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

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Your transportation related headlines for Thursday, August 24th, 2017

Wrigley Field Evening Concerts: Thursday — Green Day; Friday — Lady Gaga; Saturday Zac Brown Band — Watch For Street Closures, Parking Restrictions, Parking Meter Surcharges, Towing Signs

NW Side Cops Will Be On The Lookout For Drunk Drivers This Weekend - DNA Chicago

Traffic Patterns Shift Wednesday Night On Inbound Kennedy - Chicago Sun-Times

DePaul Opens Parking Lots To Local Residents At Off Hours - DNA Chicago

City Council And Self-Driving Cars - Chicago Sun-Times

Input Gathered On Edgebrook Traffic - Nadig Newspapers

Cyclist Seriously Injured In Bloody Collision On The 606 During Tuesday Evening Commute - Chicagoist

Where Chicago Tickets For Parking In Bike Lanes - WBEZ 91.5 FM Chicago

CDOT’s Laughably Inept Plan To Close Down Cornell Avenue And Somehow Avoid Traffic Chaos - DNA ChicagoChicago Sun-Times; Rahm Has No Problem Spending Scarce Tax Dollars, Closing Streets For Ordinary Citizens, And Sacrificing Park Land Under The Public Trust, To Help Obama Build His Monument To Himself - Chicago TribuneChicago Sun-Times; Despite Grassroots Push, CTA Will Not Restore Green Line To Jackson Park - Chicagoist

CDOT’s Latest Salvo In War On Cars And Traffic Flow — Cramming Bike Lanes Into The Already Tight, Overcrowded Road Space On Milwaukee Avenue In Wicker Park - Chicago Streetsblog

New Traffic Choking Bike Lanes For Jefferson Park - Nadig Newspapers

Shared Bike Lanes, People Spot Planned In Edgebrook - Nadig Newspapers

Garage Plans At Issue For Jefferson Park Project - Nadig Newspapers

Risky Business Of Walking In Chicago - Chicago Now

Crackpot Rally Urges Removal Of Balbo Monument, Renaming Balbo Drive - Chicago TribuneDNA Chicago; A Much More Sensible Solution - Chicago Tribune; Don’t We Have Bigger Issues - Chicago Sun-Times

After Englewood’s Abe Lincoln Bust Vandalized Twice, City Moves It - DNA Chicago

Developers Return With New Plan For TOD Next To Damen Brown Line Station - Curbed Chicago

Development Coming To Site Of Bronzeville Gas Station - Curbed Chicago

5 Notable Abandoned Chicago Buildings That Are Reopening Soon - Chicago Magazine; Old 1927 Chicago Loop Office Building Begins Mixed-Use Transformation - Curbed Chicago

Taking A Look At Construction In Chicago’s South Loop - Curbed Chicago

Chicago Street Festivals This Weekend: Taste Of Greektown, Villapalooza, Bucktown Art Fest, Villapalooza, Logan Square Food Truck Social - Redeye; Chicago Gourmet In Millennium Park - Chicago Tribune

‘Lights For Love’ Children’s Peace Walk Hitting Edgewater Streets Friday - DNA Chicago

Welcome To Little Lawrence Avenue On The Prairie - DNA Chicago

Pumpkins Mysteriously Start Growing In Lincoln Square Parkway - DNA Chicago

Graffiti Is Everywhere, But Some Neighborhoods Hate It More Than Others - DNA Chicago

Trump Cadillac Limo Finds Home At Volo Auto Museum — Paper Shredder, Fax Included - Chicago Tribune

Business Squawk After Lengthy Delays In S. Suburban Road Work On 159th St. - Chicago Tribune

Jury Awards $148 Million To Woman Paralyzed After O’Hare Bus Shelter Collapses - Chicago Tribune

BROWN: Judge Orders O’Hare Contractor To Rehire Workers Who Led Strike - Chicago Sun-Times

Midway Residents Want City To Replace Foul-Smelling, Noise-Reducing - Chicago Tribune

Chicago Based United Airlines Enlists Brooks Brothers, Other Designers For New Employee Uniforms - Chicago Tribune

Local Chamber Of Commerce Members Say It’s Time To Repeal Darth Preckwinkle’s Beverage Tax - CBS 2 Chicago; Why Stop With Soda? Cook County Could Tax Chips, Candy And Pizza, Too - Chicago Tribune

For Struggling Rural Illinois, Regulations And Taxes Limit Options To Rebound - Illinois News Network

Yeah, That’ll Fix Illinois’ Problems: Ald. Pawar Wants To Replace Columbus Day With Indigenous Peoples Day If Elected Governor - Chicago Tribune

Lake County, Indiana, Sheriff Convicted Of Fraud, Towing Contract Bribery Charges - Chicago Sun-Times

Social Media Fuels Rumors, Fights After Police Shoot At Car: ‘Nobody Was Shot. You Can All Go Home’ - Chicago Tribune

Armed Robbery, Carjacking Reported A Minute Apart In Austin - Chicago Sun-Times

Car Burglaries In Batavia Tied To Chicago, Police Suspect - CBS 2 Chicago

Five Arrested In Rolling Meadows Car Burglaries - Chicago Daily Herald

Police: Body Found In Semi-Trailer In Back Of The Yards - CBS 2 Chicago

Man Wounded In Back Of The Yards Drive-By Shooting - Chicago Sun-Times

Lawsuit: CTA Bus Knocked Over Woman, Ran Over Leg And Foot On NW Side - Chicago Sun-Times

Driver Turns Herself In After Fatally Striking Pedestrian In Englewood - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Charged In Fatal Beecher Crash Pleads Not Guilty - Chicago Tribune

Victim’s Attorney: IPRA to Release More Videos of Fatal Police Crash - NBC 5 Chicago

Des Plaines Motorcyclist, 29, Dies In Crash - Chicago Daily Herald

DeKalb County Man Fatally Struck By BNSF Train In Hinckley - Chicago Sun-Times

Explore Chicago By Divvy With These Customized, Bike-Friendly Routes - Redeye

Big Ethanol’s Fuel Mandate Costs American Taxpayers Millions - The Hill

Interior Department May Open Up National Monuments To Drilling - The Hill

Editorial: How We Can Fight Back Against Jeff Sessions’ New Highway Robbery Policy - USA TODAY

Driving Safely Within Your Lane Can Still Result In A Traffic Stop, The North Carolina Supreme Court Ruled Last Week - The Newspaper

San Diego Truck Driver Suing Employer For Being Required To Text And Drive - Axcess News

Chinese Interest In Jeep Reflects Intertwined Global Economy - The Hill

Inside Waymo’s Secret World for Training Self-Driving Cars - The Atlantic

Driverless Cars of the Future Confront Rules Written for Drivers - Bloomberg

Germany Will Implement Ethical Guidelines For Self-Driving Tech - Engadget

The Next Media Revolution Will Come From Driverless Cars - WIRED

Automakers Push Into Electric Car Market - Nightly Business Report

Electric Trucks Deliver Savings, Silence In Growing Fleet Sales - Chicago Tribune

JP Morgan Thinks The Electric Vehicle Revolution Will Create A Lot Of Losers - CNBC

Elon Musk Has A New Battery Rival Packed With His Ex-Employees - Forbes

Bosch Mulls Battery Cell Production, Seeks Electrified Future - Ward’s Auto

Ex-Uber Employee Fights For Workers’ Right To Pursue Class-Action - Engadget

Uber Grows In Spite Of Scandals, But Keeps Bleeding Cash - Engadget

Amazon To Complete Whole Foods Buyout Monday - Chicago Sun-Times; Price Cuts Coming - Bloomberg

Tropical Storm Harvey Threatens Gulf Oil Rigs - CNBC, Texas Roads - AccuWeather

Disposable Blood Alcohol Test That Fits Inside Your Wallet Shows If You Can Drive - New York Daily News

When It Pays To Buy Your Leased Car - Chicago Tribune

Three Protesters Hit By Driver In St. Louis - The Hill

Opinion – Should Street Protesters Be Classified As Terrorists - The Hill

Texas Law Requiring Drivers License/Other ID For Voting Struck Down Again - Governing

Pardon For Arpaio Over Illegal Traffic Stops Would Be Rare But Not Unprecedented Act - Chicago Tribune

13-Year-Old Driver Arrested In Car With 25 Pounds Of Meth: Cops - Yahoo News

US Cycling Fatalities Are Up, And Average Age Of Victims Is 45 - Chicago Tribune

German Auto Industry Feels Election Heat, But Will Relax A Bit If Merkel Wins - Forbes

UK Biker Gets Away With Murder After Killing Pedestrian - Yahoo News

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

  1. Jeff says:

    CDOT’s Laughably Inept Plan To Close Down Cornell Avenue And Somehow Avoid Traffic Chaos – DNA Chicago, Chicago Sun-Times; Rahm Has No Problem Spending Scarce Tax Dollars, Closing Streets For Ordinary Citizens, And Sacrificing Park Land Under The Public Trust, To Help Obama Build His Monument To Himself – Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times; Despite Grassroots Push, CTA Will Not Restore Green Line To Jackson Park – Chicagoist

    Obama wants to keep all the parking garage revenue – stick the taxpayers and drivers with the expense of tearing out roads/enduring the traffic jams.

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