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

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Your transportation related headlines for Wednesday, March 15th, 2017.

Congressman Lipinski Ponders Self Driving Car Regulation - Chicago Tribune

Extra DUI Patrols Will ‘Saturate’ River North For St. Patrick’s Day: Police - DNA Chicago

Chicago Other Cities Shop For $10 Billion Of Electric Cars To Defy Trump - Crain’s Chicago Business

City Rolling Out New Loading Zone Charges To Gouge Businesses For Truck Deliveries - Chicago Tribune

While Fingerprint Checks Remain Gold Standard For Ride-Share Companies - The HillChicago Gives Uber (And Principal Investor/Rahm’s Brother Ari Emanuel) A Free Pass

After Tuesday Lake Effect Snowstorm, Widow, Seniors Get Help Shoveling Snow From My Block My Hood My City - DNA Chicago

Canadian Pacific In Battle With Illinois Over Use Of Railroad’s Yard Next To O’Hare For Highway Project - Trains

Chicago Anti-Trump March Set For April 15 - Chicago Tribune

CTA Construction To Cause Lane Closure On Dan Ryan - Chicago Sun-Times

CTA Trying To Cram The $600M Belmont Flyover Boondoggle Down The Neighborhood’s Throat - DNA Chicago

Ridge Avenue Project To Include 9 Units, 9 Parking Spots, Retail - DNA Chicago

Boutique Old Town Hotel Will Have 13 Stories, 60 Underground Parking Spaces - Curbed Chicago

New West Loop High Rise Will Offer Both Parking Garage And Free Divvy Memberships - Curbed Chicago

606 Area Arts Building Dumps Its Anti-Gentrification Mission - Chicago Reader

Low-Income Housing Doesn’t Hurt Neighbors’ Home Values, Study Finds - Crain’s Chicago Business

Ach Du Liver Dumpling! – German Eatery Chicago Brauhaus, A Centerpiece Of Lincoln Square, To Close - DNA Chicago

CDOT Holds Bike Advisory Meetings At 3:00 PM In The Afternoon On A Weekday — Sounds Like The Last Thing They Want Is Citizen Input - Chicago Streetsblog

Chicago Public Transit Fails Poor Neighborhoods - Metropolitan Planning Council

Chicago-Based United’s New Flights Stoke Fears Of Industrywide Seat Glut - Chicago Tribune

The Incredible Story Of A WW II Bomber Bought By Lane Tech Students - DNA Chicago

Activist Lawyers Ready At O’Hare For Revised Trump Travel Ban - Chicago Sun-Times; Federal Judge In Maryland Says He’ll Rule On Travel Ban Lawsuit - Chicago Tribune; Trump Travel Ban Faces Key Test In Multiple Courtrooms Across The Country Today - Chicago TribuneThe Hill; Airbnb, Lyft Among Dozens Of Tech Companies Opposing Trump’s Latest Travel Ban - The Hill

Wheaton School Election Dredges Up ’80s Harassment Involving 2 Candidates, Decades Old Traffic Altercation - Chicago Tribune

Missing Dog’s Owner Rents Indiana Billboard Asking For Help - Bloomington Herald Times

Trump EPA Cuts To Hit Great Lakes Cleanup - Chicago Sun-Times

Sentencing Hearing In CPS Kickback Case - Chicago Sun-Times

Elected School Board Bill Passes Committee Despite CPS Opposition - Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Set To Roll Out Airbnb Rules After Months Of Delay - Chicago Tribune

Senator Hopes Failure Of Grand Bargain Spurs On Bargain For Taxpayers - Illinois News Network; Senate Appropriations Committee Chair: Grand Bargain Is Dead - Illinois News Network; Madigan Even More Unpopular Than Rauner, Poll Says - Chicago Sun-Times; Illinois Has Highest Overall Tax Burden In The Nation - Illinois Policy Institute; Illinois Credit Rating At Risk - Bond Buyer; A Horrible Bill Illustrates Illinois General Assembly’s Bumbling Dysfunction - Wirepoints; Illinois House Panel Seeks School Funding Reform Proposal - Decatur Herald & Review; Illinois House Nearly Passes A Bill That Would Have Spent Up To $1.5 Million To Do What Google Translate Already Does For Free - Illinois News Network; National Retailers May Avoid Investing In Expensive Illinois - Illinois News Network; Employment Revision Shows Illinois Has 60,000 Fewer Jobs Than Originally Reported - Illinois News Network

Highland, Indiana Police Fire Shots While Pursuing Shoplifting Suspects - ABC 7 Chicago

‘Distraught’ Off-Duty Chicago Cop In Car Turns Himself In, After 12-Hour Standoff On NW Side; Busy Harlem Avenue Closed During Standoff - WGN 9 Chicago

Prosecutor Says Aurora Man Killed Ex-Girlfriend; Defense Suggests She Was Victim Of Drive-By Shooting - Chicago Daily Herald

DuPage Sheriff’s Department Getting New Dash Cameras - Chicago Daily Herald

Minooka Gas Station Robbed At Gunpoint - Chicago Sun-Times

Chiraq Report – In Lakeview, Crime Is Down, Data Shows — But Not Everyone Is Buying It - DNA Chicago; Report: Illinois’ Poor More Often Victims Of Violent Crime - St. Louis Post-Dispatch; Groups Oppose Raising Shoplifting Illinois Felony Threshold From $300 To $2000 - The State Journal-Register; Next U.S. Attorney In Chicago Must Be An Anti-Violence Warrior - Chicago Sun-Times; Chicago’s Costs Of Federal Probe Climbs To $4.5 Million - Chicago Daily Herald; City Treasurer Summers Wants To Use $57M In Investment Income To Fight Violence - Chicago Sun-Times; Session Urges Prosecution Of Gun Crimes Under More Stringent Federal Law - Chicago Tribune; States Attorney Foxx Launches Unit Targeting Gun Crimes, Places Prosecutors With Police - Chicago Sun-Times; The Truth About Bill Aimed At Repeat Gun Offenders - Chicago Tribune; Chicago Needs A War On Poverty To Stop The Violence - Chicago Tribune

Dad Killed In Party Bus Shootout ‘Didn’t Have Problems With Anybody’ - DNA Chicago

Gang Member Tied To Deaths Of Woman Killed During Police Chase, 2 Other Victims Shot In Their Cars, Gets Two Life Sentences - Chicago Sun-Times

5-Year-Old Boy, Man Hit By Car And Injured In McKinley Park - DNA Chicago

16-Year-Old Plainfield Girl Killed In Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

Cardboard ‘All Lives Matter’ Figure Found Hung By Neck Under Metra Tracks - DNA Chicago

No Injuries Reported In Freight Train Derailment In Lake Forest - Chicago Sun-Times

Florida Business Sells Gadget To Block Red-Light Cameras - Orlando Sentinel

Trump Advisers See Arbitration As Way To Speed Infrastructure Plans - Reuters

Trump Will Not Take Away California’s Ability To Set Its Own Vehicle Emissions Requirements As Part Of A Review Of The EPA’s Fuel Economy Goal - The DriveGoverning; Trump Talks Auto Jobs, Deregulation In Ypsilanti, Michigan - Detroit Free Press

Trump Officials Ask Energy Companies About Paris Climate Pact - The Hill; Trump’s Defense Secretary Calls Climate Change A National Security Risk - The Hill

Lyft Gains Due To Uber’s Recent Woes, But Still Has A Long Way To Go - Chicago Tribune

Lyft Got An Extra 3% In New Users From #DeleteUber - Mashable

Senate Panel Advances Bill To Reimburse Fed Workers For Uber, Lyft - The Hill

Older Drivers Embrace Active Safety Features; Resist Autonomous Vehicles, According To New Survey - Yahoo Finance

The California Goofball Solution For Budget Deficits And Failing Neighborhoods – Tear Up The Streets - The Nearly Now

Coming To America: Crossovers, Power Wagons, Sports Cars - Chicago Tribune

Volkswagen Reportedly Open To Fiat Chrysler Merger Talks - USA TODAY

Your Next Car Will Be Delivered Like a Pizza - Bloomberg

Carjackers Kill Houston Man In Front Of Family Because His Car Had A Manual Transmission: Police - Jalopnik

Hero McDonald’s Employee Jumps Through Drive-Thru Window To Rescue Unconscious Cop In Florida - ABC News

At Least Three People Have Been Killed This Month While Trying To Run Across Houston Freeways - Houston Public Media/University Of Houston

Tips for Driving Your First Solo Trip Alone Cross-Country - National Motorists Association Blog

Driving Back From Canada – Federal Agents Can Search Your Phone At The US Border - Business Insider

Woman’s Headphone Batteries Exploded On Flight To Australia, Causing Burns - Chicago Tribune

Senators Wrestle With Drones Flying Near Airports - The Hill

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

  1. Jeff says:

    City Rolling Out New Loading Zone Charges To Gouge Businesses For Truck Deliveries – Chicago Tribune

    Can the city do anything more to drive away business?

  2. Jeff says:

    CTA Trying To Cram The $600M Belmont Flyover Boondoggle Down The Neighborhood’s Throat – DNA Chicago

    $600M to shave 20 seconds of commute time/level blocks of a whole neighborhood in the process – great use of taxpayer dollars

  3. Jeff says:

    Chicago Other Cities Shop For $10 Billion Of Electric Cars To Defy Trump – Crain’s Chicago Business

    Look for Rahm’s next transportation corruption scandal here.

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