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

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Your transportation related headlines for Thursday, August 10th, 2017.

Traffic Alerts: Bears Versus Broncos At Soldier Field Thursday Night; Evening Concerts At Wrigley Field Friday (Billy Joel) And Saturday (Florida Georgia Line) — Watch For Street Closures, Parking And Traffic Restrictions, Jacked Up Parking Meter Rates

Editorial: Abolish The Cook County Soda Tax - Chicago Tribune; Time For Repeal - Chicago Tribune; State Rep. Urges Repeal - Illinois News Network; Illinois Could Lose $87 Million In Federal Food Stamp Funding Over Cook County Soda Tax - Chicago Tribune; County Board Will Vote On Repeal September 13 - CBS 2 ChicagoIllinois ReviewSuburban Chicagoland; Imagine What Will Happen, Once Soda Distributors Tell Their Drivers To Stop Bringing Taxed Beverages Into Cook County: ‘Oh, Sorry. Looks Like Youse Guys Are Only Gettin’ Yer Dasani And Fiji Waters Dis Week. Da Coke AndDa Resta Da Pop Musta Been Left Back Dere At Da Distributor. If Youse Soda Jerks Wants Yer Coke Or Pepsi, Youse Needs Ta Drive Out To DaJewel’s Dere In Napersville.’

Letter: For Chicago Drivers, Illegal Aliens Disappear After The Accident - Chicago Tribune; Letter: Why Should Chicago Shelter Criminal Illegal Aliens - Chicago Sun-Times

Wells Street Bridge To Close Early Friday In Loop - Chicago Sun-Times

Community Meeting Set On Downtown Edgebrook Traffic Issues - Nadig Newspapers

10th Ward To Vote On Infrastructure Spending - DNA Chicago

City’s Anti-Car Vision Zero Program Not Only Wages Tax Dollar Supported War On Cars And Drivers, It Gives Short Shrift To South, West Side - Chicago Streetsblog

Debbie Downer: Rachel Dratch Gets Chicago Parking Ticket Notice From 1997 - DNA Chicago

Drunken Drivers Targeted In The Gresham District Friday - DNA Chicago; Column: Sobriety Checkpoints Are A Necessary Hassle For Safer Roads - Chicago Tribune

30-Story Tower In Pilsen Would ‘Stick Out Like A Sore Thumb,’ Ald. Solis Says - DNA Chicago

606 Trail Lined With 24 Desks In Protest of ‘Reckless’ CPS Borrowing - DNA Chicago

Slutwalk Organizers Double Down On Anti-Semitic Dog Whistles - Chicagoist

EDITORIAL: New Golf Course’s Showcase Hole Sinks Bird Sanctuary - Chicago Sun-Times; What’s The Benefit Of Golf Course - Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago River Floating Museum - Chicago Reader

DeKalb, Rochelle Are Possible Sites As Illinois Pursues 4,000-Job Toyota-Mazda Plant - Chicago Tribune; Can Bankrupt, Corrupt, Tax And Regulation Plagued Illinois Really Attract That Kind Of Investment?

Wheeling Changes Court Process For Ticketed Offenders - Chicago Daily Herald

Evanston High Rise Garage Will Get Giant Mural - Evanston Now

Evanston Developer Seeks Zoning Variances Including Parking Spaces - Evanston Now

Neighbors Raise Concerns Over Parking, Delivery Traffic In Discussion Of Housing Project - Evanston Now

Harley-Davidson Dealership Coming To Rosemont In 2018 - Chicago Daily Herald

Fire At Downstate Classic Car Lot Destroys Around 150 Historic Vehicles - Fox News

93-Year-Old Hosts Vintage Car Show At Carol Stream Retirement Community - Chicago Daily Herald

Rubber Ducks Taking DuPage River Swim To Support Naperville’s Riverwalk - Chicago Daily Herald

Indiana Highway Gives ‘Black Eye’ To Private Investment In Infrastructure - Wall Street Journal

Video Shows Cash Delivery From Tow Operator In Day 4 Of Lake County Indiana Sheriff’s Towing Contract Corruption Trial - Chicago Tribune

After 6 Years As Mayor, Rahm Now Says He Will Finally Tough With Unions - DNA Chicago

Logan Square Thieves Steal 2 Car Wheels In 90 Seconds In Cellphone Video - DNA Chicago

Bridgeport Garage Fires Lead To 2 Arrests, Police Say - DNA Chicago

Car Stolen In River Forest Carjacking Spotted In Chicago; Juveniles In Custody - Chicago Tribune

Arguing Drivers Both Charged With DUI During Traffic Stop In Riverside - Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Lawn Drive-by Shooting Kills 2 Men Standing On Block - DNA Chicago

26-Year-Old Man Shot Dead In Austin Drive-By - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Shot To Death While Being Carjacked In Noble Square - Chicagoist

With Carjackings Up This Year, Police Tell Drivers To Avoid Fighting Back - DNA Chicago

Gang Leader Who Collected Luxury Cars Is Sentenced To 40 Years In Prison For Drive By Shooting And Other Crimes - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Struck By Stolen Car In Sauk Village; Chase Ends With Police-Involved Shooting In Dyer, Ind. - ABC 7 Chicago

Police Chase Ends In Fiery Crash Outside Volo Auto Museum - Chicago Daily Herald

Four Injured In Crash Near Millennium Park - CBS 2 Chicago

Sheridan ‘L’ Stop Assault Charges Announced Against Edgewater Man - DNA Chicago

2 Injured When Car Crashes Into Pink Line Station On Southwest Side - Chicago Sun-Times

Blue Line Trains Suspended Wednesday Evening After Man Walks On Tracks On North Side - Chicago Sun-Times

Metra Adding Capacity For Saturday’s Arlington Million Race - Chicago Daily Herald

Buffalo Grove Looks At $450 Annual Parking Pass For Metra Lot - Chicago Daily Herald

Major Metra Delays After Pedestrian Hit By Freight Train Near Barrington - Chicago Daily Herald

CSX Weighs Future Of Chicago-Area Rail Yard - Crain’s Chicago Business

Biker Witnesses Hit And Run, Gets Photo Of Driver’s Plate - Chainlink

North Branch Trail’s Final Mile Is Finished - DNA Chicago

North Mayfair Labor Day Weekend Festival Will Showcase The Area’s Business And Bike Trails - Nadig Newspapers

New Bike Trail In Lincolnwood - Chainlink

Citing Impact On Gas Prices, U.S. Oil Industry Pushes Back On Venezuela Sanctions - Chicago Tribune; GOP Senators Ask Trump To Hold Off On Venezuelan Oil Sanctions - The Hill

Beware At The Pump: Black-Market Fuel Schemes Use Stolen Credit Card Info To Make Millions - Chicago Tribune

Feds To Expand Review Of Emissions Standards For Cars - The Hill

Connecticut Rep. Proposes Carbon Tax To Fund $1 Trillion Infrastructure Plan - NPR Connecticut

Trump Rule Change On Truckers, Sleep Apnea, Ignites Safety Debate - The Hill

Can Government Keep Up With Automated Vehicles - GCN

As Robots Take The Wheel, Driving Skills Begin To Hit The Skids - Bloomberg

Intel, Mobileye To Build Fleet Of 100 Autonomous Cars - Motor Trend

Jury Won’t Hear Motive For Theft Of Waymo Self-Drive Tech Secrets - Courthouse News

Tesla Is Looking to Test Self-Driving, Electric Trucks With No Driver On Board - Technology Review

A New All-Electric Delivery Truck Is On The Way, And It’s Not From Tesla - Los Angeles Times

Why Electric Cars Aren’t Taking Over Yet - Bloomberg

Electric Car Forecast Predicts 21% Market Share By 2035 - Houston Chronicle

GM Expands Its Car Sharing Service For Uber And Lyft Drivers - The Verge

Uber’s In-App Chat Is For People Who Really Don’t Want To Talk - Engadget

New Orleans Cab Drivers Sue City, Demand Uber, Lyft Cars Be Held To Same Standards As Their Vehicles - The New Orleans Advocate

Lyft Acquires Two Growth-Focused Startups To Drive More Sign-Ups - TechCrunch

Study: Consumers May Buy Fewer Cars When Uber, Lyft Available - The Hill

Uber’s First CEO Steps Down From Exec Role - The Hill

Venture Capital Firm Sues Ex-Uber CEO For Fraud - The Hill

Don’t Panic About the Big July Auto Sales Declines - Motley Fool

CUVs’ Sudden Impact Surprised Industry - Ward’s Auto

Mazda Refuses To Give Up On Internal Combustion, Develops Engine It Says Is 20% More Efficient - Forbes

For Some GM Drivers, The Heat Is On: Faulty A/C Problems Raise Questions — And Temperatures - NBC 5 Chicago

Federal Regulators Investigating Range Rover Doors - WISH 8 Indianapolis

Ford May Now Know How Carbon Monoxide Gets Into Explorer Police Interceptors - Auto Blog

States Hope To Reduce Traffic Hazards For Garbage Collection - Governing

Cars May Not Be In Parking Garages’ Future - Forbes

Subcontractors Shafted In Texas Toll Road Failure - The Newspaper

Lincoln Nebraska Battle: Traffic Engineering Versus Political Grandstanding - Lincoln Journal Star

What Car Can The Average Salary Afford In Each State - Zippia

Why Is It So Dangerous To Have Your Feet On The Dashboard - Miami Herald

Safe Drivers Look Beyond The Hoods Of Their Car - The Detroit News

Florida Leads Nation In Children Being Hit By Cars - CBS 5 Mobile

Maximize Your Odds Of Seeing The Great American Solar Eclipse - Scientific American

No Reason For Bikers Not To Wear A Helmet - Press Of Atlantic City

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

  1. Jeff says:

    Traffic Alerts: Bears Versus Broncos At Soldier Field Thursday Night; Evening Concerts At Wrigley Field Friday (Billy Joel) And Saturday (Florida Georgia Line) — Watch For Street Closures, Parking And Traffic Restrictions, Jacked Up Parking Meter Rates
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    What moron scheduled a concert at Wrigley the same weekend as Halsted Market Days, when streets are blocked off in that neighborhood. Doy!

  2. Jeff says:

    Editorial: Abolish The Cook County Soda Tax – Chicago Tribune; Time For Repeal – Chicago Tribune; State Rep. Urges Repeal – Illinois News Network; Illinois Could Lose $87 Million In Federal Food Stamp Funding Over Cook County Soda Tax – Chicago Tribune; County Board Will Vote On Repeal September 13 – CBS 2 Chicago, Illinois Review, Suburban Chicagoland; Imagine What Will Happen, Once Soda Distributors Tell Their Drivers To Stop Bringing Taxed Beverages Into Cook County: ‘Oh, Sorry. Looks Like Youse Guys Are Only Gettin’ Yer Dasani And Fiji Waters Dis Week. Da Coke AndDa Resta Da Pop Musta Been Left Back Dere At Da Distributor. If Youse Soda Jerks Wants Yer Coke Or Pepsi, Youse Needs Ta Drive Out To DaJewel’s Dere In Napersville.’
    ——–

    Check the parking lots of stores just past the Cook County border in Lake, DuPage, McHenry, Kane, and Will Counties, and across the state line in Indiana. They are crammed full with soda-shoppers giving a big FU to Toni Preckwinkle.

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