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

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Your transportation related headlines for Friday, August 4th, 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

Parking Bans For South, West Loop - Gazette Chicago; Will Enterprising Residents Start Renting Out Their Spaces To Downtown Commuters

Party Bus Operators May File Lawsuit Against The City After Threat Of Shut Down From Ordinance Violations - CBS 2 Chicago

Pershing Metra Underpass Closed Until Sept. 8 For Repairs - DNA Chicago

Will City’s Water Main Projects Create Lead Hazard - Gazette Chicago

City Removes West Loop Recycling Bins - Gazette Chicago

Cubs Manager Joe Maddon Lobbies For More Night Games At Wrigley Field - Chicago TribuneRahm Has Already Said No To Cubs Owner’s Greed

Streetsblog Pushing Another Overprice Building Of Micro-Units And No Parking — Neighbors Have Other Ideas - Chicago Streetsblog

Jefferson Park Ald. Arena Hopes Library Will Change View On CHA Housing - Nadig Newspapers

Planned W Loop Tower To Have 298 Units, 140 Parking Spaces - Curbed Chicago

Downsized Southport Project To Have 18 Units, 5 Parking Spaces - Curbed Chicago

Chicago Construction Volume Slows - Chicago Tribune

Louis Rocah, Architect Who Helped Design Marina City, Dies At Age 90 - Loop North News

After 2-Year Delay, Navy Pier Sets Next Phase Of Redo To Start - Crain’s Chicago Business

50 Years Ago, Picasso’s Sculpture Challenged Chicago’s Imagination - Chicago Tribune; 50 Years Ago, Chicago Squirmed At Picasso’s ‘Big, Homely Metal Thing’ - Chicago Sun-Times

Monumental Murals Being Painted At Lake Shore Drive Fullerton Underpass - DNA Chicago

In Andersonville, New Rooftop Water Tank Nods To Swedish, Chicago History - Chicago Tribune

Church On The 9 Offers An ‘Outlet For Creativity’ On Chatham Street Corner - DNA Chicago

New Riverfront Park Considered For Site Of Shuttered Fisk Power Plant - Gazette Chicago

Rogers Park, Evanston Residents Discuss Howard Street Bike Lanes, Lighting And Streetscape Enhancements - Evanston Now

Traffic Pattern To Shift In Fountain Square For Pedestrian Safety - Evanston Now

No End In Sight For Mechanics Strike - Chicago Daily Herald

Lisle-Based Navistar To End Truck Engine Production In Melrose Park, Cut 170 Jobs - Crain’s Chicago Business

Fairfield Road To Close For 2 Weeks From Wauconda To Lake Zurich - Chicago Tribune

Yorkville Children Aren’t Kidding: They Want Their Streets Fixed - Chicago Tribune

Taco Bell Withdraws Plans For Madison Street Restaurant In Oak Park After Objections Over Drive-Thru, Traffic - Chicago Tribune; More Than Likely, Taco Bell Had Second Thoughts After Oak Park Adopted Toni Soprano Preckwinkle’s Minimum Wage Hike

17-Year-Old From Orland Park Is Rising Race Car Star - Chicago Tribune

Milwaukee Car Show On The Lake Features Celebrities, Charities And Vintage Vehicles - Chicago Tribune

Smog From Vehicles, Factories, Follows Chicagoans On Vacation To Wisconsin, Michigan - Chicago Tribune

Chicago-Based Boeing’s Plan To Draw An Airplane In The Sky Dumped At Least 300,000 Kg Of Carbon Dioxide - Quartz

Third O’Hare Runway Test Begins - Nadig Newspapers

Midway Airport Noise Monitor Coming To Southwest Side - DNA Chicago

EDITORIAL – ‘It’s For The Children!’ CPS’ Crushing Debt, That Is - Chicago Tribune

Editorial: Preckwinkle Doubles Down On Foolish: Vengeance Is Mine, Sayeth The Soda Taxer - Chicago Tribune; Preckwinkle’s Attempt To Silence Business, Taxpayer Advocates ‘Chilling’ - Illinois News Network; State Rep. Urges Cook County To Repeal Beverage Tax - Chicago Daily Herald; Yet Another Bunch Of Dopes Applaud The Soda Tax - Chicago TribuneChicago Tribune; Soda Tax Experiment Failing in Philadelphia Amid Consumer Angst and Revenue Shortfalls - Tax Foundation

Steel Firm’s Plans To Leave Cook County For Indiana Blamed On Anti-Business Policies - Illinois News Network

Letter: What Will Illinois Lawmakers Tax Next - Chicago Tribune

The Next Foxconn And Illinois: Here’s Why Wisconsin Will Be The State Growing More Taxpayers - Chicago Tribune

Garage Burglary Spree Leads Police To Warn City: Lock Your Garage Door - DNA Chicago

Car Rims Getting Stolen From Metra Lots On South Side - DNA Chicago

Man Shot With Pregnant Girlfriend Next To Him In Truck In Burbank - Chicago Sun-Times

$22M Deal Proposed To End Injured Lawyer’s Litigation Vs Bankrupt Yellow Cab Over ’05 Taxi Crash - Cook County Record

Pedestrian Fatally Struck By SUV In Des Plaines - Chicago Sun-Times

Woman Dies 11 Days After Being Hit By Vehicle In Joliet - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Dies Following Hoffman Estates Crash With Deer - Chicago Sun-Times

Texas Man Dies After Crash In Northwest Indiana - Chicago Sun-Times

Indiana Man Crushed Between Cab And Body Of Dump Truck At Gas Station - Chicago Sun-Times

Driver Hurt In Eisenhower Expy. Chase Could Lose Her Unborn Baby - DNA Chicago

Motorcyclist Seriously Injured In Crash On I-57 Near Peotone - Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Man Facing Multiple Charges Following Riverside Hit-And-Run - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Falls Onto Red Line Tracks In Loop, Causing Major Delays - Chicago Tribune

Police: Man Electrocuted On West Town L Tracks - Chicago Sun-Times

Lollapalooza Has Made The Metra A Hellscape Of Loud Teens - Chicagoist

Federal Appeals Court Rejects Glove Box Search For Registration Information That Can Be Obtained Electronically - The Newspaper

Lacking White House Plan, Senate Focuses On Infrastructure - The Hill

The Mid-Summer Surge In Gasoline Demand - Gas Buddy

Opinion – Climate Change And Oil Prices Should Bury Arctic Drilling Forever - The Hill

70 Years And Still Pumping - Gas Buddy

Toyota And Mazda To Build $1.6 Billion Factory In The U.S. - CNNMoney

Ford May Be Closer To Major Explorer Recall Amid Possible Carbon Monoxide Leaks - CBS News

VW Executive Pleads Guilty In Emissions Scandal - Chicago Tribune

The Model 3 Is Further Proof of Tesla’s Asymmetric War Against the Auto Industry - The Drive

Editorial: The Clean Energy Future Is Coming. And It’s Coming In A Car That Drives Itself - Forbes

Why Battered Hertz and Avis Can Expect a Boost From Autonomous Vehicles - TheStreet

Researchers Find A Malicious Way To Meddle With Autonomous Cars - Car And Driver

Driverless Trucks May Not Be Coming To Your Highway Anytime Soon - Material, Handling & Logistics

Hawaii Breaks Ground on Fueling Station for Hydrogen-Powered Cars - Governing

What’s Driving Us To All This Road Rage? How A Traffic Dispute Can Turn Violent - Miami Herald

Lyft Is Driving Patients To See Their Doctors And Saving Insurers Big Money - CNBC

Uber Knowingly Rented Recalled Cars To Drivers In Singapore: Report - The Hill

Tesloop Does Emission-Free Electric Freight Shipping – With A Tesla Model X - Tech Crunch

Retail’s Not Dead, And Physical Stores Still Matter, Goldman Says - Nightly Business Report

Regulators Want Americans Out Of Cars And Onto Trains, Buses, And Bicycles. Why? Because Of What Cars Represent – Freedom - YouTube

7 Easy Tips On How To Cut Car Insurance Costs - Pop Sugar

Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Is Doomed for the Worst Reason - Bloomberg

Why Podcars Are Not Your Answer To The Urban Traffic Mess - Swarajya Mag

Could A Bus With Sleep Pods Replace Airplanes - NPR

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

  1. Jeff says:

    Party Bus Operators May File Lawsuit Against The City After Threat Of Shut Down From Ordinance Violations – CBS 2 Chicago
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    Rahm can’t go one week without getting the city sued over some messed up traffic law issue.

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