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

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Your transportation related headlines for Monday, June 12th 2017.

CDOT Will Seek To Roll Out More Crooked Speed Cameras, Establish Draconian Lower Speed Limits To Boost Camera Revenue, Cut Traffic Lanes For Maximum Vehicle Gridlock, Remove Scarce Parking Spots, And Deploy Untested, Unconstitutional, Privacy-Invading Textalyzer Technology, In An All-Out ‘Vision Zero’ Total War On Cars - Chicago Sun-TimesChicago TribuneChicago StreetsblogActive Transportation Alliance; Leave It To Rahm/CDOT To Embrace An Ill-Conceived Anti-Car Campaign — One That Has Both Harassed New York Drivers And Totally Failed To Increase Traffic Safety In New York City

West Town Car Haters Want A Road Diet To Turn Already Crowded Chicago Avenue Into A Bike Path, Permanently Gridlocking Rush Hour Car Traffic - DNA Chicago

State’s Attorney Fox Will Not Prosecute Drivers With Suspended Or Revoked License Unless They Have 4 Convictions - Second City Cop; Foxx Wants To Hand Out ‘Get Out Of Jail Free’ Cards To The ‘Non-Violent’ Scumbags Who Stole Your Car/Bike, Robbed Your Apartment, Or Swiped Your Cell Phone - DNA Chicago

Lake County Offering Amnesty For Unpaid Traffic Fines - Chicago Daily Herald

IL Officials Warn That Expected Hot Weather Could Damage Roads - WGN 9 Chicago

Former Terrorist Bomber Booed At NY Puerto Rican Parade – Unrepentant Murderer Will Lead Chicago’s Puerto Rican Parade This Saturday

Sun-Times Editorial: Rauner Should Sign Bills On Voter Registration Of Drivers, Sale Of Thompson Center - Chicago Sun-Times

Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Wouldn’t Help Chicago Transportation Enough - Crain’s Chicago Business; Pay Toll Ahead; Privatizing Infrastructure Comes With A Tradeoff - Chicago Tribune

Chicago Youth Jobs Report Highlights Need For Better Public Transit - Chicago Sun-Times

Why Is Suburb-To-Suburb Commuting By Public Transit So Impossible - Chicago Daily Herald

2 Historic Rogers Park Buildings Could Add 50 Transit Oriented Units If Renovation Plan OK’d - DNA Chicago

Four-Story Transit-Oriented Development Headed To Lakeview - Curbed Chicago

‘Critical Ass’ – Naked Bike Ride In Chicago - Chicagoist; Warning: You Cannot Un-See These Photos

Des Plaines Railroad Crossings To Close For Repairs - Chicago Daily Herald

Two Construction Projects Worrying Ogden Businesses In Naperville - Chicago Daily Herald

Petite Lake Road To Close Near Lake Villa - Chicago Daily Herald

Bensenville Owner Has VW Bus Reminiscent Of Surfing Culture - Chicago Daily Herald

Key Wisconsin Lawmaker Indicates Tolling Option Could Break State Budget Impasse - ABC 19 La Crosse

INDOT Takes Step Toward Possibly More Tolling On Highways - Indianapolis Star Tribune

CTA Moving Ahead With $600M Belmont Flyover Boondoggle - Curbed Chicago

CPD Asking Officers To Design Look Of New Patrol Vehicles - Chicago Tribune

Protesters Fill Streets Near Trump Tower On Saturday Over Issue Of Muslim Terrorism/Sharia Law Abuses - Chicago Tribune

City’s Coin Haul From Fountains Is Meager - DNA Chicago

Homeless Photographers Reveal City Through Their Eyes In New Exhibit - DNA Chicago

Loyola Beach’s ‘Artists Of The Wall’ Festival Returns This Weekend - DNA Chicago

Iran Confident About $3 Billion Deal With Chicago Based Boeing, As U.S. Mulls Sanctions - Bloomberg

How Illinois Became America’s Failed State - Politico; Illinois Budget Deficit Projected To Hit $6.2b By June 30, Grow To $7.7B By June 2018 - Illinois Policy Institute – Or Is The Real Number Twice That - Wirepoints; Democrats Play The Blame Game - Illinois News Network

Police Officer Dragged By Car, Injured After Trying To Stop Driver - DNA Chicago

Two Charged With Firing At Chicago Police Officers In Car In Montclare - Chicago Sun-Times

Police Board Vote Means Cops Tied To Laquan Case Could Return To Work - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Sues Chicago Police For Crash With Squad Car That Killed Brother - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Charged With DUI For Fatal Waukegan Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

Chiraq Report – 44 Weekend Shootings, 5 Dead, Police Say - DNA Chicago

Mass Drive-By Shooting Wounds 9 People In North Lawndale - DNA Chicago

Back Of The Yards Drive-By Shooting Kills Man, 20, And Wounds 2 Others - DNA Chicago

Drive-By Shooters Kill Man, Cause Crash That Injures Woman, 71, Police Say - DNA Chicago

Belmont Cragin Drive-By Shooting Kills 21-Year-Old Man - DNA Chicago

Humboldt Park Drive-By Shooting Kills Man, 29, Police Say - DNA Chicago

Man Shot While Driving On West Side - Chicago Sun-Times

Woman In Car Shot In Park Ridge - Chicago Tribune

Riverwalk Shooting Wounds 2 Men During Fight Over Woman, Police Say - DNA Chicago; 2 Boys Shot At 31st Street Beach - Chicago Tribune; CPD Superintendent Johnson Says No Reason To Fear Riverwalk Or Beaches Despite Shootings - Chicago Sun-Times

6 Vehicles Destroyed After Man’s Car Catches Fire In Loop Parking Garage - WGN 9 Chicago

Fire At Gage Park Dealership Damages 9 Cars - DNA Chicago

Armed Teen Hijacked Car In Forest Park, Crashed Into Tree In Oak Park, Police Say - Chicago Tribune

Police: Several Vans Stolen On South Side - Chicago Sun-Times

1 Killed, 5 Injured In Belmont Cragin Crash - CBS 2 Chicago

5-Year-Old Boy Among 6 Injured In Humboldt Park Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

School Bus-Motorcycle Crash Injures 8 People, Including 6 Teens In Roseland - DNA Chicago

Elderly Woman Killed, 4 Others Injured In Crash Near Hinckley - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Killed In Single-Vehicle Crash On I-57 Near Riverdale - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Fatally Struck By Pickup In Merrillville - Chicago Sun-Times

Woman, 64, Killed In Gary Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

Motorcyclist Dies One Week After Romeoville Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

Cyclist Killed In Crash While Riding Near Rock Cut State Park - Chainlink

One Woman’s Struggle Following Recent Death Of Her Daughter, Mother, Sister In Indiana Crash - Chicago Tribune

Truck Hauling Corn Syrup Rolls Over Near New Lenox - Chicago Sun-Times

Postal Worker Tackles Phone Thief On CTA, Holds Him For Police: Witness - DNA Chicago

Pink Line Trains Delayed Friday With CFD Activity - Chicago Sun-Times

The CTA’s Final Streetcar Cruises Chicago In 1950s Footage - DNA Chicago

Meeting On S. Side Metra Service Cuts June 19 - Facebook

Here’s Who Owns That $2.8 Billion Rail Untangling Venture - Crain’s Chicago Business

Railroad Collectors Make Way To St. Charles For Weekend Show - Chicago Daily Herald

Family Fun, Safety Mix At Mundelein Bike Rodeo - Chicago Daily Herald

Why Drug Field Tests Have Resulted In False Arrests Of Motorists - YouTube/Full Frontal With Samantha Bee

To Speed Infrastructure, Trump Proposes A Permit Process That Already Exists - USA TODAY; The Do’s And Don’ts Of Private Infrastructure Investment - The Hill; Goldman Sachs CEO Trolls Trump: ‘How Did Infrastructure Week Go?’ - The Hill; States Seek Promise Of Infrastructure Money From Trump - BNA; Infrastructure Boost Becomes Invisible In U.S. Growth Forecasts - Daily Tribune

U.S. Builds World’s First Flexible Bridge - PW Mag

White House Econ Adviser To Meet With Auto Leaders On Tax Reform - The Hill

Population Growth Shifts To Suburban America - Governing

Court Can’t Review Trump’s Keystone Approval, Lawyers Argue - The Hill

Exxon Fights ‘Reckless And False’ Climate Charge By New York AG - The Hill

Coalition Of 13 States Challenge Trump On Vehicle Emission Standards - Auto Blog

States Consider Taxing Drivers By The Mile Despite Privacy Concerns - Politico

The True Costs of Driving - The Atlantic

Board Adopts Report On Uber’s Culture, Silent On CEO Leave - Chicago Sun-Times; The Exodus At Uber - Auto News; Uber Chief Business Officer To Leave Company Amid Turmoil - Chicago Sun-Times

Lyft Gets $25M And A Fleet Of Cars From New Partner Jaguar Land Rover - Tech Crunch

How Driverless Cars Could Reduce Deaths On The Road - The Hill

Building Accurate 3D Maps Of Highways, Roads, Streets And Their Surrounding Infrastructure Is Complex Challenge For Connected/Driverless Car Makers - National Motorists Association Blog

Oxford University’s Driverless Car Guru Wouldn’t Trust His Kids In One — Yet - Tech Radar

The Future Of Personal Mobility - Minnesota Public Radio

Driverless Cars At Risk Of Being Hacked - Straits Times

Carsharing Popularity Could Lead To Overbuilding Of Garages - Marketscale

Smart Glass Turns Car Windows Into Mobile Video Displays - Auto Blog

We Tried Tesla’s Cool New ‘Summon’ Feature — Where The Car Comes And Picks You Up - Business Insider

Some Automakers Slower To Make Standard Technology That Could Avert 1M Crashes A Year - Auto Blog

Second Recall For The 2017 Santa Fe Sport Focuses On Seat Belt Problem - The Car Connection

NYC Animal Rights Activists Propose New Approach To Regulating City’s Horse Carriage Industry - CBS 2 New York

Closing Arguments Set In Minnesota Police Officer’s Manslaughter Trial For Death Of Motorist - Chicago Tribune

Ex-Cop Goes On Trial In Killing Of Driver That Ignited Milwaukee Riots - ABC News

Road Rage Incident In Hialeah Caught On Video - Miami Herald

Texas Mother Accused Of Leaving Toddlers In Car For 15 Hours - New York Daily News 

A Guide For Stadium Tailgating - Chicago Tribune

Favorite Famous Cars - Gas Buddy

Think A $199 Car Lease Sounds Like A Bargain — Think Again - The Car Connection

Trump’s Rail Funding Cuts Prove Good For Taxpayers - The Hill

Turbulence For Trump On Air Traffic Control - The Hill

Poll: Majority Of Republicans Support Cuba Travel, Trade - The Hill

Appeals Court Refuses To Reinstate Trump Travel Ban - The Hill; Hawaii Cites Trump’s Recent Tweets In Urging Supreme Court To Reject Travel Ban Appeal And Court Agrees - The HillThe Hill

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

  1. Jeff says:

    CDOT Will Seek To Roll Out More Crooked Speed Cameras, Establish Draconian Lower Speed Limits To Boost Camera Revenue, Cut Traffic Lanes For Maximum Vehicle Gridlock, Remove Scarce Parking Spots, And Deploy Untested, Unconstitutional, Privacy-Invading Textalyzer Technology, In An All-Out ‘Vision Zero’ Total War On Cars – Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Streetsblog, Active Transportation Alliance; Leave It To Rahm/CDOT To Embrace An Ill-Conceived Anti-Car Campaign — One That Has Both Harassed New York Drivers And Totally Failed To Increase Traffic Safety In New York City
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    Once again Rahm cynically uses safety to justify a new round of cash grab speed cameras.

  2. Andrew Petersen says:

    State’s Attorney Fox Will Not Prosecute Drivers With Suspended Or Revoked License Unless They Have 4 Convictions – Second City Cop; Foxx Wants To Hand Out ‘Get Out Of Jail Free’ Cards To The ‘Non-Violent’ Scumbags Who Stole Your Car/Bike, Robbed Your Apartment, Or Swiped Your Cell Phone – DNA Chicago
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    Regarding: Suspended/Revoked DL: Why bother to get a DL in the first place if Stripper Foxxx isn’t going to charge?

    Regarding the DNA Info Story….. Foxxx is violating state Law and should be Dis Barred. Someone needs to file a writ of mandamus to FORCE SAO Foxxxxxxxxxx to do the Job she was elected to do!

  3. Jeff says:

    Andrew Petersen says:
    June 13, 2017 at 9:27 pm
    State’s Attorney Fox Will Not Prosecute Drivers With Suspended Or Revoked License Unless They Have 4 Convictions – Second City Cop; Foxx Wants To Hand Out ‘Get Out Of Jail Free’ Cards To The ‘Non-Violent’ Scumbags Who Stole Your Car/Bike, Robbed Your Apartment, Or Swiped Your Cell Phone – DNA Chicago
    _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Regarding: Suspended/Revoked DL: Why bother to get a DL in the first place if Stripper Foxxx isn’t going to charge?

    Regarding the DNA Info Story….. Foxxx is violating state Law and should be Dis Barred. Someone needs to file a writ of mandamus to FORCE SAO Foxxxxxxxxxx to do the Job she was elected to do!
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    Andrew:

    Foxx’s lazy attitude is keeping dangerous drivers on our roads and criminals in our neighborhoods, making driving and living a nightmare for decent people. If she doesn’t want to do the job she should quit and let someone else do it.

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