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

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Your transportation related headlines for Tuesday, August 1st, 2017.

LOLLAPALOOZA WILL MESS UP STREET TRAFFIC, PARKING, METRA, CTA, UBER, LYFT AND ACCESS TO GRANT PARK - DNA CHICAGO; STREET CLOSURES NOW IN EFFECT TILL NEXT WEEK FOR: BALBO AVENUE FROM MICHIGAN TO LAKE SHORE DRIVE; COLUMBUS DRIVE FROM MONROE STREET TO ROOSEVELT ROAD; CONGRESS PARKWAY FROM MICHIGAN TO COLUMBUS; JACKSON BOULEVARD FROM MICHIGAN TO LAKE SHORE; MONROE FROM COLUMBUS TO LAKE SHORE

Suit Claims Chicago Distracted-Driving Tickets Illegal - Chicago Sun-Times

About 2,000 Mechanics Strike At Chicago-Area Car Dealerships - Chicago Sun-Times

After Online Protests, CDOT Backs Down From Attempt To Ban Right Turns From Broadway To Halsted In Lakeview; But Still Leaves Right Turn A Challenge For Both Drivers And Bikers - Chicago Streetsblog; Alterations Also Made To Nearby Broadway And Clarendon Intersection

Jefferson Park Sidewalk Bump-outs To Improve ‘Hazardous’ Intersection Near School, Officials Say - DNA Chicago

Bikers Bitchin’ Bout Bad Behavior - Chicago Reader

Chicago’s Dearborn & Randolph Protected Intersection - Street Films

20,000 Homes Planned For Huge Vacant U.S. Steel Site As New Buyer Emerges - DNA Chicago

City Selling 18 Acres Along River To Developer For $105 Million - Chicago Tribune

16-Story Knot Mural Is Newest Addition To South Loop Streetscape - DNA Chicago

Letter: Say No To S. Side Golf Course - Chicago Sun-Times

Former Chicago Bear Idonije Buys Vintage Motor Row Building - Crain’s Chicago Business

Chicago Based Groupon, Grubhub Team Up For Food Delivery - Crain’s Chicago Business

Lincoln Park Auto Parts Garage May Become Chicken Joint - DNA Chicago

Story Of Business Leaving Suburbs For Chicago Is Overblown - Chicago Daily Herald

New Prairie District Park Ready To Open Next To Chicago’s McCormick Place - Curbed Chicago; Will A Speed Cam At This Pint Size Park Be Far Behind?

Chicago Slutwalk Tries To Defend Its Anti-Semitic Parade Rules - Chicagoist

Even After Massive Tax Hikes, Chicago Still Hundreds Of Millions In The Hole - Chicago Sun-Times

80% Of Cook County Municipalities Have Opted Out Of Minimum Wage, Sick Leave Ordinances - Illinois Policy Institute

The Stupidity Of The Cook County Soda Tax - Champaign News Gazette; Soda Tax Confusion - Chicago Tribune; Boss Preckwinkle Should Reform The Bloated County Budget Instead Of Taxing Anything That Moves - Chicago Sun-Times

Thanks, Illinois Legislators, For All This Misery - Chicago Daily Herald

Adios Illinois; More Consider Fleeing Tax Unfriendly Illinois - Illinois News Network

19 Fire Departments Respond To St. Charles Garage Fire - Chicago Sun-Times

Northwest Side Hit-And-Run Reclassified As Homicide - Chicago Tribune

U-Haul Trucks Rammed Into Businesses In 2 Burglaries, Police Say - DNA Chicago

Police Warn Of Carjackings In West Town And Near West Side - DNA Chicago

Garages Burglarized In Garfield Ridge - Chicago Sun-Times

Driver In Evanston Car Crash Faces Drug Charge - Evanston Now

Cicero Woman Charged With DUI While On Her Way To Mandated DUI Class - Chicago Sun-Times

Three Charged With Stealing From Cars In Fox Lake - Chicago Daily Herald

Naperville Police Searching For Car Burglar On Bicycle - Chicago Sun-Times

Police Video Of S, Side Gas Station Arrest Highlights Blurred Line Between Excessive Force, Typical Policing In High-Crime Areas - Chicago Tribune

Indiana Tow Operator Pleads Guilty, Admits Paying Bribes To Lake County Sheriff - Chicago Tribune

Ex Congressman Aaron Schock Says Investigators In Mileage Fraud Asked About His Sex Life - Chicago Sun-Times

Chiraq Report – 2 Dead, 9 Wounded In Monday Shootings Across Chicago - Chicago Sun-Times; Chicago Ends July With More Than 400 Murders, On Pace To Exceed 2016 - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Shot Walks Into Hospital, Says Shooting Happened On Dan Ryan - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Shot While Driving In West Garfield Park - Chicago Sun-Times

2 Men Wounded In Little Village Drive-By Shooting - Chicago Sun-Times

Two Men Critically Wounded In Auburn Gresham Drive-By Shooting - Chicago Sun-Times

15-Year-Old Boy Shot In Chicago Lawn Drive-By Attack - Chicago Sun-Times

Bartlett Man Dies In Head-On Crash In Glendale Heights, Officials Say - Chicago Tribune

At Least 3 Hurt In Crash On I-290 West Of Downtown - Chicago Tribune

2 Chicago Police Officers Suffer Minor Injuries In South Side Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

Driver Who Rolled Jeep Into Pond Near Tollway Hospitalized With Minor Injuries - Chicago Daily Herald

Truck Tips Over After 2 Semis Collide On I-80/94 In NW Indiana - Chicago Sun-Times

EDITORIAL: Too Many Crimes On The CTA Going Unsolved - Chicago Sun-Times

The ‘Infamous’ Yeti That Watched Over The Damen Blue Line Stop Is For Sale - Chicagoist

Wiener Rides: CTA Transforms Cars To Wienermobiles This Month - Chicago Tribune

Riding The CTA Can Be Good For Your Health - Chicago Now

Prosecutors: Rogers Park Man Stabbed 80-Year-Old Man Near Loyola ‘L’ ‘Without Breaking Stride’ - Chicago Tribune

The Metra Can And Should Increase Service Across The South Side, And Not Just To Hyde Park - South Side Weekly

Estate Of Man Fatally Struck By Metra Train In 2016 Files Lawsuit - Chicago Sun-Times

N. Side Biker Learns To Love The S. Side - Chicago Magazine

Number Of Drivers Killed While On Painkillers Skyrockets 700 Percent - Daily Caller

Gas Prices Lurch Forward On Concerns About Venezuela And Falling Oil Supply - Gas Buddy; Ways The US Can Hit Venezuela Oil With Sanctions - Financial Times

Court Tells EPA To Enforce Obama Methane Pollution Oil Drilling Rule - The Hill

National Motorists Association Urges President, Transportation Secretary To Nominate Traffic Safety Administrator Who Will End Ticket Quotas - The Newspaper

White House: Infrastructure Bill Remains Trump Priority - The Hill

Editorial: Setting The Record Straight On Highway Infrastructure - Huffington Post

National Resources Defense Council Sues Trump Over Obama Rule To Measure Greenhouse Gases From Highways - NRDC

When Cars Do The Driving, You’ll Catch The Blame - Chicago Sun-Times

U.S.-Canada Border Crossing Planned For Upcoming Driverless Car Test - TechCrunch

Mixed Reaction To Proposed Driverless Vehicle Legislation - Trucker

Teamsters Convince Congress To Block Driverless Trucks - The Next Web

Why We Can’t Ignore Self-Driving Commercial Trucks Any Longer - Jalopnik

15 Of The Most Important Autonomous Car Programs - Design News

BP In Talks With Electric Carmakers On Service Station Chargers - Business Insider

Volvo Abandonment Of Gas Engines Makes No Sense - National Motorists Association Blog

How BMW Uses Artificial Intelligence And Big Data To Design And Build Cars Of Tomorrow - Forbes

Cars Suck Up Data About You. Where Does It All Go - The New York Times

AP Analysis: Most Automakers Slow To Fix Dangerous Air Bags - ABC News

U.S. Auto Sales Fall In July As Carmakers Slash Rental Fleet Sales - Reuters

Praise For Tesla Model 3 But The Price Is Sky High - Forbes

California Regulators Approve $200M Volkswagen Zero-Emission Cars Investment - Triple Pundit

Lyft And Disney Launch ‘Minnie Van’ On-Demand Ride Service At Walt Disney World - TechCrunch

Lyft Partners With Amtrak For First- And Last-Mile Trip Tie-Ins - TechCrunch

Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio Convicted For Refusing to Stop Immigrant-Targeting Traffic Patrols - TIME

Murder Charges In Indiana Officer’s Killing At Scene Of Crash - Chicago Tribune

Prosecutor: St. Louis Officer ‘Executed’ Suspect After 2011 Car Chase - Chicago Tribune

Knowing How To Drive Stick Shift Saves SC Student From Alleged Kidnappers - New York Post

The American Road Trip: Brought To You By Awesome People - Chicago Now

These Are The Most Terrifying Roads In The World - Business Insider

Flying Ace Sully Makes Case Against Privatizing Air Traffic Control - Chicago Sun-Times

Daimler Invests In Flying Taxi Firm Volocopter - Reuters

UK Car Haters Trying To Force Biking On Everyone - Guardian

 

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

  1. Jeff says:

    Suit Claims Chicago Distracted-Driving Tickets Illegal – Chicago Sun-Times
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    This is the same lawyer who just got a 40M settlement -and the due process arguments here seem even stronger.

  2. Jeff says:

    Suit Claims Chicago Distracted-Driving Tickets Illegal – Chicago Sun-Times
    ———

    This is the same lawyer who just got a 40M settlement -and the due process arguments here seem even stronger.

  3. Peter says:

    Estate Of Man Fatally Struck By Metra Train In 2016 Files Lawsuit

    The death was ruled a suicide in a previous article, but it’s now ruled a homicide?

  4. Jeff says:

    Peter says:
    August 2, 2017 at 1:16 pm
    Estate Of Man Fatally Struck By Metra Train In 2016 Files Lawsuit

    The death was ruled a suicide in a previous article, but it’s now ruled a homicide?
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    Maybe a second autopsy was done, or someone came forward with new information?

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