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

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Your transportation related headlines for Monday, April 10th, 2017.

Study: Road Rage Incidents Involving Firearms Have More Than Doubled Since 2014 - The Trace

Gas Prices Rise In Chicago, Fueled By Refinery Issues - Chicago Tribune

Rahm’s Wrigley Ripoff For Parking Meters Starts Today - DNA Chicago; The New Wrigleyville: 4 Big Projects Going Up Around Cubs Home, Will Bring More Off Street Parking To The Area - Chicago Sun-Times

Ticket Buster: Service Alerts You When To Move Your Car For Streetsweeping - DNA Chicago

Illinois Moves To Rein In Auto, Property Confiscation Laws - Chicago Sun-Times; The Need For Reform - Quincy Herald-Whig

Illinois’ Poignant New License Plate - Chicago Tribune

IL House OKs Ads On License Renewal Reminders - State Journal-Register

Proposed Tri-State Makeover Could Be Tricky - Chicago Daily Herald

Safer, Faster, Smarter — The Road Ahead For Illinois High-Tech Highway - WBEZ 91.5 FM Chicago

Illinois House Passes Bill On Bike Safety - Ride Illinois

NYC Snowflake Cyclists Cry Foul After Red Light Ticket Fines Mount - Biking

Streetsblog Offers Another Dubious Apples And Cannonballs Comparison, Saying Sleepy Savannah, GA Is A Model That Chicago Should Follow On Bike Infrastructure - Chicago Streetsblog

River North Chicago Tower Rejected By Ald. Reilly Over Traffic Issues - Crain’s Chicago Business

Alderman Responds To Lawsuit From Jefferson Park Residents - Curbed Chicago

Huge Development At Old Children’s Hosp. Site Set To Break Ground May 4 - DNA Chicago

Don’t Change The Zoning On The Kinzie PMD - Crain’s Chicago Business

Neighborhood Groups Work On Pedestrian Improvements For West Loop - Gazette Chicago

Auto And Oil Companies With Major Illinois Operations, Such As Ford Motor And BP, Would Be Hurt By Ryan Border Tax - Crain’s Chicago Business

Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning: Regional Job Growth Requires Better Transportation Choices - Crain’s Chicago Business

Loop Retail Vacancy Rises - Crain’s Chicago Business

Rahm Tours Storm Water Tunnel Site As Spring Rains Raise Flood Fears - DNA Chicago

Chicago To Honor Cubs’ Javier Baez With Street Sign On Tuesday - Chicago Sun-Times

Will Jackson Park Projects Like Obama Library Hurt Migratory Birds — Audubon Wants To Know - DNA Chicago

Wind Turbines Around The Great Lakes — A Terrible Idea For Birds, Bats - Chicago Tribune

Lane Closures To Affect Bishop Ford Freeway - Chicago Sun-Times

Road Work To Cause Lane Closures In Des Plaines, Plainfield - Chicago Sun-TimesChicago Sun-Times

Streetscape Work Proceeds In Lake Villa Business District - Chicago Daily Herald

Why Lisle-Based Navistar Could Become A VW Subsidiary - Crain’s Chicago Business

Man Dragged Off Overbooked United Flight By Police At O’Hare; United Needs To Apologize - DNA ChicagoCrain’s Chicago BusinessChicago Tribune; Airline Changes Its Tune After Banning, Then Allowing O’Hare-Bound Cello - Chicago Tribune; Airplane Makes An Emergency Landing At Chicago Executive Airport - WGN 9 Chicago

Don’t Put Moratorium On New Charter Schools - Chicago Sun-Times; A CPS Student’s Path To College Must Begin In Middle School - Chicago TribuneChicago Tribune

Rethinking ‘No Deal Is Better Than A Bad Deal’ On State Budget - Crain’s Chicago Business; Are Illinois Taxpayers Really Willing To Pay More - Chicago Magazine; Stopgap Budget Exposes Lack Of Leadership In Springfield - Chicago Tribune; Governor, Start Fixing Higher Ed In Illinois: How To Pour More Spending Into Classrooms And Labs - Chicago TribuneChicago Tribune; What Politicians Do Best: Bicker And Blame - Chicago Tribune; The Latest Budget Proposal For Illinois: A No-Tax-Hike Plan - Illinois Policy Institute; Democrats Tout Their Agenda - Champaign News-Gazette; Our Incompetent General Assembly - Chicago Tribune

Illinois Income Tax Code Leads Nation In One Category: Confusion - Illinois News Network

Advocates File Complaint Alleging Illinois Isn’t Fulfilling Disabilities Consent Decree - NBC 5 Chicago

Sun-Times Panders On Minimum Wage Hike - Chicago Sun-Times

State May Regulate Fantasy League Betting - State Journal-Register

For Dem Governor Hopefuls, It’s Three Primaries In One - Crain’s Chicago Business; Pawar Targets Wealth Worship - Chicago Sun-Times; Sneed: Kennedy Poll Leader, But Will Jolt Of J.B. Change That; Meet The Pritzkers - Chicago Sun-TimesChicago Sun-Times; Brown: Dems Rich In Governor Candidates — But Are They Too Rich - Chicago Sun-Times; Enough With The Flannel, Gov. Rauner - Chicago Tribune; One More Dem Candidate - Chicago Sun-Times

Rauner, AG Lawyers Trade Jabs Of Hypocrisy, Snark Over Worker Pay - Chicago Sun-TimesNorthwest Herald

For New ATF Chief In Chicago, Fighting Gangs Is Personal - Chicago Sun-Times

Report Of Robbery In U. of C. Parking Garage Fake, Police Say - DNA Chicago

Cook County Judge Beaten Last Year In Road-Rage Incident Shot To Death - Chicago Sun-Times

Driver Cited After Chase, Rollover Crash In Old Town - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Arrested After Pursuit In Stolen SUV In Lake Forest - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Defacing Bucktown Day Care Bus Windows Caught On Video - DNA Chicago

After Racing In Loop, Man Shot At In Car - Chicago Tribune

Police Looking For Killer Of Woman Shot In Her Car In Her Driveway In Thornton Township - Chicago Tribune

Chiraq Report – Weekend Shootings Kill 8 People, Wound 32, Police Say - DNA Chicago; City Delays Release Of Police Shooting Video Despite 90-Day Policy - Chicago Tribune; Ferguson Seeks New Term, Says Police Oversight Never More Vital - Chicago Sun-Times; Duckworth Pushes For Independent Probe Of Police Killings - Crain’s Chicago Business

Austin Drive-By Shooting Kills 1, Wounds 5 People On Friday, Police Say - DNA Chicago

Auburn Gresham Drive-By Shooting Kills Man, 18, On 81st St. Police Say - DNA Chicago

Two Men Wounded, One Critically, In North Lawndale Drive-By Shooting - Chicago Sun-Times

Little Village Shooting Wounds Man, 18, In Car On California Ave., Early Monday, Police Say - DNA Chicago

Hyde Park Shooting Wounds Man In Car, 18, Police Say - DNA Chicago

Logan Shooting That Wounded Woman In Car On Shakespeare Ave. Not Gang-Related, Alderman Says - DNA Chicago

33-Year-Old Man Driving Shot In Logan Square Drive-By - Chicago Sun-Times

Driver Seriously Wounded In Northwest Side Shooting - Chicago Sun-Times

Man, 24, Shot In Lawndale Drive-By - Chicago Sun-Times

36-Year-Old Man Shot, Critically Wounded In West Chesterfield Drive-By - Chicago Sun-Times

Woman In Car Grazed By Bullet In Archer Heights - Chicago Sun-Times

Driver Shot In West Garfield Park Drive-By - Chicago Sun-Times

Man, 23, Wounded In Lawndale Drive-By Shooting - Chicago Sun-Times

Man In Car Critically Wounded In Bronzeville Drive-By Shooting - Chicago Sun-Times

2 Seriously Wounded In Far South Side Drive-By Shooting - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Killed In Shooting At Gas Station In Suburban Elmwood Park - NBC 5 Chicago

Police: Transport Driver Killed Berwyn Couple - Chicago Tribune

Man, 21, Shot While Driving In South Holland - Chicago Sun-Times

Man, 29, Killed In Motorcycle Crash On Lake Shore Drive - Chicago Sun-Times

Man, 39, Dies Day After Southwest Side Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

17-Year-Old NW Side Girl Killed In Bartlett Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

Motorcyclist Killed In Hit-And-Run Crash In South Holland - Chicago Sun-Times

Motorcyclist Killed In Crash Near McHenry - Chicago Sun-Times

Man And Woman Killed In Motorcycle Crash Near McHenry - Chicago Sun-Times

Wisconsin Man Dies After Crash On Interstate 94 Ramp Outside Waukegan - Chicago Tribune

Driver From Joliet Dies After Car Crashes In Will County, Officials Say - Chicago Tribune

Woman Killed In Hammond Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

Nearly $60K Raised for Injured Bridgeport DJ Hit By Car, As Condition Worsens - DNA Chicago

Man Injured After Car Hits Oak Lawn Restaurant - Chicago Tribune

Truck Topples Gas Station Canopy In Evanston - Evanston Now

The Best — And The Worst — Of The CTA Stations - Chicago Tribune

Work To Renovate The Loop’s Historic Quincy L Station Begins - Curbed Chicago

Northwestern University Provide Free CTA Passes For Civic-Related Activities - The Daily Northwestern

Railroads Prepare For Freight Volumes To Rise - Crain’s Chicago Business

What Democrats Want In Trump’s Infrastructure Bill - The Hill

What Private Tolling Gets Wrong For America’s Roads - Resources For The Future

Department Of Health And Human Services Is Publishing A New Report On Vehicle Safety - The Hill

How A Federal Law Forces Up Gas Prices - The Hill

Gas Prices Rise As Seasonal Trends Continue - Gas Buddy

Trump Takes Credit For $1.33 Billion In Planned Toyota Spending - Chicago Tribune

Ford Says Hybrid Police Car Catches Bad Guys, Saves Gas Too - Chicago Sun-Times

Tesla Passes GM To Become America’s Most Valuable Carmaker - Bloomberg

Most New Cars Shouldn’t Need Oil Changes More Often Than Every 5,000 Miles - Chicago Tribune

How By 2020 Your Mercedes Could Drive Itself - Torque News

What Should Tort Law Do When Autonomous Vehicles Crash - Forbes

Car Tech — Efficiency vs. Privacy - National Motorists Association Blog

2 Parishioners Killed As Driver Accidentally Crashes Into Pedestrians On Church Parking Lot - CBS 8 San Diego

US Airlines Show Improvement In Annual Study - Chicago Sun-Times

How The Travel Ban Ruling Could Change Public Education - The Hill

FCC Chairman Moves To Block Phone Calls On Airplanes - The Hill

Sweden Mourns 4 Killed, 15 Wounded In Stockholm Truck Attack; Suspect Was Asylum Seeker From Uzbekistan - Chicago TribuneChicago Tribune; Teen Asylum-Seeker ID’d After Explosive Device Found Near Norway Subway Station - Chicago Tribune; Somalia’s New Army Chief Survives Car Bomb That Kills 13 - Chicago Tribune

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

  1. Jeff says:

    Rahm’s Wrigley Ripoff For Parking Meters Starts Today – DNA Chicago; The New Wrigleyville: 4 Big Projects Going Up Around Cubs Home, Will Bring More Off Street Parking To The Area – Chicago Sun-Times

    In Chicago, City government sees Cubs success only as a means to shake down the neighborhood for more parking meter cash. The only people having to pay aren’t Cubs fans, since 2 hrs of parking is useless for going to a game that lasts 4 hrs. The people paying are those who just happen to be living, working, visiting or patronizing businesses in the neighborhood. Another revenue grab disguised as traffic management.

  2. Anon says:


    Any time you want to ask me questions about the 39th Ward….you got my email.

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