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

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Your transportation related headlines for Tuesday, February 14th 2017.

Editorial: More Troopers On Expressways Can’t Come Fast Enough - Chicago Sun-TimesWashington PostCrain’s Chicago Business

ICE Raids Target Illegal Aliens Convicted Of DUI, Nationwide And In Chicago - NPRChicago Tribune

Bigly Isn’t Enough; Infrastructure Must Be Built Smartly, Too - Crain’s Chicago Business

Rahm In DC Looking For Federal Dollars To Rehab CTA Green Line - Crain’s Chicago Business

Streetsbloggers Pitching A Hissy Fit Over Grand Avenue Being Widened 4 Feet, Even Though The Project Adds Bike Lanes - Chicago Streetsblog

Crash Between CPD Officer And Bike Is A ‘He Said, She Said’ Over Whether Biker Ran The Stop Sign, Ignored Sirens And Lights - Chicago Reader

33rd Ward Street Projects - DNA Chicago

‘Master Plan’ Floats New Dog Park, Safer Wicker, Bucktown Intersections - DNA Chicago

Bernie Sanders Fan Continues Her Banner Vigil On A Kennedy Expressway Overpass In Jefferson Park, 3 Months After The General Election, And 7 Months After Bernie Conceded The Primary - TwitterChicago Tribune

We No Longer Need Barricades On Obama’s Hyde Park Block, Neighboring Synagogue Says - DNA Chicago

Chicago Auto Show 2017: What’s New From Toyota, Ford, Dodge - ABC 7 Chicago; Female Engineers Drive Auto Industry Forward - Chicago Tribune

After Alderman’s Criticism, Obama Library Promises More Openness About Plan - DNA Chicago

Check Out A Stunning, Hyper-Realistic Model Of Downtown Chicago In Minecraft - Chicagoist

More Cute Piglet Pictures From Ag School — ‘Because Adorable’ - DNA Chicago

Brookfield Zoo Hopes New Polar Bear Will Make Love Connection - Chicago Sun-Times

Evanston Will Replace Access Control System In City Parking Garage - Evanston Now

Barrington Will Upgrade Squad Car Cameras - Chicago Daily Herald

Arlington Heights Wrapping Up Parkway Ash Tree Removal Program - Chicago Daily Herald

‘Albany Park Not For Sale’: Tenants Fight Eviction, Gentrification - DNA Chicago; Tenant Advocacy Groups May Always Be On The War Path About Rising Rents And Gentrification — But The Truth Is, Chicago Apartment Renters Have Infinitely More Rights And Consumer Protection Now Than Decades Ago - Loop North News

Rahm Airbnb Crackdown Reined In After Lawsuit - DNA Chicago

Trump May Attend Chicago-Based Boeing’s Debut Of New Boeing Plane - The Hill

CPS Sues State Over Funding, Says It Violates Students Rights - Chicago Sun-Times; Chicago Tribune: Critics Find Multiple Targets At CPS Budget Hearings - Chicago Tribune

Rauner To Address Grand Bargain During Budget Speech - Illinois News Network; Grand Bargain Budget Interconnected Bills Could Be Unconstitutional - Illinois News Network; Illinois School Funding Stumbling Block - Illinois News Network; Editorial: Rauner Must Offer A Budget That Gets And Holds Lawmakers’ Attention - Chicago Daily Herald

Illinois Has Higher Property Taxes Than Every State With No Income Tax - Illinois Policy Institute

Indiana Personal Income Has Grown Twice As Fast As Illinois’ Over Recession Era - Illinois Policy Institute

5 Cars Stolen From Villa Park Dealership - Chicago Sun-Times

More Police On The Mag Mile — Northwestern Weighs Expanding Patrols - DNA Chicago

Cops: Highland Park Man Held On $1 Million Bond After Firing At Occupied Vehicle - Chicago Tribune

Elmhurst Police Report Accidental Shooting Inside Parked Car - Chicago Tribune

Woman Carjacked At Gunpoint Outside Naperville School - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Found In Car With Teen Faces Child Porn, Sex Abuse Charges - Chicago Daily Herald

Police: Delivery Drivers Robbed At Gunpoint On Far South Side - Chicago Sun-Times

Chiraq Report – Emanuel Cynically Uses Meeting With New AG Sessions To Get His Pet Projects Funded - Chicago Sun-Times

Toddler And Man Killed, Woman Wounded In Car In Little Village Shooting - Chicago Tribune

Uptown Drive-By Shooting Leaves Two Wounded, Police Say - DNA Chicago

11-Year-Old Girl Dies After Being Shot While Sitting In A Minivan Saturday - Chicago Sun-Times; Editorial — This Has To Stop - Chicago Tribune; When Will Chicago Care About Violence - Chicago Now

15-Year-Old Boy Grazed In North Lawndale Drive-By Shooting - Chicago Sun-Times

Wisconsin Man Pleads Guilty To Hit-And-Run Crash That Left Three Chicago Women Dead - ABC 12 Milwaukee

Brother And Sister Killed In Maywood Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Fatally Struck In Des Plaines Hit-And-Run, Police Say - ABC 7 Chicago

Elk Grove Village Police Looking For Driver Who Struck Pedestrian - Chicago Daily Herald

19-Year-Old Man Killed In Roseland Crash Identified - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Fatally Struck By Car In Avondale Identified - Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Woman Airlifted To Hospital After Kankakee County Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

Man’s Burning Death Inside Car In Skokie Ruled Accidental - Chicago Sun-Times

No. 11 Lincoln Ave Bus Has A Valentine’s Message For Riders: ‘Be Mine’ - DNA Chicago

Green Line Thieves Are Taking Phones From Loop Commuters: Police - DNA Chicago

One Architect’s Vision For The Planned Green Line Station At Damen And Lake - Curbed Chicago

Metra: Pedestrian Struck By Train Near Long Lake - Chicago Sun-Times

Danger Of Public Private Partnerships For Infrastructure - American Policy Center

Congress Revs Up Debate Over Self-Driving Cars - The Detroit NewsThe HillMorning Consult

GM, Toyota Set To Push U.S. Regulators On Easing Self-Driving Restrictions - TechCrunch

Automakers Are Seeking Broad Exemptions From Safety Rules For Self-Driving Cars - The Verge

Governors Highway Safety Association Released A Report On How Self-Driving Vehicles Will Interact With Traditional Drivers - Gov Tech

New Tech Allows Driverless Cars To Be Stopped By Waving Pedestrians - Bailiwick Express

GM President Wants More Public Streets Open For Autonomous Vehicle Testing - GM Authority

Why Self-Driving Cars Have to Watch Their Human Passengers - WIRED

Google Self-Driving-Car Employees Leave After Large Payouts - Business Insider

Uber Now Has Mapping Cars On Five Continents In Its Bid To Overtake Google Maps - The Verge

Mazda Recalls Nearly 174k Cars To Fix Faulty Seats - The Detroit News

Hundreds Of Drivers Complain Ford Explorer Exhaust Making Them Sick - CBS News

‘Near-Zero’ Diesel Cheaper Way To Cut NOx Than Electric Cars, Says Diesel Lobbying Group - Green Car Reports

Smart Will Stop Offering Gas-Powered Cars in the U.S. - Motor Trend

Fire In Disneyland Parking Structure Burns 8 Cars, Injures 7 People And Prompts Evacuations - Los Angeles Times

Pa. Man Caught Driving 22 Times Without License Loses Appeal - Yahoo News

Two Dead In Lamborghini Crash At Las Vegas Exotic Car Experience Center - Autoblog

Ex-Husband of ABC News Doctor Jumps to His Death From George Washington Bridge In NYC, Weeks After Their Divorce - Yahoo News

Cal Lawmaker Wants To Make It Easier To Soak Taxpayers For Transit Pet Projects - San Francisco Examiner

Federal Judge Says Court Proceedings Will Continue On Trump’s Travel Ban - The Hill

Dem Pushes For Ban On In-Flight Phone Calls - The Hill

Flight Cancellations, Mishandled Bags Fall To Record Lows - The Hill

Up, Up And Away: Passenger-Carrying Drone To Fly In Dubai - ABC News

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

  1. Jeff says:

    Editorial: More Troopers On Expressways Can’t Come Fast Enough – Chicago Sun-Times, Washington Post, Crain’s Chicago Business
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    This year already looks to be another year of record numbers in expressway shootings

  2. Jeff says:

    ICE Raids Target Illegal Aliens Convicted Of DUI, Nationwide And In Chicago – NPR, Chicago Tribune
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    Illegal alien drink drivers are a menace – no license, no drivers ed, no insurance

  3. Jeff says:

    Rahm In DC Looking For Federal Dollars To Rehab CTA Green Line – Crain’s Chicago Business
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    Yet another laugh riot as Rahm has to beg Trump for federal cash – good luck

  4. Jeff says:

    Streetsbloggers Pitching A Hissy Fit Over Grand Avenue Being Widened 4 Feet, Even Though The Project Adds Bike Lanes – Chicago Streetsblog
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    The word “ingrates” seems applicable here – millions spent on bike pet projects and all the “sand in the vagina” bike lobby does is complain and play the victim

  5. Jeff says:

    Crash Between CPD Officer And Bike Is A ‘He Said, She Said’ Over Whether Biker Ran The Stop Sign, Ignored Sirens And Lights – Chicago Reader
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    Dash cam should answer the question – until then no one can say for sure

  6. Jeff says:

    ‘Master Plan’ Floats New Dog Park, Safer Wicker, Bucktown Intersections – DNA Chicago
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    More stuff for car haters to love here:

    http://chi.streetsblog.org/2017/02/14/wicker-park-bucktown-plan-has-great-ideas-for-improving-transportation/

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