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

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

Chicago Red Light Camera Bribery Prosecutor Resigns At Request Of Trump Administration - Chicago Tribune

Drivers Beware: City Stepping Up Enforcement Of Cars Blocking Bike Lanes - Chicago Tribune

Late Winter Snow Snarls Chicago Road Traffic, Cancels Flights - ABC 7 Chicago; It’s The Law: Shovel Your Sidewalk By 10 P.M. Or Risk A $500 Fine - DNA Chicago; The History of ‘Dibs’: Did It Begin in Chicago - DNA Chicago

Emanuel To Unveil Plan To Eliminate Traffic Deaths - CBS 2 Chicago

CDOT: Rauner Plays Politics With Chicago Infrastructure Funds - CBS 2 Chicago

Repairs Planned For 115th Street Bridge Over Bishop Ford - Chicago Sun-Times

Illinois Bill Seeks Stiffer Sentences for Impaired Wrong-Way Drivers - U.S. News And World Report

New Ids Foster Communication Between Drivers With Disabilities, Police - Chicago Daily Herald

No Accountability For Driver Who Hit Active Trans Staffer - Active Transportation Alliance

Ald. Arena Insults Voters Who Object To Housing Proposals - Chicago City Wire

Illinois Real Estate Trade Association Pushes Back On Bill That Would Allow Rent Control - Curbed Chicago

Garage Store Pros Can Help You Reclaim Your Garage - Chicago Daily Herald

Indiana Bill To Curb Road Blocking Protests Delayed - Chicago Tribune

In Chicago, The Difference A Park Makes - New York Times

Park District Moves On Lakefront Trail Separation - Active Transportation Alliance

Riverwalk Light Projection Project Planned For Merchandise Mart - Chicago Tribune; What Should Be Built Along Chicago River — Rahm Announces New Push To Decide - DNA Chicago; We Still Have A Ways To Go To Make The Chicago River Truly Swimmable - Chicago Sun-Times; Aerial Views Of Chicago River Dyed Green - Chicago Sun-Times; Chicago Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day - Chicago Sun-TimesChicago Tribune; Trump Cuts To Hit Great Lakes - Chicago Tribune; At Urban Waterways Forum In Chicago, Mayor Emanuel Urges Trump Not To Cut Great Lakes Funds - Chicago TribuneChicago Sun-Times; Keep Bilge Out of Great Lakes - Chicago Sun-Times;

Once The Queen Of The Skies, Chicago-Based Boeing’s 747 Will Soon Be Just A Flying Truck - Los Angeles Times; Boeing’s New 737 Max 9 Is Its Biggest Headache - Business Insider

State Makes Last-Gasp Pitch To Build 3rd Chicago Area Airport - CBS 2 Chicago

Police Help A Hawk Escape Waukegan Parking Garage - Chicago Tribune

Hinsdale Residents Start Organizing Opposition To Interstate 294 Tollway Widening - Chicago Tribune

Are Tolls On Former Elgin-O’Hare Shifting Traffic Elsewhere - Chicago Daily Herald

Custom Builds Featured At Rosement Auto Show - Chicago Daily Herald

Illinois Attempts To Honor Obama Legacy Generate Fury - Politico

Obama Library Spurring Creation Of Nonprofit To Help Neighborhood Benefit - DNA Chicago

School Districts, Including CPS, To Try For New Electric Buses With VW Settlement Funds - Chicago Tribune

City Hall Spent $1,365 On Emanuel Photos For Mayor’s Speech - Chicago Tribune

Emanuel Email Lawsuit Flares Up Again - Crain’s Chicago Business

Red Light Cameras — Bottled Water Tax — I Despise The Chicago Bag Tax Even More - Crain’s Chicago Business

Reform And CPS Funding Coexist – Chicago Tribune;? How Did Illinois Finances Get This Bad — It Wasn’t By Chance - Crain’s Chicago Business; Illinois Considers Applying Sales Taxes To More Services - Chicago Sun-Times; Do The Democrats In Springfield Really Need A Bargain - Chicago Tribune; Gambling Expansion Is No Solution - Northwest Herald; Bet A Bunch Of New Casino Fees Could Balance Illinois’ Budget - Belleville News-Democrat; The Land Of Budget-Less Lincoln - Peoria Journal-Star; A Political Death Struggle While Illinois Burns - Champaign News-Gazette; Efforts At Budget Compromise Missing At Statehouse - State Journal-Register; Gov. Rauner Denies Derailing ‘Grand Bargain’ - WBEZ 91.5 FM Chicago

Federal Reform Could Lead To Lower Fed Taxes, Higher State Taxes - Illinois News Network

New Bill For $15 Minimum Wage In Illinois Reopens Wage Fight - Chicago TribuneCrain’s Chicago Business

Illinois Trails Neighbors In State Rankings Report - Illinois News Network

January Jobs Growth Weak, Illinois Labor Force In 10-Year Decline - Illinois Policy Institute

Rauner Administration Collecting Names To Replace AFSCME Members - Fox Illinois; Labor Experts Unsure Of Future If Illinois State Government Workers Strike - Northwest Herald

Long Before Chance’s $1 Million, CPS Had A Fundraising Arm - Chicago Sun-Times; How Chance The Rapper Dominated The Political Discussion This Week - WBEZ 91.5 FM Chicago

Feds’ Probe Of Chicago Cops Cost Taxpayers $4.5 Million — So Far – Chicago Sun-Times

Gov. Rauner Signs Illinois Criminal Justice Reform Bill - CBS 2 Chicago; Rauner ‘Generally Supportive’ Of Gun Crimes Plan But Has Questions - Chicago Tribune

Rising Police Overtime Bill In Several Cities Comes Under Scrutiny - Wall Street Journal; On Police Reform, Chicago Must Save Itself - Chicago Sun-Times

Arson At Abandoned Noble Horse Theater Being Investigated By Police - DNA Chicago

Riverside Police Find Loaded Gun, Marijuana Following Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Charged With Violent Carjacking In South Loop - Chicago Sun-Times

Tenant Allegedly Killed Brighton Park Couple, Used Uber To Flee - Chicago Sun-Times

Gang War That Killed Hadiya Pendleton Connected To Drive-By Shooting Death Of Murder Suspect, Minutes After Jail Release - Chicago Tribune

Teens Report Gunman In Car Aimed At Them In Western Springs - Chicago Tribune

Person Shot, Another Run Over By Vehicle In Bedford Park - Chicago Sun-Times

Chiraq Report – Weekend Shootings Kill 5 People, Wound 15, Police Say - DNA Chicago; Mother Raising Son In Violent North Lawndale: ‘I’m Doing My Part’ - Chicago Tribune; There’s A Way To Curb Chicago’s Violence: Fund CeaseFire - Chicago Tribune

2 Dead, 1 Wounded In Edgewater Drive-By Shooting Involving Party Bus - Patch

Roseland Shooting Kills Man, 36, While Driving On S. State St., Police Say - DNA Chicago

Man, 25, Grazed In Galewood Drive-By Shooting - Chicago Sun-Times

Police: Man In Car Shot, Driven To NW Side Hospital - Chicago Sun-Times

41-Year-Old Man Shot In Englewood Drive-By - Chicago Sun-Times

17-Year-Old Boy Shot In West Humboldt Park Drive-By - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Dies 3 Months After He Was Shot In Gresham Drive-By - Chicago Sun-Times

24-Year-Old Man Seriously Wounded In Austin Drive-By Shooting - Chicago Sun-Times

Austin Drive-By Shooting Wounds Man, 25 - Chicago Tribune

Pair Charged In Fatal Drive-By On The Northwest Side - Chicago Sun-Times

3 Bodies Found In Parked Car In Auburn Gresham - DNA Chicago

Fatal Crash Shuts Down Eisenhower - Patch

Woman Fatally Struck By Van Near Chinatown - Chicago Sun-Times

Woman Dies After Avalon Park Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

SUV Slams Into Bridgeport Apartment, Seriously Injuring 3 - Chicago Sun-Times

Boy, 13, Struck By Vehicle In Lake View - Chicago Sun-Times

Aurora Officer Hospitalized After Police Vehicle Involved In Crash - Chicago Tribune

Woman Critically Injured In Crash With Semi Truck Near Minooka - Chicago Sun-Times

Wauconda Man Pleads Guilty To DUI In Fatal Vehicle-Pedestrian Crash - Chicago Tribune

6 Car Crash In Evanston - Evanston Now

CTA Bus Smashes Into Social Service Center On Northwest Side - NBC 5 Chicago

Truck Plunges Into Retention Pond In Will County - Chicago Sun-Times

Meeting Set To Discuss Lakeview Half-Mile Long Walkway And Garden Beneath The CTA ‘L’ Tracks - Lakeview Chamber Of Commerce

RTA Chair Dillard: To Stay Safe, Chicago Area Public Transit Needs Investment - Chicago Sun-Times

Search For Money To Build New Elmhurst Metra Station Begins - Chicago Daily Herald

Pedestrian Struck On Metra UP Northwest Line Injured Arm - Chicago Sun-Times

Lose Some Vintage Vinyl At Downtown Metra Station — This Lawyer Wants To Return Your Records - DNA Chicago

For About $100 An Hour, This Company Will Teach Your Kid How To Ride A Bike - DNA Chicago

Infrastructure Grants Could Be On Chopping Block In Trump Budget - The Hill; To Speed Up Infrastructure Projects, Trump Revisits Environmental Regs - Governing; Pa. Gov: Rendell: Trump’s $1T Infrastructure Proposal Isn’t Enough - The Hill; Trump?s Ready To Build Because He Has Concrete In His Blood, Says Billionaire Infrastructure Advisor - Nightly Business Report; America?s Infrastructure Crisis - Nightly Business Report; At Senate Appropriations Subcommittee, All Roads Lead Back To Tolling - International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association

Trump To Order Review Of Car Emissions Regulation - The Hill; Automakers Say CAFE Compliance Will Cost Jobs And Make Cars More Expensive - AutoBlog

Oil Price Plunge Leads To Falling Gas Prices - Gas Buddy

Spring Break Road Trips - Chicago Now

Lyft Drivers More Satisfied Than Uber Counterparts - The Motley Fool

The Wild West Era Of Autonomous Vehicles Is Over - Eno Center For Transportation

Why Are We All So Afraid Of Driverless Cars - National Motorists Association BlogCBS News

Driver-Optional Cars: Once-Reluctant California Opens A Road - Chicago Tribune

Five Myths The Self-Driving Car Industry Needs To Address - CNBC

The 5 Biggest Challenges to the Driverless Car Revolution - The Motley Fool

Driverless Race Cars Are Here - The Week

Can Driverless Cars Eliminate Traffic - Tech Zone 360

Self-Driving Cars Will Need To Be 100X Safer Than Human Drivers - Observer

Inside The Battle For The Future Of A Technology That Could Really, Truly Change The World - The Atlantic

Google Waymo Pushes To Halt Uber Use Of Driverless Car Patent - Law 360

Intel Drops $14B On Mobileye In Race For A Driverless Future - Chicago Tribune

Behind the Quiet State-by-State Fight Over Electric Vehicles - New York Times

New Initiative Could Allow EV Drivers To Help Utilities Manage The Power Grid Seamlessly - Cryptocoins

Have Cars Actually Gotten More Expensive Over Time - The Car Connection

Car-Buying App Speeds Ahead With Tech Patents - Business Den

General Motors Has Huge Supply Of Unsold Cars - 24/7 Wall St.

BMW Adds 134, 000 Suvs To Previous Recall Over Driveshaft Issue - Michigan Live

What A Car Recall Notice Should Look Like - Chicago Now

Auto Parts From Hell - Jacobin Magazine

Welcome To Daylight Savings Time, But AAA Urges Drivers To Avoid Driving While Drowsy; It’s Dangerous - Northern Kentucky Tribune

Some Teens Still Don?t Want To Get A Driver’s License - Lakeland Florida Ledger

Driver?s Education Courses Emphasize Traffic Stop Behavior - ABC 7 Las Cruces

Texting and Driving — The Evolving Theories of Liability - JD Supra Business Advisor

Truck Side Guards To Stop Underride Crash Deaths - Yahoo Finance

Transit Agencies Push For Inclusion In Trump?s Infrastructure Plan - The Hill; Congress May Stiff Transit Wish Lists For Cities - City Lab

The American Dream Of Suburbia Is Evolving — Here’s What It’ll Be Like To Live In The Suburb Of The Future - Business Insider

Travel Industry Worries About The Second Trump Travel Ban - Chicago Tribune

Nor’easter To Bring Heavy Snow, Strong Winds To Northeast - Chicago Tribune

Police Find Jeep Buried Under 20 Feet Of Snow In The Donner Pass - Fox News

Fiery Iowa Derailment Prompts Call For Quicker Replacement Of Old Cars - Chicago Tribune


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

  1. Jeff says:

    Late Winter Snow Snarls Chicago Road Traffic, Cancels Flights – ABC 7 Chicago; It’s The Law: Shovel Your Sidewalk By 10 P.M. Or Risk A $500 Fine – DNA Chicago; The History of ‘Dibs’: Did It Begin in Chicago – DNA Chicago

    Dibbers are breaking out their street junk today

  2. Jeff says:

    CDOT: Rauner Plays Politics With Chicago Infrastructure Funds – CBS 2 Chicago

    What a joke for CDOT to claim that anyone is playing politics with infrastructure money or decisions. CDOT even lied about accident numbers to justify closing a block of Wilson Avenue for an electronic advertising board:


    CDOT has zero credibility on real and unbiased traffic information.

  3. Jeff says:

    Illinois Bill Seeks Stiffer Sentences for Impaired Wrong-Way Drivers – U.S. News And World Report

    The trend of recent wrong way crashes is more likely due to drunk driver issues – not sure this bill does much to address that.

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