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Your transportation related headlines for Friday, May 27th, 2016

Chicago Memorial Day Parade Saturday On State Street At Noon - City Of Chicago; Look For Parking Restrictions, Street Closures; World War II Veteran Who Fought In Jungle To Lead Memorial Day Parade - DNA Chicago; Letter: Patrick Corbett Died Alone And Unloved. Remember Him On Memorial Day - Chicago Tribune

Veterans Walk Friday Along Lakeshore - CBS 2 Chicago

Bike The Drive Event Closes Lake Shore Drive Sunday Morning - Bike The Drive; Lake Shore Drive To Be A Mess This Weekend Thanks To Beyonce, Cyclists - DNA Chicago

Street Fests And More This Weekend - Chicago Reader

National Safety Council Estimates 439 People May Be Killed, 50,500 Seriously Injured In Crashes During Memorial Day Weekend - National Safety Council

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Your transportation related headlines for Thursday, May 26th, 2016

Chicago Memorial Day Parade On State Street At Noon - City Of Chicago; Look For Parking Restrictions, Street Closures

Bike The Drive Event Closes Lake Shore Drive Sunday Morning - Bike The Drive

As TSA Lines Frustrate Fliers, One In Five Will Choose To Either Drive Or Cancel/Delay Summer Travel - Travel Week; Fixing The TSA Mess -Chicago Daily Herald

Nearly 2M To Travel In Illinois Over Stormy Memorial Day Weekend - Chicago Sun-Times

Uber Launches Ad Campaign As City Considers Tougher Rules - Crains Chicago Business‎

Wednesday Storms Bring Flooded Streets, Viaducts - Chicago Tribune

EXCLUSIVE: City Hall Held Secret Meeting To Get Story Straight On Laquan McDonald Dashcam Video Shooting - DNA Chicago

Walking Man Attacker Facing Criminal Charges, Police Say - DNA Chicago; Walking Man Family, Supporters Trying To Raise $50K For Him After Beating - DNA Chicago; Walking Man Videos, Taken By Many Admiring Chicagoans Over The Years, Prove That While Money Comes And Goes,Fantastic Hair – Lasts Forever

Do Not Build Bridgeport Noise Wall, Couple Tells IDOT - DNA Chicago

Traffic Circles, Bike Lane Markings Proposed for Two Bucktown Greenways - DNA Chicago - Good Luck When The Firetruck Has To Get Through Traffic Circles

115th Street Getting Turning Lanes At Pulaski, Work Begins Wednesday - DNA Chicago

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Your transportation related headlines for Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Chicago Memorial Day Parade On State Street At Noon - City Of Chicago; Look For Parking Restrictions, Street Closures

Editorial: How To Halt The Chicago Highway Shooting Epidemic - Chicago Tribune

Ride-Hailing Vs. Taxi Showdown Starts With A Pep Rally - Chicago Sun-Times; Uber, Lyft Drivers Clash With Cabbies At Council Hearing - DNA Chicago; Meet The Ravishing Rahm Aide Who Is Leading The Mayoral Charm Offensive, To Derail The City Council Ride Share Licensing Ordinance - Chicago Sun-Times; Lyft Exec Says They Cannot Operate Under Proposed Rules - Crains Chicago Business; Emanuel Counters Cabbie Complaints By Touting Ban On Ride-Share Drivers Who Owe City - Chicago Tribune

In Illinois, You Can Blow Less Than .08 And Still Be Convicted Of DUI; Credible Police Testimony That You Were Impaired Can Make The Case Against You - Illinois Bar Journal

Fire Deputy Had Nearly Double Legal Limit Of Alcohol After LSD Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

Noise Walls Blocking Bridgeport From Stevenson Proposed, But Neighbors Wary - DNA Chicago

Warning Shot Against Transit Oriented Development: Belmont Cragin Group Has Goal To Control Gentrification, To Avoid The Situation Occurring In Logan Square And Humboldt Park - DNA Chicago

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Your transportation related headlines for Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Travelers To Spend $12B Over Memorial Day Weekend – Mostly Road Trips - The Hill

Illinois State Police Set to Beef Up Patrols on Memorial Day - NBC 17 Springfield

Bill To Double Fine For Driving Around Railroad Gates Goes To Rauner - Chicago Tribune

Parking Meters, Garages Took In $156M, But City Will Not See A Cent - Chicago Sun-Times

Letter: Chicago Engineers Its Streets To Frustrate Drivers; Bad Drivers Pay For That System With Traffic Tickets - Chicago Tribune

Lyft, Uber To Contest Call For Their Drivers To Obtain Chauffeur Licenses - DNA Chicago

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Your transportation related headlines for Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Expressway Shootings On The Rise In Past Few Years, Authorities Say - Chicago Tribune‎

Updating Illinois IDs Will Not Require More State Money - Chicago Daily Herald‎

Street Repaving Season Begins; Kickoff Earlier This Year Thanks To Weather - DNA Chicago

Iconic Parade Scene From Ferris Bueller Recreated In The Loop, For 30th Anniversary Of The Film Classic - ABC 7 Chicago

Driver Threatens Parking Ticket Writer, Cops Let Him Go With A Warning - DNA Chicago

Federal Appeals Court Cracks Down On Sidewalk Peddling Near Wrigley; Ruling May Hamper Cubs Efforts To Grab Surrounding Public Space - Crains Chicago Business

Chicago Announces Citywide Competition To Find Chicago Top Cabbie - Youtube

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Your transportation related headlines for Friday, May 20th, 2016

Harrison Street Bridge Will Be Closed To All Traffic For Several Hours Each Day For About Two Weeks Starting Monday -Chicago Sun-Times

Dan Ryan Trucker Shot In The Face In Yet Another Expressway Shooting - DNA Chicago; 20 Chicago Expressway Shootings So Far This Year - Chicago Tribune

Illinois Senate Approves Bill For Automatic Voter Registration At Drivers License Offices - Chicago Tribune

Should Oak Park Build A Park Over The Eisenhower - Chicago Tribune‎

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Your transportation related headlines for Thursday, May 19th, 2016

More Than 38 Million Americans Expected to Travel This Memorial Day Weekend - AAA

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Click It Or Ticket Campaign Runs May 16-June 5 - NHTSA

Garages Under Chicago Parks Sell For $370 Million - Chicago Real Estate DailyHopefully This Deal Will Not Be Another Shitstorm For The City

Controversial Bridgeport Towing Company Raided By Police - DNA Chicago

Motorcycle Deaths In Illinois Increased 24 Percent In 2015 - Chicago Tribune‎

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Your transportation related headlines for Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

State To Use Facial Recognition For Drivers Licenses - Chicago Tribune‎

Eisenhower Shoulder, Lane Closures Start Friday - Chicago Sun-Times

Redflex Attorneys Paint The Former Executive Vice President As A Schemer, In Order To Get Him Booted From City Of Chicago $300 Million Fraud Lawsuit - The Newspaper

Ald. Tunney Introduces Revised Wrigley Plaza Ordinance - Chicago Sun-Times

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Your transportation related headlines for Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

Emergency Repairs Close Outbound Stevenson Lane, Ramp - Fox 32 Chicago

Gasoline Prices Little Changed, Best Summer to Hit the Road In Years Lies Ahead - Gas Buddy

Illinois Upgrading Security For Drivers Licenses, ID Cards - Crains Chicago Business

Wrigleyville Community Leaders Accuse Cubs Of Plaza Power Play - Chicago Sun-Times; Rahm Sees Possible Deal - DNA Chicago

Letter: Oversized Events Ruin Grant Park, Needlessly Jam Loop Traffic - Chicago Tribune

Zoning Committee Approves Emanuel Plan To Shake Down Loop Developers For Slush Fund Cash - Chicago Sun-Times

Streetsblog Has A Schizophrenic, Shifting-Sands Interpretation Of The Chicago Transit Oriented Development Ordinance; Once Upon A Time, Streetsblog Claimed That The Ordinance Would Let Developers Decide How Much Parking They Need; But Now Streetsblog Argues That The Ordinance Should Be Read As A Zero Parking Mandate, For The 55,000 Square Foot Office/Retail Portion Of A Fulton Market Project - Streetsblog Chicago

Transit Oriented Development Advocates Struggle To Explain Why Projects Push Minorities Out Of Their Neighborhoods - Beezodogsplace

The Good Part About That Hideous, Parking Free, Transit Oriented Monstrosity On Division Street - You Can Fix Up A Nice Apartment Inside, And Forget That The Building Looks Like A Giant Turd From The Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man - Curbed Chicago

Jefferson Park Development Sparks Debate Over Parking, Traffic - DNA Chicago

Avondale Proposal Would Replace Vacant Hardware Store with 56 Dwelling Units, 60 Parking Spaces - Curbed Chicago

Confessions Of A Lyft Driver - Redeye

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Your transportation related headlines for Monday, May 16th, 2016

Letter: Illinois Has Too Many Car Accidents – We Can Do Better - Chicago Tribune‎; Pyke: Is Walking Risky Business – Pedestrian Deaths Rise In Illinois - Chicago Daily Herald

The Big Sell: Making People Care About Infrastructure Repair - Chicago Tribune‎; Letter: Jesse Jackson Pushes Infrastructure Repair - Chicago Sun-Times

Summer Construction: Which Projects Will Affect Your Commute- Chicago Tribune

Belmont-Western Construction Gets Even Worse This Week - DNA Chicago

Lane Closures Begin Monday In Mount Greenwood, South Suburbs For Drainage Project - Chicago Sun-Times‎

Lake County Chairman Calls For End To Route 53 Study; Tollway Will Pursue Study - Chicago Daily Herald‎

The Street Dig From Hell: Should Chicago Rip Out Those Lead Water Pipes - Chicago Tribune‎

With Airport Lines Out Of Control, Expect More Vacationers To Drive This Summer - CNBC

Mixed Signals: Do Chicago Crosswalk Buttons Actually Work - WBEZ 91.5 FM Chicago; Crosswalk Delayed On Southport - Chicago Streetsblog

Mitchell: Fingerprinting Uber, Lyft Drivers Would Discriminate - Chicago Sun-Times

Derailed by Uber, Deposed New York Taxi King Gets Sued In Chicago - New York Observer