow Amtrak, Metra And The Future High-Speed Trains Direct Access Into The Airport - Crain’s Chicago Business

Chiraq Report – Weekend Shootings Kill 3 People, Wound 19, Police Say - DNA Chicago; Andy Shaw: To Curb Chicago Gun Violence, Look Closely At NY Plan - Chicago Sun-Times; Trump Is Obsessed With Chicago Bloodshed — Good Start - Chicago Tribune; Even For Reporters, Sad Tales Too Much To Bear - Chicago Tribune; Twenty More ATF Agents On Their Way To Chicago - Chicago Sun-Times

Garfield Ridge Drive-By Shooting On Leamington Kills Man, 27, And Wounds Woman - DNA Chicago

Teen Shot To Death In Roseland Drive-By On Parnell Identified - Chicago Tribune

West Town Drive-By Shooting On Racine Wounds Teen Hit In Both Leg, Police Say - DNA Chicago

Man Seriously Wounded In North Lawndale Shooting - Chicago Sun-Times

2 In Car Wounded In Avalon Park Shooting - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Wounded In Austin Drive-By Shooting - Chicago Sun-Times

Man, 23, Shot While Driving In South Chicago - Chicago Sun-Times

Video Captures Car Tied To Loop Synagogue Vandalism - DNA Chicago

Cops Look For Cars Tied To Wheaton Murder - Chicago Daily Herald

Lawndale Man Charged With Reckless Homicide Held On $300k Bail - Chicago Tribune

7-Car Crash On Dan Ryan Sends 11 To Hospitals, Officials Say - DNA Chicago

Man Charged With DUI After Crashing Van Into Naperville Building - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Dies After West Englewood Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Killed In Wauconda Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

Child Hit By Car In Evanston - Evanston Now

Woman Hospitalized After Being Struck By Car In Skokie - Chicago Sun-Times

Person On Emergency Walkway In Subway Delays Red Line Trains - Chicago Tribune

Man Struck By Pace Bus Suing For More Than $100K - Chicago Sun-Times

Tech Firms, Automakers Split Over Going Fast Or Slow On Driverless Cars - Seattle Times

What If No One Wants A Driverless Car - TU Automotive

Will Self-Driving Cars Make Us More Productive - The Zebra

Driverless Cars Stay In Their Lane — Even If It Means Hitting Potholes - NBC 5 Palm Beach

Who Will Insure Self-Driving Cars - Strategy+Business

MN Bill Would Require Bicyclists To Have Special Permits To Use Bike Lanes In Urban Areas - Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Petroleum Analyst: Cheap Gas Soon to Run Out - The News Wheel

Dakota Access Pipeline Decision May Come By Week’s End - Chicago Tribune; Standing Rock Sioux Want ‘No Forcible Removal’ Of Protesters From Dakota Access Pipeline Site - Chicago Tribune

BMW Recalling 230K Vehicles That May Have Takata Air Bags - Chicago Tribune

Maserati Recalls Nearly 40,000 U.S. Vehicles On Fire Risk - Automotive New Europe

If Trump Axes NAFTA, New Car Prices Could Go Up - The Car Connection

Car Buyers Avoiding SUVs Despite Low Fuel Prices - Auto Credit Express

Elon Musk Is Betting Big On Donald Trump - The Atlantic

Buying The Car Of The Near Future - National Motorists Association Blog

End Of The Road For Diesel Cars - The Hill

20 Used Cars Consumer Reports Gave The ‘Never Buy’ Label - Cheat Sheet

NHTSA Steps Up Efforts to Block Drunk-Drivers from Starting a Car - The Legal Examiner

Missing Girl In Pennsylvania Found In Car That Rolled Away - ABC 7 New York

A Commuter’s Dream: Entrepreneurs Race To Develop Flying Car - Chicago Tribune; Uber Hired A Flying Car Expert Who Thinks We’ll Start Seeing Them In One To Three Years - Nightly Business Report

Will Public Transit Survive Trump’s Infrastructure Plan - Auto Blog; Japan To Pitch Infrastructure Blitz At Trump Meeting: Report - The Hill; Lawmakers Eye ‘Buy America’ Push Under Trump - The Hill

Getting People to the Jobs They Need - Governing

U.S. Suspends Enforcement Of Travel Ban; Trump Bashes Judge - Chicago Sun-Times; Uber, Other Tech Giants To Call Travel Ban ‘Unlawful’ In Rare Coordinated Legal Action - Chicago Tribune; Ceos Meeting With Trump Voice Concerns With Travel Order - The Hill; Timeline: Court Battle Over Trump Travel Ban - The Hill; Over A Dozen Attorneys General Support Lawsuit Against Trump Ban - The Hill

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

  1. Jeff says:

    Closing Road To Skyway Through Jackson Park A ‘Bad Idea,’ Alderman Says – DNA Chicago

    The idea of Closing down a commuter route makes no sense when any issue of pedestrian safety can be handled in better ways

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