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

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Your transportation related headlines for Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

Studies: Automated Safety Systems Are Preventing Car Crashes - ABC News; Lane Departure Warning: Annoying ‘Turn Signal Nanny’ Or Proven Life-Saver - Forbes

Letter: This Is How Illinois Welcomes People Home — With Maze Of Traffic Tickets - Chicago Tribune

Clark Street Bridge Reopens After Seven Months Of Construction - Chicago Sun-Times; Adams Street Bridge Closing Over The River This Week For Work - Chicago Sun-Times

Obama Gets Even More Grabby With Public Land In Jackson Park - Chicago Sun-TimesCrain’s Chicago BusinessCurbed ChicagoDNA ChicagoChicago Tribune; How Can Dead Broke Chicago Afford Obama’s Museum Demands - Chicago Sun-Times

City Council Should Shut Up About Self-Driving Cars - Chicago Sun-Times

New Proposed Ordinance To Put Noise Monitoring Equipment On Lake Shore Drive - CBS 2 Chicago

Food Truck Owners Say Regulations In Chicago, Other Cities Taking Bite Out Of Business - Chicago Tribune

Transit Oriented Developments Being Opposed In Scarce Parking Neighborhoods - DNA Chicago

Merchandise Mart Owner Wants To Build An Apartment Tower On A Parking Lot It Owns Across The Chicago River - Chicago Tribune

Anti-History Kooks Will March To Tear Down Balbo Monument, Rename Balbo Drive - ChicagoistChicago Sun-Times; Emanuel Panders To PC Protesters - Chicago Sun-Times; This Confederate POW Monument/Grave Marker In Chicago Cemetery Should Remain - Chicago Tribune

Panel Of Chicago Bikers Discusses 2 Wheeled Jerks On The Road - Chicago Streetsblog; Bicyclists, Please Follow The Rules - Chicago Tribune

Toyota-Mazda Looking At Illinois For New Auto Plant, Chamber Says - Crain’s Chicago Business

Did Illinois Plan At All For Post-Eclipse Traffic - Chicago Tribune

122-Year-Old Darrow Bridge Being Rebuilt After Two-Year Search For Funding - DNA Chicago

A Group Of Edgewater Residents Will Be Adding Some Shade To Their Neighborhood This Fall - DNA Chicago; Dozens Of New Trees Coming To McKinley Park Neighborhood Thanks To Grant - DNA Chicago

Dunning Won’t Get ‘Year Of Public Art’ Fixture, Alderman Says - DNA Chicago

Request To Open Muslim Community Center In Plainfield Neighborhood Fails, As Residents Spoke Out About Traffic, Parking Concerns - Herald News

Private Fundraising Campaign Begins To Save Long Grove Covered Bridge - Chicago Daily Herald

Vintage Autos Take To The Streets At 45th Annual Elgin Road Race And Car Show - Chicago Daily Herald

Classic Car Show In Geneva - Chicago Daily Herald

Volo Auto Museum Quiz: Guess The Car From The Clues - Chicago Tribune

US District Court Judge Finds Indiana Car Seizure Law To Be Unconstitutional - The Newspaper

Elmhurst Residents: Keep Fighting Against O’Hare Noise - Chicago Daily Herald

A Warning For Toni The Taxer And Her Great Soda Robbery – Philadelphia’s Soda Tax Isn’t The Windfall Mayor Had Hoped For — Residents Leave City To Buy Soda - Nightly Business Report; Preckwinkle Still Defending Her Tax Grab - WTTW/Chicago Tonight; Cook County Residents Crossing Borders To Avoid Paying Soda Tax - Chicago Tribune; New Illinois Bill Would Make It Illegal For Boss Preckwinkle To Threaten Lawsuits Against Future Tax Challengers - Illinois New Network

Emanuel Critic To Explore Mayoral Run - Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago TIFs Take Nearly $500m In Yearly Tax Revenues Away From Other Local Governments - Illinois Policy Institute

Body Found In Aurora Garage Identified As 19-Year-Old Man - Chicago Daily Herald

Woman Robbed At Gunpoint, Car Stolen In West Town - Chicago Sun-Times

Catalytic Converters Stolen From Parked Cars In Lincoln Park - Chicago Sun-Times

Suspect Wanted For Orland Park Sporting Goods Store Theft Arrested In Chicago Traffic Stop - Chicago Sun-Times

Police: Officers Injured After Firing At Fleeing Car In Little Village - Chicago Tribune

Attorney Defends ‘Split Second’ Decision As Chicago Cop’s Trial For Shooting Into A Car Begins - Chicago Sun-Times

Ex US Attorney Zachary Fardon on Chicago Violence, Police Reform - WTTW/Chicago Tonight

Man Killed In Drive-By Shooting In Brighton Park Identified - Chicago Tribune

Man Charged In Fatal Beecher Crash Pleads Not Guilty; Seeks Bond Reduction - Chicago Tribune

Driver Ticketed After Passenger Killed In South Shore Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Charged With Fatal Hit-And-Run In Little Village - Chicago Sun-Times

One Dead In Fox Lake Motorcycle Crash - Chicago Daily Herald

Police: Person Killed, 2 Injured In Yorkville Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Dies Nearly 2 Weeks After I-55 Crash In Channahon - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Killed In NW Indiana Crash Nearly 3 Weeks Ago Identified By DNA - Chicago Sun-Times

Charges Filed In Michigan Traffic Death Of Former Suburban Firefighter - Chicago Tribune

81-Year-Old Crashes SUV Into Round Lake Park Police Station - Chicago Tribune

Suspicious Bag Clears CTA Bus In Irving Park Neighborhood — Local Streets Shut Down During Investigation - Chicago Tribune

Kane County Needs New Metra Member - Chicago Daily Herald

As The Nation’s Rail Hub, Chicago Is An Expensive And Dangerous Bottleneck - Crain’s Chicago Business

CSX Freight Trains From Chicago Caught In Delays - Wall Street Journal

Lake Forest Residents Push For Bike Path - Chicago Tribune

Study Concludes Exxon Misled Public On Climate Change - The Hill

Editorial: Trump’s Agenda Could Bring Disaster For America’s Aging Infrastructure - The Hill

Trump’s Path To Boosting Infrastructure Full Of Potholes - U.S. News & World Report

Trump’s National Infrastructure Advisory Council Is Also Falling Apart - Salon

Safety Advocates Sue Government Over Seat Belt Law - Cars.com

ACLU: Louisiana Police Can’t Ticket Drivers For Giving The Finger - Police One

Jeff Sessions And The Resurgence Of Civil-Asset Forfeiture - The New Yorker

Are Americans Ready To Go For A Mobile Driver’s License - Fleet News Daily

This Regulatory ‘Reform’ Could Roll Back Car Safety, Cost American Lives - The Hill

Ford’s 2021 Self-Driving Ride-Share Goal Expands To Include Delivery Services - Forbes

Apple Scales Back Its Ambitions For A Self-Driving Car - The New York Times

Audi Seeks To Increase Driving Range Of EVs With Solar-Embedded Panoramic Roofs - Auto News

Airbus Uses Lasers To Teach Flying Cars To Land - WIRED

More States Explore Truck-Platooning Technology And Regulations - Gov Tech

California Will Use Environmental Issue To Wage War On Cars/Drivers - Vox

The Pleasures Of New York By Car - The New Yorker

Could Underwater Garages Solve Boston’s Parking Shortage - Boston Globe

Phoenix Police Deploy Gas, Pepper Spray To Disperse Anti-Trump Street Protesters Throwing Rocks And Bottles At Police - NPR

Rear Wheel Drive Makes City Parking A Pickup Possibility - National Motorists Association Blog

The Real Cost Of Owning A Vehicle In America - The Car Connection

Used Electric Cars: The Best Bang For Your Buck - USA TODAY

The Downside Of Strong Auto Sales? Your Used Car Is Worth Less - The Car Connection

True Price Of An Uber Ride In Question As Investors Assess Firm’s Value - Reuters

Uber’s More Flexible Driver Policies Promise Fewer Cancelled Rides - Engadget

Your Car And Tax Write-offs - Gas Buddy

America’s Most Important Luxury Car Show: Monterey Car Week - The Verge

Whole Foods Shareholders Say ‘Yes’ To Amazon Deal - Chicago Sun-Times

How To Avoid Street Petitioners Without Being Flippant - Chicago Tribune

Study: Passengers Struggle To Get Reimbursement From TSA For Lost, Damaged Items - The Hill

Chancellor Merkel Aide Says Germany Has ‘Vital Interest’ In Diesel Survival - Bloomberg


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

  1. Jeff says:

    Obama Gets Even More Grabby With Public Land In Jackson Park – Chicago Sun-Times, Crain’s Chicago Business, Curbed Chicago, DNA Chicago, Chicago Tribune; How Can Dead Broke Chicago Afford Obama’s Museum Demands – Chicago Sun-Times

    Between Obama’s land grab and CDOT’s nonsense plan to divert commuter traffic from Cornell and Marquette Drives, S Side drivers should be up in arms.

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