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

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Your transportation related headlines for Thursday, August 3rd, 2017.

GOING TO LOLLAPALOOZA, OR ANYWHERE NEAR IT THIS WEEK — DON’T DRIVE - CURBED CHICAGO; LOLLAPALOOZA CLOSURES: COLUMBUS IS CLOSED FROM MONROE TO ROOSEVELT, ALONG WITH CONGRESS PARKWAY (INCLUDING THE CONGRESS CIRCLE) FROM MICHIGAN TO COLUMBUS, THROUGH THE EVENING OF MONDAY, AUGUST 7; JACKSON AND MONROE FROM COLUMBUS TO LAKESHORE DRIVE WILL REMAIN CLOSED THROUGH WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9; BALBO FROM COLUMBUS TO LAKESHORE DRIVE WILL REMAIN CLOSED THROUGH THURSDAY, AUGUST 10 - CITY OF CHICAGO

Adults Admit To Not Always Using Safety Belts In The Back Seat, IIHS Survey Finds - Insurance Institute for Highway Safety; Teen Drivers Become More Reckless With Age, Study Says - Bloomberg

The NTSB May Be ‘Greatly Exaggerating’ The Speeding Issue And Its Impact On Road Safety - American Trucker

Back To School In Illinois Puts Focus On Safe School Buses, Bus Drivers - Illinois News Network

Illinois DOT Urges Traffic Safety During Total Solar Eclipse - CBS 12 Paducah; Rural Towns In The Eclipse’s Path Are Bracing For A Flood Of Smartphone-Toting Visitors - Chicago Tribune

Midwest Gas Prices Up As Families Take Final Summer Road Trips - Chicago Tribune

Lake County, IN Police To Crackdown On Impaired Driving In Statewide Campaign - The Times Of Northwest Indiana

CDOT Pushing For More Bike Lanes, Traffic Barricades To Fuck Up Traffic In Lakeview - Chicago Streetsblog44th WardGuess What The Neighborhood Response To Traffic Barricades Will Be

HYPOCRISY ALERT: While Streetsblog, Active Transportation Alliance Regularly Call For More Traffic Camera Tickets For Drivers, They Oppose The Same Treatment For Bad Biker Behavior - Chicago Streetsblog

Yet Another Transit Oriented Development For Logan Square - Curbed Chicago; Get Ready For Neighborhood Blowback In 3, 2, 1?.

New Residential/Retail Development Of Massive Marshall Field’s Warehouse To Have 700 Indoor Parking Spaces - DNA Chicago

Developers Have Already Starting Moving In On The Many Industrial Properties That Line The Chicago River?s North Branch - Curbed Chicago

Flat Iron Building Facade Fix Prepares To Start In Wicker Park’s Main Hub - DNA Chicago

Father Pfleger Ignores Neighborhood Concerns, Shills For Obama Museum - Chicago Sun-Times

Lawyer Who Helped Block Lucas Museum Debuts Play About Jefferson, Poe - DNA Chicago

Active Transportation Alliance Cheers $60M Navy Pier Flyover Boondoggle - Active Transportation Alliance

This Week’s Events On The 606 Trail - The 606Getting Robbed Is Not An ‘Event’

Ban Horses From Pulling Carriages When It’s 75+ Degrees Outside: Petition - DNA Chicago

Cruise Will Take You From Chinatown’s Ping Tom Park To Lake Michigan - DNA Chicago

Ukrainian Village Debates Milkshake Spot On Site Of Auto Repair Shop - DNA Chicago

Uber Freight Moves Into Chicago - Crain’s Chicago Business

Chicago-Based Grubhub Buys Eat24, Teams With Yelp - Crain’s Chicago Business

Opinion — Oil Pipeline Poses Unacceptable Risk To Great Lakes - Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Needs Rambo — Not Rahm — To Fight City Rat Invasion - Loop North News

A Lollapalooza Guide To Grant Park’s Most Famous Buildings - Curbed Chicago

Do We Love The Picasso Now? Celebrating The 50th Birthday Of This Gift To The City - Chicago Tribune; The Chicago Picasso Isn’t The Only Public Artwork Worth Celebrating - Chicago Reader

Edgebrook Owl Statue Came Within 1 Vote Of Being Named ‘Owly McOwlface’ - DNA Chicago

Wrigleyville Homeless Man Blogs On Love, Death, Cubs - Chicago Tribune

Why The Neighbors Hate The MCA’s Latest Installation - Crain’s Chicago Business

Slow & Low Community Lowrider Festival In Pilsen Saturday

Rogers Pork Barbecue, Arts & Music Festival This Weekend

Wrigleyville Summerfest This Weekend

Suburban Car Show Calendar - Chicago Daily Herald

Sign Location Swap Could Bring Billboards To I-355 In Lombard - Chicago Daily Herald

Revised Dunkin’ Donuts Plans Move Ahead In Rolling Meadows After Drive Through, Delivery Concerns Addressed - Chicago Daily Herald

Weekend Lane Closures Planned On I-55 Between Bolingbrook, Burr Ridge - Chicago Sun-Times

FAA Stumbled Probing Flight From O’Hare Getting Too Close To 2nd Plane - Chicago Sun-Times

Rahm’s 2018 Budget: More Taxes On The Way - Illinois Policy Institute; Chicago Public Schools’ Latest $500 Million Borrowing: More Evidence It Doesn’t Deserve A Bailout - Illinois Policy Institute; Will Chicago Adopt An Income Tax - Chicago Tribune

Preckwinkle Demands $17 Million From Pop Tax Foes - Crain’s Chicago Business; Preckwinkle Scales Back Spending Cuts As Fate Of Pop Tax Is Uncertain - Chicago Tribune; Toni Crookwinkle’s Great Soda Tax Robbery - Chicago Now; Soda Tax Causes Chaos At Cash Registers, Seller Confusion - Chicago Daily HeraldChicago Daily Herald; ‘Soda Tax’ A Tough Sell For Cook County Retailers In Border Towns - Chicago Daily Herald; Last Straw? Many Cook County Residents Not Too Sweet On Soda Tax - Chicago Sun-Times; Pay Soda Tax Or Shop Outside Cook County? Shoppers Face An Inconvenient Dilemma - Chicago Tribune; In Chicago, The Tax Is On ‘Pop’ Not ‘Soda’ - Chicagoist; #Tweetyourreceipt: Show Us Your Soda Tax - Chicago Tribune; Pop Tax In Deerfield? Depends On Which Side Of The Street You’re On - Chicago Tribune; Sugary Beverage Tax Not Going Down Well In Cook County’s West Suburbs - Chicago Tribune; Is My Drink Taxed? Cook County Soda Tax Quiz - Chicago Tribune; Groups Opposing County Beverage Tax Hold Press Conference Thursday In Niles - Journal Online; Opinion – Progressive Bullies Exploiting The Disadvantaged In New Cook County Soda Tax - American Thinker; Local Businesses Weigh In On Soda Tax - Daily North Shore; Local Moron Cheers Soda Tax - Chicago Tribune

Hidden Budget Items Have ‘Fed The Beast’ Of Illinois Fiscal Crisis - Illinois News Network

U.S. Supreme Court Agrees To Take Up Wisconsin Gerrymandering Case — Is Illinois’ Meshuggeneh Madigan Map Next – Illinois Policy Institute

Man, Teen Facing Charges After Police Chase On Eisenhower - Chicago Sun-Times

Ride-Share Passenger Tossed Gun On Driver’s Seat At Traffic Stop: Charges - DNA Chicago

Naperville Police Investigate Armed Robbery In Parking Lot Involving Lollapalooza Festival Tickets - Chicago Daily Herald

Body Found In Burning Car In Palos Hills Identified - Chicago Tribune

Attached Garage Fire Displaces Residents In Naperville - Chicago Sun-Times

Woman Charged With DUI For McCook Crash That Left Passenger Dead - Chicago Sun-Times

Judge: Plea Deal In Crash That Killed 15-Year-Old Girl And Her Father ‘Unbelievable’ - Chicago Tribune

Suspect In Fatal North Chicago Crash Arrested In Waukegan - Chicago Tribune

Citation Dismissed In Beecher Crash That Killed Pregnant Mother, 3 Children - Chicago Tribune

Three People Injured In Aurora Crash - Chicago Tribune

Chiraq Report – 5 Wounded In Shootings Since Wednesday, Police Say - DNA Chicago; In Chicago, Young Children Are Lucky To Survive A Shooting - Chicago Tribune

Police: 46-Year-Old Man Fatally Shot In Gage Park Drive-By - Chicago Sun-Times

2 Shot In Englewood Drive-By - Chicago Sun-Times

West Humboldt Park Shooting Wounds Man Sitting In Car - DNA Chicago

17-Year-Old Boy Grazed In The Ear In East Garfield Park Drive-By Shooting - Chicago Sun-Times

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

Over 60 Percent of Amtrak Trains Run Late Between Chicago and Indianapolis: Report - NBC 5 Chicago

Electronic Frontier Foundation: Require Police to Purge Their Databases Of Innocent Citizens’ Personal Information, Including License Plates - Electronic Frontier Foundation

Louisiana, Ohio Residents Sign Petition To End Traffic Cams - The Newspaper

Oil Inventories Fall Less Than Expected, Gasoline Demand Surges - Gas Buddy

Keystone XL Survived Politics But Economics Could Kill It - ABC News

Self-Driving Cars Are Confusing Drivers — And Spooking Insurers - WIRED

In A World Of Drones And Driverless Cars, Where Does Personal-Injury Liability Sit - Chicago Lawyer

Congress And Auto Industry Move To Ban Cities From Regulating Self-Driving Cars - Streetsblog USA

Teamsters Vs Rest Of The Economy On Self Driving Cars And Trucks - Next Big Future

Cars Are About To Get Into Some Next-Level Integration — By Making Decisions For You - Business Insider

BMW Moves to Defend the Diesel - Ward’s Auto

Ford Bronco Juiced For Comeback As O.J. Set To Leave Jail - Chicago Tribune

Toyota Research Center Explores Personalized Crash Protection - Left Lane News

NHTSA Expands Probe Into Ford Explorer Exhaust Issues - Fox 25 Oklahoma City

The Real Reason Car Sales Are Falling - Bloomberg

AutoNation CEO: Auto Sales Slump Caused By Cars Coming Off Lease - Yahoo Finance

How China’s Ride-Hailing King DiDi Is Taking Over The World Before Uber Can - Forbes

Uber Driver Wants To Help Fellow Drivers Get More Money - CNNMoney

Uber And Lyft Are Losing Their Fight Against Unionization - AutoBlog

Nobody Wants To Be Uber’s CEO - Mother Jones

In An Era Of On-Demand Food Delivery, Hotel Room Service Is Forced To Evolve - Chicago Tribune

Malls Will Never Be The Same As Retail Gloom Triggers A Reboot - Bloomberg

FedEx, In Online Pivot, Backs Away From Holiday Surcharges - Chicago Tribune

Nissan Workers In Mississippi Begin Voting On Union - Chicago Daily Herald; Sanders Accuses Nissan Of Worst ‘Anti-Union Crusade In Decades’ - The Hill

NYPD Cops Receive Threats After Arresting State Trooper For Driving Drunk In The Bronx - New York Daily News

Baltimore Police Officials Disturbed By Body Camera Video Showing Cops Planting Drugs In Car, Sources Say - CBS News

Woman Gets 15 Months In Jail In Teen After Her Boyfriend To Make Him Commit Suicide In His Truck - Chicago Tribune

NY Regulator Subpoenas Wells Fargo Over Unwanted Auto Insurance - Reuters

How To Buy An Affordable Car - CNET

How To Buy An Electric Car - Flipboard

How Realistic Are Plans To Ban New Gas And Diesel Cars In Europe - Washington Post

London Is Bankrolling An Extra 1,500 Residential EV Chargers - Engadget

Sono Motors Introduces First-Ever Production Solar Car - Hybrid Cars

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

  1. Jeff says:

    HYPOCRISY ALERT: While Streetsblog, Active Transportation Alliance Regularly Call For More Traffic Camera Tickets For Drivers, They Oppose The Same Treatment For Bad Biker Behavior – Chicago Streetsblog
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    If ticketing is the city program for driver infractions, it should be the same for bikers, especially since Illinois law was just changed to give bikers the same rights as cars on the road.

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