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

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Your transportation related headlines for Monday, August 14th, 2017.

History Channel Debuts Series On The Cars That Made America - History Channel

Chicago Is One Of The 15 US Cities With The Absolute Worst Traffic - Business Insider

Adams Street Bridge Closing Over The River Tuesday For Repairs - Chicago Sun-Times

Clark Street Bridge To Close Tuesday For Bike Lane Project - Chicago Sun-Times

Construction Nightmares? Depends On Your Route To Work - Chicago Daily Herald

Letter: Tollway Speeding Fines Could Settle State Debt - Chicago Daily Herald; Letter: No One Enforcing Speed Limit On I-90 - Chicago Daily Herald

The Illinois Department Of Transportation Is Offering To Donate The Historic Ford City Drive Bridge Over Pulaski Road Near The Ford City Mall - Chicago Tribune

Chicago: Pedestrian Death Surge Continues With 27 This Year, Data Shows - DNA Chicago

We Don’t Wanna Do Rahm’s Dirty Work: Streetsbloggers Oppose Using Bike Lanes To Give Uptown Homeless The Bum’s Rush - Chicago Streetsblog

Suit: Uber Driver Used App To Find Customer’s Home, Beat Him - Chicago Sun-Times

More Discipline Problems For Teen Suspect In Uber Driver Murder: Official - Chicago Tribune

Intersection Of Damen, Elston, Fullerton Avenues Reconstructed Into 3 Separate Intersections - ABC 7 Chicago

Streets In River North Should Be Tidier With Resumption Of A Weekend Street Cleaning Program - Loop North News

Eating Disorder Facility Gets Zoning Permit To Operate At 1 East Erie Despite Neighbors’ Traffic Concerns - Loop North News

Don’t Let Traffic Eclipse Once-In-A-Lifetime Opportunity - Chicago Daily Herald; Southern Illinois As Ready As It Can Be For Next Week’s Eclipse - Illinois News Network; ‘We Gotta See This’: Nothing Can Deter Some Suburbanites From Seeing Eclipse - Chicago Daily Herald; ECLIPSE ‘Biggest Driver Distraction Of The Century.’ Officials Brace For A Solar Eclipse Traffic Nightmare - TIME

Alleged Driver Of Car That Plowed Into Charlottesville Crowd Was A Nazi Sympathizer - Washington Post; Street Protests In Chicago - Chicago Tribune

SlutWalk Chicago Devolves Into Anti-Semitic Travesty - Chicagoist

Chicago Area Auto Mechanics Reject Deal, Continue Strike At Dealerships - ABC 7 Chicago

How Chicago Law Firms Now Embrace Telecommuting - Crain’s Chicago Business

A Look At Construction Projects In Streeterville - Curbed Chicago

Lincoln Avenue Closed Next Week In Lincoln Park For Project - DNA Chicago

Lincoln Park Project Adds Parking - Crain’s Chicago Business

New Development Will Deliver 215,000 Square Feet Of Retail Space And 550 Parking Spots To The Clybourn Corridor - Curbed Chicago

How Lack Of Parking Hurts Chicago Funeral Homes - Crain’s Chicago Business

The Obama Presidential Center Will Ruin Jackson Park - Chicago Tribune

Chicago South Works Development Lacks Residential Demand - Crain’s Chicago Business; How About An Airport On Chicago’s South Works Site - Chicago Tribune

Letter: Cheers For N. Branch Development - Crain’s Chicago Business

Twitter’s ‘We Rate Dogs’ Comes To The Rescue Of Bucktown Animal Shelter - DNA Chicago

U of C’s New Vivian Maier Prints Of Chicago Street Scenes Are Amazing: Take A Look - DNA Chicago

More Features Planned For Evanston Parking Meter App - Evanston Now

Mount Prospect Officials Optimistic About Downtown Development Plan With Underground Parking - Chicago Daily Herald

How Much Should Kane County Borrow To Build Longmeadow Bridge - Chicago Daily Herald

‘Mayor Coming Through’: Tinley Mayor Moved Cones For Party Bus After McCartney Concert, Records Show - Chicago Tribune

Glenbard East Soccer Standout Honored For Volunteer Work, Gets New Car - Chicago Daily Herald

Illinois, Cook County, Chicago Taxes, Regulations Are Killing Neighborhood Stores - Crain’s Chicago Business

EDITORIAL: Cook County Soda Pop Tax Born Under A Bad Sign - Chicago Sun-Times; Chicago’s Thirst For Taxes - Illinois Policy Institute; Sugar Tax Kills 7-11 Promotion - Illinois Policy Institute; Will Preckwinkle’s Re-Election Hopes Survive The Soda Tax - Chicago Tribune; Will Preckwinkle Face A ‘Soda Tax Storm’ In 2018 - Chicago Tribune; Cut The Budget - Chicago Sun-Times; Preckwinkle’s Money Grab - Chicago Sun-Times; Toni The Taxer Gets Some Fan Letters - Chicago TribuneChicago Sun-Times

Time To Rein In Every Mayor’s Favorite Development Gimmick - Crain’s Chicago Business

Chicago-Based United’s Stategy To Avoid Overbookings - Wall Street Journal

Midway Newsstand Workers Say O’Hare Counterparts Get Better Treatment - DNA Chicago

Rauner At Center Of Flap Over Asian Carp In Rivers - Crain’s Chicago Business

Deteriorating State Of Wisconsin Bridges Adds To Transportation Budget Woes - Baraboo News Republic

CPD Supervisor Dead After Being Found Unconscious In Squad Car - ABC 7 Chicago

Coroner: 80-Year-Old Man Drowns After Jumping Off Joliet Bridge - Chicago Sun-Times

No Injuries Reported After Geneva Garage Fire - Chicago Sun-Times

Vehicles, Homes Destroyed, Residents OK In Early Morning Schaumburg Garage Fire - Chicago Daily Herald

California Man Was Arrested With Nearly 50 Pounds Of Marijuana In His Vehicle Friday Afternoon In North Suburban Fox Lake - Chicago Sun-Times

Three Vehicles Surround Car Parked During Oak Park Carjacking; Suspects Sought - Chicago Tribune

Thieves Target Dodge Caravans On Northwest Side - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Charged With Burglarizing Vehicle In Riverside Garage - Chicago Sun-Times

Teens Found In Stolen Cars Arrested In Lake County - Chicago Daily Herald

Teenage Boy Charged With Driving Stolen Vehicle In Beach Park - Chicago Sun-Times

Top Chicago Cop Moves To Fire Officer Over Alleged Lies About Fatal Shooting Of Motorist In 2011 - Chicago Tribune

Chiraq Report – Weekend Shootings Kill 9 People, Wound 33, Police Say - DNA Chicago

Chicago Lawn Drive-by Shooting Kills Man - DNA Chicago

2 Men Wounded In East Garfield Park Shooting - Chicago Sun-Times

Teenager Shot While Driving In Austin - Chicago Sun-Times

Pilsen Drive-By Shooting Wounds Man - DNA Chicago

Humboldt Park Shooting Wounds Man Sitting In Car - DNA Chicago

Man, 49, Shot In Englewood Drive-By - Chicago Sun-Times

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

36-Year-Old Man Struck In Homan Square Drive-By Shooting - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Shot In Austin Drive-By - Chicago Sun-Times

Stevenson Expy. Shooting Hit Two Cars, No Injuries - DNA Chicago

Howard St. Closed Monday With Fatal Shooting Investigation - Evanston Now

Man Found Dead In Elgin Parking Lot Is City’s 1st Homicide Of 2017 - Chicago Sun-Times

3 From Ill. Dead In Shooting At Great Lakes Dragaway In Wis. - ABC 7 Chicago

Police Release Surveillance Photos Of Suspect In Chatham Hit-And-Run - Chicago Sun-Times

Norwood Park Crash Kills Man Who Hit Median, Light Pole - DNA Chicago

Two Women Killed In Algonquin Crash - Chicago Daily Herald

Man Killed In Bridgeview Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

Man, 21, Dies In Motor Vehicle Crash In Harvey - Chicago Sun-Times

Des Plaines Motorcycle Crash Victim Named Authorities Have Identified The Man Killed In A Motorcycle Crash - Chicago Daily Herald

2 Injured In Rollover Crash On Dan Ryan - Chicago Sun-Times

Motorcyclist Critically Injured In Northwest Side Crash - Chicago Tribune

Man Fatally Struck By CTA Train - Chicago Tribune

Ventra App Exceeds 2 Million Downloads In Less Than 2 Years - CBS 2 Chicago

Suicide Prevention Signs To Be Installed On Metra Platforms - NBC 5 Chicago

North Branch Trail Extension Joins A Growing Northwest Side Bike Network - DNA Chicago

What Are The Priorities For Road Infrastructure - National Motorists Association Blog

Leaving Town At Rush Hour? Here’s How Far You’re Likely To Get From America’s Largest Cities - Washington Post

Highway Speeding Cameras Turn Drivers Into Mindless Robots - Forbes

Naive Or Inaccurate Claims About Road Safety Improvements Do More Harm Than Good - Advanced Drivers

The Whisper War Against Drivers - National Motorists Association Newsletter

DOT Secretary Chao Won’t Quit Over McConnell-Trump Feud, Say Allies - The Hill

NY Gov. Cuomo Drinks Car HaterAde, Will Try To Tax Cars $8 A Pop For Entering Manhattan, To Bail Out Subway System - The New York Times

In NY It’s Public Transit Vs. Self-Driving Cars - Auto News

Auto Industry Fights For Influence On NAFTA Talks - Detroit Free Press

Fiat Chrysler May Be Very Close To Breaking Itself Up - Business Insider

Transportation And The Challenge Of Future-Proofing Our Cities - Governing

What Will Rise From Uber’s Ashes - E-Commerce Times

Uber Investor Accuses Kalanick Of ’Undermining’ Search For His Replacement - The Hill

Uber’s Design Director On What It Took To Redesign A Global Product - TechCrunch

Lyft Still Sees A Place For Human Drivers In An Autonomous Fleet - Engadget

Humans Are Still Better Drivers Than Machines — For Now - PC Mag

Why Robots Will Find It Hard To Push Truckers Out Of The Cab - Forbes

Autonomous And Connected Vehicle Legal Landscape - National Law Review

Electric Cars Not Coming Soon Say Major Industry Suppliers - Clean Technica

EV-Battery Expert Predicts Lower Costs, Higher Range - Ward’s Auto

Weak Charging Infrastructure May Stall EV Growth - Ward’s Auto

Flying Cars Coming, But There’s Work To Be Done - Ward’s Auto

A Flying Car From Delorean Really Won’t Need Roads - WIRED

You May Own Your Car’s Data, But Others Will Increasingly Profit From It - Wow

Those Free Stingray-Detector Apps? Yeah, Spies Could Outsmart Them - WIRED

Booster Raises $20 Million To Fill Your Car At Work - TechCrunch

Target Agrees To Buy Software Company As It Chases Amazon - Chicago Tribune

The Inadequate Tire Pressure Sticker - Automobile Mag

Driving While Aging: How To Ask Seniors To Give Up The Keys - Chicago Tribune

Millennials Collecting Cars With New Classics Ranging From Datsuns To Deloreans - Chicago Tribune

Police: 17 Immigrants Locked Inside Rig At Texas Truck Stop - Chicago Tribune

Man Arrested In Plan To Bomb Oklahoma Bank With Explosives-Filled Van - Chicago Tribune

Trump Tells Fox He’s Considering Pardon For ’Sheriff Joe’ Arpaio Over Illegal Traffic Stops - The Hill

Couple Transporting Grill Injured After SUV Explodes When Wife Lights Up Cigarette, Cops Say - Orlando Sentinel

America’s Buses Lose Riders, Imperiling Their Future - Wall Street Journal

Streetcars Are About Economic Development — Not Better Transportation - Vox

Pushing For A Commute That Would Rise Above The Rest - The New York Times

Would You Fly In A Pilotless Commercial Plane If It Meant A Cheaper Airline Ticket - Chicago Tribune

Stunt Driver Dies While Filming ‘Deadpool 2′ In Vancouver - Chicago Tribune

Police: Girl, 8, Killed As Car Plows Into French Pizzeria - Chicago Tribune

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

  1. Jeff says:

    Chicago Is One Of The 15 US Cities With The Absolute Worst Traffic – Business Insider

    And CDOT does all it can to make it even worse, with road diets, traffic clogging bike lanes, traffic barricades, etc.

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