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

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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

10-Story Lincoln Park Proposal Ditched For Low-Rise Commercial Project, After Neighbors Raised Traffic Concerns - Curbed Chicago

Supertall Vista Tower Gets Permit For Complete Build-Out - Curbed Chicago

John Hancock Center Could Change Owners And Names As Office Space And Parking Garage Go Up For Sale - Chicago Tribune

Two Separate Proposals To Build Starbucks Coffee Shops With Drive-Thrus In Portage Park Are Expected To Get The Green Light For Construction On Friday - DNA Chicago

McDonald’s Expanding Chicago ‘McDelivery’ Via UberEats - Chicago Tribune

Party Like It’s 1999 With ‘Sacred Cow’ From Chicago Cow Parade Street Art Event, Now On Sale - DNA Chicago

Pothole Artist Targets President With New Piece Near Trump Tower - Chicago Tribune

Car Crush: Rare Illinois Corvette Valued At $500,000 - Chicago Tribune

Will Forgotten World War I Monument At Beverly Intersection Get Some Much Needed Attention - DNA Chicago

New Pocket Parks Spring Up Along Riverfront Downtown - DNA Chicago

Massive Chicago N Branch Redevelopment Plan Better Make Room For Parks - Chicago Sun-Times

Dakota Pipeline Protesters To Be Honored At DePaul Student Center - DNA Chicago

‘Hot Sauce’ Trash Cans, Jaw-Breaking Lids Suggested As Rat Solutions, By Aldermen Who Was Attacked On His Bike By Squirrel - DNA Chicago

100+ Puppies, Kittens, Cats & Dogs Up For Adoption In Gold Coast On Sunday - DNA Chicago

Eight Ducklings Rescued From Sewer In Addison - CBS 2 Chicago

North Aurora Car Dealership Seeks $1 Million In Sales Tax Aid - Chicago Daily Herald

Lincolnwood Approves Parking Variances For Restaurant - Nadig Newspapers

Barrington District 220′s New Start Times Will Mean More Buses, Parking - Chicago Daily Herald

Libertyville’s Final Tribute To A Homeless Friend And Bike Rider - Chicago Daily Herald

Lane Closures Scheduled On Reagan Memorial Tollway In Dixon - Chicago Sun-Times

Suburban Fests, Food Truck Events This Weekend - Chicago Daily Herald

How Crooked Aldermen Like Joe Moreno Make The Case For Limiting Aldermanic Power - Curbed Chicago

New Study: Chicago City Council Is Growing A Spine — Ever So Slowly - Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Suburbs Buck City On Minimum Wage - Chicago Tribune, Buffalo Grove Says No Wage Hike - Chicago Daily Herald; Minimum Wage Hike Keeps New Workers On The Sidelines - Illinois News Network

Chiraq Report – Shootings Kill 3 People, Wound 16 Since Tuesday, Police Say - DNA Chicago

State Police Using Expressway Cameras To Solve Shootings; 2 Charged In Eisenhower Shooting - Chicago Daily Herald

Washington Heights Shooting Kills Woman, 35, Sitting In Car, Police Say - DNA Chicago

Man Shot While Riding Motorcycle In Grand Crossing - Chicago Sun-Times

23-Year-Old Man Wounded In Calumet Heights Drive-By Shooting - Chicago Sun-Times

Two Found Shot To Death In Vehicle In Gary, Police Say - Chicago Tribune

Woman Run Over After Gold Coast Fight - ABC 7 Chicago

Carjackings Rise In Chicago As Juveniles Target High-End Vehicles - Chicago Sun-Times

Carjacking Reported On UIC Medical Campus Tuesday Afternoon - DNA Chicago

Armed Carjackers Attacked Drivers Stopped in South Loop Traffic, Police Say - DNA Chicago

Five Chicago Residents Charged With East Dundee Armed Robbery Of Gas Station - Chicago Daily Herald

Driver’s Ed Teacher At Joliet High School Resigns In Wake Of DUI Charge: Officials - Chicago Tribune

Suit: Cop Was Driving Wrong Way Before S Side Crash - CBS 2 Chicago

Estate Of Woman Killed In 2015 Belmont Cragin Crash Sues Driver - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Charged With Reckless Homicide For Barrington Hills Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

26-Year-Old Man Killed In DeKalb Motorcycle Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

Garbage Truck Driver Dies After Crashing Into Viaduct In Oak Forest - Chicago Sun-Times

Murderer In Fatal Videotaped Beating Stalked Victim At Green Line Station - DNA Chicago

Active Transportation Alliance Pushes All Door Bus Boarding - Active Transportation Alliance

Amtrak Conductor Shot At Metra Station In Naperville - Chicago Tribune

Woman Fatally Struck By Metra Train In Woodstock Identified - Chicago Sun-Times

Romeoville To Get New Metra Stop - Chicago Tribune

Bike Route Suggestions From The Loop To Oak Park - Chainlink

Florida Supreme Court To Consider Legality Of Red Light Cameras - Tampa Bay Times

Baltimore, Maryland Restarts Faulty Traffic Camera System - The Newspaper

Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Won’t Contain List Of Projects - The Hill; House Democrats Release $85B Infrastructure Plan - The Hill; Senators Unveil Infrastructure Investment Bill - The Hill; Trump Should Invest In America’s Natural Infrastructure - The Hill

Senate Approves Trump Pick To Be No. 2 At Transportation Department - The Hill

Trump Interior Pick Faces Contentious Fight Over Energy Industry Background - The Hill

Opinion – Maritime Sanctuaries Must Be Protected From Offshore Oil Drilling - The HillThe Hill

Latest OPEC Oil Deal Should Boost Price Above $50, But Not Much More - The Hill

US, Canada Tribes To Declare Keystone Opposition - The Hill

As Self-Driving Cars Hit The Road, Real Estate Development May Take New Direction - Curbed

3 Reasons We?re Not Ready For Autonomous Cars - Venture Beat

This Case Is Waymo Uber Than Most Other Trade Secrets Cases - Above The Law

Waymo Tests Hardware To Ease Passenger Fears Of Driverless Cars - Bloomberg

Tesla Rebuffed Uber Partnership on Self-Driving Cars in 2016 - Bloomberg

Google Racking Up More Patents Than Most Automakers On Connected And Self-Driving Cars - Forbes

Volvo Is Working On An Autonomous Garbage Truck - CNET

How AI Pioneers Will Affect The Car Industry, And Why It’s A Good Thing - Forbes

10 Industries That Could Be Impacted By Driverless Cars - TD Ameritrade

Hertz Feels The Hurt As Rentals Plummet, Used Car Sales Hit The Skids - The Car Connection

Why Are U.S. Auto Sales Suddenly Slipping Into Reverse - CBS News

Car Sharing A Growing Alternative To Ownership, Survey Reveals - AM Online

Millennials Have Less Connection To First Car Than Boomers - Auto Remarketing

Juno Was Supposed To Be The Labor-Friendly Uber Alternative — Now Drivers Are Angry - Mashable

Lyft Is Gunning For Delta Customers By Offering Skymiles - AOL News

Blackberry Working With Automakers On Anti-Hack Tool - Reuters

Cracker Barrel Settles Federal Suit Over Handicapped Parking - Chicago Tribune

Volvo CEO Says New Generation Of Diesel Engines Could Be The Last - Auto News

Ford To Cut 1,400 Salaried Jobs In North America, Asia - Chicago Tribune

Domino’s Will Bring You Pizza By Robot, Drone Or Canoe - Chicago Tribune

Should the Legal Driving Age Be Raised? 10 Points to Consider - The News Wheel

Vinyl Wraps Make For Versatile Alternative To New Paint - Chicago Tribune

Just What Are Safety Bollards - National Motorists Association Blog

WI Man Killed When Tornado Picks Up His Car And Throws It Hundreds Of Feet - Weather Channel

Woman Sues Target After Cement Ball Rolls Through Paramus Parking Lot And Hit Her Car - ABC 7 New York

Alleged Drunk Driver In Mass. Had Bearded Dragon Lizard In Her Bra, Police Say - Huffington Post

Teens’ Death-Defying Stunts On Golden Gate Bridge Climb Are Bonkers - Huffington Post

Expanded Laptop Ban Alarms Travel Industry - The Hill

Travel Ban Architect Drafting Trump Speech On Islam: Report - The Hill; In Latest Travel Ban Appeals Case, Trump Is His Own Worst Enemy - The Hill

Defense Secretary Backs Plan To Spin Off Air Traffic Control - The Hill

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

  1. Jeff says:

    Should Red Light Cameras At Irving Park & Kedzie Stay Or Go; Meeting Set For 6:30 PM Thursday At Horner Park – DNA Chicago
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    Get rid of all the red light cameras – no need for any more meetings

  2. Jeff says:

    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 Reader; Nobody Bothered To Ask The Bombing Victims Here In Chicago For Their Opinion
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    When terrorists and gang members are getting honorary street signs, it’s time to end this stupid program once and for all.

  3. Jeff says:

    CDOT Strikes Again With Another Unannounced Street Change – Logan Square Neighbors Outraged After Block Converted To 2-Way Street — With No Notice – DNA Chicago
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    What the hell is wrong with CDOT and its midnight surprise street closures/street projects. The billboard that closed down Wilson Avenue, the closure of Manor Avenue in Ravenswood, and now this nonsense of changing a street from one way to 2 -way with no notice.

  4. Jeff says:

    Cornell Avenue Is Vital South Side Transportation Link – Chicago Now
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    If Obama thought he was going to just shut down any street he like and no one would object, he has another thing coming

  5. Jeff says:

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

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    Didn’t the City already have a crackdown on valet operators – can’t they get this right like very other citu has managed to d years ago:

    http://theexpiredmeter.com/2016/03/city-cracking-down-on-valet-parking-operators/

  6. Jeff says:

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

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    Didn’t the City already have a crackdown on valet operators – can’t they get this right like very other city has managed to do years ago:

    http://theexpiredmeter.com/2016/03/city-cracking-down-on-valet-parking-operators/

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