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

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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

Shifting Sands Along Illinois’ Lakefront Are Disrupting Much More Than Beach Days - Chicago Tribune

Man’s Search For Owner Of Teddy Bear Left At O’Hare Airport Goes Viral - Chicagoist

No Travel Ban Detentions Yet At O’Hare, Though Attorneys Remain To Help If Needed - Chicago Sun-Times

Soda Tax Blocked In Court - DNA Chicago; EDITORIAL — Sugary Drink Tax Aimed At Your Wallet, Not Your Waistline - Chicago Sun-Times

Employers Call New Cook County Sick Leave Law An Administrative Nightmare - Chicago Tribune

Evanston’s Ruling Marxist Junta Refuses To Allow City Council Vote On Whether To Opt Out Of Cook County Minimum Wage Law - Chicago Tribune

OPINION – Chicago’s ‘Fair Workplace’ Ordinance Is A Bad Idea - Crain’s Chicago Business

Why Rauner Should Veto A $15 Minimum Wage - Chicago Sun-Times

Indicted Officers Are ‘Scapegoats’ In Dash Cam Video Shooting Case, Union Boss Says - DNA Chicago

Chiraq Report – Trump Tweets: I Am Sending In Federal Help For Violence In Chicago - Chicago Sun-Times; AG Sessions Denounces ‘Unacceptable’ Levels Of Violence In Chicago - The Hill; 1,000 Extra Police Officers On The Street For Fourth Of July Weekend - DNA Chicago

Shots Fired As Black SUV Pulls Up To South Side Intersection: Man Killed, Woman Seriously Hurt - Chicago Tribune

2 Critically Wounded In Englewood Drive-By Shooting - Chicago Sun-Times

Forest Preserves K-9 Dies After Being Left In Hot Patrol Car, Officials Say - Chicago Tribune

Van Driver Cited In Palatine Ambulance Crash - Chicago Daily Herald

115th Street Metra Depot Damaged By Fire Will Be Torn Down Today - DNA Chicago

Family Of Woman Killed In Crash With Off-Duty Cop Files Lawsuit Against City, Police - ABC 7 Chicago

Man, 30, Fatally Struck By SUV In Chicago Heights - Chicago Sun-Times

Is S Side Bike Ticketing ‘Stop And Frisk’ By Another Name - Chicago Defender

Political Action Groups Ask Texas Governor To Uphold Campaign Promise To Rein In Toll Roads And Red Light Cameras - The Newspaper

Trump’s Incomplete Infrastructure Plan - Machine Design

Study Supports Tax Based On How Far You Drive Instead Of Per-Gallon Of Gas - Houston Chronicle

How Rolling Back US Oil Production Is Not Green Policy - The Hill

Used Car Sales to Keep Dealers Afloat During New Vehicle Sales Slide - The Detroit Bureau

GM Confirms, Sales Drop This Year Is Mostly Fleets; Retail Sales Intact - Forbes

Mazda Recalls Newer Cars For Parking Brake Failure - Chicago Tribune

Self-Driving Cars May Need Rental Car Companies To Go Mainstream - Curbed

Editorial: The Car Industry Is Slowly But Surely Engineering Me Out Of The Process Of Driving - Evo

Why Would Amazon Invest In Autonomous Driving - Market Realist

Uber Shows Off Its Upgraded Fleet Of Autonomous Trucks - Yahoo Finance

Waymo Has Offered Its First Clues Into Its Autonomous Truck Development - Business Insider

Despite Internal Struggle, Uber Is Still A Very Popular Service - Engadget

Editorial: Does Car Sharing Really Reduce Car Use - Euractiv

High-Tech Dashboards Signal Big Changes For Auto Parts Suppliers - Reuters

Regulators, Carmakers Plot Road to Connected Car Privacy, Security - BNA

Ford Creates Robotics, Artificial Intelligence Team - Detroit News

What’s Driving The Future Of Parking Garage Design - Construction Dive

How Building Baseline Video Analytics Via Crowdsourcing Can Lead To Safer Streets - Gov Tech

Venus Williams At Fault In Deadly Florida Car Crash, Police Say - Fox News

Pennsylvania Teen Dies After Being Shot In Head In Road Rage Incident, Police Say - Fox News

Actor James Cromwell Sentenced To Jail For 7 Days Over NY Plant Protest That Blocked Traffic - Fox News

Waco, TX Ambulance Crew Spontaneously Helps 98-Year-Old Gardener In The Heat - Huffington Post

Picking Up Screws And Nails Can Save A Flat Tire - Chicago Now

White House Reverses Course On Including Fiances In Trump Travel Ban Criteria - The Hill

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

  1. Jeff says:

    In Chicago, There’s Pork on the Infrastructure Menu – Governing
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    At least neighbors get a vote on projects – better than letting incompetent car-haters at CDOT make all the decisions.

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