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

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Your transportation related headlines for Thursday, February 9th 2017.

As Chicago 2017 Auto Show Set To Begin, A Big Challenge For Auto Makers: Getting Millennials To Buy Cars - CBS 2 Chicago; The Best Ways To Get To The 2017 Chicago Auto Show - Chicago Tribune; Auto Show Q&A - DNA ChicagoChicago Tribune; Chicago Auto Show History - Chicago Tribune; Sounds Of The Chicago Auto Show - Chicago Tribune

Closures Scheduled Overnight Friday On I-55 And Lake Shore Drive - Chicago Sun-Times

The Future Of Lake Shore Drive — Stunning New Beaches And 70 New Park Acres; A Fix For The Chicago Ave Bottleneck - DNA Chicago

Emanuel Vows To Deliver O’Hare Express Trains Daley Dreamed Of - Chicago Sun-TimesDNA ChicagoChicago TribuneCrain’s Chicago Business

New Edgewater Car Hater Group Will Push For Dangerous Wrong-Way Bike Lanes - DNA Chicago

Little Village NIMBYs Want To Drive Even More Business And Jobs Away, Over Junk Science Claims About Truck Access To The Neighborhood - Chicago Streeetsblog

4 Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters Arrested At Loop Bank - DNA Chicago

Cheaper Costs For Food Cart Vendors — City Looks At Cutting Fees - Chicago Tribune

Artistic Lights Under ‘L’ Tracks Could Transform West Loop’s Lake Street - DNA Chicago

Two Artists To Get $2,000 To Paint Viaduct Murals In Woodlawn - DNA Chicago

New Hope For South Works, But Will Plan Live Up To Site’s Potential - Chicago Tribune

River North Body Shop And Parking Lot Will Be Replaced With A New Condo High-Rise - Curbed Chicago

Plymouth Building Conversion Ditches Four Floors Of Office Space For 30 More Apartments - Curbed Chicago

Low-Rise Retail Building In The South Loop Could Make Way For New Tower - Crain’s Chicago Business

Kane County On Verge Of Final Longmeadow Parkway Land Purchases - Chicago Daily Herald

Lake County Sheriff’s Office Announces Super Bowl Weekend Traffic Crackdown Results - Chicago Daily Herald

South Suburbs Say They’ll Also Try To Lure Caterpillar Headquarters To Region - Chicago Tribune

Northwestern Students, Faculty March In Evanston Streets Against Immigration Ban - Chicago Tribune

Former Allied Van Lines HQ In Westmont To Be Redeveloped - Crain’s Chicago Business

Wisconsin Gov. Walker’s Budget Proposes Delays To Road Projects, Borrowing More Money, To Avoid A Gas Tax Increase - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Chicago-Based Boeing Wins $13.8 Billion Wide-Body Jet Order From Singapore Air - Bloomberg

City, State Bondholders Planning For Worst Case Scenario - WirePoints

CPS, Get Your Fiscal House In Order - Chicago Tribune

Chicago Relaxes Licensing Rules For Home-Based Businesses - Chicago Sun-Times

Rauner Vows Veto Of Bill He Says Will Lead To A Massive Tax Hike - Illinois News Network; Take Honest Vote On Budget Grand Bargain - Chicago Sun-Times; Opinion: Why A Fair, Balanced Budget Takes Political Courage - Illinois News Network; Republican State Senators Standing Strong Against Marginal Reforms With Big Tax Increases - Illinois News Network; 4 Reasons Illinois Can’t Weather Another Tax Increase - Illinois Policy Institute; Madigan’s Millions: How The Speaker Sells His Sway - Illinois Policy Institute; Illinois Budget: Grand Bargain Or Bust - Chicago Tonight; Failed Senate Budget Votes Won’t Kill Compromise, Lawmakers Say - State Journal Register; Success, Failure Both Have Risks - Champaign News-Gazette

Editorial: Illinois Needs To Figure Out How To Compete With Right To Work States - Chicago Tribune

Sneed: Kennedy Sees Gubernatorial Run As A Call To Service - Chicago Sun-Times; What Kennedy Has To Say - Crain’s Chicago Business; Billionaire J.B. Pritzker Seriously Considering Run For Illinois Governor In 2018 - NBC 5 Chicago; Race For Guv To Star Two Men Not On Ballot: Trump And Madigan - Crain’s Chicago Business

While Politicians Bicker, Illinois’ Poorest Schools Slip Further Behind - Chicago Tribune

Shooting Investigation Shuts Down Ike At Morgan - WGN 9 Chicago

IPRA Recommends Chicago Cop Be Fired For Allegedly Lying About Fatal Traffic Stop Shooting - Chicago Tribune

Chicago Police Clear Officers Of Profiling Charges, In Traffic Stop Of U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush - Chicago Tribune

Family’s Attorney Says Forest Park Fatal Police Shooting Of Car Thief, Hit And Run Suspect Was Unjustified - Chicago Tribune

Arrest In Vandalism Of Loop Synagogue; Getaway Car Caught On Video - Chicago Tribune

Person Found Dead After Garage Fire In Cicero - Chicago Sun-Times

Mount Greenwood Had The Fewest Auto Thefts Citywide In 2016, Study Finds - DNA Chicago

4 BMWs Stolen After Thieves Break Into Near North Side Warehouse: Police - DNA Chicago

Elmwood Park Police: Suspects In Custody In ‘Stolen Vehicle Incident;’ School Lockdown Over - Chicago Tribune

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

Officer Injured Trying To Awaken Motorist In Heart Of Chicago - Chicago Sun-Times

Woman Fatally Struck In Lawndale Hit-And-Run Identified - Chicago Sun-Times

Police: Person Found Dead After Car Crashes Into Pole On NW Side - Chicago Sun-Times

Another Car Crashes Into Aurora Clinic - Chicago Tribune

After DUI Conviction, Bolingbrook Trustee Gets Supervision, Community Service Order - Chicago Tribune

CTA To Open New L Stop On Green Line Near United Center - Crain’s Chicago Business

Man Shot By Amtrak Police Officer Outside Union Station - Chicago Sun-Times

Suspect In Custody After Man Found Stabbed To Death Near Metra Tracks West Of Loop - Chicago Tribune

Pace Approves Contract For Bus Rapid Transit Line From Downtown Evanston To O’Hare - Evanston Now

Lakefront Trail Separation Project Moves One Step Forward - Chicago Tribune

Showdown On Traffic Enforcement Cameras In Iowa Senate - Des Moines Register

Court Orders New Miami, Ohio To Repay Every Cent Collected From Motorists From Unconstitutional Speed Camera Program - The Newspaper

Should Police Be Allowed To Keep Cars, Property Without A Criminal Conviction - Huffington Post

Trump’s Plan, To Tap Offshore Profit For Infrastructure, Gains An Ally - Bloomberg

Senior GOP Figures Are Pushing The White House To Consider Carbon Tax To Fight Climate Change - Los Angeles Times

Work To Complete Final Stretch Of Disputed Dakota Access Pipeline Underway - Chicago Tribune; Tribe Files Legal Challenge To Stall Dakota Access Pipeline - Fox News

Americans Have Been Driving Less, But Now They’re Just Sitting at Home - City Lab

In Volkswagen’s Multi-Billion-Dollar TDI Buyback, Few Owners Opt To Keep Cars - Car And Driver

Automotive Industry Increasingly Adopting Biometric Technologies - Biometric Update

Should Apple Implement A Lock-Out Mechanism To Block iPhone Use While Driving - iDropNews

Asleep At The Wheel - Quinnipiac Chronicle

Uber, Zipcar Sign Car-Sharing Deal - USA TODAY

Consortium Publishes Manifesto On Autonomous Vehicle Security - Threat Post

New Bipartisan Bill Calls For Study Of Cybersecurity Standards For Motor Vehicles - JD Supra Business Advisor

Global Autonomous Cars Or Driverless Cars Market Is Expected To Reach 138,089 Units By 2024 - MilTech

Otto?s Self-Driving-Truck Tests on California Roads May Run Afoul of State Regulations - Car And Driver

Trucker Association Says NHTSA Oversteps In Cell Phone Guidelines - Trucker.com

Massive Snowstorm Snarls Traffic, Paralyzes Airports In Northeast - CBS News

Arizona Protester Tries To Block Van Deporting Illegal Alien Convicted Of ID Theft - CNN

Police: Drunken Bus Driver Stranded Saint Louis Basketball Team - Chicago Tribune

Trump Laments Lack Of ‘Fast Trains’ In US During Meeting With Airline Execs - The Hill; Trump To Meet With Airlines Amid Air Traffic Control Debate - The Hill; Ex-American Airlines Chief: Trump Needs To Evolve - The Hill; Trump Vows To Modernize Airports In Meeting With Airline Execs - The Hill; Trump To Airline Chiefs: Help Is On The Way - Crain’s Chicago Business

Trump’s Immigration Ban Cost Business Travel Industry $185M: Report - The Hill; Appeals Court: Decision On Trump Travel Ban Coming Thursday - Chicago Sun-Times

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

  1. Jeff says:

    Emanuel Vows To Deliver O’Hare Express Trains Daley Dreamed Of – Chicago Sun-Times, DNA Chicago, Chicago Tribune, Crain’s Chicago Business

    Where to build it ? Where does the money come from ?

  2. Jeff says:

    The Future Of Lake Shore Drive — Stunning New Beaches And 70 New Park Acres; A Fix For The Chicago Ave Bottleneck – DNA Chicago

    Getting rid of the Chicago Ave intersection would end most of the LSD traffic tie ups on the Near N Side.

  3. Jeff says:

    New Edgewater Car Hater Group Will Push For Dangerous Wrong-Way Bike Lanes – DNA Chicago

    With bikes coming from unexpected directions, more driver versus biker accidents are inevitable – bad idea.

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