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

BREAKINGNEWSCompiled by Otto Mobile.

Your transportation related headlines for Monday, February 13th 2017.

Illinois Appellate Court Won’t Hear City’s Appeal In Red-Light Camera Lawsuit - Chicago Sun-Times

More News On Proposed Statewide Red Light Camera Ban - Chicago Daily Herald

Illinois Senate Bill Would Offer Options Between Real IDs Or Noncompliant -Driver’s Licenses - Quincy Herald-Whig

Illinois Lawmakers Pitch Automatic Driver Voter Registration Again - State Journal Register

Emanuel In Washington For Meetings On Crime, Infrastructure - Chicago Sun-Times; Emanuel’s New Infrastructure Projects Could Create 40,000 Jobs - NBC 5 Chicago

Is The Skyway Worth The Five Bucks - Chicago Tribune

Grand Avenue Reconstruction Moves To Stretch Between Chicago And Pulaski - DNA Chicago

City Worker Killed In Sauganash Trench Collapse - DNA Chicago

After Rejecting Manor Avenue Traffic Barricade, 333rd Ward Will Vote On Infrastructure - DNA Chicago

Black Lives Matter Activist’s Protest Shuts Down Lake Shore Drive - DNA Chicago

Full Moon Protest Over Trump Tower - Loop North News

Master Chicago Bridge Builder Ralph Modjeski Subject Of New Film - Chicago Tribune

Things To Drive At The 2017 Chicago Auto Show - Chicago Tribune; Indoor Tracks Showcased At The 2017 Chicago Auto Show - Chicago Tribune; 25 Vehicles To See And Things To Do At The Chicago Auto Show - Chicago Now; Which New Cars Will Be Future Classics - Chicago Tribune

Editorial: Street Musicians Help Chicago Sing - Chicago Sun-Times

Price Hikes Have Northbrook-Based Allstate Car Insurance Customers Tapping The Brakes - Crain’s Chicago Business; Insurers Raise Rates After Crashes — Even If Driver Not To Blame, Study Finds - Chicago Tribune

Uptown Jewel Could Be Replaced With TOD Tower - Curbed Chicago

New Mixed-Income Development Ready To Rise Near Cottage Grove CTA Station With 55 Units, 39 Parking Stalls - Curbed Chicago

Rent Control Bad Idea For Illinois - Chicago Sun-Times; Rent Control Is Answer To Gentrification - Chicago Sun-Times

Landmark Crisis Paved Way For Measures That Continue To Preserve City’s Historic Buildings - Chicago Tribune

Alderman Calls For More Transparency On Obama Library Planning - Chicago Tribune

Where Does Recycling Go From Here - DNA Chicago

Opinion: Take It From The Shedd: That Bag Tax Is Good For Fish - Chicago Sun-Times

Why Caterpillar Stays In Illinois - Crain’s Chicago Business

Canadian Firm Moving HQ To Chicago - Crain’s Chicago Business

The Data On Suburban Commutes; Metra Releases Results Of Survey On Bad Behavior Of Riders - Chicago Daily Herald

Lake County Paratransit Study Under Way - Chicago Daily Herald

Aurora, Naperville Looking To Combine Emergency Dispatch Service - Chicago Tribune

After Accident, Mount Prospect Restricts Parking On Highland Street - Chicago Daily Herald

Chevelle Restoration Rekindles Fond Memories For Lombard Resident - Chicago Daily Herald

Opinion: Take It From The Shedd: That Bag Tax Is Good For Fish - Chicago Sun-Times

Riverwalk Finalist For National Urban Excellence Award - Loop North News

Mount Prospect Opts Out Of Cook County Wage, Sick Leave Rules - Chicago Daily Herald

CPS Holds More Budget Hearings, Still Needs Another $111 Million - Chicago Sun-Times

Rauner To Break Silence On Senate Plan During Budget Address - Chicago Sun-Times; Illinois Has The Wrong Legislature - Chicago Tribune; Fixing Illinois’ Education Budget Is A Matter Of Addition And Subtraction - Chicago Tribune; Illinois Big Pile Of Woe Needs A Big Stack Of Fixes, But Tower Is Shaking - Belleville News-Democrat; Illinois Worker Pay Battle To Resurface In Court, Legislature - NBC 5 Chicago; For Illinois, There’s Only One Way Out Of ‘Fiscal Quicksand’ - Crain’s Chicago Business; Rauner Right To Hold Firm On State Budget - Bloomington Pantagraph; Illinois Comptroller: Impasse Creates Havoc For Those In Crisis - The Southern Illinoisan; Illinois Leaders Need To Get On Same Page - The Southern Illinoisan; Sometimes Timing Is Everything - Peoria Journal-Star; Rauner Says He’s Tried Secret Mediators With Madigan - WBEZ 91.5 FM Chicago; Jockeying Already Underway Before Rauner Budget Address - Rockford Register-Star; Budget Options Would Help Illinois Determine Best Path Forward - State Journal-Register; Proposed Constitutional Amendment Would Remove Legislative Leaders If There’s No Budget - Illinois News Network; Having A Plan Beats No Plan, Illinois - Crain’s Chicago Business; Wake Up, Bruce Rauner — Bring Back Illinois - Chicago Tribune

Report: Illinoisans Experiencing Second-Worst Income Growth In The Nation - Illinois News Network

2 Teens Rob 7 With Gun, Steal An SUV In Saturday Morning North Side Spree - DNA Chicago

Carjackings Reported In Austin - CBS 2 Chicago

ISP: Driver Fired Gun On Kennedy In Rush Hour With Kids In Back Seat - ABC 7 Chicago

Racine Woman Accused Of Slashing Tires, Scratching ‘Lier’ Into Vehicle - Madison.comSome Words Of Advice From Sheldon

Iowa Trucker Used Text Messages To Seek Sex With Suburban Teen Girl: Police - Chicago Tribune

Chiraq Report – 27 Shot, 5 Killed In Weekend Shootings - CBS 2 Chicago; Assaulting Police Officer Would Be A Federal Crime Under Trump Proposal - DNA Chicago; Sneed Exclusive: Rauner’s Chicago Violence Plan — More State Police - Chicago Sun-Times; When Will Chicago Keep Our Children Safe - Chicago Tribune; Make Chicago Violence More Than A Talking Point, President Trump - Chicago Tribune; WATCHDOGS: 71 Percent Of Chicago Cops’ Street Stops Are Of Blacks - Chicago Sun-Times; Send In The Guard, Where Are The Protesters - Chicago Sun-Times; All Cops — Good And Bad — Deserve Due Process - Chicago Tribune; Chicagoans, These Senseless Shootings Are On Us - Chicago Tribune

Austin Drive-By Shooting On Mayfield Kills 1 Person, Wounds 3, Police Say - DNA Chicago

11 Year Old Girl Shot While Sitting In Minivan On S. Side - WGN 9 Chicago

Woman Shot Inside Car In Uptown - Chicago Sun-Times

Driver Shot In East Garfield Park - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Shot In Lawndale Drive-By - Chicago Sun-Times

Boy, 16, Shot In South Shore Drive-By - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Shot While Sitting In Car In Evanston - Chicago Sun-Times

Woman Fatally Struck While Crossing Lake Shore Drive - Chicago Tribune

11-Year-Old Boy Killed In Englewood Crash Involving CTA Bus - CBS 2 Chicago

Police: Road Rage Might Have Led To Fatal Lake Shore Drive Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

Driver Involved In Deadly 2015 Crash In Evanston Sued - Chicago Sun-Times

Woman In Critical Condition After South Side Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

2-Year-Old Girl Among 2 Injured In South Side Crash - CBS 2 Chicago

Two Men Injured In Lemont Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

Indiana Man Crawling Across I-65 Dies After Being Hit By Traffic - Chicago Tribune

Two Killed In Dirt Bike, ATV Crash Near Kirkland - DeKalb Daily Chronicle

Woman, 28, Struck By Metra Train Near Cicero - Chicago Sun-Times

How Chicago Bike Deliverers Fight Wind, Roads, And Cars To Deliver Your Food - Eater

We Need Lots Of Smart Reforms Before President Trump?s $1 Trillion Infrastructure Initiative Can Deliver Much Bang For Its Pile Of Bucks - American Interest

US Judge Rejects Tribes’ Latest Effort To Stop Dakota Access Pipeline Progress - CNBC; Native Americans Gather In Denver To Protest Dakota Access Pipeline - CBS 4 Denver; The Logistics Of Protest - Chicago Tribune

Automakers Ask Trump To Reconsider Car Emissions Standards - The Hill

National Average Stabilizes Near Recent Lows - Gas Buddy

Group Asks Feds To Pump Brakes On Driver Mode For Phones - The Hill

Senators Plot Bipartisan Bill On Self-Driving Cars - The Hill

Uber CEO Predicts Humanoid Robots Will Deliver Pizza, AI Chatbots To Be In Self-Driving Cars - Nightly Business Report

Plaintiffs’ Attorneys Contend Courts Should Determine Liability For Driverless Car Accidents - Uptospeedblog

Self-Driving Cars Could Ease Our Commutes, But That’ll Take A While - NPR

Regulators Are Keeping Up With The Driverless Car - TU Automotive

Autonomous And Electric Drive Technologies Will Radically Transform The Way Tomorrow?s Car Look, Inside And Out. - The Detroit Bureau

Why Self-Driving Cars ‘Can’t Even’ With Construction Zones - Wired

Gov. Christie Signs Uber, Lyft Regulations for New Jersey - Governing

Tennessee Introduces Bill Allowing People To Hit Protesters Blocking Roads - CS Media Group

What Does It Take For A Driver To Get Charged With Manslaughter - The Straight Dope

Evacuation Of Area Near Cal. Dam Leads To Traffic Gridlock - ABC News

New Winter Storm Buries Roads In Northeast - ABC News

The Coolest Concept Cars From 2017 Consumer Electronics Show - Chicago Sun-Times

Baby Boomer Finds Car Safety Technology Essential - Chicago Tribune

Consumers Want To Buy Cars Online And Prefer Dealers Who Offer It, So What’s The Holdup - The Car Connection

Proposed Mexican Tariff Could Hit Lower-Income Car Buyers - USA TODAY; Tax Threat Heightens Concern About Affordability - Auto News

Far More Recalled, But Not Repaired, Vehicles Now Driving U.S. Roads - Car And Driver

Will The NHTSA Change Its Vehicle Recall Process - Norfolk Legal Examiner

Chrysler Vehicles Top Safety Complaints Study; Lauded Electrics Don’t Fare Well, Either - The Truth About Cars

Japan’s Prime Minister Pushes High Speed Rail Tech In Visit With Trump - TIME

Trump Says He’s Considering Brand New Order On Immigration - The Hill; Appeals Court Judge Wants Vote On Whether To Reconsider Travel Ban Ruling - The Hill; Administration Seeks To Postpone District Court Proceedings On Travel Ban - The Hill; U Of C, Northwestern Fight Trump’s Travel Ban - Crain’s Chicago Business

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

  1. Jeff says:

    Illinois Appellate Court Won’t Hear City’s Appeal In Red-Light Camera Lawsuit – Chicago Sun-Times

    City Hall wasted tax dollars on an appeal that was almost certain to be rejected. Interlocutory (pre-judgment) appeals are only rarely granted by the courts.

  2. Jeff says:

    More News On Proposed Statewide Red Light Camera Ban – Chicago Daily Herald

    Red Light Cam ban will be a great issue for challengers in next legislative elections

  3. Jeff says:

    Illinois Senate Bill Would Offer Options Between Real IDs Or Noncompliant -Driver’s Licenses – Quincy Herald-Whig

    All IDs should be secure – no reason to give crooks or terrorists a back door.

  4. Jeff says:

    Emanuel In Washington For Meetings On Crime, Infrastructure – Chicago Sun-Times; Emanuel’s New Infrastructure Projects Could Create 40,000 Jobs – NBC 5 Chicago

    With Rahm’s charm, Chicago will likely get nothing.

  5. Jeff says:

    Black Lives Matter Activist’s Protest Shuts Down Lake Shore Drive – DNA Chicago

    This clown should go to jail for his self-indulgent traffic tying tantrum

  6. Jeff says:

    Grand Avenue Reconstruction Moves To Stretch Between Chicago And Pulaski – DNA Chicago

    Streetsbloggers have their panties in a bunch over this road widening – even though they are getting more special snowflake bike lanes as a result:


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