Monthly Archives: May 2017

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Your transportation related headlines for Wednesday, May 31st 2017.


Wisniewski: As Road Rage Rises, Experts Give Reasons For Behavior, Tips For Staying Cool - Chicago Tribune

Feds Send O’Hare Bypass Feud Between Tollway, Railroad To Mediators - Chicago Daily Herald

Tribune: Chicago’s Anti-Business Climate, Taxes, Crime, Are Behind Population Plunge - Chicago Tribune

Ed Burke’s Ethics Enema - Chicago Sun-Times

IL House Advances Plan To Allow Illinois To Sell Thompson Center; Rauner Objects - Chicago Tribune

Obama Wants To Close Cornell Avenue For His Half Billion Dollar Monument To Himself — Who Will Pay For That - Crain’s Chicago Business

Meeting On Jefferson Park Master Plan For Infrastructure, Transportation Projects Set For June 19 - Nadig Newspapers

Citing Traffic Concerns, Neighbors And Aldermen Reject Noble Square Project - DNA Chicago

Colorful Loop Traffic Jam An ’Electric Dream’ - DNA Chicago

D’Oh! A Deer! - Bambi Goes For Dip In Lake Michigan At Montrose Beach - DNA Chicago

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Your transportation related headlines for Monday, May 30th 2017.

Chicago Honorary Street Names Are A Minefield Of Trouble - Chicago Tribune

Chicago Parking Meter Debacle Should Be Warning For Trump On Infrastructure - Chicago Sun-Times

Illinois Had Higher Gas Prices Than National Average, All Neighboring States, Heading Into Memorial Day Weekend - Illinois News Network

Rauner Gets Bill To Put Ads On License Plate Renewal Reminders - State Journal-Register

Illinois Should Ban Tinted Car Windows - Chicago Daily Herald

Active Transportation Alliance Trying To Save Federal Boondoggle Bucks For Chicago - Active Transportation Alliance

City Council To Developers: Don’t Dump Your Parking Problems On Neighborhoods — Residents Of Transit Oriented, ‘No-Parking’ Developments, Are Facing City Council Ban On Permit Parking - DNA Chicago

Need To Find Ways To Keep Traffic Moving If Obama Museum Closes Jackson Park Roads - Chicago Sun-Times

Tiger Woods Was Allegedly Asleep at the Wheel Before DUI Arrest - NBC News; Arrest Could Kill S. Side Golf Project, Closure Of Marquette Drive - Chicago Sun-Times

Rahm Misinterprets U-Haul Study, To Make Bogus Argument That Chicago Isn’t Hemorrhaging Population - Chicago Tribune

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Your transportation related headlines for Friday, May 26th 2017.


IDOT To Suspend Construction Closures For Holiday Weekend Travel - Chicago Sun-Times

Ald. Moreno Introduces Ordinance To Curb Private Boot, Tow Abuses - DNA Chicago

Options To Fight Tri-State Tollway Congestion - Chicago Daily Herald

Price Tag For Eastbound I-90 Exit At Lee Street Now $13M - Chicago Daily Herald

17 Things Happening In The Neighborhoods This Memorial Day Weekend - DNA Chicago

No Pension For Cook County Judge Who Refused Traffic Court And Quit - Chicago Tribune

Judge Tosses Out McPier Suit Against Uber, Lyft - Crain’s Chicago Business

White Sox Sign Multi-Year Deal With Uber - Crain’s Chicago Business

Union Station Is On Its Way Back, But It Needs One More Thing - Crain’s Chicago Business; Kamin: Plans For Union Station Need Work - Chicago Tribune; Tour The Hidden Union Station - Crain’s Chicago Business; Open Thread: What Do You Think Of The Union Station Redevelopment Plan - Curbed Chicago

Plans For US Steel Site - Metropolitan Planning Council

Chicago Is Shrinking, But People Still Move Here - DNA Chicago; Chicago’s Story Of Population Loss Is Becoming An Exclusive About Black Population Loss - Metropolitan Planning Council; Four Recent Moves For Desegregation In Chicago - Metropolitan Planning Council

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Your transportationelated headlines for Thursday, May 25th 2017.

Mini And Small Cars Have Highest Traffic Deaths Rates, IIHS Report Says - CBS News

Memorial Day Marks Start Of 100 Deadliest Days For Teen Drivers - Chicago Tribune; Memorial Day Kicks Off The Most Dangerous Season Of The Year On The Road - Property Casualty 360

HOLIDAY WEEKEND TRAFFIC ALERTS: Chicago Memorial Day Parade On State Street Saturday - Time Out Chicago; City Fests This Weekend - Redeye; Suburban Parades And Fests This Weekend - Chicago Daily Herald; Bike The Drive Closes LSD This Sunday From 5:30 AM To 11:00 AM - Bike The Drive

Lyft Debuts Higher-Priced Lux Service In Chicago And Other Cities - Chicago Tribune

Kass: Shrinking Chicago Has Always Been Told: Shut Up And Take It - Chicago Tribune

‘Life-Threatening’ Waves, Currents At Chicago Beaches Thursday - DNA Chicago

Union Station Redevelopment Includes 5 New Towers, Food Hall, Rooftop Plaza - DNA Chicago

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Your transportation related headlines for Wednesday, May 24th 2017.

Reminder – Grant Park Street Closures Thursday For J.P. Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge

Chicago Memorial Day Parade On State Street Saturday - Time Out Chicago; Suburban Parades And Fests This Weekend - Chicago Daily Herald

Bike The Drive Closes LSD This Sunday From 5:30 AM To 11:00 AM - Bike The Drive

Streetsblog Offers One Of Its Laughably Low-Information Critiques Of Sun-Time Expose On Suburban Red Light Cameras - Chicago Streetsblog; While Streetsblog Repeats The Oft-Disproved Claim That Red Light Cameras Prevent Accidents, Stubborn Factual Data Says Otherwise; Streetsblog Also Makes The Absurd Argument — That The Fix For Red Light Cameras That Give Invalid Tickets For Right On Red Is To Ban Those Right Turns — Not To Fix The Crooked Ticketing System

Active Transportation Alliance Relies On Repeatedly DebunkedHoax Of ‘Induced Demand,’ To Argue That Rt. 53 Extension In Lake County Would Create More Traffic Congestion - Active Transportation Alliance

Cubs Still Trying To Get Wrigleyville Streets Closed On Phony Baloney Security Pretext - Chicago Sun-Times; As The Shocking Events In ManchesterDemonstrate, Terrorists Can Strike Even In Areas Where Vehicle Traffic Is Prohibited; Ricketts Racketeers Revenue Is Real Reason For Street Closure Request

Stop Calling Wicker Park’s Main Intersection ‘The Crotch,’ Alderman Demands - DNA Chicago

Chicago Transportation Authorities Advise Riders, Travelers To Watch For Suspicious Behavior After Concert Bombing - Chicago Daily Herald

City Stickers, Residential Parking Permits On Sale Thursday At Ridge Park - DNA Chicago

City Council Cracks Down On Valet Parking Again - Chicago Sun-Times

New Projects, Safety Concerns For Chicago Cyclists - WTTW Chicago Tonight

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Your transportation related headlines for Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017.

Clark Street Bridge Repairs Prompt Thursday Road Closures - Chicago Sun-Times

Midway Makeover Picks Up Steam; City Seeks Proposals To Expand Garage - Chicago Sun-Times

Senate Budget Plan Would Shift $100 Million From Public Transportation Fund To Road Fund, Cut Subsidies For Chicago Transit Authority And Metra By 8.4 Percent - Crain’s Chicago Business; Dems Pass Massive State Income Tax Grab - Chicago Sun-Times; Illinois Lawmakers Should Focus Not Just On Taxes But On Major Spending Reforms - Chicago Tribune

Car Haters Hope IDOT Will Turn North LSD Into Another Boneheaded Bus Lane Boondoggle - Chicago Streetsblog

Sponsors Pull Out Of NY Puerto Rican Parade Over Terrorist Oscar Lopez Rivera - Chicago Sun-TimesWill Same Thing Happen For Chicago’s Parade

Cubs To Put Security Cams On Wrigleyville Light Poles - DNA Chicago

Logan Square Gets Street Junk Installation And Loss Of Scarce Parking Spaces - DNA Chicago

Biker Posts Dooring Video - Chicagoist

What Does Clark Street’s Future Look Like? Share Your Vision May 30 - DNA Chicago

Active Transportation Alliance Still Beating The Drum For Bus Rapid Transit In Chicago - Active Transportation Alliance, Even After The Catastrophic Loop Link Flop And The Rejection Of The Ashland BRT Boondoggle

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Your transportation related headlines for Monday, May 22nd, 2017.

Red-Light Cameras Reap Suburbs Millions: Sun-Times/ABC7 Special Report - Chicago Sun-Times; Systems Regularly Issue Invalid Tickets For Right Turn On Red

Grant Park Street Closures This Thursday Evening For JP Morgan Corporate Challenge

Adams Street Bridge Closed For Painting Starting Monday - Chicago Sun-Times

McClurg Court Will Be Two-Way Street Between Ohio And Ontario - Loop North News

Starbucks Drive-Thru Approved For Portage Park - DNA Chicago

Parking Issues In Recent Jefferson Park Projects - Nadig Newspapers

Northwest Side Development Reignites Interest In Program Aimed At Preventing White Flight - Chicago Tribune

Lincoln Park Coffee Outlet Turning Parking Lot Into Patio - DNA Chicago

South Chicagoans Weigh in on Plans to Activate Dead Space Under the Skyway - Chicago Streetsblog

Chicago’s Turtles Are Crossing The Road To Lay Their Eggs - DNA Chicago

Watch As Fireworks Usher In The Chicago Riverwalk’s Summer Season - Curbed Chicago; Season Begins - Loop North News

Summer Is Fire Hydrant Season - Chicago Reader

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Your transportation related headlines for Friday, May 19th, 2017.

Loop Street Closures Planned Saturday Night For CTA Construction - Chicago Sun-Times

Supporters Of Puerto Rican Terrorist-Murder Attack Protesters, At Disgraceful Street Naming Ceremony In Humboldt Park - DNA Chicago

DUI Crackdown Coming To South Lakefront This Weekend - DNA Chicago

Ald. Arena Tearing Out Parking For Milwaukee Bike Lanes In Jefferson Park - DNA ChicagoVoters Will Remember This At The Next Election

Bicyclist Says CPD Officer Hit Her With SUV, Falsified Report: Suit - Chicago Sun-Times

Clark Street To Get New LED Streetlights From Albion To Howard - DNA ChicagoChicago-Based American Medical Association Says High-Intensity LED Lighting Can Decrease Visual Acuity And Safety, Resulting In Concerns And Creating A Road Hazard

No Federal Dollars To Build Commercial Space That Furthers Walkability - Chicago Streetsblog

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Your transportation related headlines for Thursday, May 18th, 2017.

AAA: Number Of Motorists On Roads For Memorial Day Weekend To Be Highest Since 2005 - AAA

Lincoln Towing’s License On The Line In ICC Hearing - Chicago Tribune

Obama Now Demanding That Taxpayers Pay For The New Parking Garage, At The Billion Dollar Monument To His Non-Accomplishments - DNA Chicago; And Wouldn’t That Taxpayer Subsidized Garage Destroy A Protected Wetland?

Summer Construction In The City: What To Expect On Chicago Streets - WGN 9 Chicago

Real-Time Traffic, Alerts To Go Live On I-90 This Summer - Chicago Daily Herald

Downsides Of Chicago Driving - Chicago Now

Chicago’s Incredible Grid System - Curbed Chicago

Letters: Whatever Happened To Signaling Your Turns - Chicago Tribune; Stop Texting And Talking Behind The Wheel - Chicago Daily Herald

New Bike Lanes Slated For Polk Street In Medical District, City Says - DNA Chicago

Streetsblog Cheers Yet Another Mindless, Traffic Clogging Road Diet — Yet Another Bike Lane For Chicago’s Most Pampered, Catered To Minority: The 1% Who Bike To Work - Chicago Streetsblog

Lincoln Park Mega Project Will Reduce Parking Spaces In Garage - Curbed Chicago

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Your transportation related headlines for Wednesday, May 17th, 2017.

Newton Minow: Chicago Would Be Lucky To Stay A Two-Paper Town - Chicago Tribune

Should Red Light Cameras At Irving Park & Kedzie Stay Or Go; Meeting Set For 6:30 PM Thursday At Horner Park - DNA Chicago

Cornell Avenue Is Vital South Side Transportation Link - Chicago Now

Aldermen Crack Down On Valet Parking Companies For Abuses, SpotHero And Other Parking Services For Tax Payments - Chicago Sun-Times

Rahm’s Brother, Uber Owner Ari Emanuel, Gives To Other Pols, But Not To Rahm - Chicago Tribune; You Would Think Ari Owed Rahm For The Sweetheart Head The City Inked With Uber

Another Unforced Embarrassment For Chicago: Puerto Rican Terrorist Linked To Bombings In Chicago (And Elsewhere) To Be Released From Jail; Will Visit Chicago Thursday, Where A Ceremony Will Unveil An Honorary Street For The Unrepentant Murderer - Chicago ReaderNobody Bothered To Ask The Bombing Victims Here In Chicago For Their Opinion

A Makeover Is In The Works For The Leland Avenue Curve In Lincoln Square - DNA Chicago

CDOT Declares All Out Total War On Driving And Parking In Wicker Park - Chicago Reader

CDOT Strikes Again With Another Unannounced Street Change – Logan Square Neighbors Outraged After Block Converted To 2-Way Street — With No Notice - DNA Chicago