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

HeadlinesCompiled by Otto Mobile.

Your transportation related headlines for Thursday, June 8th 2017.

Viral Video Kindness: Woman Helps Blind Cubs Fan Hail A Cab - ABC 7 Chicago

City Makes Wrigley Security Demands Of The Cubs — For A Change — Refuses Ricketts’ Demands To Close/Privatize Area Streets For Rickets Revenue Bonanza - Chicago Sun-Times

Uber From Chicago To NY: 9 Hours, 560 Miles, $632.08 — And A $300 Tip - Chicago Sun-Times

North Side Aldermen Turn Up The Heat On Water Main Contractor Over Slow Work, Street Hazards - Chicago Sun-Times

DUI Patrols To Set Up In Englewood This Weekend - DNA Chicago

June 14 Gladstone Park Community Meeting On Proposal To Install Red-Light - Nadig Newspapers

Midsommarfest On Clark St. In Andersonville This Weekend - Midsommarfest; Chicago Festivals This Weekend: June 8-11 - Redeye

U. of C. Expands Convocation To 2 Days With Major Street Closings Saturday - DNA Chicago

Procto Joe Moreno Abusing His Aldermanic Power In Feud With Landlord - DNA Chicago

Muddy Waters Mural Dedication In The Loop - Chicago Sun-Times

Rahm Shakes Down Loop Developers, Shamelessly Hands Out Cash Bribes For Votes - Chicago Tribune

New S. Loop Tower Going Up Will Have 792 Luxury Rental Units, 622 Parking Spaces - Curbed Chicago

19 Story Tower In Little Italy To Have 254 Units, 245 Parking Spaces - DNA Chicago

Blowback Against Transit Oriented Development In Evanston - Evanston Now

Chicago-Based Grubhub Acquires Rival Food-Delivery App Foodler - Crain’s Chicago Business

Car Wash Proposed For Former Site At Nagle-Gunnison In Harwood Heights - Nadig Newspapers

Classic Car Shows In Chicago: Not Just For Him - Chicago Now

Stunning ‘Ferris Bueller’ Glass House That Once Held Iconic Red Ferrari Gets New Life With Major Restoration - DNA Chicago

Mundelein Appealing Dismissal Of Grayslake Truck Terminal Lawsuit - Chicago Daily Herald

Amazon Unveils Its Romeoville Facility, Could Hire About 8,000 Workers In Illinois By Next Year - Chicago Daily Herald

Toronto Mayor Defends Great Lakes Spending Here — And Has Some Advice For Emanuel - Crain’s Chicago Business

Chicago Based Boeing On The Hunt For 737 Max 10 Customers, Said To Woo United, International Airlines - Chicago Tribune

Lawsuit By Bensenville Residents Over O’Hare Noise Gains Momentum - Chicago Daily Herald

Chicago Business Owners Say High Property Taxes, Minimum Wage Killing Jobs - Illinois News Network

Berg: With Illinois Homeowners Underwater, Property Tax Freeze Isn’t Enough - Illinois News Network; Illinois’ Economy Stuck In A Rut With Fewer People Looking For Work And Continued Loss Of Corporate Income Tax - Illinois News Network

South Shore Shooting Kills 2 People In Moving Car - DNA Chicago

Man Dies After Fire In Oak Lawn Mobile Homes - Chicago Sun-Times

Cops: ‘No Evidence Of Violent Crime’ After 2 Found Dead In Van At Chesterton Gas Station - Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Man Killed In Hit-And-Run Crash In Northwest Indiana - Chicago Sun-Times

Lake Shore Drive Crash Injures 4 Kids, 4 Adults, Police Say - DNA Chicago

62-Year-Old Man Dies After Bedford Park Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

Couple Injured, But Puppy Unhurt When Semi Rolls Over On I-65 - Chicago Sun-Times

Take Metra Or Use Ventra Next Week, Maybe Get Free Coffee - Chicago Daily Herald

Throwback Thursday: Dunning Was Once Criss-Crossed By Train Tracks - DNA Chicago

Chicago’s Extensive, Bike-Friendly Train Network Makes Car-Free Camping A Breeze - Chicago Reader

Man Shot While Riding Bicycle On SW Side - Chicago Sun-Times

Buddies Band Together To Buy Bike And Surprise Friend Whose Bike Was Stolen In Batavia - WGN 9 Chicago

Maryland: Inspector General Confirms Short Yellow Times - The Newspaper

Trump’s Infrastructure Package To Include Wage Protections - The Hill; Trump May Restrict Length Of Environmental Reviews Under Infrastructure Plan - The Hill; Gaping Potholes In The Trump Infrastructure Plan - National Resources Defense Council; Public-Private Projects Where The Public Pays And Pays - The New York Times; Pence Heralds Banner Week For Infrastructure - The Hill

Building a Sustainable ‘Highway of the Future’ In Georgia - Governing

U.S. Lawmakers Propose Car Heatstroke Safety Act - Cars.com

The Federal Gas Tax Is Old And Broken - Forbes

Oil Tanker Business Hits Rough Seas – Nightly Business Report

Variable Speed Limits Could Reduce Crashes, Ease Congestion In Highway Work Zones - Phys.org

Honda To Focus On Self-Driving Cars, Robotics, EVs Through 2030 - Reuters

Tesla Isn’t Blowing Everyone Away In The Electric Car Industry This Year — Here Are The Numbers - The Street

Electric Cars Accelerate Past 2M Mark Globally - The Guardian

Electric Vehicle Sales Up, But Incentives Needed To Drive Growth - United Press International

Inside the Autonomous Vehicle - Ward’s Auto

Electronic Setups Of Driverless Cars Vulnerable To Hackers - The New York Times

Judge Won’t Tap the Brakes on Waymo-Uber Driverless Car Suit - The Recorder

Gov. Jerry Brown Says California Wants China’s Help On Electric Vehicles - Los Angeles Times

Hyundai Recalls Vehicles To Fix Latches, Warning Lights - Detroit News

Lenders Hit The Brakes On Subprime Auto Loans - Nightly Business Report

Uber’s Harassment Debacle Illustrates The Cost Of Ignoring Culture - Crain’s Chicago Business

The Pros and Cons of Telecommuting to a Government Gig - Governing

Traffic Choked LA May Give Up 2024 Olympics Bid, And Settle For 2028 Games - Los Angeles Times

A Requiem For Full Service Gas Stations - Chicago Tribune

Traveling This Summer? Skip The Rental Car And Try This Trick Instead - Vogue

One Of The Best Tech Upgrades I’ve Made To My Car Cost Me Less Than - Business Insider

New York City Subway Riders Fit Big Dogs In Bags On Subway - People

As Bike Commuting Soars, So Do Injuries - Washington Post

US Considering Flight Laptop Ban At 71 Overseas Airports - The Hill

House Dems: Trump’s Air Traffic Control Plan Would Give Away Government Assets For Free - The Hill

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

  1. Jeff says:

    Viral Video Kindness: Woman Helps Blind Cubs Fan Hail A Cab – ABC 7 Chicago

    Kudos to a lady with a kind heart.

  2. Jeff says:

    City Makes Wrigley Security Demands Of The Cubs — For A Change — Refuses Ricketts’ Demands To Close/Privatize Area Streets For Rickets Revenue Bonanza – Chicago Sun-Times

    About time that the city told the Ricketts Racketeers to clean up their act

  3. Jeff says:

    North Side Aldermen Turn Up The Heat On Water Main Contractor Over Slow Work, Street Hazards – Chicago Sun-Times

    Summer construction is maddening in some areas like Lakeview where every other street is under construction at a snail’s pace

  4. Jeff says:

    Procto Joe Moreno Abusing His Aldermanic Power In Feud With Landlord – DNA Chicago

    This crooks is on video shaking down a property owner – why is he not in jail?

  5. Jeff says:

    Rahm Shakes Down Loop Developers, Shamelessly Hands Out Cash Bribes For Votes – Chicago Tribune

    Rahm handing out 100K at a pop – the money will vanish like smoke

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