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

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Your transportation related headlines for Friday, September 15th, 2017

Lane, Ramp Closings To Affect Inbound Eisenhower Friday Night - Chicago Sun-Times

Judge Rules That Homeless Living In Uptown LSD Viaduct Tent City Must Move - Chicago Tribune

Car Hating Crackpots Stage Moronic Protest Against Parking Spaces In Jefferson Park - Chicago Streetsblog

Traffic Choking Bike Lanes Arriving In Jefferson Park - DNA Chicago

How Dangerous Are Drivers Near Your Child’s School - Zendrive; Cook County Is Bottom Of The List In Illinois

Bicyclist Sues Uber After Passenger Hits Her With Door In Lake View - Chicago Sun-Times

Illinois Rep., House Majority Leader Barbra Flynn Currie, Who Pushed Rahm’s Speed Camera Shakedown Through The General Assembly, Will Retire - Chicago Tribune

Judge Allows Election Shenanigans Lawsuit Against Madigan, Filed By Former Illinois House Candidate Who Pushed To Ban Traffic Cameras In Illinois - Illinois Policy Institute

Illinois AG Lisa Madigan, Who Defended The Tollway’s Outrageous 87% Rate Hike, Will Not Seek Reelection - Illinois News Network

Illinois State Police Using Speed Camera Vans In Construction Zones - Belleville News-Democrat

Former ‘Community Organizer’ Obama Refuses To Sign Agreement On Community Benefits For His Museum Monstrosity - Chicagoist; Activists Say They’ll Continue To Push For Assurances The Obama Presidential Center Will Benefit Neighbors - Chicago Tribune

Can Chicago’s New Generation Of Leaders Win Amazon’s HQ - Crain’s Chicago Business; Why The Cloud Tax Isn’t Likely To Rain On Chicago’s Amazon Parade - Crain’s Chicago Business; Letter: Why All The Fuss Over - Chicago Sun-Times; More Than 100 Cities Start Courting Amazon For Its HQ2 - Chicago Tribune

Harley Shop Leaving Mag Mile; Owner Eyes Navy Pier - Chicago Tribune

Abandoned Burger King On Howard Street, Which Was Once Intended As Truck Rental Facility, Draws The Wrath Of 3 Aldermen - DNA Chicago

Dilapidated House On Damen Next To Brown Line Gone, Will Be 24 TOD Apartments - DNA Chicago

Noise Reducing Windows Near O’Hare Emit Burnt Plastic Odor - Nadig Newspapers

Chase’s $40M Neighborhood Revival Plan Will Shake Up Local Business Giving - Chicago Tribune

Bronzeville Summer Nights Ends Tonight With A Bash on 43rd Street - DNA Chicago

Tomorrow Night Art Installation Takes Over Hubbard’s Cave - Chicago Reader

Valparaiso Transit Expands With Shuttles To Chicago Airports - Chicago Tribune

Evanston Going From ‘Boot’ To ‘Barnacle’ For Unpaid Parking Tickets - CBS 2 Chicago

After 44 Years, Elgin Might Be Getting Ice Cream Trucks - Chicago Daily Herald

Lombard Residents See ‘No Good Reason’ For I-355 Billboards - Chicago Daily Herald

Arlington Heights’ Next Hot Spot For Development Could Be Land Near Tollway - Chicago Daily Herald

Traffic An Issue As Northbrook Rejects Assisted Living Project - Chicago Tribune

Letter: Stop Signs Needed At Sugar Grove Spot Of Deadly Accident - Chicago Daily Herald

Wisconsin Outlaw Eminent Domain To Take Land For Bike Lanes - Wisconsin State Journal

Updates Sought For Maps Showing Great Lakes Ecological Risks - Chicago Tribune

Underwater Sanctuary Plan Aims To Preserve Lake Michigan Shipwrecks Off Wisconsin - Chicago Tribune

40,000 African Americans Left Chicago Last Year; No Jobs A Big Factor - Fox 32 Chicago

Letter: Ads Supporting Cook County Soda Tax Grab Are Insulting, Angering To Voters - Chicago Sun-Times; Editorial: Welcome To Cook County, Mayor Bloomberg. You’re Getting Played On The Soda Tax - Chicago Tribune; Editorial: Soda Tax Will Kill Jobs - Chicago Tribune

Puerto Rico Bankruptcy Ruling Will Have Implications For Illinois - Illinois News Network; Illinois could learn credit rating lessons from Michigan - Illinois News Network

Rauner: China, Japan Businesses Interested In Illinois, Though High Taxes A Concern - Illinois News Network

Video Shows Officers Firing On 18-Year-Old In NW Side Traffic Stop - Chicago Sun-Times; Latest Effort At Accountability For Chicago Police Starts Up Friday - Chicago Tribune

Chicago Scores Legal Victory In Sanctuary City Battle With Sessions - Chicago Tribune

Man Carjacked In Wicker Park Alley Friday Morning - DNA Chicago

Two Charged With Attempted Robbery In Mount Prospect Parking Lot - Chicago Daily Herald

Cops: Men Robbed Ticket Buyer With Stun Gun In Naperville Parking Lot - Chicago Sun-Times

Naperville Police: Woman’s Parking Lot Ring Robbery Story A Fake - Chicago Daily Herald

Man Stabbed In Argument With Driver In Tri-Taylor, Police Say - DNA Chicago

Residents In River Grove, Franklin Park Express Anger After Swastikas Found Spray-Painted On Garages - Chicago Tribune

‘They Had His Body In The Garage That Whole Time’: Family Coming To Grips With Aurora Teen’s Death - Chicago Tribune

Man Seriously Wounded In Chatham Drive-By Shooting - Chicago Sun-Times

Low-Line Plazas Beneath The Brown Line Will Be Discussed At Community Meeting Tuesday - DNA Chicago

Gold-Medalist Tommy Shimoda, Ald. O’Shea To Pump Gas For Special Olympics - DNA Chicago

CTA Celebrates Bank Of America Chicago Marathon With Special Ventra Card - NBC 5 Chicago

Commuters: Proposed Metra Fare Hike ‘Definitely Not Good’ - Chicago Tribune

Metra To Bus Passengers For Part Of Rock Island Service Late Saturday - Chicago Sun-Times

Ex-Boston Celtic Gets 8 Years In Prison In Rail-Yard Gun Case - Chicago Sun-Times

Open Thread: Which Chicago Neighborhoods Are The Most Bike And Pedestrian Friendly - Curbed Chicago

Bike Route For Chicago River Trail Ride On 9-17 - Active Transportation Alliance

Chicago Date Idea: Shedd Aquarium Then A Divvy Bike Ride - Redeye

Riverwalk Expansion To Chinatown Could Look Like This - DNA Chicago

Four Miles Of Horizon Farm In Barrington Hills Again Off-Limits To Bikers, Hikers, Horse Riders - Chicago Daily Herald

Texas State Senator Is Vowing To Eliminate Red Light Cameras At Intersections Across Texas - Texas Monitor

Damascus, Arkansas Fights Court Battle To Remove Official Speed Trap Designation - The Newspaper

State DOTs Receive $3.1B In ’Bonus’ Highway Funds - Engineering News-Record

Energy Secretary Perry Rejects Calls To Sell Off Emergency Oil Reserve - The Hill

Group Aims To Repeal California Gas Tax Hike On November 2018 Ballot - Los Angeles Times

Trump Administration’s New Self-Driving-Car Guidance Is Deliberately Toothless - Car And Driver

Editorial: Privacy Risk In Self-Driving Cars? Senate Has To Fix That Loophole In Federal Bill - San Jose Mercury News

Congress Is Trying To Quickly A Pass A Self-Driving Car Law – And States Are Freaking Out - Business Insider

GM Shows Hand In Autonomous Vehicle Race - The Detroit News

Ford Invests In Michigan’s Autonomous Car Testing Grounds - Engadget

How Self-Driving Electric Cars Will Change The American Road Trip - Bloomberg

Nissan, Renault, Mitsubishi Deepen Alliance in Electric Push - Bloomberg

Toyota Chairman Says Industry ‘Two Or Three Technological Breakthroughs Away’ From Realizing Consumer-Friendly Electric Car - CNBC

Alphabet Considers Lyft Investment Of About $1 Billion - Bloomberg

Automakers Offer Discounts For Hurricane Victims - USA TODAY

Volvo Cars Studying Whether Online Sales Click - Ward’s Auto

Portland Finds Uber Used ‘Greyball’ To Evade 16 Authorities - Engadget

Lyft Said To Be Eyeing International Expansion - CNET

Truck Driver Says Giving Away Plywood in Irma’s Path Got Him Fired: ‘I Was Just Being an American’ - Inside Edition

After Former Police Office Acquitted Killing Black Motorist, St. Louis Protesters Block Highway Ramp - St. Louis Post Dispatch

Blue Paint Is Dumped On Wall Street ‘Charging Bull’ Statue’s Head - Los Angeles Times

Amtrak Pitches Itself As Friendlier Alternative To Airlines - The Hill

Industry Panel Recommends Roll Back Of Aviation Safety Rules - ABC News

Manhunt After ’Terror Incident’ At London Tube Station - CNN

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

  1. Jeff says:

    Illinois Rep., House Majority Leader Barbra Flynn Currie, Who Pushed Rahm’s Speed Camera Shakedown Through The General Assembly, Will Retire – Chicago Tribune

    Judge Allows Election Shenanigans Lawsuit Against Madigan, Filed By Former Illinois House Candidate Who Pushed To Ban Traffic Cameras In Illinois – Illinois Policy Institute

    Illinois AG Lisa Madigan, Who Defended The Tollway’s Outrageous 87% Rate Hike, Will Not Seek Reelection – Illinois News Network

    Good news all around.

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