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

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Your transportation related headlines for Wednesday, February 8th 2017.

The Chicago Auto Show. Don’t Miss It - Chicago Now; 10 Chicago Auto Show Must-See 2018 Models - Chicago Tribune

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

Why Did The Drunk Driver Who Killed A Biker Get Only Ten Days In Jail - Chicago ReaderBiker’s Running Of Red Light May Hinder Any Civil Lawsuit

Editorial: A Better Idea Than Rent Control For The Logan Squares — Affordable TOD - Chicago Sun-Times

High-Rise Condo Proposal That Would Have Replaced A Parking Lot At Jefferson And Fulton Dead, Says Alderman - Curbed Chicago; Height Of Parking Garage An Issue

Thousands Of New Apartments Slated To Be Delivered In 2017 - Curbed Chicago

New Riverfront Office Tower Tests Its Giant LED Installation - Curbed Chicago

Reilly Urges CTA To Allow More Musicians — To Get Them Off Street - Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Cubs Concerts In 2017 Will Number 9, Cutting Into Possible Night Games, Traffic Nightmares - Crain’s Chicago Business

McPier Says It’s Worth $1.7 Billion A Year To Illinois - Crain’s Chicago Business

Is Hoffman Estates Based Sears Living On Borrowed Time - Fortune

Naperville To Caterpillar: ‘We’re Open For Business’ - Chicago Tribune

Allset App Launches In Chicago To Give Back Lunch To Busy Workers With Time-Saving Preorder Service - Chicago Eater

O’Hare Runway Plan Helped Spread Noise Around, Might Be Renewed - Chicago Tribune

50 Years Ago, Chicago Had The Biggest Ski Hill Around - DNA Chicago

West Dundee To Add Temporary Parking During Downtown Building Demolitions - Chicago Daily Herald

EDITORIAL — City Hall’s CPS Blame Game: Why Isn’t Claypool Pounding On His Fellow Democrats To Fix Their Fiasco - Chicago Tribune; Republicans Deliver Ethics Complaint Over CPS Rauner Letter - Chicago Sun-Times

Illinois Senate Discusses Budget Privately, Takes No Vote - Decatur Herald And Review; Some Optimism, Some Trepidation As Senate Mulls Grand Bargain - Chicago Sun-Times; Illinois Senate Looking At Higher Sales Tax On Food, Drugs - Chicago TribuneChicago TonightChicago Daily HeraldState Journal Register; Illinois Politicians Remedy For State Flirting With Recession — Multibillion-Dollar Tax Hikes - Illinois Policy Institute; Latest Illinois Credit Rating Downgrade Could Be Used In The Next Campaign Cycle - Chicago Tribune; The Man Behind The Fiscal Fiasco In Illinois - Reuters; Pension Bill Fails — Leaders Still Sold On Passing Grand Bargain - Chicago Sun-Times

State Report: Illinois Highest-Paying Employment Sectors Shrinking - Illinois News Network

Illinois Lost 20 People Per Day To Missouri Over Past Decade - Illinois Policy Institute

Sneed: Chris Kennedy Announces Run For Governor - Chicago Sun-Times; Kennedy Says Rauner-Driven Impasse Causing ‘Economic Chaos’ For Illinois - Chicago Tribune

Black Driver’s Facebook Message: ‘Every Cop Is NOT Out To Shoot Black People!’ - Chicago Daily Herald

Man Shot By Chicago Police In 2015 Traffic Stop Sues City For Excessive Force - CBS 2 Chicago

1 Year After Pilsen Woman Killed In Her Car By Stray Bullet, Family Searches For Witnesses - ABC 7 Chicago

Man Gets 40 Years for Drive-By Murder Of 14-Year-Old Boy in 2014 - DNA Chicago

Driver Arrested After Police Chase From Lawndale To Broadview - Chicago Sun-Times

Police: Woman Cut In Oswego Parking Lot Attack - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Found Shot In Parking Lot Of Palatine Wal-Mart - Chicago Tribune

Man Pleads Not Guilty To Murder Charges In Libertyville Shooting Of Man In Car - Chicago Tribune

Chiraq Report – Trump Blasts Violence In Chicago For Second Day In A Row; Blames Illegal Aliens - DNA ChicagoChicago SunTimes; Sweet: Conway Says Trump Wants To Talk To Rahm About Crime Help - Chicago Sun-Times; Black Leaders To Trump: Chicago Needs Urban Renewal Not Tweets - Chicago Sun-Times; Shootings Wound 10 People Since Tuesday, Police Say - DNA Chicago

Driver Grazed By Bullet In Chatham - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Shot In East Garfield Park Drive-By - Chicago Sun-Times

Woman, 40, Hit By Stray Bullet While Driving In Austin - Chicago Sun-Times

Crashes Close I-55 In Channahon - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Dies After South Elgin Crash - Chicago Daily Herald

Zion Police: Excessive Speed Led To Crash That Killed Waukegan Student - Chicago Tribune

Man Stabbed During Robbery At Loop Blue Line Station - Chicago Sun-Times

Fremont, California Caught Shortening Yellow Times To Boost Red Light Camera Profit By $200,000 Per Month - The Newspaper

Rochester NY Removes Red Light Cameras - NBC 10 Rochester

Governors Highway Safety Association Urges States Not To Rush On Self-Driving Car Regulations - USA TODAY

The Case Against Human Drivers - The Atlantic

In the Drive for Robot Cars, Will Regulators Keep Their Hands on the Wheel - Fair Warning

The ‘Zipper Merge’ And The Future Of Autonomous Vehicles - Gov Tech

Pittsburgh Has Finally Realized It’s In A Toxic Relationship With Uber On Self-Drive Cars - Quartz

New Push For Truck Sideguards - NBC News

How Does Self-Parking Work - National Motorists Association Blog

Trump Advisers’ Tax Credit Plan For Infrastructure Has Risks - Associated Press; Rural Republicans Question Using Private Cash To Fix Infrastructure - The Hill

What Trump Needs to Learn About Planes, Trains and Automobiles - Bloomberg

To Protest Dakota Pipeline, Seattle Severs Ties With Wells Fargo - Governing; Sheriffs Ask Trump For Federal Help With Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters - Chicago Tribune

VW’s Diesel Fund Trying To Figure Out To Spend $2B - USA TODAY

Report: Driver Killed In Battery-Exploding Tesla Crash Was Drunk - Detroit Free Press

Takata To Plead Guilty February 27: Court Documents - Reuters

New Lawsuit Could Force Used Car Dealers To Repair Recalled Vehicles - The Car Connection

Study: Consumers Ready to Buy EVs If Product Right - Wards Auto

How Gas Stations Became Food Meccas In The South - Thrillist

Tornadoes Rip Through New Orleans Area, Decimating Cars, Homes And Neighborhoods - USA TODAY

Bystander Sees Tesla Owner Loading Kids Into Trunk Seats, Immediately Reports Abduction - Yahoo News

Mom Describes ‘Terror’ With Child At Drive-Thru Window - Cincinnati.Com

How To Get The Most Out Of Your New Car’s Gas Mileage - AutoBlog

Every Second Counts — Cities Turn To EMT Cyclists To Save Lives - Washington Post

Federal Judges Express Skepticism About Trump Travel Ban - Chicago Sun-Times

Computer Issue Causing Widespread United Flight Delays - Chicago Tribune

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

  1. 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 big time.


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

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