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

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Your transportation related headlines for Tuesday, February 7th 2017.

Dense Fog Advisory, Heavy Rain Snarls Tuesday Chicagoland AM Commute - WGN 9 Chicago

Cortland Bridge Partially Closed Due To ComEd Repair Work - DNA Chicago

Emanuel To Give Speech On Infrastructure Thursday - Chicago Tribune

Chicago Streetscape Plan For Fulton Market Neighborhood Draws Criticism, Over Diversion Of TIF Funds From Other Neighborhood Needs For New Green Line Stops, Neighborhood Security - Crain’s Chicago Business

South Shore 5-Year Plan Calls For $1.1 Billion In Projects - The Times Of Northwest Indiana

Mother, Girlfriend Of Biker Killed By Drunk Driver: Ten Day Sentence Is A Travesty - Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago’s Most Popular Valentine’s Day Destinations, According To Uber - Redeye; Navy Pier Ferris Wheel Will Have Valentine’s Day Speed Dating Event - Loop North News

Opinion: Vugo Rideshare Ad Software Is The Type Of Technology Startup Political Leaders Often Herald As The Future Of Chicago — But Taxi Protectionism Has Forced It To Leave Town - Illinois Policy Institute

Lawrence Avenue May Get Two New Projects – One TOD, One With 1:1 Parking Ratio - Curbed Chicago

What’s Behind The Anti-Gentrification Backlash In Wicker Park - Chicago Reader

State Rep Wants To Bring Back Rent Control For Chicago - DNA ChicagoYeah, That Will Fix The Problem

National Park Service Seeks Public Input On Development Of Historic Pullman Factory Site - Curbed Chicago

Ickes Redevelopment Moves Forward, Leaves Some Wanting More Public Housing - Curbed Chicago

Lincoln Square Coyote Problem Traced To People Feeding Them - DNA Chicago

Suburbs Vs. City: Who Will Win The Wooing Contest For Caterpillar’s Headquarters - Chicago Tribune

2017 Chicago Auto Show At A Glance - Chicago Tribune

Uncertainty At O’Hare As Temporary Travel Ban Hangs In The Balance - Chicago Daily Herald; Illinois AG Madigan Joins Amicus Brief On Travel Ban - DNA Chicago

Alderman, Rahm At Odds Over How To Spend Skyway Sale Tax Proceeds, Which Were Supposed To Go To Property Tax Rebates - Chicago Reader

Rauner?s Schools Chief Tells Parents CPS Created Its Own Mess - Chicago Sun-Times

Cullerton’s Grand Bargain Push: If Not This Plan, Then What - Chicago Sun-Times; A Big Bet On A Grand Bargain - Chicago Tonight; Gov. Rauner Still Staying Out Of ‘Grand Bargain’ Discussions - State Journal Register; State House Conflicted On Senate’s Grand Bargain - Illinois News Network; Rauner And Madigan –Lisa Madigan — Make War - Crain’s Chicago Business; Brown: Rauner-Led GOP Elevates Lisa Madigan On Party Hit List - Chicago Sun-Times; If Only Voters Got As Flabbergasted As Ratings Agencies Over State Budget - Crain’s Chicago Business; Study: Illinois Has Seventh-Highest Sales Tax In Country - Illinois News Network; Illinois State Rep. Looks To Eliminate Office Of Lieutenant Governor - NBC 5 Chicago; Illinois Faces Another Credit Rating Downgrade Without Budget Action, S&P Warns - St. Louis Post-Dispatch; Cullerton: Budget Deal Would Solve Worker-Pay Dispute - Decatur Herald And Review

Illinois’ Declining Union Membership Is But One More Reminder That The State’s Anti-Jobs Business Environment Hurts The Broad Population Of Job-Seekers, Whether They Are Union Or Non-Union - Illinois Policy Institute; Looking For A Comeback: Manufacturing Leaders Say State Pro-Business Reforms Needed - The Southern Illinoisan

Electric Bike Stolen From Aurora Man With Special Needs - Chicago Tribune

Shooting of Teen Was ‘Street Justice’ After Car Break-In, Commander Says - DNA Chicago

Judge In Ex Congressman Aaron Schock’s Mileage Fraud Trial Orders Files To Remain Sealed - Illinois News Network

Chiraq Report – MSNBC Taping Town Hall On Chicago Violence Thursday In South Shore - DNA Chicago; Could Stop And Frisk, End Of ACLU Arrest Permission Slip Rules, Bring Peace To Chicago Streets - Law Officer; 2 Killed, 7 Wounded In City Shootings Monday - Chicago Sun-Times; Trump Says Violence In Chicago Is ‘Worse Than In Middle East’ - DNA Chicago

Waukegan Student-Athlete Killed, Several Passengers Injured In Zion Crash - Chicago Tribune

66-Year-Old Woman Killed In Crash With Semi In DeKalb County - Chicago Sun-Times

Driver Charged In Highland Park Hit-And-Run Incident - Chicago Tribune

10 Years After Oswego Crash, Kendall County Remembers 5 Teens Who Died - Chicago Tribune

CTA Port-A-Potties Are So Dirty Some Bus Drivers Wear Diapers, Union Says - DNA Chicago

Medical District ‘L’ Station Overhaul Begins With Work On Damen Entrance - DNA Chicago

Metra Train Hits, Kills Pedestrian West Of Roselle Station - Chicago Tribune

Montrose-To-Lawrence Riverfront Bike Path Connector Targeted For Late 2017 - DNA Chicago

Florida Lawmakers Consider Red-Light Camera Ban - News 13 Orlando

Trump Comes Down Against Reforms Of Vehicle And Other Asset Forfeiture Abuses - Yahoo Finance

Governors Ready Wish List Of 300 Infrastructure Projects For Trump Administration - McClatchey DC

AP Explains: Can Trump Deny Funds To Sanctuary Cities - Associated Press; Illinois Lawmakers Consider Making Illinois A Sanctuary State - Chicago Sun-Times

California Republicans Ask Trump Administration To Block Bullet Train Funding - Los Angeles Times

Will Car Ownership Decline Under Trump - Curbed

Report: Trucking Lobby Resisting Mandatory Safety Devices - The Hill

Shipping Company FedEx To Use Self-Driving Trucks, Robots And Alexa - Facts Herald

GM Factory Workers Take Home $12000 Bonuses On Record 2016 North American Profits - Forbes

Tesla And Other Elon Musk Companies Join Immigration Ban Lawsuit - The Hill; Elon’s Carbon Con - National Motorists Association Blog

U.S. Electric Vehicle Sales Soared In 2016 - Forbes

Army To Allow Completion Of Dakota Access Oil Pipeline - Chicago Tribune

Groups Sue FTC, Charge Agency Has Failed To Protect Consumers From Used Car Recall Danger - Forbes

Uber Sues Seattle Over Law Allowing Drivers To Unionize - The Verge

Patriots Super Bowl Victory Parade Today In Boston - Boston Globe

Ex-Cop Convicted Of Stealing From Drivers During Traffic Stops - Miami Herald

9-Year-Old Georgia Girl Calls Police While Driving With ‘Drunk’ Father - New York Post

What Does Your Car’s Color Say About You - Gas Buddy

10 Cars With the Most NHTSA Safety Complaints Since 2005 - The Cheat Sheet

Dear Abby: She’s A Wreck When Husband Drives - Chicago Sun-Times

Alaska Flight Attendant Praised For Reportedly Saving Human Trafficking Victim - Fox News

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

  1. Jeff says:

    Chicago Streetscape Plan For Fulton Market Neighborhood Draws Criticism, Over Diversion Of TIF Funds From Other Neighborhood Needs For New Green Line Stops, Neighborhood Security – Crain’s Chicago Business

    All these brick crosswalks start falling apart almost as they are finished. Time to go back to concrete.

  2. Jeff says:

    Streetsblog Attacks 5th Ward Alderman Hairston For Pushing Back Against Cornell Avenue Traffic Barricade And Other Anti-Car Nonsense Proposed For Her Ward – Chicago Streetsblog; The Alderman’s Opposition To Red Light And Speed Camera Ripoffs Is Spot-On For Her Constituents

    In the last aldermanic election, camera opponents won bigtime.


    Not a lot of audience for the anti-car agenda on the South and West Side.

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