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Your transportation related headlines for Thurssday, February 11th, 2016

What IDOT Plans To Do With Potential $84.7 Million Windfall - Chicago Daily Herald

Emanuel Moves To Close Legal Loophole Exploited By Pedicabs - Chicago Sun-Times

Civic Federation Lays Out Painful Plan To Stabilize Illinois Finances, Including Massive Tax Hike - Crains Chicago Business; Guess They Forgot How Former Governor Potato-Head And The General Assembly Frittered Away All The Money From The Last Tax Hike; Fewer State Taxpayers To Gouge, As Illinois Population Shrinks - Chicago Magazine

Uber, American Airlines Form Partnership At OHare, 10 Other Airports - Chicago Tribune

Guide To The Chicago Auto Show - Chicago Tribune; Chicago Auto Show Debuts Hot New Cars, But Dealers Are Thinking SUVs - Chicago Daily Herald; Tech-Lovers Guide To The Chicago Auto Show - Chicago Tribune

Opinion: Private Toll Lanes A Sign Of Government Failure - Chicago Tribune

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Your transportation related headlines for Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

State Lawmaker Pushing For Online Red-Light Camera Data - Chicago Daily Herald

Lowest Gas Prices In Over 12 Years Hit Midwest - Gas Buddy; Refineries Throttle Back, Gasoline Supply Still Rises - Gas Buddy; E85 Gains Popularity - Gas Buddy

3,000 People Have Signed The Petition to Suspend Business License of Lincoln Towing - Change.org; Add Your Name To The List

City Council Waters Down Inspector General Ordinance; Aldermen Want To Prevent IG From Looking Into The $66 Million Aldermanic Menu Program, Which Allots $1.32 Million To Each Council Members To Spend On Construction Projects, Such As Paving Streets, Putting Up Lights And Replacing Sidewalks - Chicago Tribune; Letters: Shame On Aldermen Looking To Strip Power From Inspector General - Chicago Sun-Times; Letters: Why Council Okd Weaker Inspector General Ordinance - Chicago Sun-Times; Brown: Aldermen Poking Themselves In The IG - Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Alderman Wants 50-Cent Charge For Cab Fares Paid With Credit Cards - Chicago Tribune‎

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Your transportation related headlines for Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

Chicago Gas Prices Enjoy Rare, Extended Dip Below U.S. Average - Chicago Tribune‎; How Low Can Gasoline Prices Go - Chicago Tribune; City Drivers See Gas Prices Drop Below $2, Lowest Prices in 7 Years - DNA Chicago/The Expired Meter

While Some Transportation Advocates Approve Of Rauner Proposal For A New Toll Lane On The StevensonThe Active Transportation AllianceAdopts The Stalinist Command And Control View — That People Cannot Be Trusted To Make Their Own Transportation Choices - Chicago Streetsblog

Western Belmont Overpass Demolition To Start March 1 - DNA Chicago; Traffic Clusterfuck To Follow As Western Squeezed Down To One Lane -DNA Chicago

Comparing Apples To Orangutans: Streetsblog Says Mexico City BRT Line Proves It Will Work Like A Charm For Ashland Avenue In Chicago -Chicago Streetsblog

CDOT Engineering Geniuses Opens Elston Bike Lanes, Bringing Bikes And Trucks Into Perilous Proximity - Chicago Streetsblog

Wtf! Broke Ass Chicago To Send $800,000 To Evanston, Oak Park For Divvy Stations - Chicago Tribune; Oak Park Almost Ready To Order Divvy Bikes - Chicago Tribune

Anti-Car Wing Nut Wants To Spend Untold Amount Of City Tax Dollars To Fuck Up Traffic In Washington Park - DNA Chicago

Bikers Engage In Foolhardy Behavior, While Condemning The Same Behavior Of Motorists - Beezodogsplace; Bikers Ignore Danger Of Drunk Biking - Beezodogsplace

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Your transportation related headlines for Friday, February 5th, 2016

Legislator Wants Grace Period For License Plate Stickers - Chicago Tribune

Millennium, Grant Garages Get A New Operator - Crains Chicago Business; How Long Before The New Operator Has To Sue The City For A Multi-Million Dollar Contract Breach

Anita Alvarez Challengers Raise Issue Of Dash Cam Shooting Scandal - Chicago Daily Herald; Alvarez Says She Did Nothing Wrong - Chicago Daily Herald

CTU Protest Blocks Congress Parkway, Loop Streets At Height Of Thursday PM Rush Hour - DNA Chicago; CPS Kicks A $1.8 Billion Can Down The Road - Chicago Tribune

Temporary Lane Closures Scheduled For Sunday On Kennedy Expressway - Chicago Sun-Times

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Your transportation related headlines for Thursday February 4th, 2016

NU Gets $311,778 To Study Red-Light Camera Program - Chicago Sun-Times; Despite Hundreds Of Red Light And Speed Cams Installed For Dubious Safety Concerns, Chicago Pedestrian Deaths Went Up Last Year - Chicago Streetsblog

Governor Seeking To Add Paid Express Lanes To Stevenson Expressway - CBS 2 Chicago

Feds Link Chicago Parking Meter Bribes To Oregon Scandal - Chicago Sun-Times

Illinois EPA No Longer Sending Emission Test Notices - ABC 7 Chicago

Time For Lincoln Towing To Answer for Its Sins, Alderman Says - DNA Chicago

All Chicago Street Police Will Now Receive Tasers at Start of Their Shifts - DNA Chicago

Streetsblog Heaps Praise On A CDOT Screw Up - Chicago Streetsblog; Intersection Of Irving And Clarendon Completely Gridlocked To Make A Bike Lane; Cars That Used To Be Able To Go South On Clarendon To Halsted/Broadway Are Now Forced To Turn — And Only One Or Two Cars Can Even Make That Turn At Rush Hour — Traffic Engineering? FAIL!

New Wood Street Bike Lane Could Extend to The 606, Cortland Street in 2017 - DNA Chicago

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Your transportation related headlines for Wednesday February 3rd, 2016

Illinois State Reps Slam Red Light Cameras, Chicago Administrative Law Judges - Illinois News Network

Streetsblog Launches Attack On Rep. Ken Dunkin For Opposing Red Light Cameras That Do Not Reduce Accidents And Brought Multi-Million Dollar Corruption To Chicago - Chicago Streetsblog

CTU To Rally Downtown Thursday In Dispute With CPS - NBC 5 Chicago; Rahm Wants To Raise Taxes Again For Teacher Pensions - Chicago Sun-Times – On Top Of The Largest Tax Increase In Modern Chicago History; 5 Reasons Why Chicago Cannot Afford To Get Steamrolled By Another CTU Contract - Illinois Policy Institute

Rahm Will Not Get To Appoint His Own Stooge For The Full Remaining Term Of 4th Ward Seat – Special Election Set For Next Year - DNA Chicago

Ben Joravsky: This Would Have Been The Year For The Chicago Boondoggle Olympics - Chicago Reader

Active Transportation Alliance Cheers Dangerous Contra Flow Bike Lanes For N. Side - Active Transportation Alliance

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Your transportation related headlines for Tuesday February 2nd, 2016

UPDATE: Lincoln Towing Gives Back Car Involved In Dispute, Says Driver Is New – DNA Chicago

Remembering The Groundhog Day Blizzard/LSD Shutdown Of 2011, Five Years Later – WGN 9 Chicago; And Speaking Of Groundhog Day, One Of The Funniest Car Chase Scenes Ever From The Classic Film (Not Bad Driving For A Quadruped)

State Comptroller: State Income Tax Would Have To Double To Dig Illinois Out Of This Hole – Crains Chicago Business

LaSalle Closed at Randolph For Two Weeks Due to Water Work – DNA Chicago

Ex-LAZ Parking Exec To Plead Guilty To Alleged Chicago Parking Meter Scam – Chicago Sun-Times

Letter From The Too-Tight-Tinfoil-Hat-Crowd: Red Light Cameras Are Safer Than Being Pulled Over By A Trigger Happy Cop – Chicago Daily Herald

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Your transportation related headlines for Monday February 1st, 2016

Rep. Dunkin Renews Call For End To Red-Light Cameras - Chicago Sun-TimesThe Expired MeterCitizens To Abolish Red Light Cameras

Australian Federal Police To Investigate Redflex Over Role In $2 Million Chicago Bribery Scheme - Chicago Tribune

Emanuel Job Approval Hits Record Low, As Chicagoans Reject McDonald Dashcam Video Explanation - Chicago Tribune; Attorney Says Chicago Officer Did Not ?Tamper with Dashcam - WBEZ 91.5 FM; Even Rahm Allies Are Talking Cover Up On Dashcam Video Case - DNA Chicago; January Crime Rate Spikes, With Cops Making Fewer Stops And Arrests, Following The Dashcam Scandal And The ACLU Street Stop Agreement With CPD - DNA Chicago

Corporations Moving Their Headquarters To Chicago Arrive With Only A Handful Of Employees And A Modest Economic Impact - Crains Chicago Business

Creeping Communism Alert: Alderman Procto Joe Moreno Wants To Double Down On Failed City Plastic Bag Ban - Chicago Tribune

Rahm Announces Deal for New OHare Runway, Ignoring Pleas to Halt Expansion - DNA Chicago

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Your transportation related headlines for Friday, January 29th, 2016

2015 Saw Dozens Of Highway Shootings In Chicagoland, And Now It Is Deja Vu All Over Again: Chicago Highway Shootings Spike in January Amid Rising City Violence - DNA Chicago

Lawyer For Cop In Dash Cam Video Shooting May Seek Change Of Venue - CBS 2 Chicago

Letter: Quit Bellyaching Over License Sticker Renewals - Chicago Tribune; Letter: Just Look At Your License Plate Sticker - Chicago Daily Herald

Madigan Budget Solution Is To Make Illinois The Most Heavily Taxed State In The Midwest - Illinois Policy Institute; Pennsylvania Close To Passing Illinois As 5th-Largest State In U.S. For Jobs And Population - Illinois Policy Institute

Lane Closures Planned On I-190 Near OHare On Saturday Morning - Chicago Sun-Times

Halsted Bridge Over Eisenhower To Close Friday - Chicago Sun-Times

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Your transportation related headlines for Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Editorial: Follow Red-Light Camera Corruption Trail To Very End - Chicago Sun-Times

Chicagoans Paying Less Than National Average For Gas - Chicago Sun-Times

Rahm Denies That His Dash Cam Video Scandal Has Led To Curbs Of Police Officers - Chicago Sun-Times

Today In History – The Challenger Shuttle Disaster Of January 28, 1986 - Chicago Tribune

Chicago State University Protesters Block Dan Ryan Expressway Thursday Morning - NBC 5 Chicago

Northbound LaSalle Lanes To Close In The Loop Friday Night - Chicago Sun-Times

Active Transportation Alliance Seeks Input On How To Ruin North Avenue As An East-West Commuter Artery - Active Transportation Alliance

Cyclists Who Ignore Traffic Signals Have Shirked Their Responsibility For Road Safety; Guilty Verdict In Bribery Trial Upends The Whole Notion Of Red Light Cameras As A Safety Measure - Beezodogsplace