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Your transportation related headlines for Thursday, October 8th, 2015

42nd Ward Alderman Reilly Slams City Funding For Political Lobbying Activity By Active Transportation Alliance, As A Misuse Of Taxpayer Funds Intended For Outreach On Transportation Issues - DNA Chicago

CDOT Commissioner Scheinfeld Says Divvy Will Need More Funds From Cash-Strapped City, Even Though Only 1% of Chicagoans Bike To Work - DNA Chicago

Great Chicago Fire Killed 300, Caused Major Damage 144 Years Ago Today (PHOTOS) - DNA Chicago; Maps Show How Chicago Was Devastated After the Great Fire of 1871 - Curbed Chicago

Columbus Now Closed, Along With Balbo, Jackson In Grant Park, For Chicago Marathon Set Up - Chicago Sun Times; Andersonville Special Olympian Takes on Chicago Marathon With Expert Help - DNA Chicago; Interactive Marathon Map - Chicago Tribune

Few Cab Drivers Honoring Strike Thursday Over Ride Share Service Issues - ABC 7 Chicago; Ride Share Companies Counter That They Serve Areas Taxis Ignore - Chicagoist; Cabbies Have An Unlikely Ally In Their Fight Against Uber: Uber Drivers - Chicago Reader

Wrigleyville Celebrates As Addison/Clark Intersection Closed For Wildcard Celebration - DNA Chicago; Off Field, Cubs Get A Win In Court Over Sidewalk Vendors - Crains Chicago Business; CTA Tweets Wrong Route To Cubs Wild-Card Playoff Game - Chicago Sun Times; Take A Road Trip If You Want To See A Playoff Game - Chicago Tribune

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

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Your transportation related headlines for Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

Balbo, Jackson Closed In Grant Park, For Chicago Marathon Set Up - Chicago Sun Times

Cab Drivers To Strike Thursday Over Ride Share Service Issues, Including OHare/Midway/McCormick Place Access - Fox 32 Chicago

Wrigleyville Prepares For Wildcard Game Night - DNA Chicago; Back To The Future Writer Says 2015 Cubs World Series Prediction No Longer A Joke - Daily Herald

Settlement Of Attorneys General Lawsuit Prohibits Credit Reporting Agencies From Lowering Credit Scores Over Unpaid Photo Tickets - Thenewspaper.Com

Aldermen Tunney, Cappelman Raise Issue Of Police Staffing For Crime Plagued Lakeview/Uptown, During Budget/Tax Hearings - DNA Chicago; Budget Hearing Testimony Indicates City Is Short 2,500 Officers - DNA Chicago; Rahm Taxes Could Hurt Many Renters, Small Businesses - Chicago Tribune; Rahm School Tax Hike Short On Specifics - Chicago Tribune; AlderClowns Look To Tax Airbnbs - Curbed Chicago

Streetsblog Paranoia Picnic: Even Though We Agree With Fulton Market Association On Randolph Bike Lanes, They Are Still NIMBYs And Cannot Be Trusted -Chicago Streetsblog

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Your transportation related headlines for Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

Citizens To Abolish Red Light Cameras Holds Rally At Daley Center, While Circuit Court Hears Arguments On City Motion To Dismiss Red Light Camera Class Action Lawsuit - Citizens To Abolish Red Light CamerasCBS 2 Chicago

Redflex Lobbyist Admits Extortion In Ongoing Photo Ticketing Scandal In Columbus And Cincinnati, Ohio - Thenewspaper.Com

33rd Ward Residents Give Ald. Mell A Thumbs-Down On Property Tax Hikes; City Spending On Pet Projects Like DePaul Arena Cited As Waste Of Taxpayer Dollars - DNA Chicago

Aldermen Urge Even Playing Field Between Neighborhood Festivals And Privately Operated Street Festivals - Chicago Sun Times

Roosevelt Bike Lanes Completed, As S. Loop Car Traffic Choked To A Crawl

While Loop BRT And Other Boondoggles Clog Loop Streets, Congestion Will Likely Get Worse With 21 New Highrises Under Construction In The Greater Loop -Curbed Chicago

Driving Dead Episode Four: The Chase

Melodramatic, but well produced, the ambitious “Driving Dead” video series produced by the Illinois Department of Transportation posted it’s fourth and perhaps final webisode.

The series is a PG-13 themed micro-series trying to convey the dangers of driving sans seat belt and operating a motor vehicle while impaired.

It stars The Walking Dead’s Michael Rooker.

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

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Your transportation related headlines for Monday, October 5th, 2015

Reports Of The Death Of The Automobile Commuter Have Been Greatly Exaggerated — 80 Percent Of Chicagoland Residents, 60% Of City Residents Still Drive/Carpool To Work - Chicago Tribune

Another Deliberately Misleading Headline Spin Effort By Streetsblog - Tries To Cast Randolph Fulton Market Association As Opponent Of Bike Lanes, When They Are Actually Trying To Bring Bike Lanes To Randolph Street - DNA Chicago

Metropolitan Planning Council Suggests Raising Gas Tax To Improve Chicago Area Roads - CBS 2 Chicago

Friends Of The Park Files Amended Lawsuit Over Star Wars Museum - Chicago Tribune; Letter: Do Not Take Park Land For Museums - Chicago Tribune

Chicago Supertall Building Boom - Curbed Chicago

Rahm Meets With 41st Ward Alderman, Residents, And School Principal Hottie, To Discuss Budget, School Funding - DNA Chicago; Ald. Pawar Hosting Series of Budget Town Halls in 47th Ward - DNA Chicago; Edgewater Alderman To Present Four State Of The Ward Meetings In October - DNA Chicago

Property Tax Hike Adds Up To A Lot Of Hot Dogs - Crains Chicago Business; Tax Hike Is No Magic Cure For Pensions - Crains Chicago Business

ConAgra Move Shows How Corporations Can See Chicago Through Rose-Colored Glasses - Crains Chicago Business; Chicago Office Vacancy Rates Low For Now, But Future Unclear - Chicago Real Estate Daily

Chicago Marathon This Sunday - Chicago Marathon - Look For Street Closures/Parking Restrictions Along The Route

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Your transportation related headlines for Friday, October 2nd, 2015

Cab Medallions In Chicago, Once Worth $360K, Now Selling For $240K - DNA Chicago; Taxi Vs. Ride-Share At City Budget Hearings - Chicago Tribune; Uber-Cabbie Battlefield Moves To City Hall - Crains Chicago Business; Opinion: Open The Airports To Uber - Chicago Tribune

Overnight Ramp Closures Scheduled On Kennedy This Weekend - Chicago Sun Times

Rt. 59 Construction Schedule Slips - Daily Herald

Jeff Park Neighborhood Association Elects Critic Of Density And Ald. Arena - DNA Chicago

Bike Lanes Belong On Randolph St., Not Lake St., West Loop Group Says - DNA Chicago

Streetsblog Celebrates More Traffic Clusterf*cks - Chicago Streetsblog

South Loop Poised For Building Boom; Neighbors Leery - Chicago Tribune

A Walking Tour Of Chicago Architecture, Part Two: A Skyscraper Canyon Near Jackson - Curbed Chicago; A Walking Tour Of Chicago Architecture, Part Three: The Loop In Transition - Curbed Chicago

Letter: Emanuel Tax Plan Rips Off Chicagoans - Chicago Tribune; Rahm Not Done Picking Pockets Of Taxpayers - Illinois Policy Institute; Chicago Businesses Brace For Potential Doubling Of Property Taxes - Yahoo

Letter: Do Not Let Museums Destroy Our Lakefront - Chicago Tribune

Opinion: State Subsidies Are Wasted On ConAgra - Crains Chicago Business

Surf Up On Lakefront Today, This Weekend - ABC 7 Chicago

Co-Workers Honor Memory Of Beloved Mailman By Driving His Route - Kane County Chronicle

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Your transportation related headlines for Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Eisenhower Expansion Plan Would Lower Oak Park Traffic Noise, Officials Say - Chicago Tribune

Ramp Connecting Lake Shore Drive to Upper Wacker Drive Closed For 2 Weeks - DNA Chicago

ConAgra Moving Headquarters To Chicago - Chicago Tribune; Will A New Loop Congestion Tax Make ConAgra Employees Regret That Move; And Will Taxpayers Of Illinois Pay For The State Tax Credits That Sealed The Deal - Crains Chicago Business; Omaha Is Pissed That ConAgra is leaving - Omaha World

Lisa Madigan Seeks Details From Volkswagen - Pantagraph

Sewer Projects to Snarl Traffic Near Dunham Park - DNA Chicago

Second Meeting On Star Wars Museum Draws Brickbats Over Traffic/Parking Issues - DNA Chicago

Bikers Need To Follow Rules Of The Road - Beezodogsplace.com; And Downsize Their Sense Of Entitlement - Beezodogsplace.com

Active Transportation Alliance Cheers Traffic Clogging Bike Lanes - Active Transportation Alliance

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Your transportation related headlines for Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

U.S. Government Has Drastically Understated The Number Of People Killed In High-Speed Police Car Chases - USA Today

Report Raises Concerns About Driving While On Drugs - Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Redflex Tries To Win Back Shareholders - thenewspaper.com

UAW May Reject Fiat Contract – Vote May Hinge On Belvidere, Illinois Plant - ABC News

Streetsblog Cheers Traffic Clogging Road Diets, Poorly Designed Bike Lanes For The 1% Who Bike To Work, And The Technicolor-Bukakke Traffic-Jam Nightmare At Lincoln-Southport-Wellington - Chicago Streetsblog

Organizers Of Star Wars Museum Meeting Stacked The Deck With Museum Officials, But Friends Of The Park, Residents Still Jeered The Project - DNA Chicago

Glenwood Avenue Wrong-Way Bike Lane Now On Hold - DNA Chicago

Work Begins On Wood Dale Interchange To New Route 390 OHare Access Road - Chicago Sun Times

Uptown Square District Landmark Status Being Considered Thursday - DNA Chicago

33rd Ward Meeting On The Rahm Taxes - DNA Chicago; Ald. Smith Proposes Rebate To Protect Longtime Homeowners From The Rahm Taxes - DNA Chicago; The Rahm Tax – What Would It Cost You - Chicago Tribune; Letter: Rahm And The Big Lie On Taxes - Chicago Tribune; Rahm Playing Class Warfare With Property Taxes - Crains Chicago Business

After Traffic Choking Bike Lanes Installed, Clybourn Traffic Will Get Worse As New Residential Projects Open - Chicago Real Estate Daily

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Your transportation related headlines for Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

Jesse White: Up To You To Remember To Renew Your Plates - Chicago Sun Times

Streetsblog Tries To Blame Driver For Accident That Killed Biker, Despite The Police Statement That The Biker Ran The Red Light

Federal Court Ruling Throws A Monkey Wrench In Rahm Tax Plan For Taxis And Ride Shares - Chicago Tribune

Rahm Already Changing His Garbage Tax - Chicago Tribune; Opinion: Do Not Balance City Finances On The Back Of Business - Crains Chicago Business; Emanuel Tax Hikes Will Have Impact On City Competitiveness - Crains Chicago Business; Rahm Taxes Will Not Be Enough To Fix City Budget Clusterf*ck - ABC 7 Chicago

Opinion: Star Wars Museum Will Bring Bills For Taxpayers, Traffic Nightmares To Lakefront - Crains Chicago Business

Cubs Plan To Show Oct. 7 Wild Card Game At Wrigley - Chicago Tribune; Watch For Traffic Issues And Parking Restrictions

No Parking On Sheridan Tuesday For Chicago P.D. Filming - DNA Chicago

Roberts Road To Be Closed In Lake Barrington For 20 Days - Chicago Tribune

Aurora Lists 10 Most Accident-Prone Intersections; Biggest Factors Are Heavy Volume, Construction, Distracted Driving - CBS 2 Chicago

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

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Your transportation related headlines for Monday, September 28th, 2015

IDOT To Host Public Meetings On Highway Improvements - Chicago Sun Times; Only 1 Meeting Set For Chicago - IDOT

Jesse White Says His Office Will Suspend Mailing Reminder Notices On Renewing Motor Vehicle Registrations Because There Is Still No State Budget - Crains Chicago Business

Busy Fulton and Halsted Intersection Gets New Traffic Lights - DNA Chicago

City Open House Wednesday in Bucktown to Discuss Ashland, Western Red-Light Cameras - DNA Chicago

Lawsuit Says Chicago Cop Disabled Dash Cam Before Abusing Motorist - Fox 32 Chicago

Lawsuit Filed After CTA Hit And Run Accident - Chicago Sun Times

Editorial: For Ride-Hailing, Remember To Tap The App - Chicago Sun Times

Letter: Time To End Ethanol Mandate - Crains Chicago Business