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

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Your transportation related headlines for Monday, September 18th, 2017

Are Illinois Legislative Leaders Discussing More Tax Increases To Pay For Road Construction Plan - Illinois News Network; What Happened To The Money Protected By The Lockbox Amendment; Lawmakers Catch An Earful On State Budget From Constituents - Illinois News Network; Is Wave Of Lawmaker Retirements An Argument For Term Limits - Illinois News Network; Illinois Is Taxed To Death - Chicago Sun-Times

Are Illinoisans Paying Higher Insurance Rates For Sins Of Other States’ Drivers - Crain’s Chicago Business

Calling All Distracted Illinois Drivers: Hands Off That Phone - Chicago Tribune

After Uptown Viaducts Cleared, Homeless Set Up Tents Along Wilson Ave. - DNA Chicago; BROWN: Homeless Relocate Their Tents And Wait For City’s Next Move - Chicago Sun-Times; Advocates Withdraw Bid To Stop The Uptown Viaduct Bike Lane Construction, Which Lying P.O.S. Rahm Used As Flimsy/Transparent Pretext For The Ejection Of Tent City - Chicago TribuneWhile Rahm Gives Homeless The Boot, Luxury High Rise A Few Blocks Away Gets Rahm Bucks From Corrupt TIF Program; Chicago’s Homeless Need Housing, Not Handouts - Chicago Tribune

Jefferson Park Residents Strike Back Against Car Hating Cranks; Neighbors Thwart Their Unlawful Protest/Blockade Of Public Parking Spots, Post Signs Warning Local Alderman Arena About Adopting The Anti-Car Agenda - DNA Chicago; Jefferson Park Residents Pleased With Area’s Transportation, Housing Options But Want More Retail - Nadig Newspapers

Kass: Comptroller Mendoza Confronts Chicago Tough Guy John ‘Quarters’ Boyle (Infamously For Stealing Millions In Quarters From The Illinois Tollway) Leaving Crash Scene With 2 Magic Words: Say Cheese! - Chicago Tribune

Four-Year Deal Ends Chicago-Area Auto Mechanics Strike - Chicago Sun-Times

Can A Neighborhood Grocery Store Make It With Zero Parking Spaces - Chicago Streetsblog

Obama Won’t Make Any Written Promises For His Ego-torium On Public Land Jackson Park - Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Amazon Headquarters Bid Requires A United Front – Opinion - Crain’s Chicago Business; Deputy Gov. Munger Is State’s Point Person Luring Amazon Here - Chicago Sun-Times; Rauner, Rahm Sending Team To Amazon’s Seattle HQ — To Look, Not Talk - Chicago Sun-TimesDNA Chicago; EDITORIAL: Chicago, Its People, Its Ideals — And Why Amazon Must Come - Chicago Sun-Times; Rauner Is Helping St. Louis Win Amazon, Too - Crain’s Chicago Business; For Chicago Warehouse Owners, Amazon Effect Is Already Big - Chicago Tribune; Will Amazon Break Chicago’s Heart - Chicago Tribune; Crime And Taxes Will Kill Amazon Bid For Chicago – - Chicago Sun-Times

The Most Detailed Look Yet At The Redevelopment Of The Old Chicago Post Office Astride Congress Parkway; Project Includes A Landscaped RiverwalkComplete With Food Truck Parking And A Water Taxi Stop - Curbed Chicago

New Name And Transit Plan Revealed For Riverside-Tribune Redevelopment Site - Curbed Chicago

10 Story Condo Project Proposed For Site Of River North Parking Lot - Crain’s Chicago Business

Illinois Auto Insurers Allstate, State Farm Dealing With Hurricane Related Auto Claims - Chicago Tribune

Lisle-Based Navistar CEO Sees Role For Drivers With Self-Driving Trucks - Springfield News-Sun

Rapping Duo Gets A Boost From Lyft - DNA Chicago

This Chicago Uber And Lyft Driver, Sets His Own Hours - Chicago Reader

After Tragedy, Drag Racer Starts Safe Driving Course For Teens, Will Visit Schaumburg Next Month - Chicago Tribune

Giant Abraham Lincoln Sculpture Moving From Chicago Site On Michigan Avenue To Peoria - Chicago Tribune

Street Artist’s JC Rivera’s Bear Mural Completed At NewCity - DNA Chicago

Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder Plays With Street Musicians Outside Wrigley Twice - DNA Chicago

Group Reimagining Chicago’s Three-Decade History Of Footwork Street Dance - Chicago Tribune

15-Minute Judaism ‘Slacker’ Service Returns To 606 For Rosh Hashana - DNA Chicago

Architecture Exhibit Imagines Chicago Riverwalk Extending Down South Branch - Loop North News

Letter: Let Chicagoans Enjoy The Surf - Chicago Tribune

Canada Could Stop Doing Business With Chicago-Based Boeing If It Doesn’t Drop Trade Complaint Against Canadian Plane Maker Bombardier - Chicago Tribune

K-9 Hero Dax Tracks Down Missing, Intoxicated Man In Ditch In Beach Park - Chicago Sun-Times

33 Story High-Rise Goes Before Evanston Panel, With Parking Issues Still To Be Addressed - Evanston Now

Tesla Rolling Out Superchargers In Rolling Meadows - Chicago Daily Herald

Batavia May Give Financial Incentive For Electric Car Owners - Chicago Daily Herald

Plainfield Board May Reconsider Mosque; Neighbors Raise Traffic And Parking Objections - Joliet Herald News

Lake County (Ind.) Elects New Top Cop Following Federal Corruption Conviction Of Former Sheriff In Towing Bribe Case - Chicago Tribune

WI Gov. Walker To Veto Money For Tolling Study - NBC 11 Minneapolis

Texas Probe: Trooper Rude To Naperville Driver Sandra Bland Who Died In Texas Jail; Officer Did Not Follow Procedures During Arrest - Chicago Tribune

Cook County Beverage Tax Costs Store Owners - Crain’s Chicago Business; Local Bonehead Says Bloomberg’s Pro-Soda-Tax Ads Are Virtuous And Pure As The Driven Snow, While Anti-Tax Ads Are All About Corporate Greed (As Opposed To The Voter Outrage At Cook County Fiscal Mismanagement, Ruinous Taxation) - Chicago Tribune; Terminal Dipshit Zorn Says No One Would Know About, Question, Or Object To The Soda Tax If It Didn’t Show Up On The Receipt - Chicago Tribune

Chicago Regulatory Overreach On Prescription Drugs - DNA Chicago

The Dwindling Chicago Metropolis - Crain’s Chicago Business

Man Who Drove Car Into Train In Ashburn Facing DUI Charges - Chicago Sun-Times

Police: Man Threatened Two Antioch Officers, Nearly Ran Over A Third - Chicago Daily Herald

Chicago Man Charged With Carjacking Woman At Gunpoint On Stevenson, After Hit And Run Crash With State Trooper - Chicago Sun-Times

Couple Carjacked In Bucktown At Stop Sign Early Saturday - DNA Chicago

Man Carjacked In Wicker Park Alley Friday Morning - DNA Chicago

Logan Square Carjacker Robs Man At Knifepoint, Police Say - DNA Chicago

Police: Property Stolen From Garages, Vehicles On Northwest Side - Chicago Sun-Times

Police Looking For Vehicles Stolen From SW Side - Chicago Sun-Times

At Least 7 Illegally Parked Motorcycles Stolen From North Side - Chicago Sun-Times

Burglars Plow Car Into Bucktown Sneaker Shop, Steal Merchandise, Police Say - DNA Chicago

Convicted Cop Who Shot Into Car Challenges Prosecutor’s References To Laquan McDonald Dash Cam Video Shooting - Chicago Sun-Times

Chiraq Report – Chicago Hits 500 Murder Total - Chicagoist; 42 Weekend Shootings Kill 11, Wound 31 - DNA Chicago

Austin Drive-By Shooting Kills Man On North LeClaire Avenue - DNA Chicago

Gage Park Shooting Kills Man Walking To Car On West 58th Street - DNA Chicago; Prosecutor: Man Caught Driving Victim’s Car Charged With Murder - Chicago Sun-Tines

Humboldt Park Shooting Wounds Woman In Car On Trumbull Avenue - DNA Chicago

27-Year-Old Man Struck In Homan Square Drive-By Shooting - Chicago Sun-Times

5 Hurt In West Loop Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

Police: Tollway Worker Fatally Struck By Vehicle On I-294 - Chicago Sun-Times

2 Dead, 1 Hurt In Crash Near Lakemoor - Chicago Daily Herald

Man Killed In 3-Vehicle Crash Involving Semi-Truck In Chicago Heights - Chicago Sun-Times

Four-Vehicle Crash In Inverness Injures 11 - Chicago Daily Herald

Woman Pedestrian Struck By Vehicle, Seriously Injured In West Suburban Montgomery - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Electrocuted At Blue Line Station On West Side - Chicago Sun-Times

Police: Man Survives Suicide Attempt At Fullerton CTA Station - Chicago Sun-Times

New Garfield Green Line Station Plan Moves Forward With $25.9 Million Deal - DNA Chicago

Homes For Sale Along The CTA Red Line - Curbed Chicago

When Chicago’s Yellow Line Was The Future Of Urban Transportation - Curbed Chicago

Wicker Park’s Public Transit, Construction Boom Lured A River North Firm Here - DNA Chicago

Metra Fare Hikes Would Unfairly Burden Seniors - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Fatally Struck By Amtrak Train At Northbrook Metra Station Sunday - Chicago Tribune

Delays On Inbound Metra Line From Aurora - Chicago Tribune

Letter: Let Metra Riders Pay For Train Service, Not Drivers - Chicago Tribune

Letter: Allowing Concealed Weapons On Public Transportation Would Make Everyone Safer - Chicago Tribune

A Man On A Bicycle Has Been Groping Women In Lincoln Square, Police Warn - Chicagoist

Park District Is Putting Up Signage To Warn Cyclists About Lakefront Algae - Chicago Streetsblog

U.S. Sees Gas Price Relief After Harvey, Irma - Gas Buddy; Schumer Calls For Gas Price ‘Gouge Watch’ After Hurricanes - The Hill

4 Habits Costing You At The Pump - Gas Buddy; Top Tier Gas Worth The Top Tier Price - Chicago Tribune

The Average American Spent 9 Full Days Commuting Last Year - Chicago Daily Herald

Dem Senator: Trump ‘Very Serious’ About Infrastructure - The Hill

An Infrastructure Deal Should Be Easy, But Isn’t - Bloomberg

More Than 1 Million Ford Explorers May Face Recall On Fumes - Auto News

Here’s a Realistic Timetable for Self-Driving Cars - The Motley Fool

Cruise Automation Claims First Production Self-Driving Car - Hybrids

Google Has Spent Over $1.1 Billion On Driverless Vehicle Technology - Freightwaves

Waymo Wants To Postpone The Self-Driving Car Technology Trial With Uber - TechCrunch

Driverless Uber In Pittsburgh Involved In Crash - The Hill

Trucking Industry Debates The Driverless Road Ahead With Congress - National Motorists Association Blog

Most Fleets Will Not Survive The Driverless Truck Revolution - Freightwaves

Did Electric Vehicles Hit A Tipping Point Last Week - The Motley Fool

Tesla-Led Electric Car Revolution Sets Stage For Mass Disruption - Investors

Lyft Drinks The Road Diet KoolAid - TechCrunch

Lyft Requests Will Light Up Phones For Deaf Drivers - Engadget

Flood Damaged Cars From Houston Ending Up In Dallas - Dallas Morning News

The Most Harrowing Thing I Regularly Experience Is Parking My Car On The Streets Of NYC - Jalopnik

How I Fought A $50 NYC Red-Light Camera Ticket From 1400 Miles Away — And Made Them Earn It - National Motorists Association E-Newsletter

Violent Protesters In St. Louis Block Streets, Smash Windows, Destroy City Property, Attack Police Officers, After Acquittal Of Police Officer In Death Of Black Motorist;? - Bloomberg

This New App Lets People Tattle On Distracted Drivers For Cash - The Drive

Spotify Streams Inside Waze On iOS To Reduce Driving Distractions - Engadget

New Law Lets Texas Drivers Help Tackle The State’s Rape Kit Testing Backlog - Texas Tribune

Porsche Plows Into Crowd At Idaho Car Show; 11 Injured - ABC 7 Los Angeles

Dead Man Sat In Truck At KC Airport Parking Lot For Eight Months And No One Noticed - New York Post

A Washington State Patrol Trooper Is Being Called A Hero For Grabbing A Suicidal Man As He Darted To Leap Off A Bridge - Fox 13 Tacoma

Utah Cop, Who Arrested Nurse For Refusing Blood Draw To Unconscious Driver, Was Previously Reprimanded For Sexual Harassment - Chicago Tribune

Restoring VW Beetles, Buses — And Dreams - NPR

Indiana Man, Wife Fight Land Seizure For Pedestrian Bridge, Trail - McClatchy DC

Trump Says He Wants A Massive Military Parade Down Pennsylvania Avenue On July 4 - Chicago Tribune

Timeline: Trump Travel Ban’s Road To The Supreme Court - The Hill; National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster Says Travel Ban Is First Step Toward Better Screening Of Individuals Entering The United States - The Hill

Four Americans Attacked With Acid At Train Station In Marseilles, France - CNN

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

  1. Jeff says:

    Are Illinois Legislative Leaders Discussing More Tax Increases To Pay For Road Construction Plan – Illinois News Network; What Happened To The Money Protected By The Lockbox Amendment; Lawmakers Catch An Earful On State Budget From Constituents – Illinois News Network; Is Wave Of Lawmaker Retirements An Argument For Term Limits – Illinois News Network; Illinois Is Taxed To Death – Chicago Sun-Times
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    With road funds locked up, and state income taxes hiked again, Springfield needs a reality check before raising another tax.

  2. Jeff says:

    After Uptown Viaducts Cleared, Homeless Set Up Tents Along Wilson Ave. – DNA Chicago; BROWN: Homeless Relocate Their Tents And Wait For City’s Next Move – Chicago Sun-Times; Advocates Withdraw Bid To Stop The Uptown Viaduct Bike Lane Construction, Which Lying P.O.S. Rahm Used As Flimsy/Transparent Pretext For The Ejection Of Tent City – Chicago Tribune; While Rahm Gives Homeless The Boot, Luxury High Rise A Few Blocks Away Gets Rahm Bucks From Corrupt TIF Program; Chicago’s Homeless Need Housing, Not Handouts – Chicago Tribune
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    Can Rahm go 1 day without telling a huge f***ing lie?

  3. Jeff says:

    Kass: Comptroller Mendoza Confronts Chicago Tough Guy John ‘Quarters’ Boyle (Infamously For Stealing Millions In Quarters From The Illinois Tollway) Leaving Crash Scene With 2 Magic Words: Say Cheese! – Chicago Tribune
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    How does this jagoff still have a license to drive?

  4. Jeff says:

    Can A Neighborhood Grocery Store Make It With Zero Parking Spaces – Chicago Streetsblog
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    Hard to tell if they will get enough people buying just what they can carry on a bike, to keep the store afloat.

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