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

BREAKINGNEWSCompiled by Otto Mobile.

Your transportation related headlines for Monday, September 11th, 2017

16 Years Ago Today, Hundreds Of Chicago Firefighters Got On The Road And Drove Straight To New York On September 11 To Volunteer At The World Trade Center - Deseret News

After Insisting That They Needed A Friday Night Game At Wrigley (Despite The Neighborhood Traffic Nightmare), Cubs Get Swept By Brewers In Weekend Series - Chicago Sun-Times

Blogger Rips Chicago Transit Before Moving To New York - Huffington Post; Streetsblog Responds With Its Usual Gutter-Level Character Assassination Hit Piece, Masquerading As Responsible Journalism - Chicago Streetsblog

City, Alderman Host ‘Service Fair’ At Uptown’s Tent City - DNA Chicago; Tent City Advocates Seek Emergency Order To Stop Viaduct Rehab - DNA Chicago

EDITORIAL: Ride Hailing Works Better With ‘Surge’ Pricing - Chicago Sun-Times

How Ride Share Changes Things For Black Riders - Chicago Sun-Times

Tesla Adding Downtown Chicago Charging Stations - Chicago Tribune

Most Chicago Cops Pay Small Price For Boozing, Drug Use - Chicago Sun-Times

Column: The Growth Of Chicago’s Super Loop: So Much Building, So Little Architecture/Badly Designed Parking Garages - Chicago Tribune

Chicago Can Land Amazon’s Second HQ, But It Won’t Be Easy, Experts Say - Chicago Tribune; Is Rahm A Deal Breaker - Chicago Sun-Times; Will Chicago, Other Cities Go Nuts To Lure Amazon HQ - Brookings Institution; What Amazon’s HQ2 Wish List Signals About the Future of Cities - Harvard Business Review

Plan For 297 Apartments Near O’Hare Deferred At Alderman’s Urging - DNA Chicago

Mall To Be Built Across From City’s New Vehicle Maintenance Yard - DNA Chicago

City Delays Development Of Former Cabrini-Green Site - Loop North News

Mexican Independence Parade Draws Big Crowd In Little Village - Chicago Sun-Times

Bears Commission Murals Around Chicago As NFL Season Kicks Off - DNA Chicago

It’s Noise-Noise, Not Win-Win Yet For O’Hare Runway Rotation - Chicago Daily Herald

Speed Limit Cut Planned On Chicago Avenue In Evanston - Evanston Now

Evanston May Sell Library Parking Lot For Development - Evanston Now

Elgin Owner’s Swift 1965 Chevelle Outmuscles Cars With Fewer Doors - Chicago Daily Herald ?

Barrington House Move A Slow-Mo Road Show - Chicago Daily Herald

Hyatt Place Hotel Proposed For Cicero Avenue Faces Strong Opposition In Lincolnwood Over Traffic, Parking - Chicago Tribune

Chicago’s War On Small Business — Seeing The Signs - DNA Chicago

Rahm Gets To Hide His Emails From FOIA Request - Chicago Tribune

Corrupt City Council Helps Crooked Thug Ald. Moreno Shake Down A Building Owner - DNA Chicago

Cook County Soda Tax Takes Sales, Jobs Toll As Consumers Shop Elsewhere - Illinois News Network; Better Government Association: Soda Tax Is Neither Good Government Nor Good Politics - Crain’s Chicago Business; The Phony Baloney Budget And Health Argument For The Soda Tax - Crain’s Chicago BusinessChicago Sun-Times; Preckwinkle Should Be Ashamed Of Herself Using Children, Health As An Excuse To Raise Money For Cook County - Chicago Sun-TimesChicago Tribune; Bloomberg’s Billions Going To Prop Up Toni’s Tax Theft - Chicago Sun-TimesChicago TribuneChicago Now; Preckwinkle’s Sugar Ponzi Scheme Can’t Withstand Scrutiny - Chicago Tribune; Letter: Don’t Tax Sugary Drinks. Tax Technology - Chicago Tribune; Poll: Residents Not Swallowing Ads Tying Pop Tax To Health Concerns - Chicago Sun-Times; Cook County’s Arrogant Commissioners - Chicago TribuneRepeal Vote Wednesday – Contact Your Cook County Commissioner And Tell Them To Repeal The Tax

Garage Burglar In Mount Greenwood Looks For Unlocked Doors, Police Say - DNA Chicago

10 Vehicle Thefts Reported On South Side - Chicago Sun-Times

Officer Injured, Driver Fatally Shot By Police On Northwest Side - Chicago Tribune

Man Fired 23 Shots At Police Sergeant In His Car On Near West Side, Alderman Says - DNA Chicago

Man Charged After Officers See Gun In His Car, Police Say - DNA Chicago

Woman Faces Felony Charge After Pipe Bomb Found In Car In NW Indiana - Chicago Sun-Times

Police: Woman Found Dead In Vehicle In Canaryville - Chicago Sun-Times

Police: 26-Year-Old Man Found Dead Inside Vehicle Near McCormick Place - Chicago Sun-Times

Police Investigate Reported Shooting At Tire Dealership Near Indiana Mall - Chicago Tribune

Chiraq Report – 5 Killed, 31 Wounded In Chicago Weekend Shootings - Chicago Sun-Times; City Nears 500 Homicides For 2017 - Chicago Tribune

2 Wounded, 1 Seriously, In Far South Side Drive-By Shooting - Chicago Sun-Times

West Humboldt Park Shooting Wounds Man Getting Out Of Car - DNA Chicago

Man Hurt In Belmont Cragin Drive-By Shooting - Chicago Sun-Times

Woman, 27, Shot In West Garfield Park Drive-By - Chicago Sun-Times

Man, 29, Shot In Head While Driving In Galewood - Chicago Sun-Times

Woman Suffers Graze Wound In Shooting On I-94 On South Side - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Seriously Wounded In South Austin Drive-By Shooting - Chicago Sun-Times

Woman, 27, Struck By Stray Bullet Inside Gas Station In West Town - Chicago Sun-Times

Driver Hits Police Car in Logan Then Crashes Into Traffic, 4 Injured - DNA Chicago

Little Italy Car Crash Kills Woman, Injures 2 Others, Police Say - DNA Chicago

Woman Fatally Struck By Truck In Logan Square - Chicago Sun-Times

Police: Man Dies After Medical Emergency, Crash On Kennedy Expressway - Chicago Sun-Times

Motorcyclist Killed In Crash With Delivery Truck On NW Side - Chicago Sun-Times

6 Injured In West Side Crash - Chicago Tribune

5 Injured In Crash On Eisenhower Expressway Near Greektown - Chicago Sun-Times

Woman Dies One Day After Naperville Motorcycle Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Dies Of Injuries In Bridgeview Motorcycle Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Seriously Hurt In Woodstock Motorcycle Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Dies, 3-Year-Old Girl Among Those Injured In West Suburban Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

Elgin Crash Sends 2 To Hospital - Chicago Daily Herald

McHenry Coroner: Man Died Trying To Get Into Bed Of Moving Truck - Chicago Daily Herald

Man Charged With DUI After Crashing Vehicle Into Montgomery Front Yard - Chicago Sun-Times

Florida Couple Injured In Fiery Crash In Northwest Indiana - Chicago Sun-Times

Semi Hits Guardrail Attenuator On I-65 - Chicago Sun-Times

CTA Shell Game — Riders Miss Out On $16 Million In Ventra Card Refunds - Chicago Tribune

Man Killed In Head-On Crash With CTA Bus On South Side - Chicago Tribune

2 In Custody After Man Shot On The Green Line Friday Night On Near West Side - Chicagoist

Police Release Photo, Video From August Blue Line Attack, Seek Public’s Help - Chicago Tribune

How Chicago’s Loop Came To Be - Chicago Tribune

Luring Riders, Grappling With Fares Are Priorities For New Metra Chief - Chicago Daily Herald

No One Injured When Metra Train Strikes Car In Park Ridge - CBS 2 Chicago

Man Wounded While Riding Bicycle In Hermosa Drive-By Shooting - Chicago Sun-Times

Police: Man Hit By Vehicle While Biking In Aurora - Chicago Tribune

Illinois Bicyclist Killed By Driver On Cell Phone - Illinois Bicycle Law

Trump Makes Pick For Federal Highway Administration Head - The Hill

Trump Draws Fire Over Bow To Auto Industry On Emission Fines - Courthouse News

Will Feds Take On States In Trucking Jurisdiction Fight - Trucks

U.S. Gas Prices Spike After Harvey Shuts Refineries - CBS News

Minn. Regulators Recommend Against $6.5B Oil Pipeline Project - The Hill

How Harley-Davidson Killing Off the Dyna Is Part of Its Plan to Win Over Younger Riders - The Motley Fool

Uber’s Legal Trouble May Never End - JD Journal; FBI Investigating Whether Uber Used Software To Interfere With Rivals - Auto Blog

Shockingly, Congress Acted Responsibly In Regulating Autonomous Cars. So What’s Next - Tech Crunch

Autonomous Vehicles Are Closer To A Green Light But Are We All At The Same Intersection - National Motorists Association Blog

Waymo’s Matrix-Like World For Training Self-Driving Cars - SF Gate

Lyft’s Ambitious Plans To Win The Self-Driving Wars - Ars Technica

People Are Still Wary Of Self-Driving Cars, But Reluctance Drops After They Try Driver-Assist Feature - Los Angeles Times

Cars Without Drivers Signal A Duller World - Kankakee Daily Journal

GM And Cruise Announce First Mass-Production Self-Driving Car - Tech Crunch

Ex-Google Engineer ‘Personally Owned And Controlled’ Competing Self-Driving Car Startup Years Before Leaving For Uber - Jalopnik

How To Make Autonomous Vehicles Reliable - Semiconductor Engineering

National Drive Electric Week Set To Showcase Massive Growth Potential Of EVs - Energy Fuse

Should Utilities Build Charging Stations For Electric Cars - Huffington Post

Electric Cars Reach A Tipping Point - Bloomberg

Volkswagen To Offer Electric Versions Of All Of Its Vehicles By 2030 - Tech Crunch

Mercedes-Benz Will Electrify Its Entire Car Lineup By 2022 - Tech Crunch

Tesla’s Hurricane Irma Update Taps Into Our Deepest Fears Of 21st Century Driving - Jalopnik

National Automobile Dealers Association Offers The Following 10 Inspection Tips To Prospective Buyers To Spot Flood-Damaged Vehicles - National Automobile Dealers Association; After Hurricanes, Flood Of Storm-Damaged Cars Heading For Market - Chicago Tribune; Car-Centric Houston Struggles After Loss Of Countless Autos - Associated Press; Florida Car Dealerships Parked Cars In Public Garages During Hurricane Irma. People Weren’t Happy - USA TODAY; Hyundai, Kia To Temporarily Close U.S. Plants In Path Of Irma - Auto Blog; Air Service To Florida Shut Down After Hurricane Irma - Chicago Tribune

Crane On Way To Remove Robert E. Lee Statue In Deadly Crash In Dallas - CBS News

New Study Reports Texting Is The Most Dangerous Cause Of Distracted Driving - Legal Examiner

The Distracted Driving Epidemic Demands A Solution - Huffington Post

Reducing Distracted Driving, Using ‘Face-Positioning’ Software - American Council On Science And Health

Deciding When It?s Time to Upgrade Your Child’s Car Seat - Consumer Reports

Is Legalization to Blame for the Increasing Number of Car Related Fatalities - WeedReader

Amazon’s Whole Foods Takeover Boosted Customer Traffic - Crain’s Chicago Business

A Lunatic Manifesto Supporting Scofflaw Biker Bad Behavior - Washington Post

Supreme Court Temporarily Lifts Restrictions On Refugees In Travel Ban - The Hill

China Aims For An Industry-Changing Ban On Fossil Fuel Cars - Engadget

Diesels On Display In Frankfurt Auto Show Despite Scandal - Seattle Times

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

  1. Jeff says:

    After Insisting That They Needed A Friday Night Game At Wrigley (Despite The Neighborhood Traffic Nightmare), Cubs Get Swept By Brewers In Weekend Series – Chicago Sun-Times

    If Cubs want another extra night game they should give up a concert night for the next season.

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