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

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Your transportation related headlines for Thursday, July 6th, 2017.

Reports Of The Death Of Car Ownership Have Been Greatly Exaggerated: U.S. On Track For Most Miles Traveled With 2017 Driving Season Underway - Oil And Gas

Will Lincoln Towing’s License Get Yanked? Hearing Continues Friday - DNA Chicago

Oak Brook Plans Warning Signs For Drivers, To Counter Neighboring Oakbrook Terrace’s Red Light Camera Cash Grab - Chicago TribuneIllinois House Bill Would Outlaw These Cameras For Oak Brook Terrace

Evanston Ticket Scofflaws May Get The Boot Sooner - Evanston Now

ACLU: Changes Coming To Illinois’ Civil Auto, Asset Forfeiture Law Are Good, But Could Have Gone Further - Illinois News Network

Chicago Police Rolling Out New Cars Made In The Chicago - DNA Chicago

An Historic Logan Square Gas Stations - DNA Chicago

Flags To Be Flown At Half-Staff In Illinois Starting July 4th To Honor State Trooper Killed In Crash - Fox 2 St. Louis

Active Transportation Alliance Decries Danger Trucks Pose For Bikers, While Simultaneously Trying To Jam More Bikers Onto Heavily Truck Travelled Milwaukee Avenue - Active Transportation Alliance

Activists Pushing For More Transit Boondoggle Cash From Dead Broke State Of Illinois - Chicago Streetsblog

Clueless Rahm Doesn’t Realize The Depth Of His Dumbfuckery, In Dissing NY, DC Transit - Chicago Tribune

While Illinois Endures A Giant Fiscal Flush, General Assembly Votes To Rename Part Of I-55 For Obama - NBC 5 Chicago

Chicago Festivals This Weekend: July 6-9 - Redeye

Extra Jackson Park Meeting On Obama Museum, S. Side Gold Course Added, After 150 People Turned Away - DNA Chicago

MCA Offers Neighbors Options For Hiding Rooftop Eyesore - Loop North News

North Branch Zoning Ordinance, New Libraries Headed To Chicago Plan Commission - Curbed Chicago

Demolition Begins For Controversial TOD Project In Logan Square - DNA Chicago

Outrage Over CPS School Turned Into Luxury Apartments - DNA Chicago

Low Income Housing Hits Road Blocks In Jefferson Park - Nadig Newspapers

Mapping The West Loop Development Boom - Curbed Chicago

Preservationists Make Another Push For Uptown Theatre Restoration - Curbed Chicago

Chanel Leaving Magnificent Mile For Oak Street - Crain’s Chicago Business

Chicago’s First Culver’s? Portage Park Drive-Thru Aims For November Opening - DNA Chicago

Weekend Closure Planned On Ramp From Eisenhower To Tri-State - Chicago Sun-Times

Aurora Crowd Recreates The Hilarious AMC Pacer/Bohemian Rhapsody Scene In Wayne’s World For World Record - ABC 7 Chicago

Lawsuit Dismissal Means Naperville Twp. Road Budget Dispute Is Over - Chicago Daily Herald

Car Wash Likely To Open In Rolling Meadows After Traffic Issues Addressed - Chicago Daily Herald

Cubs License Plate Purchases Surge - Crain’s Chicago Business

State Farm Hikes Car Insurance Rates In Illinois Again - Crain’s Chicago Business

Wisconsin Governor Walker Proposes Deal to Solve Wisconsin Road Budget Impasse - U.S. News & World Report

Disruptive Woman Removed From American Airlines Atlanta To Chicago Plane - NBC 5 Chicago; United Gave Toddler’s Seat Away — And Made His Mom Hold Him For 3-Hour Flight - Chicago Tribune

Longer Runways A Ways Off For Chicago Executive Airport - Chicago Daily Herald

McCarthy For Mayor? Not Yet, But There Are Campaign Buttons - Chicago Tribune

Rahm Handing Out Slush Fund Cash To Win S. And W. Side Votes - Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Area Now Almost Majority Minority - Crain’s Chicago Business

Toni The Taxer Announces Budget Blackmail Over Cook County Soda Tax Suspended By Judge - Chicago Tribune

Illinois House Overrides Rauner Vetoes Of Income Tax Increase, Budget - Chicago Tribune; Illinois Still Headed For Credit Downgrade - Crain’s Chicago Business; Illinoisans Are Still Waiting For Independence - Illinois News Network; The Illinois Budget Disaster - Chicago TribuneChicago Tribune; How To End The Pension Mess - Chicago Tribune

Only The Illinois General Assembly Would Raise Phone Taxes While Allowing Service Cuts - Chicago Tribune

FBI Agent To Thief Driving Off In His SUV: ‘You Don’t Want To Do This - Chicago Sun-Times

Police Officer Beaten By 4 People Blocking Traffic Near Washington Park, Police Say - DNA Chicago

Chicago Woman Faces Gun Charges After Wheaton Traffic Stop - Chicago Daily Herald

Bail Denied For Alleged Pimp Charged With Sex Trafficking Who Drove Teen To Where She Was Killed By Client - Chicago Tribune

Police: Driver Exposed Himself To Woman In Park Ridge - Chicago Tribune

Garage Destroyed, Homes Damaged In Elmhurst Fire - Elmhurst, IL Patch

Chiraq Report – A View From The Outside: Chicago Violence Stuns Australia’s ’60 Minutes’ - DNA Chicago; Group To Camp Overnight On City’s Most Dangerous Blocks To Stop Violence - DNA Chicago; Chicago Cops Perplexed By Violent Fourth - Chicago Tribune

Woman Who Caused Fatal Crash After Taking Heroin Gets 16 Years In Prison - Chicago Tribune

Woman Seriously Injured In 5-Vehicle Crash On I-88 Near Naperville - CBS 2 Chicago

Man Killed While Helping Driver In South Barrington Crash - Chicago Daily Herald

Man Killed In Northwest Indiana Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

Garbage Truck Crashes On I-65 In NW Indiana - Chicago Sun-Times

Driver Charged In July 4 LSD Crash With Parked CPD Car - Chicago Sun-Times

CTA Enlarges Prepayment Pilot Program - Chicago Sun-Times

Historic Quincy ‘L’ Station One Step Closer To Official Landmark Status - Curbed Chicago

Metra Crossing At 111th Street Station Closed For ‘Renewal’ Project - DNA Chicago

Albany Park To Uptown Bike Ride Thursday - DNA Chicago

Bike Repair Station Planned For Bronzeville - Chicago Tribune

Tinley Cyclist Embarks On Charity Ride Around Lake Michigan - Chicago Tribune

New Bicycle Road Race Coming To Elgin - Chicago Daily Herald

Iowa Supreme Court Refuses To Require Police To Obtain A Search Warrant Electronically Before Searching Vehicles During A Traffic Stop - The Newspaper

Nine States Refuse To Give Driver’s License Info To Trump Voter Fraud Commission - USA TODAY

These 10 States Offer The Best Public Transportation, Commute Times, Roadways And More - U.S. News & World Report

Seattle Judge Tosses Speeding Ticket Over Chatty Signage - CBS 7 Seattle

Three Big Cars Get Top IIHS Crash Rating - USA TODAY

Auto Industry Speed Bump Is Bad News For Heartland — And Trump - The Hill

Luxury Cars Offer More Models, But Find Fewer Buyers - The New York Times

Wall Street Is Increasingly Worried Over Tesla’s Sales Results And Future Competition From Other Automakers - Nightly Business ReportNightly Business Report; Tesla, For Now, Loses Spot As Most Valuable Carmaker In US - Fox Business; Tesla Model 3 Arrives Friday, Two Weeks Ahead Of Schedule - Yahoo News

Tillerson In Focus As Exxon Climate Change Investigation Intensifies - Chicago Tribune

Parking Apps Haven’t Fixed Boston Parking Crunch - Boston Globe

San Francisco Moving To Virtually Outlaw Car Traffic With 50 New Bus Only Lanes - San Francisco Examiner

Car Haters Despise The Freedom Of Driving, In Favor Of Stalinist Central Planning For Transportation - The Frontier GroupStrong Towns

Casual Carpool Commuting Is Popping Up In Cities Across The Country - The Osgood File

Lyft Co-Founder John Zimmer Talks Future Of Ride-Sharing And Competition With Uber - CBS News

Lyft Reaches One Million Rides Per Day But Is Still Well Behind Uber - Engadget

Oklahoma State Senator Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Uber Driver - Huffington Post

Decline Of Retail Will Change The Suburbs - Bloomberg

Self-Driving Cars Could Make Moral Decisions Like Humans With a Simple Algorithm - Science Alert

App Aims To Curtail iPhone Use While Driving - Ward’s Auto

To End Distracted Driving, MIT Figures Out How People Really Drive - WIRED

National School Transportation Association Disputes News Report On Driver Safety - School Transportation News

Einride T-Pod Is An Electric, Self-Driving Truck With No Windows - Auto Blog

Assistance Can Keep Senior Citizens Behind The Wheel Longer - NBC 4 Washington DC

NY Governor Directs Flags To Be Flown At Half-Staff For Officer Shot Dead In Her Vehicle - ABC News

Accused Toll Cheat Who Owes $27K Arrested At George Washington Bridge, NJ Police Say - NJ.Com

Dramatic Truck Crash, Good Samaritan Rescue Caught On Video - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Georgia Woman Charged With Two Counts Of Animal Cruelty For Leaving Dogs In Hot Car - ABC News

Northeast Rail Tunnel Project To Cost Nearly $13B: Report - The Hill

Feds Probing Implementation Of Train Safety Technology - The Hill

Regional Airlines Want To Cut Rules Made To Protect Flyers From Inexperienced Pilots - Chicago Tribune

Qatar Airways Joins Gulf Carriers In Getting Off U.S. Laptop Ban List - Chicago Tribune

Airlines Ask Trump To Revisit Gulf Deals - The Hill

Hawaii: Preposterous To Include Grandparents In Trump’s Travel Ban - The Hill

France Plans To Phase Out Gas And Diesel Engines - Chicago Tribune


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

  1. Jeff says:

    Oak Brook Plans Warning Signs For Drivers, To Counter Neighboring Oakbrook Terrace’s Red Light Camera Cash Grab – Chicago Tribune; Illinois House Bill Would Outlaw These Cameras For Oak Brook Terrace

    This would be the low cost way to for Oak Brook to give Oak Brook Terrace a big f*** you

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