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

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Your transportation related headlines for Monday, March 6th, 2017.

Allstate Hikes Car Insurance Rates In Illinois - Crain’s Chicago Business

Study: Some Of City’s Most Traveled Bridges Classified As ‘Structurally Deficient’ - Chicago Tribune

Chicago’s Infrastructure Trust Falls Short Of Expectations - Crain’s Chicago Business

Could Trump And Emanuel Find Common Ground On Infrastructure, Other Issues - Crain’s Chicago Business

Trump Signs Travel Order That Applies To Those Seeking New Visas - Chicago Sun-Times; Rahm Slams Travel Ban - Chicago Daily Herald; What’s Changed In Trump’s Travel Ban - The Hill

Emanuel, Union Blame Each Other For Stalling Ambulance Expansion - Chicago Sun-Times

Another Dumbass Idea From Springfield – Proposed Illinois Law Allows Those Under 21 To Drink With A Parent - CBS 2 Chicago

What To Do When Pulled Over: A New Chapter For Driver’s Ed - Chicago Sun-Times; How to Act When Stopped by Police — Illinois Has Some Tips - US News And World Report

A New Car Tells The Real Story Of Chicago Immigration - Chicago Sun-Times

Bikers Still Whining About Their Cars Blocking Their Special Snowflake Lanes - Chicagoist

Sci-Fi Movie Filming In Edgewater This Week Brings Parking Restrictions, Street And Alley Closures - DNA Chicago

Michael Reese Land Proposals Need Community Input, Ald. King Says - DNA Chicago

Rethinking The Obama Library - Chicago Tribune

60-Story Tower Would Be Tallest Since Recession In River North; Proposal Would Contain 216 Hotel Rooms, 120 Hotel Timeshare Units, 246 Condominium Units, Roughly 30,000 Square Feet Of Retail Space, And Parking For 325 Vehicles - DNA ChicagoCurbed Chicago

Millennials Priced Out Of New Condo Market Downtown - Loop North News

New Residential, Retail Coming To Greektown Amid Worries About Parking And Congestion - Gazette Chicago

Jefferson Park Association Concerned Projects Could Worsen School Overcrowding, Parking Congestion - Nadig Newspapers

Truck On Way To Scrapyard Gets Stuck At Viaduct, Snarling Traffic, Again - DNA Chicago

Fashion Forward Fido Wears Chic Driving Goggles - DNA Chicago

Offline For Upgrades, Millenium Park Crown Fountain Will Resume Amusing In Mid-April - Loop North News

Active Transportation Alliance Wants To Use Tour Tax Dollar Subsidies To Bring Its Cuckoo Anti-Car Crusade To The Suburbs - Active Transportation Alliance

Long Grove’s Covered Bridge Receiving Federal Protection - Chicago Daily Herald

Diminutive Drag Racer Produces Enormously Fun Drive For New Lenox Owner - Chicago Daily Herald

Lincolnwood Delays Action On Parking Commercial And Recreational Vehicles On Residential Streets And Driveways - Nadig Newspapers

West Aurora Transporting More Homeless Students - Chicago Tribune

Better Late Than Never, Says Top Cop On East Aurora Busing - Chicago Tribune

Great Lakes Mayors Group: Don’t Cut Ecological Initiative - Chicago Sun-Times; The US Deserves A Strong, Fully Funded EPA - Chicago Tribune; Editorial — No Backtracking On Plan To Keep Asian Carp Out Of Lake - Chicago Sun-Times; Restoring The Great Lakes Takes A Back Seat To Trump’s Tweets - Chicago Tribune

Despite Raid By Feds, Peoria-Based Truck Maker Caterpillar Reputation May Emerge Unscathed, Experts Say - Chicago Tribune; Is The Situation At Caterpillar HQ As Bad As It Looks - Crain’s Chicago Business; Lawsuit Filed - Crain’s Chicago Business; Roots Of Caterpillar Raid Reach Back Years, Investigation Could Expand - Peoria Journal-StarPeoria Journal-Star

Trump’s Love For Chicago Based Boeing Creates Contradictions - Crain’s Chicago Business; United Airlines CEO Explains Why The Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet Will Soon Go Away - Business Insider

City Tax Dollars At Work — City Cancels ‘Whoopsie’ Order For $535,000 In School’s Air Conditioners Just Before The School Closes - DNA Chicago; Rauner Memo: Tax-Increment Funds One Option To Fund CPS - Chicago Sun-Times; State To File Response To CPS Lawsuit Against Rauner By End Of Month - Chicago Tribune; Editorial: Time To Hold Faux Education Reformers Accountable - Quad Cities Dispatch-Argus; Chance The Rapper Donates $1M To Chicago Public Schools - ABC 7 Chicago

EDITORIAL — Tribune Pushes Massive Tax Hike Of The Grand Bargain - Chicago Tribune; Illinois Pitches Sales Tax For Netflix, Spotify, Other Streaming Services - Illinois Policy Institute; Illinois Senators Have Lost Their Grip On Reality With Tax Proposals - Chicago Sun-Times; Democrats Say Rauner Bungling Bargain — Gov Calls That Goofy - Chicago Sun-Times; Interest On Illinois’ Pension Debt Is $9.1B Per Year - Illinois Policy Institute; Majority Of Illinois Voters Support A No-Tax-Hike Budget - Illinois Policy Institute; Will The Grand Bargain Slow The Flight Of People And Employers From Illinois Or Accelerate That Exodus - Wirepoints; How Much Change Can We Expect With 2 More Cents In Sales Tax - Belleville News-Democrat; Can The Illinois Senate Negotiate A Budget Deal - WBEZ 91.5 FM Chicago; More Blame Game Over Grand Bargain Fail - Chicago Sun-Times

Taxpayers Lose First Round To AFSCME In Appellate Court - Illinois Policy Institute; With Appellate Order, AFSCME Strike Decision Likely Delayed For Months - NPR IllinoisChicago TribuneChicago Sun-Times; Union Membership In Illinois Matches Record Low - WGN 9 Chicago; State’s Labor Issues Impact Taxpayers, Private Businesses - Illinois News Network

Democrats Eyeing A Run For Governor Must Work To Energize The Black Vote - Chicago Sun-Times; Here’s Why Rauner Needs That $50 Million In His War Chest - Crain’s Chicago Business

Andy Shaw On Government — Throw The Bums Out — Let The Voters Decide - Crain’s Chicago Business

Missing: Driver To Nursing Home Left Man, 66, At Wrong Location - Chicago Sun-Times

Erroneously Released Chicago Expressway Shooting Murder Suspect Arrested In Georgia - Chicago Tribune

Delivery Drivers Robbed In Ashburn, Police Warn - DNA Chicago

Men Arrested After 2 Guns Found During West Side Traffic Stop - Chicago Sun-Times

2 Arrested After Chase In Round Lake Park - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Charged With Aurora Shooting, Leading Police On Chase - Chicago Sun-Times

Unbuckled Seatbelt Leads To Hijacked Car’s Recovery In Evanston - Evanston Now

Chicago Area Police Rank Among Worst In Racial Disparity In Traffic Searches: Study - Chicagoist

Evanston Police Are Less Likely To Search A Motorist’s Car During A Traffic Stop And More Likely To Find Contraband When They Do Than The Statewide Average - Evanston Now

Firefighters Put Out Lake Forest Garage Fire, Find Person Dead - Chicago Sun-Times

VIDEO: Hobart, Indiana Police Looking For Tips After Woman Forced Into Car - The Times Of Northwest Indiana

Chiraq Report – 1 Dead, 22 Wounded In Chicago Weekend Shootings, 550 Total This Year So Far - Chicago Sun-TimesChicago Tribune; Trumps Feds Not Needed - Chicago Sun-Times; Tech, Hackathons And Code Won’t Solve Chicago’s Violence Problem - Crain’s Chicago Business; Chicago Police Ease Restrictions On Use Of Force In New Draft Policy - Chicago Tribune; Sure, Chicago Went A Week Without A Homicide, But The Shooting Continued - Chicago Tribune

Humboldt Park Shooting On Central Park Ave Wounds 2 Men, 21 And 29, While Driving, Police Say - DNA Chicago

2 Men Wounded In East Garfield Park Drive-By Shooting - Chicago Sun-Times

2 Wounded In Heart Of Chicago Drive-By Shooting - Chicago Sun-Times

Man, Woman Shot In N. Austin Drive-By - Chicago Sun-Times

Pilsen Drive-By Shooting On Cullerton Wounds Man, 39, Walking Outside, Police Say - DNA Chicago

21-Year-Old Man Shot In Car In West Pullman - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Exiting Car, 19, Shot In Neck In West Garfield Park - Chicago Sun-Times

14-Year-Old Boy Shot In Grand Crossing Drive-By - Chicago Sun-Times

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

Woman Dies After Being Struck By Vehicle In Berwyn - Chicago Sun-Times

Barrington High Student Dies From Crash Injuries - Chicago Daily Herald

Canadian Man Killed In Hit-And-Run Crash On I-80 Near Lansing - Chicago Sun-Times

Wicker Park Man Hit By Truck, Thrown From Motorized Wheelchair, Police Say - DNA Chicago

Man Injured In Rollover Crash In Jefferson Park - Chicago Sun-Times

Two Injured In Head-On Crash Near Sugar Grove - Chicago Sun-Times

Person Injured In Bishop Ford Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

One Injured Near Antioch When Car Hits Tree - Chicago Daily Herald

Justice For South Side Dad Biker Who Was Right-Hooked In 31st Street Protected Lane - Chicago Streetsblog

Car Crashes Into Far South Side Auto Service Center - Chicago Sun-Times

Car Plunges Over Cliff In Milwaukee, Lodges In Tree - CBS 58 Milwaukee

RTA Seeking Applications For Projects To Meet Needs Of Seniors, Individuals With Disabilities - RTA

Ald. Laurino Seeks To Bring Back CTA Elston Bus - Nadiq Newspapers

Man Stabbbed On CTA Blue Line - Chicago Tribune

What Track Will New Metra Chairman Take - Chicago Daily Herald

Metra Train Fatally Hits 60-Year-Old Man Near LaGrange - Chicago Tribune

Trump Will Roll Back Auto Emission Rules - New York Times

Koch Group Warns Trump Infrastructure Plan Could Be Spending Boondoggle - Bloomberg

DOT Head Chao Says U.S. Drivers May Face More Tolls To Raise Infrastructure Funds - Washington Post

GOP Import Tax — If You Drive A Car, You Won’t Like This Idea - Autoblog

Uber Shifts Into Damage Control Mode - The Hill; Uber’s Secret ‘Greyball’ Program Shows Just How Far It Will Go To Get Its Way - Chicago Tribune; Former Uber Employee Shares Sexism Allegations - The Hill; Is Uber Still Worth $66 Billion - Yahoo Finance

New Study Finds That Taxi Cabs Painted Yellow Are 9 Percent Less Likely To Be Involved In Accidents Than Ones Painted Blue - DNA Chicago

GM Sells European Brands To France’s Peugeot - Chicago Tribune; GM Eliminating Shift At Michigan Plant; 1,100 Jobs Affected - Chicago Tribune

McDonald’s Plan For Mobile Pay: Avoid Starbucks’ Mistakes - Chicago Tribune

Keystone Pipeline Won’t Use U.S. Steel Despite Trump Pledge - PBS NewsHour

This Oil-Absorbing Sponge Could Make It Way Easier To Clean Big Spills - Chicago Tribune

Gas Prices Pick Up Steam As Season’s Theatrics Come Into View - Gas Buddy

Insurance For The Car Of The Future - National Motorists Association Blog

Waze And Other Traffic Dodging Apps Prompt Cities To Game The Algorithms - CNBC

Autonomous Cars — You’ll Be Driving For The Rest Of Your Life - Autoblog

With Autonomous Cars, It’s Time to Realize We?re Trying to Solve the Wrong Problem - The Truth About Cars

Self-Driving Hearse Could Project Holograms Of The Dead - CNet

Ford’s Vision For The City Of The Future And How You Will Get Around - TheStreet

Arrest Surprised VW Manager, Who Lawyers Say Cooperated In Probe - USA TODAY; Volkswagen Brand Is Struggling To Find Its Way: CEO - CNBC ?

10 Of The Worst Cars Ever Tested By Consumer Reports - Cheat Sheet

1 Dead, Multiple Injuries Reported In 30-Vehicle Pileup In Pennsylvania - Weather Channel

‘Go Back To Your Own Country’: Sikh Man Working On His Car In His Driveway Shot In Washington In Suspected Hate Crime - Chicago Tribune

Something Like Road Rage’: DC Man Punched By Construction Worker Dies After Traffic Cone Dispute - Washington Post

Ohio 3-Year-Old Dies After ‘Freak Accident,’ Car Rolled Back In Driveway Where He Was Playing - Inside Edition

Caltrain Upgrade Is Imperiled As Trump Withholds Funds - New York Times, California Switches To Plan B - San Francisco Chronicle

Christie Mentor David Samson Set For Sentencing In United Airlines Bribery Case - CBS 2 New York

TSA Finds Record Number Of Firearms At U.S. Airports In One Day - Chicago Tribune

TSA Implementing New Pat-Down Procedures - The Hill

South Florida Pilots Learning That Skies Are Less Friendly During Trump Visits - Chicago Tribune

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

  1. Jeff says:

    Study: Some Of City’s Most Traveled Bridges Classified As ‘Structurally Deficient’ – Chicago Tribune

    Millions for bike lanes, road diets, bus lanes, and other anti-car projects while workhouse bridges are falling down. Chicago and Illinois will have a day of reckoning when a major bridge fails and the personal injury claims bankrupt the city and state.

  2. Jeff says:

    Chicago’s Infrastructure Trust Falls Short Of Expectations – Crain’s Chicago Business

    Like all of Rahm’s crooked schemes, zero benefits for the taypayers

  3. Jeff says:

    Could Trump And Emanuel Find Common Ground On Infrastructure, Other Issues – Crain’s Chicago Business

    Trump is not going to do Rahm any favors.

  4. Jeff says:

    Bikers Still Whining About Their Cars Blocking Their Special Snowflake Lanes – Chicagoist

    Try designing bike lanes that leave room for truck/vehicle deliveries and pickups of packages and people – then this will stop happening

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