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

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Your transportation related headlines for Thursday, February 16th 2017.

National Safety Council: Legalized Pot Sparks Worry About Motorists Driving Stoned, Survey Says - DNA Chicago

Former Obama Aide Fined $90,000 For Illegally Lobbying Emanuel On Uber’s Behalf - Chicago Tribune

Oberweis Pushing For 75 MPH Speed Limit On Some Suburban Interstates - Chicago Tribune

New App Allows Drivers To Pay Tolls Without Having I-PASS - Illinois News Network

Immigrants’ Rights Protesters Block Loop Streets - DNA Chicago

Best Argument Yet For Terminating Chicago Honorary Street Program — Man Whose Father Was Killed In A New York City Bombing By The FALN Lashed Out At Chicago Aldermen Thursday For Honoring Oscar Lopez Rivera - Chicago Sun-Times; Program Already Being Curtailed - Chicago TribuneDNA Chicago

Our Litigious Society: Chicago Judge Says Blind Man Can Sue McDonald’s Over Drive-Thru-Only Ordering - Chicago Tribune

Chicago Auto Show: Mermaids, Mayors And Other Funky Photos - DNA Chicago; What Is The Best Driving Position When There Over A Dozen Seat Settings - Chicago Tribune

Throwback Thursday: Milwaukee Avenue At Turn Of Last Century - DNA Chicago

Illinois Civil Asset Forfeiture Critics Complain Innocent People Pay When Cars, Other Property Is Seized - NPR Illinois

Obama Visits Chicago, This Time Without Shutting Down Loop Streets And Expressways At Rush Hour - Chicago Tribune

Rahm Says Trump Won’t Cut City Funds Over Sanctuary Issue - CNBC

Thinking Beyond The O’Hare Express - Chicago Tribune

Police To Crack Down On Drunken Drivers In West Logan, Hermosa This Weekend - DNA Chicago

West Loop Group Will Ask Neighbors To Weigh In On Needed Infrastructure Improvements In The Neighborhood At A Meeting Thursday - DNA Chicago

Jefferson Park ‘Gateway’ Apartments One Step Closer To Approval, With 39 Units, 62 Parking Spaces For Residents And Shoppers - DNA Chicago

Hotel To Replace Wicker Gas Station OK’d By City Planning Commission - DNA Chicago

More Projects Approved By Planning Commission, Including A Lakeview TOD At Ace Hardware Site - Curbed Chicago

$50 Gentrification Talk With Ald. Moreno Draws Protesters In Logan - DNA Chicago

In Chicago Area, Apartment Developers Increasingly Look To The Suburbs - Chicago Tribune

Self-Service Dog Wash Stations Coming To Montrose Dog Beach - Chicago Tribune

Don’t Let Oak Park High Rises Crowd Out Parks - Chicago Tribune

Joliet Throws Hat Into Ring As Possible Caterpillar HQ - CBS 2 Chicago

Indiana House Approves Roads Plan With Gas Tax Increase - NBC 13 Indianapolis

Chicago-Based Boeing Exec Hears Trump Criticism Of F-35 - Bloomberg; Boeing Wins SC Union Vote - New York Times

Editorial: The Governor’s Call For ‘Political Will’ On Illinois Budget Crisis - Chicago Daily Herald; Editorial — Illinois Senators, Fly The Plane - Chicago Tribune; Brown: Rauner Doing No Favors For Senate Leaders Or Schools - Chicago Sun-Times; Judge Denies Lisa Madigan Request To Halt State Workers’ Paychecks - Chicago Sun-Times; Lawmakers Find Markers In Rauner’s Statements On Grand Bargain - Illinois News Network; Different Sides Of The Political Aisle Interpret Rauner’s Budget Speech Differently - Illinois News Network; Opinion: State Senators Stave Off Spending Reform, Test Tax Hikes Instead - Illinois News Network; Rauner Lays Out Budget Plan; Democrats Not Impressed - Chicago Tonight; Gov. Rauner Rejects Sales Tax On Food, Medicine In Budget Speech - Peoria Journal-Star; Rauner Pledges Higher Funding For Schools, Roads - Quincy Herald-Whig; Lawmakers Need To Agree On More Than The Need To Work Together - State Journal-Register; Why Aren’t Illinoisans Blocking Traffic In Front Of Their Capitol - Peoria Journal-Star; Editorial: Time To Come Around For Illinois, Mike - Chicago Sun-Times; Potential Rauner Rivals Unite In Dissing His Budget Speech - Crain’s Chicago Business; Emanuel Mocks Rauner With Pledge Of $1,000 To Charity For Evidence Of Budget Plan - Chicago Tribune

After Decades On Division Street, Outlaws Biker Clubhouse Sold - Chicago Sun-Times

Police: Man Carrying Infant Son Stole 2 Squad Cars In NW Indiana - Chicago Sun-Times

Police Investigating Report Of Shots Fired On Dan Ryan - Chicago Sun-Times1 Day After Fatal LSD Shooting

Woman Abducted In Car At Knifepoint And Sexually Assaulted, Police Say - DNA Chicago

Chiraq Report – Shootings Kill 5 People, Wound 4 Since Wednesday, Police Say - DNA Chicago; Mitchell: Children Are Martyrs — And Young Men Are Killers - Chicago Sun-Times; A Plea To The Obamas: Save Chicago From Its Gun Violence - Chicago Tribune; Progressive Caucus Turns Up Heat On Emanuel Over Police Reforms - Chicago Sun-Times; Chicago Is A River Of Bloodshed - Chicago Now; Unused Tax Rebate Money Should Be Used To Fight Crime, Aldermen Say - DNA ChicagoChicago Sun-Times; Will Warm Weekend Lead To Spike In Shootings - Chicago Sun-Times; If Illinois Won’t Chip In To Curb Gun Violence, The Feds Must - Chicago Tribune; Chicago, Put Down The Guns - Chicago Tribune; Trump Says There Are 2 Chicagos: One Safe, One Worse Than The Middle East - Chicago Tribune

Man Shot To Death In Avondale Drive-By - Chicago Sun-Times

Marquette Park Drive-By Shooting Kills Man In His 20s, Police Say - DNA Chicago

DUI Charges Filed For Crash That Killed Siblings In Maywood - Chicago Sun-Times

Girl, 13, Killed In Hammond Crash Following Police Chase - ABC 7 Chicago

Relatives Of 5 Victims In I-55 Crash Speak Out At Trucker’s Sentencing - Chicago Tribune

Two Charged After Police Chase Ends In University Village Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

Woman, 83, Dies After Being Struck By Vehicle In Morton Grove - Chicago Sun-Times

California Truck Driver Killed In Hit-And-Run In Streamwood - Chicago Sun-Times

West Chicago Man Convicted In Fiery DUI Crash - Chicago Daily Herald

Alarmed By Fatalities, Metra Leaders Vow To Reverse Trend - Chicago Daily Herald

Man Dies More Than A Week After Car Struck By Train In Gary - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Shot By Amtrak Officer Near Union Station Has Died, Officials Say - DNA Chicago

Western Springs Set To Approve Bids For Metra Platform Upgrades - Chicago Tribune

Virginia Department Of Transportation Agrees To Let Drivers Know In Advance Whether Taking The Toll Lane Saves Time - The Newspaper

Junk Science Researchers Claim Drivers Are Racists - NPR

Drop In Driving And Car Ownership Suggests That America’s Love Affair With Cars May Be Over - The Car Connection

Senators Eye Self-Driving Car Bill - Bloomberg; Congress Should Take Hands Off The Wheel Of Self-Driving Cars - The Hill

Three Automakers and Lyft Ask Feds to Adopt National Standard for Self-Driving Cars - Hybrid Cars

How Will Cities Change With Autonomous Cars - Auto Guide

The Simple Question About Self-Driving Cars We Still Can’t Answer - Washington Post

Uber: Hard To Find Cities To Test Self-Driving Cars - CNBC

Increase In Car Crashes Makes A Good Case For Driverless Vehicles - EconoTimes

Lawmakers Want NHTSA To Study Connected Car Security - PYMNTS.com

Electric Vehicles? Slow Merge Into the Fast Lane in California - Governing

Should Vehicles Be Tech Dead Zones - National Motorists Association Blog

Guy Sacrifices Tesla To Save Unconscious Driver - Mashable

UAW Aiming To Unionize Tesla, VW, Nissan Plants - USA TODAY

Top 10 Cars Stuck On Dealer Lots That Are Ripe For Deals - Yahoo News

The 10 Best Cars for a Long-Term Relationship - Yahoo Finance

Freight Railroad Asks Congress To Pay For Safety Technology In Passenger Trains - The Hill

Dems Introduce Train Audit Bill After Deadly NJ Transit Crash - The Hill

Trump Administration Says It Will Revise Travel Ban Instead Of Continuing Appeals - Chicago Tribune; Trump Ban Hurting International Travel, Studies Show - Chicago Tribune

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

  1. Jeff says:

    Former Obama Aide Fined $90,000 For Illegally Lobbying Emanuel On Uber’s Behalf – Chicago Tribune
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    Can’t Chicago do anything in terms of transportation (Divvy, red light cams, speed cams, etc) without a payoff or a bribe?

  2. Jeff says:

    Oberweis Pushing For 75 MPH Speed Limit On Some Suburban Interstates – Chicago Tribune
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    This time the bill should be drafted so that IDOT/the Tollway can’t stop the change and thwart the intent of the General Assembly:

    http://theexpiredmeter.com/2013/12/state-senator-idot-fight-to-over-raising-speed-limits-on-city-expressways/

  3. Jeff says:

    New App Allows Drivers To Pay Tolls Without Having I-PASS – Illinois News Network
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    Surprised that the Tollway would allow anything to cut into sales of transponder units

  4. Jeff says:

    Best Argument Yet For Terminating Chicago Honorary Street Program — Man Whose Father Was Killed In A New York City Bombing By The FALN Lashed Out At Chicago Aldermen Thursday For Honoring Oscar Lopez Rivera – Chicago Sun-Times; Program Already Being Curtailed – Chicago Tribune, DNA Chicago
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    When convicted terrorists are getting honored with street signs, it’s time to scrap the program once and for all.

  5. Jeff says:

    Rahm Says Trump Won’t Cut City Funds Over Sanctuary Issue – CNBC
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    Rahm might not want to call Trump’s bluff – he seems like a loose cannon these days

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