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

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Your transportation related headlines for Monday, August 7th, 2017.

Pyke: Chicago Transportation Questions Answered - Chicago Daily Herald

End Of The Line Coming For No. 11 Lincoln Bus, After CTA’s Phony, Rigged Test - Chicago Tribune

Illinois Preparing To Make Roads Safe For Solar Eclipse - Chicago Tribune

Illinois Truck Drivers Might Join Fight Against Human Sex Trafficking - Illinois News Network

An Essay On Jerk Drivers - Chicago Now

Streetsblog Pushing For Moronic Road Diet Plan On Elston, When That Stretch Is Already Choked With Traffic - Chicago Streetsblog

Clark St. Closed Tuesday Morning As Andersonville’s Swedish Flag Water Tower Is Going Back Up - DNA Chicago

Negotiations Resume Monday For Union Auto Mechanics, New Car Dealers - Chicago Sun-Times

Ford To Repair Chicago-Built Police SUVs With Carbon Monoxide Issues - Chicago Tribune

Amazon Means Yelp, And Chicago-Based Groupon And Grubhub Need Each Other - Crain’s Chicago Business

Letter – City Council Blowhards Grandstand On Driverless Car Issues - Crain’s Chicago Business

State Budget Deal May Cost Drivers At The Pump - Champaign News-Gazette

Birders Fear Loss Of Habitat To Obama Center, Jackson Park Golf Course - Chicago TribuneChicago Sun-Times; Entitled Golfers Insist On Gold Plated Course For S. Side - Chicago Sun-Times

Friends of The Park Did Chicago A Favor By Stopping Star Wars Museum Monstrosity - Chicago Sun-Times

Make This South Works Project More Than Another Bold Vision - Chicago Tribune; Fate Of Cycling Track On US Steel Land Is Unclear - Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago’s Skyline Heads Up River With North Branch Development - Chicago Sun-Times

30-Story Apartment Tower Planned In Pilsen With 208 Units, 210 Parking Spaces — Developer Faces Pushback From Neighbors, Problems With Zoning Rules In Area Heavily Used By Commercial Trucks - Crain’s Chicago Business

Albany Park Tunnel Hits Milestone: No More Blasting - DNA Chicago

Chicago Slow & Low: Lowrider Festival 2017 – Cool Car Photos - Chicago Now

Photos From The Edgewater Pet Parade - DNA Chicago

Why The Trucking Industry Is Being Remade Here In Chicago — And It’s Not Autonomous Vehicles - Crain’s Chicago Business

EDITORIAL: Happy Birthday To Our Picasso, Whatever It Is - Chicago Sun-Times

Lane, Sidewalk Closures Scheduled To Start Monday In Evanston - Chicago Sun-Times

Historic House Waiting On Wheels To Move From Barrington - Chicago Daily Herald

Grayslake Road Closing Aug. 16 For Flood Repairs - Chicago Daily Herald

Air Force Signs Contract For 2 Presidential Aircraft With Chicago-Based Boeing - Chicago Sun-Times

Flight Attendants Claim Their Chicago Crew Hotel Is Haunted, Refuse To Fly To Chicago - View From The Wing

Loud Noises, Water Jets Might Protect Great Lakes From Asian Carp - Chicago Sun-TimesChicago Sun-Times

Rahm Wasting City Tax Dollars In Frivolous Suit That Claims Chicago Can Ignore Federal Immigration Law - NBC 5 Chicago

Letter - Rahm’s TIF Ponzi Scheme - Crain’s Chicago Business

Cook County’s Outrageous Attempt To Charge Plaintiffs $17 Million In Beverage Tax Case - Wirepoints; EDITORIAL: Preckwinkle Goes Too Far In Suing Retailers For Damages - Chicago Sun-Times; Kass: Fine Preckwinkle And Other Corrupt Illinois Political Hacks For Shameless Lies About Taxes - Chicago Tribune; Cook County’s Soda Tax Reveals An ‘Embarrassing Ineptitude’ - Chicago Tribune; Poll: 87% Of Cook County Residents Oppose The Soda Tax; 80% Say Commissioners Who Voted For It Lied About The Alleged Health Reason For Their Vote - Crain’s Chicago Business

Excessive Regulations, Tax Policies Blamed For Anemic GDP Growth In Illinois - Illinois News Network

Man Walking Dog Pulls Gun On Mailman For Running A Stop Sign: Prosecutors - DNA Chicago

Shots Fired During Police Chase On Northwest Side - WGN 9 Chicago

No One Injured When Person Crashes SUV During Calumet Heights Shootout - Chicago Sun-Times

Teen Boy Killed, 4 Others Injured In Dolton Crash Involving Stolen Car, Pace Bus - Chicago Sun-Times

Police Warn Northwest Side Residents About String Of Garage Burglaries - Chicago Sun-Times

8 Car Thefts Trigger Police Warning In Bronzeville And South Loop - DNA Chicago

5 Cars Stolen From Hyde Park Since Mid-July, Police Say - DNA Chicago

Buffalo Grove Police Warn Of Vehicle Break-Ins - Chicago Daily Herald

Police Searching For Audi Used In Slaying Of Activist - DNA Chicago

Following DUI Charge, Suburban High School Football Coach Sidelined For Season - Chicago Tribune

Chiraq Report – Weekend Shootings Kill 3 People, Wound 29, Police Say - DNA Chicago

Englewood Shooting Kills Man Who Was Driving Car - DNA Chicago

14-Year-Old Boy Killed In Pilsen Drive-By Shooting - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Shot, Seriously Wounded In Parked Vehicle In Gresham - Chicago Sun-Times

Humboldt Park Drive-By Shooting Wounds Man Standing On Sidewalk - DNA Chicago

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

Driver Dies After Crashing Into Montclare Building, Police Say - DNA Chicago

Former Uber Driver Charged With Reckless Homicide After Northwest Side Crash - Chicago Tribune

Police Still Seeking Tips In Fatal West Side Hit-And-Run Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

Drug Charges Pending In Evanston Crash - Evanston Now

Person Killed In Fiery Rollover Crash On I-80 In New Lenox - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Killed In Homer Glen Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

Portage Man Killed In Borman Expressway Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Killed After Hitting Electrified Red Line Rail Downtown - DNA Chicago

Man With Box Cutter Robbed Woman On Green Line, Police Say - DNA Chicago

Man Dies After Being Hit By A Freight Train In Beverly - DNA Chicago

Man Fatally Struck By Train In Gary - Chicago Sun-Times

Gas Prices Rise To Highest Level In 8 Weeks - Gas Buddy

Editorial: Civil Forfeiture Came From A Strange Place - Bloomberg; Rand Paul Editorial: Civil Asset Forfeiture Turns The American Justice System On Its Head - Rare

Infrastructure Borrowing Drops As U.S. States Await Trump Plan Details - Reuters

If A Child Is Left In A Hot Car, The Vehicle Should Alert You, Advocates For Law Say - Chicago Tribune

Five Actions Congress May Take On Self-Driving Cars - The Hill

Car Makers Teaming Up With Tech Firms on Autonomous Vehicles - Electronic Design

Why Fear Is The Biggest Obstacle To A Future Of Driverless Cars, And The Scientists Working To Convince Us Of Their Possibilities - South China Morning Post

Autonomous Vehicles Will Disrupt City Budgets - National Motorists Association Blog

States Compete Fiercely to Serve as Autonomous Driving Testing Sites - Trucks

Editorial: Your Next Car Will Plug-In. The One After That May Not Exist - Tree Hugger

Editorial: Battery Advancements Set To Accelerate Electric Car Adoption - Forbes

What’s the Right Electric-Car Charger for Your Home - Consumer Reports

GM Recalls 691,000 Trucks Over Power Steering Defect - Law 360

Nissan Mississippi Workers Vote Heavily Against Unionization - Reuters

Tesla And Government Subsidies - The Hill

Foxconn Seeks To Build Self-Driving Car R&D Site In Michigan - CNET

Uber’s Search For A Female CEO Has Been Narrowed Down To 3 Men - Chicago Tribune

The Most (And Least) Expensive States For Car Insurance - The Car Connection

New iPhone Feature That’s Designed To Block Incoming Calls, Texts, And Notifications While You’re Driving - MacRumors

Smarter Driving: ‘Turn On Red’ Do’s, Don’ts - The Day

Car Haters Insist That Pedestrians Have God-Given Right To Text While Crossing The Street - MyNorthwest

Missouri Officer Killed During Traffic Stop, Man Sought - St. Louis Post Dispatch

A California Cop Stopped A Car For Speeding — Then Pointed A Gun At A Passenger For More Than 9 Minutes - Chicago Tribune

Good Samaritan Tire Changer In Missouri Murdered By Those He Helped - New York Daily News

NY’s Marxist Mayor Waging Class Warfare, With Push For Tax On Wealthy To Fix Subway - The New York Times

Looking For ‘City’ Living In The Suburbs? Some Are Finding It In Aging Office Parks - Chicago Tribune

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

  1. Jeff says:

    Streetsblog Pushing For Moronic Road Diet Plan On Elston, When That Stretch Is Already Choked With Traffic – Chicago Streetsblog

    If cars are illegally parking, then put up signs and start ticketing for violations, No need to fuck up traffic with another stupid road diet. That seems to be Streetsblog’s answer to any traffic situation.

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