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

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Your transportation related headlines for Thursday, August 3rd, 2017.

GOING TO LOLLAPALOOZA, OR ANYWHERE NEAR IT THIS WEEK — DON’T DRIVE - CURBED CHICAGO; LOLLAPALOOZA CLOSURES: COLUMBUS IS CLOSED FROM MONROE TO ROOSEVELT, ALONG WITH CONGRESS PARKWAY (INCLUDING THE CONGRESS CIRCLE) FROM MICHIGAN TO COLUMBUS, THROUGH THE EVENING OF MONDAY, AUGUST 7; JACKSON AND MONROE FROM COLUMBUS TO LAKESHORE DRIVE WILL REMAIN CLOSED THROUGH WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9; BALBO FROM COLUMBUS TO LAKESHORE DRIVE WILL REMAIN CLOSED THROUGH THURSDAY, AUGUST 10 - CITY OF CHICAGO

Adults Admit To Not Always Using Safety Belts In The Back Seat, IIHS Survey Finds - Insurance Institute for Highway Safety; Teen Drivers Become More Reckless With Age, Study Says - Bloomberg

The NTSB May Be ‘Greatly Exaggerating’ The Speeding Issue And Its Impact On Road Safety - American Trucker

Back To School In Illinois Puts Focus On Safe School Buses, Bus Drivers - Illinois News Network

Illinois DOT Urges Traffic Safety During Total Solar Eclipse - CBS 12 Paducah; Rural Towns In The Eclipse’s Path Are Bracing For A Flood Of Smartphone-Toting Visitors - Chicago Tribune

Midwest Gas Prices Up As Families Take Final Summer Road Trips - Chicago Tribune

Lake County, IN Police To Crackdown On Impaired Driving In Statewide Campaign - The Times Of Northwest Indiana

CDOT Pushing For More Bike Lanes, Traffic Barricades To Fuck Up Traffic In Lakeview - Chicago Streetsblog44th WardGuess What The Neighborhood Response To Traffic Barricades Will Be

HYPOCRISY ALERT: While Streetsblog, Active Transportation Alliance Regularly Call For More Traffic Camera Tickets For Drivers, They Oppose The Same Treatment For Bad Biker Behavior - Chicago Streetsblog

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Your transportation related headlines for Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017.

Uptown Project With 61 Units, 47 Parking Spots, Is Stalled Over Garage Access, Other Issues - DNA Chicago

Letter: Chicago Needs More Mixed-Income Housing, Not Parks - Chicago Tribune

South Works Plan To Include Modular House Factory, Ald. Susan Garza Says - DNA Chicago

Will This Hotel Replace W. Loop Parking Lot - Curbed Chicago

Over 500 At Northbrook-Based Allstate Lose Claims Jobs To New Auto Claims App - Crain’s Chicago Business

Say Goodbye To The Double Header/Diarrhea Combo – Taco Bell Near Wrigley Set To Close - DNA Chicago

Say It Isn’t So — Is Broadway Fixture Melrose Diner Closed For Good - DNA Chicago

What’s Your Favorite Fountain? New Book Collects Chicago’s Water Wonders - Chicago TribuneFor German Tourists, It’s The ‘Al Bundy’ Fountain

Ten Lincoln Park Street Planters Stolen In Last 3 Weeks In Mystery Thefts - DNA Chicago

5th Annual Edgefest Street Festival Hits North Broadway This Weekend - DNA Chicago

Windy City Rubber Duck Derby On The River Thursday

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Your transportation related headlines for Tuesday, August 1st, 2017.

LOLLAPALOOZA WILL MESS UP STREET TRAFFIC, PARKING, METRA, CTA, UBER, LYFT AND ACCESS TO GRANT PARK - DNA CHICAGO; STREET CLOSURES NOW IN EFFECT TILL NEXT WEEK FOR: BALBO AVENUE FROM MICHIGAN TO LAKE SHORE DRIVE; COLUMBUS DRIVE FROM MONROE STREET TO ROOSEVELT ROAD; CONGRESS PARKWAY FROM MICHIGAN TO COLUMBUS; JACKSON BOULEVARD FROM MICHIGAN TO LAKE SHORE; MONROE FROM COLUMBUS TO LAKE SHORE

Suit Claims Chicago Distracted-Driving Tickets Illegal - Chicago Sun-Times

About 2,000 Mechanics Strike At Chicago-Area Car Dealerships - Chicago Sun-Times

After Online Protests, CDOT Backs Down From Attempt To Ban Right Turns From Broadway To Halsted In Lakeview; But Still Leaves Right Turn A Challenge For Both Drivers And Bikers - Chicago Streetsblog; Alterations Also Made To Nearby Broadway And Clarendon Intersection

Jefferson Park Sidewalk Bump-outs To Improve ‘Hazardous’ Intersection Near School, Officials Say - DNA Chicago

Bikers Bitchin’ Bout Bad Behavior - Chicago Reader

Chicago’s Dearborn & Randolph Protected Intersection - Street Films

20,000 Homes Planned For Huge Vacant U.S. Steel Site As New Buyer Emerges - DNA Chicago

City Selling 18 Acres Along River To Developer For $105 Million - Chicago Tribune

16-Story Knot Mural Is Newest Addition To South Loop Streetscape - DNA Chicago

Letter: Say No To S. Side Golf Course - Chicago Sun-Times

Former Chicago Bear Idonije Buys Vintage Motor Row Building - Crain’s Chicago Business

Chicago Based Groupon, Grubhub Team Up For Food Delivery - Crain’s Chicago Business

Lincoln Park Auto Parts Garage May Become Chicken Joint - DNA Chicago

Story Of Business Leaving Suburbs For Chicago Is Overblown - Chicago Daily Herald

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Your transportation related headlines for Monday, July 31st, 2017.

GRANT PARK/LOOP TRAFFIC ALERT: Lollapalooza Already Closing Streets Near Grant Park Ahead Of Aug. 3 Start - DNA Chicago; Jackson And Balbo Closed From Columbus To LSD; More Lollapalooza Closures On Columbus, Congress Will Start Monday 7/31 At 8 PM; For Those In The Know, Lower Wacker Driver Is Your Best Friend To Avoid This Mess

Take A Survey On The Future Of North Lakeshore Drive - Redefine The Drive; Letter: The City’s Plan To Fix Lake Shore Drive Is A Waste Of Money - Chicago Tribune

After Pushing For The Misery Of Traffic Cameras And Traffic Clogging Bike Lanes/Road Diets On The South/West Side, Streetsblog Thinks It Knows What’s Best For Minority Neighborhoods - Chicago Streetsblog

Wabash Reopens In Loop As CTA Station Construction Nears Completion - Chicago Sun-Times

Broadway Streetscape Work Begins In August - DNA Chicago

17 Party Bus Companies Shut Down After City Council-Ordered Crackdown - DNA Chicago

Now Distracted Motorcycle Riding Has Become A Real Thing - Chicago Daily Herald

Letter: Please Don’t Misuse Handicapped Parking Spaces - Chicago Daily Herald

A History Of Night Games At Wrigley Field, And Why Cubs Want More Of Them - DNA Chicago

Friends Of The Park Object To Lack Of Input On Obama Museum - CBS 2 Chicago

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Your transportation related headlines for Friday, July 28th, 2017.

Judge Dismisses Suit Over Toni Taxwinkle’s Crooked Cook County Soda Tax - Chicago Tribune; Tax Starts Wednesday, But Appeal May Be Filed Soon - Chicago Daily Herald

Residents, Motorists Brace For Headaches As Lollapalooza Prep Starts - Chicago Sun-Times

Now We Know Why State Closed The Convenient North Side Emissions Testing Facility (Forcing City Drivers To Go To Remote Suburban Testing Centers) — Someone Wanted To Make A Fast Buck On N. Side Real Estate - Curbed Chicago

CDOT War On Cars Will Turn Milwaukee Avenue Into An Even Worse Traffic Nightmare This Summer, With A 20 MPH Speed Limit, Traffic Clogging Nonsense Pet Projects For Bikers - Chicago Streetsblog

City Crews Have Swept 116K Miles Of Streets This Year, Officials Say - DNA Chicago

Feds Approve Plan For Toll Lanes On Eisenhower Expressway - CBS 2 Chicago

Tollway Wants Higher I-90 Speeds, But Officials Warn Of Confusion - Chicago Daily Herald

Crime On The L, CTA Buses Is Up; 90% Of Serious Incidents Go Unsolved - Chicago Sun-TimesSame Problem On The 606

Cook County Officials Have Agreed To Pay $75,000 For Sidewalk Extensions Near Elementary School In Jefferson Park - DNA Chicago

Plans For Albany Park Church Adjusted For Traffic Concerns - Nadig Newspapers

Can Uptown Make Room For Recovering Addicts - Chicago Tribune

Halsted Rezoning Effort Delayed So Alderman Can Hear From Businesses - DNA Chicago

The War On Small Business: City Slaps Fines On Businesses For Putting Signs On Windows Without Permits - DNA Chicago

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Your transportation related headlines for Thursday, July 27th, 2017.

Ald. Ed Burke Makes Ill-Advised Dumb Joke About Chicago $39M Red Light Camera Settlement - DNA Chicago

Alderman Proposes Higher Fines For Gas Spill Regulations, More Inspections For Gas Stations - Chicago Sun-Times

Sunny Day, Hot Car? Alderman Wants To Make Sure ‘You Let The Dogs Out’ - Chicago Sun-Times

Ridge Blvd. Lane Closures Set For Next Month During Resurfacing Project - Chicago Sun-Times

Letter: Illinois Drivers And Bikers Have Their Own Unwritten Rules Of The Road - Chicago Tribune

‘We Don’t Feel Safe Anymore’: Crime On 606 Trail Rarely Solved, Investigation Shows - NBC 5 Chicago

Police Warn Of Armed Robberies Near Wicker Park Intersection - Chicagoist

OPINION: Chicago TIF Program Long Past Due For Reform - Crain’s Chicago Business

Chicago Deflates Plan To Fly Giant Pig Balloons In Front Of Trump Tower - Chicago Tribune

Wicker Park Fest On Milwaukee Avenue This Weekend - RedeyeTaste Of Lincoln Avenue In Lincoln ParkFiesta del Sol In Pilsel

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Your transportation related headlines for Wednesday, July 26th, 2017.

GRANT PARK/LOOP TRAFFIC ALERT: Lollapalooza Already Closing Streets Near Grant Park Ahead Of Aug. 3 Start - DNA Chicago; Jackson And Balbo Closed From Columbus To LSD; More Lollapalooza Closures On Columbus, Congress Will Start Monday At 8 PM; For Those In The Know, Lower Wacker Driver Is Your Best Friend To Avoid This Mess

City Council Approves $39M Speed, Red-Light Camera Settlement - Chicago Sun-Times; Chicago Red Light Camera Settlement Deal Could Bring Plaintiffs’ Lawyers $11.5M - Cook County Record

NTSB Drinks The Speed Camera KoolAid - CBS NewsSpeed Cameras Don’t Prevent Speeding Or Accidents

New York Testing Out ‘Textalyzer’ To Bust Drivers For Texting While Driving - CNBCWill Chicago Be NextWill 4th Amendment Issues Bar Warrantless Search Of Cell Phones

Labor Leader James Sweeney Out At Tollway Board - Chicago Daily Herald

Rahm To Cubs: ‘Live With Consequences’ Of Booking Concerts Over Night Games - DNA Chicago

Lake County, IDOT Hit With $7.1 Million Judgment In Lawsuit Over Road Project - Chicago Tribune

The Zipper Merge On Illinois Roads - Chicago Tribune

Cab Repair Shop’s ‘Rethink The Pink’ Campaign Rips Ride-Hailing Services - DNA Chicago

Uber Driver Fired After Horrified Passenger Records Sex Act During His Ride - DNA Chicago

Streetsblog Offers Its Unsolicited, Uninformed Analysis Of How Much Parking Developers Should Build, Residents Will Want - Chicago Streetsblog

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Your transportation related headlines for Tuesday, July 25th, 2017.

Aldermen Bash, Then Advance Emanuel’s $38.75 Million Red Light Ticket Settlement - Chicago Tribune; ‘Heads Should Roll’ Over Red-Light Ticket Settlement, Alderman Says - DNA Chicago

Chicago Is One Of The Worst Cities To Drive In — City Is Ranked Number 88 Out Of 100 U.S. Cities, Even Worse Than New York, Almost As Bad As LA - Wallet Hub

Streetsblog Whines About No Bike Lines At New Belmont/Western Intersection - Chicago Streetsblog; CDOT’s Latest Manufactured Traffic Jam Will Be Bad Enough Without Traffic-Clogging Bike Lanes

Lake Shore Drive Ramps To Stevenson Expy. Are FINALLY Opening - DNA Chicago

Logan Street Back To One-Way As Ald. Ramirez-Rosa Bows To Pressure - DNA Chicago; Speed Bumps Will Be Added To Address Safety Issues

Touhy Avenue Water Main Replacement Nightmares: ‘End Is Near’ - DNA Chicago

Sauganash Sewer Work To Squeeze Traffic On Peterson, Hiawatha Until Fall - DNA Chicago

City Trucks Must Install Guards To Protect Bicyclists, Pedestrians: Alds. - DNA Chicago

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Your transportation related headlines for Monday, July 24th, 2017.

Lollapalooza Street Closure On Balbo Begins, From Columbus To LSD - Chicago Office Of Emergency Management; More Closures To Follow In Advance Of Lollapalooza August 3-6; The City Should Move The Taste Of Chicago Somewhere Else

Chicago $38M Red Light Camera Settlement On Table; Deal Won’t End Risk To City, Taxpayers, Other Litigants Say - Cook County Record

$28 Million Western Avenue Project Done - DNA Chicago; Now Chicago Has To Live With Another CDOT-Designed Clusterf*ck Intersection, Instead Of The Traffic Avoiding Bridge They Should Have Just Rebuilt For $40 Million

Get Ready For CDOT’s Anticipated ‘Head Up The Ass’ Plan For What To Do With Cornell Drive Commuter Traffic, To Be Displaced For Obama Museum Sledding Hill - DNA Chicago; Obama’s Golf Course Next to His Museum Is An Elite Perk, Waste Of Millions - Chicago Daily Herald

AAA: Increasingly Volatile Gas Market has Potential to Top Year’s Recorded High

Illinois Gas Prices Likely To Rise After State Budget Strips Tax Exemption On Ethanol - Illinois News Network

In Transit: How Illinois Tollway Travel Times Are Calculated - Chicago Daily Herald

Free ‘L’ And Uber Rides After Cubs, Sox Games For Crosstown Classic - DNA Chicago

There’s Just No End To Ricketts’ Demands On Wrigleyville Neighborhood – Now They Want 11 More Night Games And Street Closures, For 50 Plus Nights A Year - Chicago Sun-Times

AFSCME Pressuring Cook County Commissioners To Raise Parking Taxes - Illinois Policy Institute

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Your transportation related headlines for Friday, July 21st, 2017.

EDITORIAL — Another Black Eye For Chicago’s Red Light Cameras: Drivers Get Millions - Chicago Tribune

EDITORIAL — Chicago’s Parking Scam From Hell - Chicago Tribune

DUI Crackdown Coming To The South Side This Weekend - DNA Chicago; DUI Crackdown Coming To Northwest Side This Weekend - DNA Chicago

Two Years In, Illinois Happy Hour Hasn’t Delivered On Its Revenue Promises - Chicago Tribune

Taking The Test: Written Driver’s Exam Instills Fear In Autos Editor - Chicago Tribune; Road Sign Shapes Signify Level of Danger - The News Wheel

Editorial: North Lake Shore Drive — Congested, Worn And Primed For A Rebuild - Chicago Tribune

Friends Of The Park Trashes Obama Museum/Tiger Woods Golf Course Plans To Shut Down S. Side Commuter Routes On Cornell And Marquette, Without Explaining Where All The Commuter Traffic Will Go - Crain’s Chicago Business

Ramp From Dan Ryan To Stevenson To Close Saturday Morning - Chicago Sun-Times

Letter: Tollway Just Another Part Of The Illinois Government Ripoff Machine - Chicago Tribune

Rogers Park Sewer Line Replacement May Leave Road Unsurfaced Until Spring - DNA Chicago

Bike Taxes May Spread Across The Country - Washington PostWill Revenue-Grabby Chicago Be Next

Ald. Maldanado (26th) Got Into Confrontation With Police, After Officers Wouldn’t Let Him Drive Through A Crime Scene - DNA Chicago