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

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Your transportation related headlines for Monday, August 28th, 2017

Gas Prices Set To Spike As Harvey Pummels Houston - CNN Money; Hurricane Harvey Slams Auto Industry - CNBC; Roads, Cars Submerged In Houston Floods After Hurricane Harvey - CNN; Watch: Man Rescued From Submerged Car In Houston Floods - The Hill; Chicago-Based United Flew Hundreds Of People Out Of Houston In Emergency Evacuations - Houston Chronicle; Naperville Woman Seeks Truck, Driver To Haul Disaster Relief To Texas - Chicago Tribune

No Joy In Strike, Auto Mechanics Say - Chicago Daily Herald

CDOT, Obama Will Ruin Jackson Park, Stick Taxpayers With The Bill - Chicago Sun-Times

City Subsidized New DePaul Arena Means New Headaches For Drivers, With Street Closures, One-Ways In South Loop - DNA Chicago

Rauner Signs Automatic Drivers License Voter Registration Bill - WGN 9 Chicago

Illinois Does Away With Truck-Driver Tests For Some Recently Returning Veterans - Rockford Star-Register

Traffic Clogging Bike Lanes Take Shape In Jefferson Park - DNA Chicago

Taxpayer Subsidized Active Transportation Alliance Cheers CDOT Plan To Cram Bike Lanes Onto Already Overtaxed Milwaukee Avenue In Wicker Park - Active Transportation Alliance

Chicago Could Benefit From Smart Tech - Chicago Tribune

Anti Trump Protesters March In Loop Sunday - CBS 2 Chicago

Homeless Advocacy Group Seeks To Stop Eviction Of Uptown Tent City - Chicago Tribune

Rahm Wants Developers To Pay For Gentrification Costs - Chicago Tribune

Rahm Getting Ready For Property Tax Hike For Yet Another CPS Bailout - Crain’s Chicago Business

Streetwise: 25 Years Of Helping The Homeless Become Financially Stable - DNA Chicago

Overbuilding Of Downtown Apartments Holding Down Rents - Crain’s Chicago Business

TOD With 18 Units, 8 Parking Spaces Will Be Built Near Paulina CTA Stop - Curbed Chicago

Hyde Park Hotel Will Replace Parking Lot - Curbed Chicago

Behind The Scenes At Chicago’s Iconic Buckingham Fountain - Chicago Tribune; What Ends Up In Buckingham Fountain Might Surprise You - DNA Chicago

New South Loop Mural A Gift Of Cirque Du Soleil - Chicago Sun-Times

Airport Wage Hike Advances Over Airline Objections - Chicago Sun-Times

Community Rallies After Racist, Nazi Graffiti Scrawled On Ravenswood Gardens Garage, Sidewalk - DNA Chicago

Evanston Police Will Target Groups Of Bicycle Riders Who Use The Car Lanes On Dodge Avenue - Evanston Now

Lombard Owner Drawn To Chevelle Like Favorite Cologne - Chicago Daily Herald

School Buses Make First Rounds In East Aurora: ‘This Is A Milestone For The District’ - Chicago Tribune

Chicago-Area Soda Tax Might Carry Political Price For Backers - Northwest Herald; Illinois Corn Farmers Keeping A Close Eye On Cook County Soda Tax - Illinois News Network; Instead Of Taxing The Public, Darth Preckwinkle  Should Be Pushing Parental Responsibility - Chicago Sun-Times; Remember Who Approved The Cook County Soda Tax - Chicago Tribune; What Will Illinois Politicians Tax Next? Air - Chicago Tribune

City Haul: More Than A Third Of Chicago City Workers Make $100K-Plus - Chicago Sun-Times

Letter: Illinois’ Anti-Business Attitude Is Nothing New - Chicago Tribune

Rauner Vetoes State Minimum Wage Hike - QCOnline

Rauner Signs Bill Making Illinois Sanctuary State For Illegal Aliens - Chicago Tribune

Six Cars Stolen From South Shore In Past Month - DNA Chicago

Chicago Jam Band’s Tour Van Gets Stolen, Costing Them All Their Gear, Merch - DNA Chicago

Cops: Gun Recovered From Teen In Evanston Traffic Stop - Evanston Now

Man Who Stole Minivan Involved In High-Speed Cop Chase Gets Jail, Probation - Chicago Tribune

Jury Begins Deliberating Fate Of Chicago Cop In Shooting At Car Full Of Teens - Chicago Tribune

Gunshot Fired On Ramp From Stevenson To Dan Ryan - Chicago Tribune

Vehicle Shot At During Edens Road Rage Incident In Northfield - Chicago Sun-Times

Chiraq Report — 7 Dead, 25 Wounded In Weekend Shootings Across Chicago - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Shot In Head At Englewood Gas Station - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Critically Wounded In Little Village Drive-By Shooting - Chicago Sun-Times

2 People Shot While Driving In East Garfield Park - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Shot, Crashes Vehicle Into House In Washington Heights - Chicago Sun-Times

Man, 46, Wounded In East Garfield Park Drive-By Shooting - Chicago Sun-Times

UberEats Driver Grazed In Chicago Lawn Shooting - Chicago Tribune

Kankakee Man Leads Police Through Low-Speed Chase On Stolen Bulldozer - Illinois News Network

Pedestrian Hit, Killed By SUV On Northwest Side - Chicago Tribune

A Driver Hit 2 Triathlon Cyclists On Lake Shore Drive After Driving Around Cones - Chicagoist

Hit-And-Run Crash Near Millennium Park Leaves Man Critically Injured - Chicagoist

Lanes Closed On Kennedy Expressway Following Semi Crash, Fuel Spill - Chicago Sun-Times

Minnesota Man Charged With DUI In Fatal Tri-State Tollway Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

18-Year-Old Man Dies In Plainfield Motorcycle Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

Driver Suffers Life-Threatening Injuries In Bishop Ford Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

Lake County Teens Face Street Racing Charges After Crash - Chicago Daily Herald

New Trains To Shave Hour Off Amtrak’s Chicago-To-St. Louis Trip: State - Chicago Tribune

Cycling Tour To Focus On Historic Woodlawn, World’s Fair Sites - DNA Chicago

South Suburban Trail Held Up Almost 4 Years By Railroad Dispute - Chicago Tribune

Trump’s Pardon of Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio For Illegal Traffic Stops Sends Message to Local Governments - Governing

Trump Expected To Lift Ban On Military Vehicles, Gear To Local Police Forces - USA TODAY

Editorial: Why We Need to Kick Our Foolish Ethanol Addiction - Governing

Here’s How To Comment On EPA Proposal To Loosen Emission Limits On Cars - Green Car Reports

Uber Taps Expedia Chief Executive To Be Its New CEO - The Hill

Uber Drivers Can Share Their Location With Friends And Family - Engadget

Would The U.S. Really Let Fiat Chrysler Sell Jeep To Great Wall - The Car Connection

GM Says Small Number Of Chevy Bolts Face Battery Issue - Auto News

Ford Sued Over ‘Inferior Design’ Of Lug Nuts - Auto News

Male-Dominated Car Dealerships Struggle To Attract Women Workers - Chicago Tribune

Judge Throws Out Lawsuit Aiming To Put Apple At Fault For Texting And Driving Accidents - 9 To 5 Mac

Audi May Have Produced Thousands Of Cars With The Same VIN, But Why - The Car Connection

Diesel Deathwatch: No One Wants Diesels In Germany, Either - The Car Connection

VW Diesel-Cheat System Tied To Secret German Site, Report Says - Auto News

German Self-Driving Car Ethics: Humans Above Animals - The Car Connection

Driverless Cars Could See Humankind Sprawl Ever Further Into The Countryside - Econo Times

Autonomous Cars Face A World Of Regulation - Gov Tech

Autonomous Vehicles May Be Closer Than Regulators Realize - The Hill

The Case for Taxing Self-Driving Cars - PC Mag

Sorry Technophiles, I Really Don’t Want A Self-Driving Car - The Next Web

Colorado Introduces World’s First Self-Driving Work Zone Vehicle - Safety

BUSINESS Should California Spend $3 Billion To Help People Buy Electric Cars - Los Angeles Times

Volvo Hopes To Change Thinking About EVs - Automotive News

Who Will Fix Our Connected Cars Of The Future And Should We Be Worried - National Motorists Association Blog

The 12 Most High-Tech Concept Cars Unveiled In 2017 So Far - Flipboard

More Than 200 Arrested During Terre Haute Truck Rally - U.S. News & World Report

Cops: Reject For Gas Station Job Tries To Run Over Managers - The New York Times

RI Police: Drunk Driver Hit Cruiser of Officer on DUI Patrol - U.S. News & World Report

Instant Karma’s Gonna Get You – Video Shows Kent Carjacking Suspect Being Dragged By Car - CBS 7 Seattle

Driver’s Ed For Parents? Some States Say They Need It - Huffington Post

National Driving School Tackles Dangers Of Texting On The Road - Fox 13 Seattle

Driver Assistant Technology Is Nice, But Parents Need To Teach Teens The Basics - Momaha Magazine

While Back-Up Cameras Help Drivers See Behind Vehicles, They Aren’t Foolproof - CBS 2 New York

Every Vehicle Should Have A Wireless ‘Kill Switch’ - Chicago Tribune

Here’s How A Motorcycle Trip Across America Will Cost You - Forbes

Amazon Cuts Whole Foods Prices As Much As 43% On First Day - Bloomberg

Trump Administration Said Capital Bikeshare Station On White House Grounds Was ‘Security Concern’ - Washington Post

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

  1. Jeff says:

    Taxpayer Subsidized Active Transportation Alliance Cheers CDOT Plan To Cram Bike Lanes Onto Already Overtaxed Milwaukee Avenue In Wicker Park – Active Transportation Alliance

    Better way is to build bike lanes on less crowded parallel streets and avoid conflicts between bikers and cars/trucks.

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