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

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Your transportation related headlines for Friday, April 14th, 2017.

IDOT Launches New Mobile Friendly Website - FOX Illinois

Madison Street Bridge To Close For Repairs Saturday - Chicago Sun-Times

Saturday Street Protests In Downtown Chicago, Beyond To Push Trump To Release Tax Returns - Chicago Tribune

Hundreds March For Peace In Englewood On Good Friday - Chicagoist

Gladstone Park Gas Work, Street Resurfacing Could Spell Traffic Nightmare - DNA Chicago

Just How Much Horsepower Does A Car Need - Chicago Tribune

Chicago Will Install Equipment To Listen For Noisy Motorcycles Along Lake Shore Drive, If A Bill Approved By The Illinois House Of Representatives Is Passed By The Senate - Loop North News

Somehow, With A Straight Face, Streetsblog And Chainlink Say Special Snowflake Cyclists Aren’t Single-Issue Supporters Of Rahm - Chicago StreetsblogChainlink

Bikers Object When Fellow 2 Wheelers Ride The Wrong Way In The Bike Lane - Chainlink; But Somehow They Fail To See The Problem That Drivers Face With Dangerous Wrong Way Bike Lanes, Let Alone Bikers Who Ride The Wrong Way Down Narrow One-Way Streets Where No Bike Lane Exists

‘Greedy’ Developers ‘Gang-Rushing’ To Build In Fulton Market, Alderman Says - DNA Chicago; A Tour Of Chicago’s Hot West Fulton Market - Crain’s Chicago Business

W. Loop Neighbors Push Back Against TOD Tower - DNA Chicago

Mixed Use W Loop Project To Have 148 Rental Apartments, Ground Floor Retail Space, And 65 Parking Stalls - Curbed Chicago

Huge New Multimedia Installation Heading To Huge Downtown Tower - Chicagoist

Rename The Neighborhood Rickettsville - Chicago Sun-Times

Restraining Order On Jefferson Park Denied, But Another Could Be Sought Once Zoning Approved - Nadig Newspapers

After Several Years Of Delay, A Driveway Permit For The Three-Story Mansion That Is Known By Many As The ‘Castle’ Along The Kennedy Expressway Is Being Issued - Nadig Newspapers

Evanston Aldermen May Authorize Sale Of Library Parking Lot Downtown For Redevelopment As An 11-Story Office Building - Evanston Now

Bartlett Neighborhood Mourns Favorite Turkey Amid Speculation Of Hit And Run - Chicago Tribune

Cute Bird Hitching A Ride On Your Car — Here’s Who To Call - DNA Chicago

You Can See Bald Eagles In This Rare Tour Of Lake Calumet In Chicago - DNA Chicago

Penguin Love Triangle At Shedd Aquarium - Chicago Tribune

City’s Water Is Safe Despite ‘Careless’ Spill By Indiana Company, Rahm Says - DNA Chicago; A Chemical Spill, Too Close For Comfort - Chicago Tribune

Chicago’s Second Settler Came From Detroit And Lived Large On Michigan Ave. - DNA Chicago

Will County Transportation Planning Key To Good Growth - Chicago Tribune

Wisconsin License Plates To Have 7 Characters; All 6-Character Combos Have Been Used - Wisconsin State Journal

United Passenger Fiasco Exposes Wider Security Concerns At O’Hare - Chicago Sun-Times; Sneed Exclusive: United Gave Doctor’s Luggage The Runaround, Too - Chicago Sun-Times; Aldermen Question If Aviation Police Had Authority To Act In Incident - Chicago Tribune; United Passenger’s Experience Was ‘More Horrifying And Terrible’ Than Fleeing Vietnam, His Attorney Says - Chicago Tribune; Although In Big Trouble, United Around For The Long Haul - Chicago Tribune; 4 Statements By United Airlines: From ‘Re-Accommodate’ To ‘Sincerest Apology’ - Chicago Tribune; The Airline Industry: Overpacking Planes Since The 1940s - Bloomberg; United’s Consumer Perception Plunges To Lowest Level In Decade - Crain’s Chicago Business; United Airlines Pilots Express Frustration Over Passenger-Dragging Incident - Crain’s Chicago Business; Give United CEO Oscar Munoz An Apology Button - Crain’s Chicago Business; United Boycott Will Not Work - Bloomberg; Delta To Offer Up To $10K To Passengers On Overbooked Flights - The Hill; Before David Dao Got Dragged Off Of United There Were The Kluczynskis - Chicago Reader; United, Chicago Aviation Leaders Fall On Swords Over Man Dragged From Plane - Chicago Daily Herald; Daughter Shocked At Video - Chicago Daily Herald; Once Upon A Time, Flying United Really Was Flying The Friendly Skies - Chicago Now; Airline, Aviation Police Did Not Treat Passenger Fairly - Chicago Sun-Times; How Much Will The United Airlines Debacle Cost The Airline - Yahoo Finance; Confusing & Discouraging Answers Come From Hearing On United Airlines, Chicago Aviation Dept. - Chicagoist; Oscar Munoz Will Fix United — Just Give Him A Chance - Chicago Tribune; The United Incident Reminds Us All: Outrage Is Easy - Chicago Tribune

Chicago Based Boeing Exec Changes Trump’s Mind On Export-Import Bank - Wall Street Journal; Boeing’s Largest 737 Max Takes Flight Amid Headwinds From Airbus - Chicago Tribune

Rahm’s Private Email Still Being Filled By Fans, Foes, Citizens - Chicago Sun-Times

Expand Chicago Aldermen’s Clout? No, Thanks - Chicago Tribune

You Gotta Have A Gimmick‘ — Trib Cheers Rahm’s Goofy Graduation Gimmick - Chicago Tribune

Commissioners Who Took Cubs’ Ticket Offer Violated Rules, County Watchdog Says - Chicago Tribune

Wake Up, Lawmakers - Chicago Sun-Times

2 Illinois Lawmakers Among 312 State Employees Who Haven’t Filed 2014 Taxes - Chicago Tribune

Illinois Needs A Balanced Budget, Not Another Stopgap - State Journal-Register; Springfield’s Path To Self-Destruction - Chicago Tribune

Illinois Lawmakers Want To Tax Laundry, Storage Unit Services - Illinois Policy Institute; Illinois Tollway Fees A Good Example Of How Illinois Politicians Interpret ‘Temporary’ - Illinois Policy Institute; Multibillion-Dollar Tax Hikes Will Only Exacerbate Illinois’ Weak Economic Activity - Illinois Policy Institute

25 Percent Of Illinois School Districts Are Borrowing To Pay Bills - WBEZ 91.5 FM Chicago

Mihalopoulos: Pritzker Goes Progressively Lower In Governor Bid - Chicago Sun-Times; Chicago Business Could Win Either Way In 2018, So Why Are Its Leaders Anxious - Crain’s Chicago Business

Why Is Mendoza Paying Do Nothing Legislators - Illinois News Network

Business Startups Can Be Paralyzed Navigating Illinois’ Many Regulation - Illinois News Network; Gov. Rauner Commends Task Force For Cutting Business Regulations - Fox Illinois

Stakes Are High For Workers, Businesses As Illinois Considers Minimum Wage Hike - Chicago Tribune

Why Don’t Voters Care About Local Elections - Chicago Tribune

Taxi Driver Robbed By Passenger In Avondale, Police Say - DNA Chicago

Thieves Carjacked Vehicles In University Village, West Town - Chicago Sun-Times

Cars Swiped In ‘Bump-And-Run’ Scheme After Rear-End Accidents, Police Say - DNA Chicago

North Side Garage Burglars Stealing Bikes, Police Say - DNA Chicago

Man Who Sued City Over Wrongful Conviction Gets More Than $13M - Chicago Sun-Times; Man Freed After Allegation Of CPD Officer Frame Up, Charges Against Second Man Dropped - Chicago Sun-TimesChicago Tribune

$250K City Deal For Man Run Over By No. 2 Cop To Be Reconsidered By Council - DNA Chicago

Man With Cerebral Palsy Punched By Cops Should Get $225K, City Lawyers Say - DNA Chicago

Family Of Teen Who Died In Chicago Jail Should Get $250K, City Lawyers Say - DNA Chicago

Sued, Found Unfit And A Friend Mysteriously Shot — A Chicago Cop’s Rocky Record - Chicago Tribune

Chiraq Report – Shootings Wound 6 People Thursday, Police Say - Chicago Sun-Times; Vivica Fox On Chicago Violence - Chicago Sun-Times; Delay Hurts Chances Of Full Chicago Police Reform - Chicago Sun-Times; Mayor’s Biggest Test: Contract Negotiations With Cops - Chicago Sun-Times; New Police Union President Calls News Conference, Departs After One Minute - Chicago Tribune; Chicago’s Biggest Police Union Sends A Signal: Reform Isn’t Welcome Here - Chicago Tribune; It?s Been One Year Since Mayor Emanuel Put A Down Payment On Police Reform - Chicago Magazine; Murders Up 50 Percent In Chicago So Far Compared To Past Years - DNA Chicago; Two Easy Moves On Chicago Police Reform - Chicago Tribune

2 Wounded In Austin Drive-By Shooting - Chicago Sun-Times

Man, 19, Shot In Bronzeville Drive-By - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Shot At After Forced Off Road In Logan Square: ‘I’m So Over This Life’ - Chicago Tribune

Man Shot To Death In Austin Drive-By ID’d - Chicago Sun-Times

Man In Car Dies Day After North Lawndale Drive-By Shooting - Chicago Sun-Times

68-Year-Old Man Dies In Naperville Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

Friday Morning Signal Problems Hamper CTA In Loop - Chicago Sun-Times

Pedestrian Fatally Struck By Metra Train In Mount Prospect - Chicago Sun-Times

Wife Of Man Fatally Struck By Train Suing Metra, Elmwood Park - Chicago Sun-Times

In Atlanta After Interstate Fire, Trump Repeats Previous Pledges To Greenlight More Money For Infrastructure Spending And Law Enforcement - Atlanta Journal Constitution

Rear-View Cameras On Vehicles Required By 2018 - ABC 10 San Diego

Drunk Biking, Walking Is Also A Road Hazard - Washington Post

Law Enforcement Explains The Dangers And Consequences Of Jaywalking - NBC 23 Yakima

The Danger Of Bad Road Design - CNNMoney

Dakota Access To Begin Carrying Oil Between States - The Hill

Higher Gasoline Prices Across North America This Summer - Gas Buddy

VW Says Has Bought, Fixed More Than Half Of Polluting 2.0-Liter Diesels In U.S. - Reuters

Google Taps New Lobbyist For Self-Driving Cars - The Hill

Apple To Begin Testing Self-Driving Cars On Public Roads - The Hill

Serious Privacy Risks Lie In The Path Of Vehicle Automation - Center For Democracy & Technology

Aspiring Tech Prodigy Tries To Re-Route Self-Driving Cars - New York Daily News

In Praise Of Self-Driving Cars And Fender-Benders - Slate

5 Unresolved Issues Facing Robo-Cars - EETimes

Kia Design Chief Vows To Keep Human Element In Self-Driving Cars - Ward’s Auto

GM To Hire 1100 Workers In California To Bolster Self-Driving Car Program; Gets $8 Million Tax Break - Los Angeles Times

Chinese Tech Titan Baidu Acquires US Start-Up To Boost Driverless Car Efforts - CNBC

This Driverless Electric Pod Is The Delivery Guy Of The Future - Fast Company

Here Are The 10 Best Cities For Driverless Cars - Barrons

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars Face Obstacle: Few Fueling Stations - ABC News

Calif. Seeks $1M Fine For Uber Over Drunken Driving Complaints - The Hill

‘Textalyzer’ Prototype Could Make Texting-While-Driving Laws Easier To Enforce - Gov Tech

Georgia Cops Fired After Videos Surface Of Them Punching And Kicking Motorist - CNN

Louisiana Tanker Explosion On Highway Kills Driver - Fox News

Trucker Locks Would-Be Thief in Truck’s Meat Freezer - U.S. News & World Report

Michigan Court Of Appeals Creates A New Crime Of Driving With One Dim Tail Light - The Newspaper

Is Trump Refugee Ban A Case Of History Repeating Itself - The Hill

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

  1. Jeff says:

    Cute Bird Hitching A Ride On Your Car — Here’s Who To Call – DNA Chicago

    Neat video – glad this guy was able to capture it and post

  2. Jeff says:

    Bikers Object When Fellow 2 Wheelers Ride The Wrong Way In The Bike Lane – Chainlink; But Somehow They Fail To See The Problem That Drivers Face With Dangerous Wrong Way Bike Lanes, Let Alone Bikers Who Ride The Wrong Way Down Narrow One-Way Streets Where No Bike Lane Exists

    Bikers who ride the wrong way are a menace – why would any sane city planer spend scare tax dollars to normalize reckless cycling with dedicated wrong way bike lanes

  3. Jeff says:

    Just How Much Horsepower Does A Car Need – Chicago Tribune

    Look for crafty lawyers to sue the makers of high power cars that kill people on the roads.

  4. Jeff says:

    Chicago Will Install Equipment To Listen For Noisy Motorcycles Along Lake Shore Drive, If A Bill Approved By The Illinois House Of Representatives Is Passed By The Senate – Loop North News

    That’s the downside of living near LSD – it’s like being in a Mad Max movie with all the motorcycle noise

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