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

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Your transportation related headlines for Tuesday, March 7th, 2017.

Ex-Redflex VP Seeks $2 Million Bounty From Chicago Red Light Camera Corruption Settlement - The Newspaper

Auto Sales, Auto Repairs Among Top Consumer Complaints In Illinois - Chicago Sun-Times

AAA Urges Legislators to Vote Against Illinois Speed Limit Bill - AAA Chicago; Streetsblog Chimes In With The Repeatedly Disproven Claims That Traffic Cameras Prevent Accidents And That Artificially Low Speed Limits Save Lives - Chicago Streetsblog

Streetsblog Voodoo Traffic Engineers Want To Bring S. American Traffic Nightmares To Chicago - Chicago Streetsblog

CTA Board Expected To Extend Test Run Of 31st Street Bus 6 More Months - Chicago Tribune

Rauner Goes To Court Over Comptroller Paycheck Handling - Northern Illinois Public Radio; Argues That Comptroller Mendoza Is Diverting Money From A State Fund For Vehicle Repair — Exactly The Kind Of Thing The Voters Of Illinois Wanted To Outlaw When They Passed The Lockbox Amendment; Meanwhile Mendoza Criticizes Illinois’ ‘Lawless’ Fiscal Climate - Crain’s Chicago BusinessChicago Sun-Times

Illinois Bill Would Limit Civil Asset Forfeiture By Requiring Conviction Before Allowing Seizure Of Cars Or Other Assets, Preventing Other Abuses Under Current Law - Tenth Amendment Center; Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas Questions Legality Of Civil Asset Forfeiture - Huffington Post

Motorists Must Do Their Part For Pedestrian Safety - Chicago Tribune

Another Sweetheart Deal For Rahm’s Brother/Uber Investor Ari Emanuel — City Won’t Fingerprint Uber, Lyft Drivers, City Workers - Chicago Sun-Times

Downtown St. Patrick’s Day Parade Saturday - DNA Chicago; Northwest Side Irish Parade This Sunday - Northwestsideirish.Org; S. Side Irish Parade Sunday - Southsideirishparade.Org – Watch For Street Closures, Parking Bans; CTA To Provide Extra Service To St. Patrick’s Day, UC Events - Chicago Sun-Times

Lane Closings To Affect 115th Street Over Bishop Ford - Chicago Sun-Times

Wicker Park/Bucktown Cranks Pushing Forward With A New Front In The War On Cars And Drivers - Next City

Will Lakeview Transit Oriented Development, Including A Target Store, Be The Funeral For Local Small Business - DNA Chicago

33-Unit Modern Apartment Building Coming To Lot Next To Foodsmart In Logan Square To Have 33 Units, 34 Parking Spaces - DNA Chicago

Ald. Approves Edgewater Project With 105 Units, 45 Parking Spaces - DNA Chicago

89 Year Old Family-Run Calumet Fisheries Has Been A Fixture At 95th Street Bridge Over Calumet River For Decades - CBS 2 ‘Made In Chicago’ PodcastBridge Was Setting For Classic Badass Car Jump Scene From ‘The Blues Brothers’

For Sale: ‘Wayne’s World’ Cars Formerly Part Of Berwyn Landmark, Free Roof And Floor Holes Included - Chicago TribuneSvengoolie Reacts

Chicago Cubs Have Scheduled Full Limit Of Concerts At Wrigley; Cubs Can’t Add Any Other Night Events — Including Games Rescheduled Due To Rain — Without Giving Up Traffic Headache Night Games Next Season – Crain’s Chicago Business

Could New Riverfront Park Be Coming To City’s Old Fleet Management Lot - DNA Chicago

Fundraising Slows For Jackson Park/South Shore Golf Course Merger - Chicago Sun-Times

What Trump’s Immigration Policies Could Cost Chicago - Crain’s Chicago Business

Elk Grove Village Based United Airlines Cuts Jobs, As Does Hoffman Estates Based Sears - Chicago Tribune

For Illinois Truck Maker Caterpillar, Charity Begins At New Home - Chicago Tribune

Boss Lewis Using Chicago Violence To Argue For More Funds For Mismanaged, Bankrupt, Junk Bond Credit CPS - Chicago Tribune; Rauner Memo: Use TIF Funds To Save Chicago Public Schools - Illinois Policy Institute: Cartoon – School Choice In Chicago - Illinois Policy Institute; Amid Pressure, Rauner Says He Wants Pension, CPS Bill Passed Now - Chicago Sun-Times; Chance The Rapper Tweets Out Thanks For #CPSsupport - Chicago Sun-Times

Emanuel Calls Governor Emperor Without Clothes, Rauner Aide Suggests Mayor Has ‘Napoleon Complex’ - Chicago Tribune

Illinois Readies For An Undead Apocalypse While Its Financial Situation Grows Worse - Wall Street Journal; Poll: 79% Of Illinoisans Want State To Cut Spending, Not Raise Taxes - Illinois News Network

State Treasurer Wants Marijuana Clarity From Trump Administration - Chicago Tribune

WalletHub: Illinoisans’ Property Taxes Second Highest In Country - Illinois News Network

Two Armed Robberies Of People In Parked Cars Reported In Uptown - Chicago Sun-Times

Mystery Veils Fundraiser For Cops Accused Of Lying In Laquan McDonald Dash Cam Shooting Case - Chicago Tribune

Protester Gets Conditional Discharge For False Claim That Naperville Cop Tried To Hit Him With Squad Car - Chicago Tribune

Chicago Judge To FBI: You Can’t Force Suspects To Fingerprint Unlock Their iPhones - Chicago Tribune

Sheriff: Three Try To Flee Police In Stolen Car In Beach Park; Police Use OnStar To Stop The Car - Chicago Sun-Times

CPD Use-Of-Force Change Prompting Black Lives Matter Protest - Chicago Sun-Times

Chiraq Report – Shootings Kill 4 People, Wound 5 Since Monday, Police Say - DNA Chicago; 3 dead, 1 Critically Wounded In South Side Shootings Tuesday - Chicago Sun-Times

Man In Car, 29, Killed In Chicago Lawn Shooting On Claremont, Officials Say - DNA Chicago

Little Village Drive-By Shooting On California Kills Man, 23, Who Tried To Run Away And Collapsed - DNA Chicago

Auburn Gresham Shooting Of 2 In Car On 76th St. Kills Woman, 24, And Critically Wounds Man: Police - DNA Chicago

Man In Car Seriously Hurt In South Shore Shooting - Chicago Sun-Times

Driver Wounded In Roseland Drive-By Shooting - Chicago Sun-Times

Pedestrian Hit, Killed By Semi After Falling From Aurora Sidewalk - Chicago Sun-Times

22-Year-Old Woman Killed In Head-On Crash In DeKalb - Chicago Sun-Times

Jefferson Park Rollover Crash Leads To DUI Charges For Suburban Man - DNA Chicago

Aurora Man Accused Of 3 DUI Crashes Within A Mile - Chicago Daily Herald

CTA’s New History Instagram Page Shares Old-School, Epic Photos - DNA Chicago

New Grocery Store Planned For Woodlawn Near Cottage Grove ‘L’ Stop - DNA Chicago

The Coming Clean-Air War Between Trump And California Over Auto Emissions - The Atlantic; Dems Push Trump To Keep Obama-Era Car Emissions Standards - The Hill

Study: Obama’s Proposed Trucking Rule Has No Benefit On Driver Safety - The Hill

Trucking Companies Push Back Against Fully Autonomous Vehicles - Supply Chain Dive

Trump Claims Credit For ExxonMobil Investment Plan Launched Four Years Ago - Chicago Tribune

Uber Mulls Hiring Senior Deputy After String Of Negative Headlines - The Hill

Lawyers Seek To Derail Volkswagen’s Billion Dollar Dieselgate Deal - Forbes; VW Expects To Sanction More Employees In Emissions Scandal: Chairman - Reuters; This Self-Driving Van Concept From Volkswagen Looks Like A Pissed-Off Toaster - The Verge

Honda Ramps Up Efforts To Repair ‘Very Dangerous’ Takata Inflators - The Car Connection

On The Road To Self-Driving Cars, Toyota’s First Stop Is Crash-Free Camrys - Forbes; Toyota Tests Backseat Driver Software That Could Take Control In Dangerous Moments - MIT Technology Review

75% Are Afraid Of Self-Driving Cars - Auto Connected Car News

What Is The Biggest Unmanned Autonomous Vehicle Challenge - GPS World

Less Than Three Years From Now, There Could Easily Be Three Fewer Car Companies Left On The Field - National Motorists Association Blog

Michigan Man Mistakenly Locked Up For 3 Days For Driving With His Ex-Wife Loses Lawsuit - Chicago Daily Herald

Va. Woman Rear-Ends Car In Funeral Procession, Then Leads Police On High-Speed Chase - Washington Post

Connecticut Mom Who Live-Streamed 10-Year-Old Son On Facebook Driving Due In Court - Newsday

Auto-Related Tax Deductions That May Apply To You - Gas Buddy

Federal Judge Rejects Request To Temporarily Stop Construction Of Dakota Access Pipeline - Chicago Tribune

Opinion: Time to Raise the National Gas Tax - New York Times

Why Do Americans And Brits Drive On Different Sides Of The Road - MSN

This Incredible Drone-Car Hybrid Could Transform City Travel - CNet

Driverless Shuttle Program Kicks Off in California to Tackle First Mile/Last Mile Mobility Obstacle - Gov Tech

San Francisco: Let’s Talk Seriously About Driverless Trains - Streetsblog San Francisco

The Future Of Travel — First Photos Of Hyperloop Test Track Built In Nevada Desert - The Telegraph

At Least 4 Dead After Train Collides With Charter Bus In Mississippi - Chicago Tribune

Critics On New Travel Ban: More Palatable, Still Problematic - U.S. News & World Report

Airports Facing $100B In Infrastructure Needs - The Hill

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

  1. Jeff says:

    Motorists Must Do Their Part For Pedestrian Safety – Chicago Tribune
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    Sound like problem in Jackson Park is not enough traffic lights/crossing signals – an easy fix without the nutty idea of getting rid of a busy commuter route to the Skyway.

  2. Jeff says:

    Ex-Redflex VP Seeks $2 Million Bounty From Chicago Red Light Camera Corruption Settlement – The Newspaper
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    And now convicted Reflex is now back on the Rahm approved list of Chicago contractors – feds need to look under the hood of this deal.

  3. Jeff says:

    Rauner Goes To Court Over Comptroller Paycheck Handling – Northern Illinois Public Radio; Argues That Comptroller Mendoza Is Diverting Money From A State Fund For Vehicle Repair — Exactly The Kind Of Thing The Voters Of Illinois Wanted To Outlaw When They Passed The Lockbox Amendment; Meanwhile Mendoza Criticizes Illinois’ ‘Lawless’ Fiscal Climate – Crain’s Chicago Business, Chicago Sun-Times
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    Round 1 of lockbox amendment enforcement issues

  4. Jeff says:

    Another Sweetheart Deal For Rahm’s Brother/Uber Investor Ari Emanuel — City Won’t Fingerprint Uber, Lyft Drivers, City Workers – Chicago Sun-Times
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    Uber may be under siege everywhere else in the world, but in Chicago Rahm gives them a regulatory rub-job.

  5. Jeff says:

    Ex-Redflex VP Seeks $2 Million Bounty From Chicago Red Light Camera Corruption Settlement – The Newspaper
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    Redflex – the scandal that just won’t die.

  6. Jeff says:

    AAA Urges Legislators to Vote Against Illinois Speed Limit Bill – AAA Chicago; Streetsblog Chimes In With The Repeatedly Disproven Claims That Traffic Cameras Prevent Accidents And That Artificially Low Speed Limits Save Lives – Chicago Streetsblog

    Streetsblog Voodoo Traffic Engineers Want To Bring S. American Traffic Nightmares To Chicago – Chicago Streetsblog
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    Absolutely staggering how Streetsblog clings to anti-car tropes and alternative facts to support their goofy nonsense.

  7. Jeff says:

    For Sale: ‘Wayne’s World’ Cars Formerly Part Of Berwyn Landmark, Free Roof And Floor Holes Included – Chicago Tribune; Svengoolie Reacts
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    One of the best car stunt scenes in the Blues Brothers – God Bless Jane Byrne for letting the producers free reign to use Chicago streets for that movie.

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