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

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Your transportation related headlines for Friday, July 31st, 2015

The Essential Guide To Lollapalooza 2015 (Chicago Reader)

Bad Day On The Ike: Fatal Rollover Accident Closes Westbound Lanes At Laramie (WGN 9 Chicago); Man Shot While Riding Eastbound In Van (Chicago Tribune)

Alderman Waguespack Gets Overwhelmingly Negative Response From Constituents On The Southport Strangler Intersection At Lincoln/Wellington (Chicago Streetsblog)

Opponents Of Illiana Tollway Want Hearing On Tax Breaks (Daily Herald)

What Is Next For The Illinois Auto Industry (Crains Chicago Business)

Opinion: Earlier Loud Music Ban Proposal Music To Some Ears (Chicago Tribune)

Letter To The Editor: Respect For Police Would Avert Tragedy (Daily Herald)

Creeping Communism Alert: Chicago Alderman Resurrects Sugary Drink Tax Proposal (ABC 7 Chicago)

Move Over Chicago, Houston Will Be Second City As Residents Leave Chicago For Other Cities (DNA Chicago)

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Your transportation related headlines for Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Judge refuses to throw out lawsuit challenging red light cameras (Chicago Tribune); Protest At Daley Center By Citizens To Abolish Red Light Cameras (Citizens To Abolish Red Light Cameras)

Emanuel Defends Privatization Guidelines (Chicago Tribune)

Creeping Communism Alert: Progressive Alderman Offer A Full Scale Anti-Business Tax Plan (DNA Chicago)

Best Chicago Car Pictures (Chicago Tribune)

Illinois Sets Record For Front Seat Belt Usage (Daily Herald)

New Front In War On Parking Space – Curbside Cafes Could Have Chicago Diners Eating In The Street (Chicago Tribune)

Even Though Contra Flow Bike Lanes Normalize Bad Behavior, And Create Biker-Motorist Conflicts, A Bike Injury Lawyer Is All In Favor Of Them (Redeye); A Contrary View Of View Of Contra Flow Lanes

A Culture War With Cyclists (Beezodogsplace.Com)

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Your transportation related headlines for Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

Emanuel To Introduce Privatization Rules To Avoid Repeat Of Parking Meter Debacle (Chicago Sun Times)

Trash Pickup, Drag Racing On Tap As City Council Wraps Up This Summer (Chicago Tribune)

Chicago City Council Coming To Grips With Big Tax Hike (Crains Chicago Business)

Alderman Wants Crackdown On Noise, Including Cars Blasting Their Music (Chicago Sun Times)

Rauner May Sign Bill Authorizing Tickets/Tows For Parking In Electric Car Charging Spots (ABC 7 Chicago)

N. Shore Police Crack Down On Rule-Breaking Cyclists (Chicago Tribune); Cyclists Need The Wakeup Call (Beezodogsplace.Com)

Going To Lollapalooza Here Is What You Need To Know (Chicago Tribune); City Details Lollapalooza Emergency Plans Ahead Of Festival (Chicago Tribune); CTA Adding Service (Chicago Sun Times)

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Your transportation related headlines for Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Traffic on Near West Side To Worsen With Byrne Interchange Construction (DNA Chicago)

Rauner Proposes Sales Tax Break For Illiana Expressway (Crains Chicago Business)

Modest Proposals For Bicyclists (Chicago Now)

Lake Shore Drive Bassist Mitch Aliotta Dead At 71 (Chicago Sun Times)

Would You Let This Company Rent Out Your Car At OHare (Crains Chicago Business)

Stop Calling The Milwaukee-Damen-North Intersection Six Corners And Start Calling It The Crotch (Time Out Chicago)

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Your transportation related headlines for Monday, July 27th, 2015

Reilly Details Plan To Prevent Lower Wacker Drag Racing (Chicago Sun Times)

Rahm Introduces Anti-Car Ordinance To Curtail Parking In New Residential Buildings – So Who Will He Tax Now, Without The Easy Target Of Cars And Drivers (Chicago Tribune)

Emanuel Infrastructure Trust Gets Top-To-Bottom Overhaul (Chicago Sun Times)

Streetsblog Still Unclear On The Concept Of Why Divvy Having A $671,000 Operating Loss, Dependence On Millions In Government/Corporate Subsidies, Is Not A Case Of Sound Financial Footing (Chicago Streetsblog)

Facing Growing Local Opposition Over Traffic, Cost Overruns, And Other Issues, USOC Terminates Boston Olympic Bid (Yahoo)

Editorial: The Jailhouse Death Of Sandra Bland (Daily Herald)

Who Bankrolled The Return Of Illinois Happy Hour (DNA Chicago)

Plenty Of Bad Apples Among Motorists And Cyclists (Beezodogsplace.Com)

Anti-Red Light Camera Activists Protest In Tinley Park

noredlightcams-thumb-195x195-19024The red light camera protest movement has moved into the suburbs.

A small group of protesters using a bullhorn and waving handmade signs at the corner of 159th and Harlem in Tinley Park, tried to bring their anti-camera message to south suburban drivers according to the Daily Southtown.

The anti-camera movement in Chicago, led by Citizens to Abolish Red Light Cameras, has set the bar high in their efforts to rid the city of red light and speed cameras with well attended protests at locations all over the city during the past several years.

This group was a total of four protesters was led by Chicago community activist Raul Montes, who has also led protests against the parking meter lease deal in the past.

Here’s the Daily Southtown’s full story, “Camera Challenge Light On Turnout.”

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Your transportation related headlines for Friday, July 24th, 2015

Lollapalooza Not Music To The Ears Of Downtown Motorists (Chicago Sun Times); Lollapalooza Has Major Streets Closed Downtown, So Of Course ComEd Picks Today To Do Utility Work On The Lower Wacker Detour Route

Tollway Oks $106M To Launch Planning For Tri-State Rebuilding Project (Chicago Tribune)

New Halsted Street Bridge Over The Ike Opens After 16 Months Of Construction (Chicago Sun Times)

New Elgin-OHare Ramps Opening This Weekend (Daily Herald)

Letter: Toll Bridge Myopia Untreatable (Daily Herald)

CPS Cutting 270 Bus Stops, Forcing Some Kids To Walk 1.5 Miles To Get Ride (DNA Chicago)

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Your transportation related headlines for Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Nearly 600 Have Signed The Petition Against The Lincoln Hub/Southport Strangler Streetscape (Change.Org)

Streetsblog Claims That Tribune Lied About Divvy Being In Financial Red Ink (Chicago Streetsblog); Someone Should Explain To Them That A $671,000 Operating Loss For 2013 And 2014 Is An Ocean Of Red Ink

Parked Car Punked With Post Its (DNA Chicago)

Rahm Grabs Credit For 606, Riverwalk (Chicago Magazine)

Chicago Near Top Of The List Of US Cities That Locals Are Leaving (Bloomberg)

Despite Budget Cuts, Ogden School Keeps All Teachers, Thanks to Parking Garage (DNA Chicago)

40 Mayors Sign Letter Backing Route 53 Extension Into Lake County (Chicago Tribune)

Chicago-Area Gas Prices Fall Below $3 Per Gallon (Chicago Sun Times)

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Your transportation related headlines for Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

Yet Another Lawsuit  Over Chicago Yellow Lights (Thenewspaper.Com); How The Case Could Affect The Suburbs (Daily Herald)

Speed Bumps Being Installed On Lower Wacker To Deter Drag Racers (CBS 2 Chicago)

CDOT Wants Volunteers For Loop Bike Count (Active Transportation Alliance) – Watch Out For CDOT/ATA To Fudge The Numbers

Even Streetsblog Has Questions About CDOT Project On Wilson Avenue (Chicago Streetsblog)

State Driver Facility In Kankakee County Evacuated; Threat Deemed False (Chicago Tribune)

Commentary: Mother Humbled By Daughter After Car Accident: She Will Be OK (Chicago Tribune)

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Your transportation related headlines for Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

Are Rogue Meter Maids Sticking It To Parkers One Bogus Ticket At A Time (DNA Chicago); Apparently The Problem Still Has Not Been Fixed

Updated Story – After 45th Ward Alderman Arena  Protests, City Agrees To Halt Road Construction (DNA Chicago) (Chicago Tribune) (Chicago Sun Times); Online Survey Here

Deadly Drunken Drag Race Further Proof Crackdown Needed, Ald. Reilly Says; Speed Bumps Coming To Lower Lower Wacker (DNA Chicago); (Loop North News)

Work Begins On The Anarchy On Argyle Streetscape (Chicago Tribune)

Lollapalooza Next Weekend – Watch For Street Closures To Start In Grant Park This Week

What Is Wrong With Divvy And Other Bike Share Programs (Beezodogsplace.Com) – Besides Their Shady Ethics Record In Chicago

Study Finds Drivers And Cyclists Both Scofflaws (Beezodogsplace.Com)

Dangers Of Drunk Biking (Beezodogsplace.com)