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

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Your transportation related headlines for Monday, September 25th, 2017

The Majestic ‘Chicagohenge’ Phenomenon Of The Chicago Street Grid Is Back, And You Can See It Tonight - Chicagoist

Alder-Tards Are Joining The Misinformed, Anti-History Crowd, Calling For Renaming Balbo Drive, Removing Balbo Monument - Chicago Streetsblog; Next Steps In This Dance Of Dumbfuckery Will Be To: (1) Follow New York’s Lead By Renaming Columbus Drive/Removing His Statue; (2) Remove Any Statues, And Rename Any Streets, Parks, Schools, And Neighborhoods That Are Named For Presidents Who Held Slaves (Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, Jackson, Van Buren, Harrison, Polk, Taylor And Grant); And (3) Get Rid Of Lincoln Avenue, Lincoln Park, Lincoln Square, And Any Lincoln Statues, Based On His Views That Blacks Should Not Have The Same Rights As Whites; Of Course None Of This Crowd Has Any Problem With A Humboldt Park Street Being Named For An Unrepentant Convicted Puerto Rican Terrorist

Neighbors Say ‘NO’ To Traffic Barricade As Part Of City’s Newest Bike Lane Boondoggle In Uptown - Chicago Streetsblog

Streetsblog Squawks About 606 Trail Being Closed For Private Functions ‘For The One Percent’ - Chicago Streetsblog; Is That Any Different Than Chicago’s Hundreds Of Street Festivals That Block Traffic Every Weekend, During Spring, Summer And Fall?

Prosecutors: Man Points Gun At City Boot Worker Saying, ‘You Better Not Be Looking At My License Plate’ - Chicago Tribune

In Illinois: Fewer Teens Getting Driver’s Licenses At 16 - State Journal Register

IL State Senator Supports Gas Tax Hike - Illinois Policy Institute

Blame Madigan For Killing Idea To Toll I-55 - Crain’s Chicago Business

Ex-Owner Of Company Picked To Install Chicago Charging Stations Gets 2 Years Prison - Chicago Tribune

A Look At Chicago’s First Bridge Lift Of The Season - Curbed Chicago

More Letters On Rahm’s Shameful Eviction Of Homeless From LSD Viaducts - Chicago TribuneChicago Tribune

Mobile Cameras Are Being Used To Catch People Who Illegally Dump Tires, Construction Debris And Other Waste Around The City - Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Independent Film ‘Lakeshore Drive’ Gives A Short, Haunting Ride Along The Iconic Roadway - Chicago Now

After Obama Nixes Agreement For His Jackson Park Ego-Compound, Groups Say They Want City Ordinance - Chicago Sun-Times

Alderman Scuttles Proposed 14-Story Transit Oriented Development Along North Avenue, Over Parking And Traffic Concerns - Curbed Chicago

New Senior Housing Complex In Belmont Cragin Will Replace Drive Thru Bank - Curbed Chicago

Critics Hammer Emanuel’s Affordable Housing Plan; Aldermen Advance It - Chicago Tribune

Bike Thefts Point To City-Subsidized Divvy FAIL On South Side - Chicago Sun-Times

Three Reasons Why Amazon Is Turning Emanuel And Rauner Into BFFs - Crain’s Chicago Business; Survey Of CEOs: With Dysfunctional/Corrupt Government, An Unfavorable Tax Climate And Fiscal Challenges At The State Level, Illinois Is A Bad Place To Do Business - Illinois News Nertwork

Letter: Illinois Did Something Right With Roadside Help - Chicago Tribune

Gurnee, Waukegan Mayors Say Red-Light Camera Intersections Seeing Fewer Tickets And Fewer Accidents - Chicago Tribune

Evanston To Vote Monday On Plans To Sell Parking Lot To Developers For 11-Story Office Building - Evanston Now

ABC 7 Traffic Reporter Will Discuss Her Book At Oct. 1 Event In Naperville - Chicago Daily Herald

Schaumburg Mayor Ends Payment Of His Driving Allowance - Chicago Daily Herald

Community Support Driving Fox Valley Food Truck’s Comeback - Chicago Tribune

Thousands Turn Out For North Township Motorcycle Ride For Veterans - Chicago Tribune

$4.5M Settlement Reached With Gas Stations That Underpaid Sales Tax - Chicago Sun-Times

Lane Closures Planned For Traffic Signal Improvement In North Suburbs - Chicago Sun-Times

Harvest Season Brings Tractors Back To Illinois Roads - Illinois News Network

Plainfield Man Drowns When Kayak Overturns In Lake Michigan - Chicago Sun-Times

Indiana Man Charged With OWI After Off-Road Vehicle Crash Leaves Friend Injured - Chicago Sun-Times

Crime-Busting Cameras With License Plate Readers To Be Up By End Of Month In Hammond, IN - The Times Of Northwest Indiana

How Preckwinkle’s Pop Ponzi-Scheme Backfired - Chicago Tribune; Better Government Association — Soda Tax Deserves A More Thorough Airing In Cook County - Crain’s Chicago Business; Madigan Could Undo Soda Tax If County Board Doesn’t - NBC 5 Chicago; $2.5 Million Of Bloomberg Bucks Will Fund Ethically Bankrupt, Junk Science Study On Cook County Soda Tax - Chicago Tribune

Illinois State Budget Already In Deficit Despite Record $5 Billion Tax Hike - Illinois Policy Institute

Chiraq Report – Chicago Drives Up US Crime Rate - The Hill; 33 Shot, 3 Dead Over Weekend In Chicago - DNA Chicago

Woman Jumped On Car Hood To Stop Theft With Baby Inside - DNA Chicago

Police: Vehicles Stolen While Left Running At Bronzeville Gas Stations - Chicago Sun-Times

Catalytic Converters Stolen From Lincoln Park Cars - DNA Chicago

Portage Park Burglars Swiping Tools, Bikes From Garages, Police Say - DNA Chicago

Man Circled Building Trying To Lure Girl, 14, Into His Car, Police Say - DNA Chicago

NW Indiana Man Arrested For Driving Drunk With Child In Car Following Standoff - Chicago Sun-Times

Prosecutors: Brighton Park Man Made Ex Drive Him To Buy Drugs - Chicago Sun-Times

Carjacking Suspect Injured In Crash On Eisenhower After Police Pursuit - Chicago Tribune

Teen Killed After Gang Dispute At Rogers Park Gas Station: Prosecutors - Chicago Tribune

Drive-By Shooting Kills Man On His West Side Block Of Massasoit Avenue - Chicago Tribune

Morgan Park Man Killed In Shooting While Inside Vehicle In Hegewisch - Chicago Sun-Times

Police: Hit-And-Run Crash On Central Avenue Kills Man In Aftermath Of West Side Shooting - Chicago Tribune

Parolee Shot Jogger, Ending Military Career, Then Killed Cabbie, Police Say - DNA Chicago

Police Investigate Shooting, Crash In Aurora - Chicago Sun-Times

Car Falls 23 Feet Onto I-80/94 Ramp After Gary Man Fatally Shot; 2 Others Injured - Chicago Tribune

2 Charged With Little Village Drive-By Shooting That Wounded Man, Boy - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Shot In Little Village Drive-By Attack - Chicago Sun-Times

Man, 28, Seriously Wounded In Austin Drive-By Shooting - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Wounded In Marquette Park Drive-By Shooting - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Seriously Wounded In Heart Of Chicago Drive-By Shooting - Chicago Sun-Times

24-Year-Old Man Killed In Far South Side Motorcycle Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

Lisle Woman Dies After Being Struck By Car - Chicago Daily Herald

Motorcyclist Dies After Being Struck By Vehicle In Crystal Lake, Officials Say - Chicago Tribune

Wauconda Man Killed In McHenry County Crash - Chicago Daily Herald

Motorcyclist Killed, Passenger Injured In Crash On Ill. 394 In Crete - Chicago Sun-Times

Teenage Boy Killed When Van Slips Off Jack, Crushes Him In NW Indiana - Chicago Sun-Times

Two Young Boys Hurt When School Bus Causes 5-Vehicle Crash In Niles - Chicago Sun-Times

Loud Facetiming May Have Sparked Fight On Bus In Bucktown - DNA Chicago

90 Years Later, An Upgraded South Shore Rail Line Is On Track - Chicago Tribune

Yellow Line Trains Halted After Person On The Tracks - Chicago Sun-Times

Mayor’s Bicycle Advisory Council Updates - Active Transportation Alliance

NW Side ‘Cultural Gems’ Targeted For Final North Branch Trail Ride Of 2017 - DNA Chicago

US Discusses Auto Rules In NAFTA Negotiations - The Hill; Push For All-American Cars Will Kill American Jobs, Auto Suppliers Say - Chicago Tribune

U.S. Gas Prices Keep Falling Into Fall - Gas Buddy

What Will Happen To U.S. Fuel-Economy Rules Through 2025? Poll Results - Green Car Reports

Should Heavy-Duty Pickup Trucks Have Window Stickers With Fuel Mileage Estimates - Auto Blog

California Sets Demands For Emissions Talks With Automakers, White House - Auto News

Exxon Aims To Slash Methane Emissions - The Hill

Variable Speed Limits Allow Police To Trap Motorists On The Fly - National Motorists Association E-Newsletter

Editorial: Future Of Speeding Cameras At Stake In Iowa Supreme Court Case - American Thinker

Pelosi Says She’ll ‘Trust’ Trump On Illegal Immigration Deal, Predicts Infrastructure Next - Fox News

San Francisco Rethinks 10 Spaces Under Freeways - Next City

These Are The 15 Most Valuable Car Brands In The World - Business Insider

Volvo Plans Additional Investment, Jobs At US Plant - ABC News

Tesla Test-Drivers’ License Data Allegedly Shared Without Consent - Bloomberg

Editorial: Trump Slams The Brakes On Self-Driving Cars - Flipboard

Best Driverless Tech Going Nowhere As Regs Stall Under Trump - Bloomberg

Will New Driverless Guidelines Jump-Start The Industry - The Motley Fool

New NHTSA Guidance Encourages AV Industry - Ward’s Auto

NHTSA Automated Vehicles Guidance Punts Privacy To The FTC And Congress - Center For Democracy And Technology

Autonomous Vehicle Bill Leaves Safety Gaps - The Regulatory Review

Some Of The Best Parts Of Autonomous Vehicles Are Already Here - Digg

Michelin Wants To Reinvent The Wheel For The Driverless Age - The Verge

Five Billion-Dollar Businesses For The Driverless Future - Tech Crunch

Slow Down With Driverless Technology - The Independent

The Rush To Driverless Cars Carries Big Risks - Investor’s Business Daily

Editorial: Autonomous Vehicles Offer Opportunity To Radically Rethink Mass Transport - The Next Silicon Valley

Could You Form An Emotional Bond With A Self-Driving Car - PC Mag

Self-Driving Cars Will Radically Transform The Passenger Experience - Business Insider

Automated Vehicles And The Role Of 5G - Venture Beat

The Road Beyond Self-Driving Cars - Venture Beat

Autonomous Vehicles Demand Smooth And Silent Propulsion - Automotive World

Fiat Chrysler Continues To Collaborate On Self-Driving Cars - Market Realist

Why Don’t Tech Giants Want to Produce Their Own Autonomous Cars - Market Realist

The Psychological Roadblocks To The Adoption Of Autonomous Vehicles - The Huffington Post

Humanizing Cars, Sensitizing Humans - San Francisco Chronicle

Audi To Offer Autonomous Vehicles For Different Needs And Wants - Gears Of Biz

Waymo clarifies it actually wants $1.8 billion from Uber In Self-Drive Tech Suit - Tech Crunch

Will A Driverless Car Take Away My Keys - Hartford Courant

Editorial: Let Consumers Decide On EVs - Auto News

The Switch To Electric Cars - Oxford University

Funding Tesla Annoys Automakers That Need Electric Car Credits - Bloomberg

Auto Tracking Company Leaks Hundreds Of Thousands Of Records Online - MacKeeper

How Do Drivers Cope After Fatal Accidents - The New Yorker

5 Tips For Avoiding Distracted Driving - News Wire

How Technology Is Changing Accountability In A Dangerous World - Techmalak

What Are The Latest Technologies For Drivers - Tech Notification

Seattle Times Exposes Corrupt, Lawless Lobbyists That Push For Transit Boondoggles, Anti-Car Projects - Seattle Times

Editorial: Everyone Hates Tolls, But Drastic Times May Call For Drastic Measures To Fix Los Angeles’ Traffic - Los Angeles Times

Cal. Gas Tax Foes Win Victory As They Try To Get A Repeal On November 2018 Ballot - Los Angeles Times

While NYC Blames Uber For Traffic Problems, City Vehicles Are Part Of The Problem - The New York Times

CDC: People In Rural Areas Are Less Likely To Wear Seat Belts - Health Central

12 Most Beautiful States to Drive Through in America - Insider Monkey

10 Under $10K: Hot And Affordable Collector Cars - Hagerty

NASCAR: Respect For National Anthem A ‘Hallmark Of Our Pre-Race Events’ - The Hill

Is Your Kid’s Car Seat Ready For A Crash? Most Aren’t - Chicago Daily Herald

Can CD Players Come Back In Cars - Chicago Tribune

Man Arrested Near White House With At Least 9 Firearms In Vehicle, D.C. Police Say - Chicago Tribune

Budget Bus Lines Flout the Rules With Little Consequence - The New York Times

We Should Question US Rail Safety In Wake Of Failed London Train Bombing - The Hill

Kansas Town Declares Bikes A Nuisance - CBS 5 Kansas City

4 Biking Safety Tips For Commuters - Consumer Reports

Trump Administration Announces New Travel Restrictions - CNN; Five Things To Know About Trump’s New Travel Ban - The Hill; Supreme Court Cancels Travel Ban Arguments - The Hill

Fight Erupts Over Training Hours For Pilots - The Hill

House Dems To Oppose FAA Extension Package - The Hill

Even After A Brutal Hurricane Season, Airlines Are Doing Just Fine - Chicago Tribune

Uber CEO Apologizes, Vows Appeal Of London Ban - The Hill

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

  1. Jeff says:

    Alder-Tards Are Joining The Misinformed, Anti-History Crowd, Calling For Renaming Balbo Drive, Removing Balbo Monument – Chicago Streetsblog; Next Steps In This Dance Of Dumbfuckery Will Be To: (1) Follow New York’s Lead By Renaming Columbus Drive/Removing His Statue; (2) Remove Any Statues, And Rename Any Streets, Parks, Schools, And Neighborhoods That Are Named For Presidents Who Held Slaves (Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, Jackson, Van Buren, Harrison, Polk, Taylor And Grant); And (3) Get Rid Of Lincoln Avenue, Lincoln Park, Lincoln Square, And Any Lincoln Statues, Based On His Views That Blacks Should Not Have The Same Rights As Whites; Of Course None Of This Crowd Has Any Problem With A Humboldt Park Street Being Named For An Unrepentant Convicted Puerto Rican Terrorist
    ———

    Don’t forget Roosevelt Road, since FDR interned all the Japanese Americans on the West Coast during WWII

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