Monthly Archives: June 2017

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Your transportation related headlines for Friday, June 30th 2017.

Wrigley Field Concerts This Friday And Saturday By Dead & Company – Watch For Heavy Traffic, Parking Restrictions - Chicago Tribune

Loop Street Closures Planned Saturday Morning For Lions Club Parade - Chicago Sun-Times

In Chicago, There’s Pork on the Infrastructure Menu - Governing

Uber, Lyft, Airbnb All Shelling Out Big Money To Lobbyists In Chicago - Chicago Sun-Times

Illinois Awarded Funds To Offer Advanced Training On Detecting Impaired Driving - Joliet Herald News

Elon Musk’s Chicago Tunnel Makes A Dumb Idea Even Dumber - WIRED

Controversial Lincoln Park Auto Junk Yard In Litigation - DNA Chicago

Transit-Oriented Logan Square Micro-Apartments Ready To Rise - Curbed Chicago

Washington Park Project With 58 Units, 32 Parking Spaces, Clear Key City Hurdles - Curbed Chicago

Good Samaritans Save Woman, 3 Kids From Sinking Car During Lake County Storm - Chicago Tribune

Oak Forest Is Hosting Its 14th Annual OakFest Car And Bike Show On Sunday, July 2 - Chicago Tribune

Volo Auto Museum To End Car Shows, Plans Expansion - Chicago Daily Herald

Indiana Toll Road Work Finishes Early - Inside Indiana Business

Paddle The Chicago River To See Beauty — Ignore The Mattress - Chicago Tribune

It’s A Bird, It’s A Fish, It’s A Deer Swimming In Lake Michigan - DNA Chicago

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Your transportation related headlines for Thursday, June 29th 2017.

8 Million Vehicles Expected To Travel On The Illinois Tollway System Over The Extended Fourth Of July Holiday Weekend - Illinois Tollway; MetraAdding  Early Getaway Trains To Accommodate Holiday Weekend Rush - DNA Chicago

Here’s A List Of Road Projects That Will Stop If There’s No State Budget - DNA Chicago

CDOT Plans To Roll Out More Dangerous Wrong Way Bike Lanes In Uptown, Edgewater - DNA Chicago – Despite The Fact That Federal Highway Administration Has Warned: ‘Contra-Flow Bike Lanes On A One-Way Street Are Not Usually Recommended. They May Encourage Cyclists To Ride Against Traffic, Which Is Contrary To The Rules Of The Road And A Leading Cause Of Bicycle/Motor Vehicle Crashes’

Emanuel Wants To Require Additional Safety Equipment On Large Vehicles - Chicago Sun-Times; Cause And Effect: While Streetsblog Bemoans The Idea That Cyclists Face Risks From Truck Traffic - Chicago StreetsblogStreetsblog Has Consistently Pushed For Bike Lanes On Busy Commercial Streets, Bringing Trucks And Bikers Into Conflict

Clueless Hack Cheers The Sweetheart Deal That Rahm Gave His Brother Ari For Uber - Governing

Water Shut Off During Water Main Work On North Halsted, Other Lincoln Park Areas To Follow Friday - DNA Chicago

North Avenue Pedestrian Bridge Temporarily Closed For Lakefront Trail Separation; Bridge Will Be Closed For Second Summer In A Row - Chicago Tribune

In Support Of Musk’s High-Speed Tunnel Between Chicago’s Loop And O’Hare - Crain’s Chicago Business

Cubs Still Peddling Phony Baloney Security Argument, To Get Streets Closed In Wrigleyville For Another Ricketts Revenue Stream - Chicago Sun-Times; Letter: Taxpayers Shouldn’t Be On The Hook For Security Around Wrigley Field - Chicago Tribune

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Your transportation related headlines for Wednesday, June 28th 2017.

Allstate: Chicago Drivers Worse Than Average - DNA ChicagoMaybe Allstate’s Auto Losses In Illinois Are The Real Story

Taxpayer Supported Freeloaders At Active Transportation Alliance Using Your Tax Dollars, To Push For Downgrading Lakeshore Drive’s Ability To Move The 161,000 Plus Cars That Use It Every Day - Active Transportation AlliancePublic Meeting At DePaul July 12th

CDOT Strikes Again — Taste Of Chicago Street Closures Begin With No Signs Posted - DNA Chicago

New West Loop Morning Parking Ban Detailed At Meeting Wednesday Night - DNA Chicago

Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists: Carol Stream, Naperville Among Illinois Top Ten For DUI Arrests - WGN 9 Chicago

Illinois Tollway Fees A Good Example Of How Illinois Politicians Interpret ‘Temporary’ - Illinois Policy Institute

Ohio Street Underpass To Close — Without City Council Order - Chicago Sun-Times

North Bridge Mall Owner Floats Plans For Expansion Including Michigan Avenue Pedestrian Bridges - Crain’s Chicago Business

Enterprise Says CarShare Is Done In Chicago - DNA Chicago

Bikers Just Now Discovering That Summer Is Road Construction Season - Chainlink

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Your transportation related headlines for Tuesday, June 27th 2017.

Today’s 18-Second Video Lesson For Drivers On Why Road Rage Is A Bad Idea — Watch This Sawed-Off Runt/Tough Guy Wannabe In PJ Pants Back Down From A Road Rage Fight On A Cal. Street, When The HUUUUUGE Other Driver Steps Out His Car, And Mercifully Decides To Let Him Live - YouTube

Street Closures In Place For Taste Of Chicago Set Up - Congress, Columbus, Jackson Closed Starting Today

U.S. To See Lowest Average Independence Day Gas Prices Since 2005 - Gas Buddy

Chicago And Summer Road Traffic - Chicago Now

Obama Museum Land Grab, Closure Of Vital South Side Commuter Routes, Is Just Another Crooked Chicago Deal - Chicago Tribune

W Suburban Hillside Mayor Defends Big Money From Red-Light Cameras - Chicago Sun-Times

Evanston’s New Chicago Avenue Bike Lane Is Causing More Problems Than It Claims To Be Solving - Chicago Bike Report

Divvy’s Racial Divide - Chicago ReaderChicagoist; Condescending Junk Science Study Predictably Suggest Throwing More Tax Dollars At The Issue

As McDonald’s Pulls Up Stakes, What’s Next For Oak Brook Campus - Crain’s Chicago Business

Application To Start Fracking In Illinois Draws Protest - CBS 2 Chicago

After Lies In Court Case Involving Traffic Fatality, Chicago Man Gets Contempt Conviction And Harsh 6-Year Term Overturned - Chicago Sun-Times

Old DUI Case Finally Concludes After A Decade Of Languishing In Cook County - Chicago Tribune

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Your transportation related headlines for Monday, June 26th 2017.

Adams Street Bridge To Close Over The River Three Days This Week - Chicago Sun-Times

Illinois Drivers Rank 31st On Survey Of States With Most Courteous Drivers - Kars4Kids

Could Roadwork Stop Friday If Illinois Doesn’t Pass A Budget - Chicago Daily Herald

GOP Proposed State Budget Would Shift $266 Million Next Year In Road Funds To Public Transit, Mostly In Chicago - Crain’s Chicago Business

Lower Gasoline Prices Ease Holiday Travel Plans - Chicago Daily Herald

Tesla’s Elon Musk Eyes O’Hare-Loop Fast-Rail Link - Crain’s Chicago Business

Whatever Happened To Using Turn Signals - Chicago Tribune

Rahm Comes To Rescue Of Pedestrian - Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Based Grubhub Founder Wants To Make Ordering A Handyman As Easy As Ordering Dinner - Chicago Tribune

Trans-Protest Shuts Down Chicago Pride Parade - DNA Chicago; Police Busy With 19 Arrests, 5 Robberies During Pride Parade, Post Parade Brawls And Robberies - Crime In WriglevilleCrime In Wrigleyville; Allegations Of Anti-Semitism, As 2 Jewish Marchers Carrying Star of David Pride Flags Expelled From Chicago Dyke March - ChicagoistMeanwhile Chicago Lets An Unrepentant Terrorist Lead The Puerto Rican Parade

A Music Video Was Shot In The Middle Of Last Week’s Out Of Control 1,000-Person Gang Street Party - DNA Chicago

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Your transportation related headlines for Friday, June 23rd 2017.

Street ClosuresParking Restrictions For Sunday Pride Parade

Lower Gasoline Prices Ease Holiday Travel Plans - Chicago Daily Herald

Police To Crack Down on Drunk Drivers in River North, Lincoln Park Friday - DNA Chicago

Damen Bridge Inspection To Close Stevenson Lanes Saturday Morning - Chicago Sun-Times

FAKE NEW ALERT: Streetsblog Makes Up Its Own Alternative Facts To Blame Driver For Accident That Killed Biker - Chicago Reader

Special Snowflake Cyclist Demands For Safe Space Bike Lane On Milwaukee Would Eliminate Parking Spots And Loading Zones For Residents And Businesses, And Give A Windfall To The Crooked Cartel That Owns Chicago’s Parking Meters - Chicago Tribune

New Engineers To Oversee Massive Tollway Projects - Chicago Daily Herald

Kamin: Lack Of Coordination On Obama Center, Tiger Woods Golf Course Threatens Jackson Park Redesign - Chicago Tribune

Who Did Uber’s Travis Kalanick Meet In Chicago - Chicago Tribune

NW Side Neighbors Raise Concerns Over Proposed Red Light Cams - Nadig Newspapers

As Illinois Slides Into Bankruptcy, Illinois Lawmakers Spend Precious Time During Special Session, To Rename A Portion Of Roosevelt Road ‘Muhammad Ali Road’ - Illinois Policy Institute

Illinois And Chicago Finances Circling The Bowl - Chicago Tribune

Don’t You Dare Cross Chicago’s Crossing Guards - Chicago Reader

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Your transportation related headlines for Thursday, June 22nd 2017.

AAA Predicts Record Travel Over July 4th Weekend - Chicago Tribune

Senators Durbin And Duckworth Warn Illinois Budget Impasse Will Block Federal Aid For Road Projects - Chicago Sun-Times

Latest Cab Medallion Sale Shows Need For Relief, Cabbies’ Union Says - Chicago Sun-Times

Kalanick’s Ouster As Uber CEO Began With A Letter Hand Delivered To His Chicago Hotel - Chicago Tribune

Stevenson Ramp To LSD Closing Saturday Night: Prepare For Delays - DNA Chicago

S. Side Commuters Say NO! To Closures Of Busy Commuter Routes For Obama Ego-Trip-Campus, Tiger Woods Golf Course - DNA Chicago; Obama Now Wants Even More Road Closures - Chicago Tribune; ‘Obama The Wealth Spreader’ Once Again Wants To Pick Your Pocket To Pay For His Pet Project - DNA Chicago; Write Your Own Joke Here: LA May Name Major Road After Obama - The Hill

Editorial: Closing Any Underpass To Chicago’s Beaches Is An Overreaction To Late-Night Crime In A Neighborhood - Chicago Sun-Times; Downtown Shootings Put Aldermen In Panic Mode - Chicago Sun-Times; Victim In Lakefront Shooting Caught In Gang Crossfire: ‘Every Time I Close My Eyes, I See Her Lying There’ - Chicago Tribune

Whistling Past The Graveyard: Active Transportation Alliance Says Uber Won’t Replace Public Transit - Active Transportation Alliance

After Being Trimmed To Address Traffic Concerns, 60-Story Wolf Point Building Will Feature 698 Units, 198 Parking Spaces, Improved Expressway Access, And A Landscaped Riverwalk Component - Curbed Chicago

‘Jefferson Place’ 16-Story Apt Tower With 114 Units, 200 Parking Spaces, Approved By City Council Committee - DNA Chicago

Bucktown Apartment Project on Milwaukee Avenue With Units, Bar, Restaurant, But Zero Parking, Gets Committee OK - DNA Chicago

W Loop Projects With 586 Units, 293 Parking Spots Is Approved - DNA Chicago

Workers Clear Room For Controversial And Overpiced Logan Square Transit Oriented Development - Curbed Chicago

More Than $20 Billion Of Megaprojects In Chicago’s Pipeline - Chicago Tribune

LSD Wins Award For Best Street In Chicago Reader Poll - Chicago Reader; Best Place For A New L Stop - Chicago Reader; Best Organized Bike Ride - Chicago Reader; Best Place To Take A Stroll - Chicago Reader; Best Alternative To Lakefront Path - Chicago Reader; Best Auto Repair Shop - Chicago Reader; Best Auto Dealership - Chicago Reader; Best Used Auto Dealership - Chicago Reader; Best Bicycle Shop - Chicago Reader; Best Motorcycle Shop - Chicago Reader; Best Street Artist - Chicago Reader; Best Street Character - Chicago Reader; Illinois’ Tollway Oases Offer Abundance Amid The Asphalt Desert - Chicago Reader; The Small Victory Of The Single Seat On The L Train - Chicago Reader; The Low Pleasures Of The Metra Train’s Top Floor - Chicago Reader; Leave Chicago By Rail, Embrace The Unhurried Journey - Chicago Reader

Southwest Side Alderman Is First To Declare Ward Off-Limits To Airbnb - Chicago Sun-Times


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Your transportation related headlines for Wednesday, June 21st 2017.

Adams Street Bridge Over River To Close Wednesday, Thursday - Chicago Sun-Times

Pride Parade’s 4 Mile Route Will Close Parts Of Montrose, Broadway, Halsted, Belmont And Diversey In Uptown, Lakeview This SundayMetra Adding Service To Chicago; Could Edgewater Soon See Rainbow Crosswalks - Edgeville Buzz

Obama Shrine Architect Discusses Getting Rid Of Busy Cornell Avenue Commuter Route, Create South Side Traffic Jams — All To Put In A Sledding Hill That Will Only Be Used A Few Times A Year - Chicago Tribune

Plans Unveiled For S. Side Golf Course That Would Eliminate Busy Commuter Route On Marquette Drive, Soak Taxpayers For Other Road Improvements - Chicago Sun-Times

Streetsblog Wants To Eliminate Car Lanes, Turn Chicago Avenue Into A Bus Route, Even Though CTA Bus Ridership Numbers Are In The Crapper - ChicagoStreetsblog

In Order To Block Route 53 Projects, Anti-Car Wingnuts Try Again With A Made Up Health Scare - Chicago Daily Herald; Sounds Just About As Phony As The ‘Great Bee Massacre’ Argument That Was Unsuccessfully Used To Block The Longmeadow Parkway

Evanston Police: Chicago Man Faces Charges Of Being A Pedestrian Under Influence - Chicago Tribune; According To Section 11-1010 Of The Illinois Vehicle Code: ‘Pedestrians Under Influence Of Alcohol Or Drugs. A Pedestrian Who Is Under The Influence Of Alcohol Or Any Drug To A Degree Which Renders Himself A Hazard Shall Not Walk Or Be Upon A Highway Except On A Sidewalk.’; Will Same Rules Against Drunk Operating Of A Vehicle Apply To Bikers, Now That Illinois Law Has Been Amended To Treat Bikes As Vehicles

Uber Adds In-App Tipping For Chicago Drivers - DNA Chicago; As Uber Ceo Travis Kalanick Forced Out, Chicagoans Ponder Company’s Future - Chicago Tribune

Cops Unable To Quell Out Of Control Gang Street Party Near United Center - DNA Chicago; Parking Ban Proposed To Solve The Problem

New Buff Statute Of Lincoln In Edgewater Park Is Bringing Sexy Back - DNA Chicago

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Your transportation related headlines for Tuesday, June 20th 2017.

Damen Avenue, United Center Streetscape Plans Announced - 27th Ward; The Clueless Cabal Of Cranky Car-Haters At Streetsblog Thinks Concertgoers, Blackhawk/Bulls Fans Will Be Biking To Games, Instead Of Driving - Chicago Streetsblog

Input Given On Revitalizing The Area Around The Jefferson Park Transit Center - Nadig Newspapers

Subsidized Car-Haters At Active Transportation Alliance Using Your Tax Dollars To Push Ban On Parking, A 20 MPH Speed Limit, Bike Lanes For Milwaukee Avenue - Active Transportation Alliance

Streetsblog Never Gets Tired Of Being Wrong — Claims That Getting Rid Of Parking Is Good For Business - Chicago Streetsblog

Crumbling Auto Shop-Turned-’Secret Garden’ Is Edgewater’s Newest Event Spot - DNA Chicago

Controversial 27-Story Uptown Apartment Tower Built With TIF Funds Scores Full Construction Permit - Curbed Chicago

11 TOD Apartments Pitched For Pair of Century-Old Bucktown Industrial Buildings - DNA Chicago

Pilsen’s Iconic Casa Aztlan Murals Are Painted Over Ahead Of Apartment Conversion - Chicagoist

Chicago River Is Setting For ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ Premiere - Chicago Tribune

How Zoning Shape And Segregated Chicago - Chicago Magazine

Blue Island Car Dealership Duped Elderly Woman Into Buying Car She Didn’t Want: Lawsuit - Chicago Tribune

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Your transportation related headlines for Monday, June 16th 2017.

Puerto Rican Terrorist Booed Saturday During Chicago Parade In Humboldt Park - WGN 9 Chicago

Roadwork Already Slowing Down Over State Budget Impasse - Chicago Tribune

Letter: Letting People Skate For Traffic Offenses Is No Way To Respect The Law - Chicago Sun-Times

Could Amazon Buy Chicago Based Food Delivery Company Grubhub - Chicago Tribune

Mount Prospect Crosswalk Fatality Still Sparking Questions About Flashing Signal - Chicago Daily Herald

Cop Haters Burn The Flag In Millennium Park Protest - Chicago Sun-Times

Tacky Street Junk Swallows Up Six Corners Parking Spots - DNA Chicago

Dog Claimed After Being Rescued From Lake Michigan Following LSD Crash - ABC 7 Chicago

More Than 300 Homes Proposed In North Side Industrial Corridor - Chicago Tribune

Ravenswood Project To Have 166 Units, Retail, 122 Parking Spaces - Curbed Chicago

Vivian Maier Mural Livens Up North Avenue in Wicker Park - DNA Chicago

Winfield Road Bridge Repair Planned - Chicago Daily Herald

New Cline Avenue Bridge In Indiana Will Be A Toll Road And Will Cost Tax Payers Nothing To Build - Lakeshore Public Radio

Despite Years Of Neglect, 1966 Mustang Retained Good ‘Bones’ For Wauconda Owner - Chicago Daily Herald