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

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Your transportation related headlines for Monday, July 31st, 2017.

GRANT PARK/LOOP TRAFFIC ALERT: Lollapalooza Already Closing Streets Near Grant Park Ahead Of Aug. 3 Start - DNA Chicago; Jackson And Balbo Closed From Columbus To LSD; More Lollapalooza Closures On Columbus, Congress Will Start Monday 7/31 At 8 PM; For Those In The Know, Lower Wacker Driver Is Your Best Friend To Avoid This Mess

Take A Survey On The Future Of North Lakeshore Drive - Redefine The Drive; Letter: The City’s Plan To Fix Lake Shore Drive Is A Waste Of Money - Chicago Tribune

After Pushing For The Misery Of Traffic Cameras And Traffic Clogging Bike Lanes/Road Diets On The South/West Side, Streetsblog Thinks It Knows What’s Best For Minority Neighborhoods - Chicago Streetsblog

Wabash Reopens In Loop As CTA Station Construction Nears Completion - Chicago Sun-Times

Broadway Streetscape Work Begins In August - DNA Chicago

17 Party Bus Companies Shut Down After City Council-Ordered Crackdown - DNA Chicago

Now Distracted Motorcycle Riding Has Become A Real Thing - Chicago Daily Herald

Letter: Please Don’t Misuse Handicapped Parking Spaces - Chicago Daily Herald

A History Of Night Games At Wrigley Field, And Why Cubs Want More Of Them - DNA Chicago

Friends Of The Park Object To Lack Of Input On Obama Museum - CBS 2 Chicago

EDITORIAL — Make Parkland A Priority In North Branch Redevelopment - Chicago Tribune; When Will Chicago Learn To Respect Its Parks - Chicago Tribune

EDITORIAL: South Side Golf Course Plan Full Of Holes; No Answers On Taxpayer Costs For Tearing Out Commuter Roads For Golf Course Expansion - Chicago Sun-Times

EDITORIAL: Crack Down On Owners Who Leave Pets In Cars - Chicago Sun-Times

New Edgewater Dog Park Opens For Pets Affected By Rising Lake Levels At Foster Beach - Chicago Tribune

Letter — The City Should Ban Cyclists From Chicago’s Riverwalk And Clearly Separate Walkers From Cyclists On The Lakefront Trail - Chicago Tribune

Readers Speak Out About City Bike Lanes That Make Biking More Dangerous, Reckless Bikers That Make Streets More Dangerous - Chicago Tribune

City Tests Trash Skimmer To Clean Chicago River Near Riverwalk - Chicago Tribune

Tower Will Deliver Roughly 800 Apartments, 622 Parking Spaces To Chicago’s South Loop - Curbed Chicago

Transportation Oriented Development Public Forum August 22nd - 47th Ward

Smaller Apartments For Avondale Project Bad For Families, Protesters Say - DNA Chicago

Active Trans Supports 606 Housing Ordinance - Active Transportation Alliance

Wicker Park Getting 1,300 New Units Of Self-Storage With Drive-In Loading Area - Crain’s Chicago Business

Logan Square Monument Tagged With Giant Philosophy Quote - DNA Chicago

Should Evanston Ban Texting While Walking - Evanston Now

Batavia To Air Hearing On Controversial Project And Its Traffic Issues - Chicago Daily Herald

Souped-Up Camaro Brings Suburban Owner Back To Racing Days - Chicago Daily Herald

North Barrington Man Wants Help With Auto ‘Junkyard’ Near His Property - Chicago Daily Herald

Chicago-Based Boeing Expects India To Order Up To 2,100 Aircraft Over 20 Years - Reuters

How Your Flight Options At O’Hare Will Change - Crain’s Chicago Business

Retiring FAA Chief Talks Possible ‘End Game’ For O’Hare Rotation - Chicago Daily Herald

Chicago Executive Airport Mulling Ways To Help Wheeling, Prospect Heights Residents With Noise - Chicago Daily Herald

Chicago Taxpayers Deserve A Say In How TIF Money Is Spent - Crain’s Chicago Business

Editorial: Cook County Beverage Tax Not About Health - Chicago Daily Herald; The Collar Counties Will Love Preckwinkle’s New Soda Tax - Chicago Tribune

Illinois’ Jobs Growth Worse Than Every Neighboring State - Illinois Policy Institute; Why Would Anyone Want To Raise A Family In Illinois - Chicago Tribune

Fake Uber Or Lyft Drivers Picking Up And Robbing People At Gunpoint: Police - DNA Chicago

5 Men Caught On Video Carjacking Driver Near The 606 - DNA Chicago; Another Cyclist Robbed On 606; Attackers Used Knife To Cut Open His Pockets - DNA Chicago

Burglars Stole Car Tires From Jefferson Park Garages, Police Say - DNA Chicago

Man Charged With DUI After Taking Off From Police On South Side - Chicago Sun-Times

Chiraq Report – 4-Year-Old Boy Among 35 People Shot/4 Dead In Chicago Weekend Violence - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Wounded In Rogers Park Drive-By Shooting - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Wounded In Pilsen Drive-By Shooting - Chicago Sun-Times

28-Year-Old Man Wounded In Drive-By Shooting In Gage Park - Chicago Sun-Times

19-Year-Old Man Wounded In West Englewood Drive-By Shooting - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Shot, Critically Wounded While Sitting In Parked Vehicle In Austin - Chicago Sun-Times

89-Year-Old Man Grazed In Lawndale Drive-By Shooting - Chicago Sun-Times

Gary Man Shot Dead During Car Wash Robbery, Police Say - Chicago Tribune

Man Arrested During Traffic Stop, Wanted For Beating Woman In Gary - Chicago Sun-Times

Sadistic Shitbag Gets Prison For Tossing Dogs From Top Of Parking Garage In Oak Lawn - ABC News

Woman Hit By Car, Killed On Near West Side - Chicago Tribune

Person Killed In West Pullman Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

Motorcyclist Killed In Cicero Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

Beecher Schmidt Family Tragedy: Driving While Texting Is The New Drunk Driving - Chicago Now

59-Year-Old Motorcyclist Dies After Lake Zurich Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

Wonder Lake Man Killed In McHenry County Crash - Chicago Daily Herald

Biker Hit And Killed By Semi In Bellwood While Out On Parole For Stealing Salvation Army Bucket - Chicago Sun-Times

Six Hurt When Car Drives Through Evanston Donut Shop Window - Evanston Now

Algonquin Crash Sends 4 To Hospital - Chicago Daily Herald

Chicago Man Seriously Injured In Northwest Indiana Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

51-Year-Old Man Killed In NW Indiana Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

Police Seeking Tips On Fatal Gage Park Hit-And-Run - Chicago Sun-Times

Dead Man Found In St. Charles Garage Fire - Chicago Daily Herald

Man Charged After Being Found On CTA Platform With Rifle - Chicago Tribune

Missing 18-Year-Old Man Last Seen At Near North Side CTA Station - Chicago Sun-Times

‘Little School Under the L’ Celebrated In DePaul Murals - DNA Chicago

The Downside Of PACE Paratransit - Chicago Tribune

Psychologist: Man Accused Of Shooting Amtrak Conductor In Naperville Not Fit For Trial - Chicago Tribune

Man, 51, Fatally Struck By Train In Kirkland - Chicago Sun-Times

Why Aren’t We Spending Money For Roads On Roads - The Hill

Governments Taking Over Vehicle Engineering - Automotive News

Police Pull Over More Than 50,000 Drivers On A Typical Day, More Than 20 Million Motorists Every Year - National Motorists Association Newsletter; Stay Less Than 10 M.P.H. Above Speed Limit And You’re Unlikely To Be Ticketed - Boston Globe

Scientists Still Seek A Reliable DUI Test For Marijuana - NPR

Greens Ask Court To Reinstate EPA Methane Oil Drilling Pollution Rule - The Hill

Why Does The Rush To Driverless Have To Be At The Speed Of Light - National Motorists Association Blog

Unions Urge Slow-Down As Self-Driving Car Laws Pick Up Speed - Bloomberg

Robots, Start Your Engines! - Scientific American

An Autonomous Future For Composites - Composite World

What Does ‘The Future of Work’ Look Like - PC Mag

How Driverless Cars Could Be A Big Problem For Cities - Governing

Self-Driving Cars Should Accommodate People, Not The Other Way Around - USA Streetsblog

How Much Does Your Car Know About You - WGN Radio Chicago

The Road Ahead For Connected Vehicles - University Of Pennsylvania

Demand For Automotive Cybersecurity Pros Outpaces Supply - The Hill

Tesla Model 3 Joins Over 30 Other Plug-In Vehicles - Chicago Tribune

Editorial: Why It’s A Good Thing When Automakers Push The Stop Button To Slow Production - Forbes

Wells Fargo To Refund $80M To 570,000 Auto Loan Customers Charged For Insurance - USA TODAY

Millennials Have Turned Their Backs On Motorcycles - Chicago Tribune

Australia And Florida Deaths Tied To Takata Airbags - Car Complaints

Advanced Safety Systems Have Potential To Save Lives - Auto Credit Express

Which Recaro Baby Car Seats Are Being Recalled & Replaced? It’s For A Chilling Reason - Romper

Why Don’t Tractor Trailers Have Side Guards - CBS 9 Washington DC

Back-Seat Alarms Urged After 2 Hot-Car Deaths In Arizona - ABC News

Austin Pulls Ford Explorers From Police Fleet After Cops Get Sick From - CNN

Honda CR-V Recalled To Prevent Fires From Fuel Leaks - Car Complaints

2007-2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Recalled For Windshield Wiper Woes: 100K Vehicles Affected - The Car Connection

2014-2017 Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC Models Recalled (Again) For Airbag, Seatbelt Issue - The Car Connection

With Uber In Turmoil, Lyft’s Ridership Surpasses All Of 2016 - Chicago Sun-Times

Former Obama Adviser Valerie Jarrett Joins Lyft Board Of Directors - The Hill

Uber Fights Drivers’ Complaints Over New Fare Model - Courthouse News

Uber Charges Ahead; Plans To Issue Its Own Credit Card - Chicago Sun-Times

Video: Man, Dog Rescued From Vehicle In Raging Colorado Flood - Fox 31 Denver

Law Enforcement Weighs In On iPhone’s ‘Do Not Disturb While Driving’ - ABC 36 Upstate NY

Don’t Try This: Thieves Steal iPhones From Moving Truck - ABC News

Officials Give Advice To Those Driving During Eclipse - CBS 12 Southeast Missouri

Here Are All the Maintenance Myths You Can Ignore When Servicing Your Car - Flipboard

High Octane Recommendation Causes Confusion - Chicago Tribune

Low Information LA Car Haters Blame Parking For High Housing Cost - Curbed Los Angeles

Angelenos Fight Back And Win Against Car Haters And Their Road Diet Nonsense - Los Angeles Times

At Least 8 Injured After Van Strikes Diners On Los Angeles Sidewalk - Chicago Tribune

Minnesota Bridge Collapse Still Reverberates 10 Years Later - Chicago Tribune

Lawless Bike Groups Create Their Own Dangerous Bike Lanes - Washington Post

New York Backlash Against Lawless Bikers, Bike Lanes That Endanger Pedestrians, Hurt Businesses - The New York Times

Citing ‘Basic Physics,’ A Judge Berated The FAA For Those Shrinking Airline Seats - Chicago Tribune

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

  1. Jeff says:

    Take A Survey On The Future Of North Lakeshore Drive – Redefine The Drive; Letter: The City’s Plan To Fix Lake Shore Drive Is A Waste Of Money – Chicago Tribune

    All they should do is add a lane in each direction, add new exits at Armitage, Diversey, and Addison, and bury the Chicago Avenue entrance ramp/get rid of the traffic light bottleneck. All the rest is boondoggle garbage.

  2. Jeff says:

    Letter: Please Don’t Misuse Handicapped Parking Spaces – Chicago Daily Herald

    Anyone who abuses the handicap rules need their license yanked.

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