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Your transportation related headlines for Friday, April 14th, 2017.

IDOT Launches New Mobile Friendly Website - FOX Illinois

Madison Street Bridge To Close For Repairs Saturday - Chicago Sun-Times

Saturday Street Protests In Downtown Chicago, Beyond To Push Trump To Release Tax Returns - Chicago Tribune

Hundreds March For Peace In Englewood On Good Friday - Chicagoist

Gladstone Park Gas Work, Street Resurfacing Could Spell Traffic Nightmare - DNA Chicago

Just How Much Horsepower Does A Car Need - Chicago Tribune

Chicago Will Install Equipment To Listen For Noisy Motorcycles Along Lake Shore Drive, If A Bill Approved By The Illinois House Of Representatives Is Passed By The Senate - Loop North News

Somehow, With A Straight Face, Streetsblog And Chainlink Say Special Snowflake Cyclists Aren’t Single-Issue Supporters Of Rahm - Chicago StreetsblogChainlink

Bikers Object When Fellow 2 Wheelers Ride The Wrong Way In The Bike Lane - Chainlink; But Somehow They Fail To See The Problem That Drivers Face With Dangerous Wrong Way Bike Lanes, Let Alone Bikers Who Ride The Wrong Way Down Narrow One-Way Streets Where No Bike Lane Exists

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Your transportation related headlines for Thursday, April 13th, 2017.

Today In History, A Lesson On Infrastructure: 25 Years Ago Today, Basements Of Buildings Throughout The Loop Flooded After The Breach Of An Old Freight Tunnel Under The Chicago River; The Flood Closed Many Businesses For Days Or Weeks, And Caused $1B In Damages And Business Losses; The Kicker — The City Was Made Aware Of The Problem By A Sharp Eyed Cable Installer, Who Provided The City With Video Of The Leak Three Months Before The Flood Occurred — But The City Ignored The Problem Until It Was Too Late - Chicago Tribune

Police: Mercedes Speeding 135 MPH When Family Fatally Struck; Mercedes Blocking Efforts To Examine Car’s Black Box - Chicago Daily Herald; Mercedes May Want To Play Ball Rather Than Get Dragged Into Cook County Circuit Court, With A Judge Already Mad At Them For Stonewalling

Smart Street Lighting Project Advances, Despite Financing Questions, Concerns Over Cost - Chicago Sun-TimesChicago Tribune; Better Government Association: Chicago Light Overhaul To Cost Double That Of New York’s

Party Bus Crackdown Advances But More Must Be Done, Alderman Says - Chicago Sun-Times

Grocery Co-Op Wants To Make Its Home At Building That Was Part Of CTA’s Gold-Plated, $200M Sistine-Chapel Level Restoration Of Wilson Station - Chicago Tribune

‘How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Rahm’ – Chicago Bikers And Their Fatal Attraction To Corrupt Tiny Dancer - Chi.Gov.com

Chicago’s SpotHero Buys Rival Parking Panda - Crain’s Chicago Business

Drive Through Starbucks At Six Corners Raises Ruckus Over Traffic Safety - DNA Chicago

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Your transportation related headlines for Wednesday, April 12th, 2017.

Western Springs Trustee Suggests Eliminating One Red Light Camera - Chicago Tribune

ACLU Still Resisting City Efforts To Curb Downtown Street Noise Pollution - DNA Chicago

Rahm Booed At Street Naming For Javy Baez - Chicagoist

Emanuel In Washington To Speak At Wall Street Journal Breakfast About Infrastructure With The White House Point Person On The Issue; With No Real Ideas Of His Own Other Than Gouging Drivers, Tiny Dancer Backs Huge 10 Cent A Gallon Federal Gas Tax Hike, Raising The Cost For Drivers By Hundreds Of Dollars A Year - Chicago Tribune; Emanuel Advises Trump On How To Sell Infrastructure Plan - Chicago Tribune

Opinion: Advertisements Shouldn’t Be Allowed On Plate Renewal Reminders - State Journal-Register

Streetsblog Mopes About More Off-Street Parking Near Wrigley - Chicago Streetsblog

Streetsblog Can’t Get Behind Any Transportation Project That Doesn’t Line Up With Its Agenda, Punish Drivers - Chicago Streetsblog

More Traffic Tickets, Tows In Jefferson Park As Police Fight Rise In Gun Crimes - DNA Chicago

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Your transportation related headlines for Tuesday, April 11th, 2017.

Dense Fog Slows Tuesday AM Commute - Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Transit Lending Bill Called Bailout, Risky For Taxpayers - Illinois News Network

EDITORIALS – Don’t Use Forfeiture Laws To Target Innocent People With Car, Asset Seizures - Chicago Sun-Times

Time To Start Watching For Motorcycles - Chicago Daily Herald

Metra Adjusting Friday Schedule To Give Commuters A Head Start On Easter Weekend - DNA Chicago

Milwaukee Avenue Street Resurfacing Underway In Norwood Park: IDOT - DNA Chicago

Javy Baez Street Sign Ceremony Draws Hundreds Of Cubs Fans To Humboldt Park - DNA Chicago

Streetsblog Blames Drivers For Poorly Designed S. Side Bike Lanes That Bring Drivers, Bikers And Pedestrians Into Conflict - Chicago Streetsblog

Active Transportation Alliance In Full Panic Mode Over Cuts To Federal Dollars For Their War On Cars - Active Transportation Alliance

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Your transportation related headlines for Monday, April 10th, 2017.

Study: Road Rage Incidents Involving Firearms Have More Than Doubled Since 2014 - The Trace

Gas Prices Rise In Chicago, Fueled By Refinery Issues - Chicago Tribune

Rahm’s Wrigley Ripoff For Parking Meters Starts Today - DNA Chicago; The New Wrigleyville: 4 Big Projects Going Up Around Cubs Home, Will Bring More Off Street Parking To The Area - Chicago Sun-Times

Ticket Buster: Service Alerts You When To Move Your Car For Streetsweeping - DNA Chicago

Illinois Moves To Rein In Auto, Property Confiscation Laws - Chicago Sun-Times; The Need For Reform - Quincy Herald-Whig

Illinois’ Poignant New License Plate - Chicago Tribune

IL House OKs Ads On License Renewal Reminders - State Journal-Register

Proposed Tri-State Makeover Could Be Tricky - Chicago Daily Herald

Safer, Faster, Smarter — The Road Ahead For Illinois High-Tech Highway - WBEZ 91.5 FM Chicago

Illinois House Passes Bill On Bike Safety - Ride Illinois

NYC Snowflake Cyclists Cry Foul After Red Light Ticket Fines Mount - Biking

Streetsblog Offers Another Dubious Apples And Cannonballs Comparison, Saying Sleepy Savannah, GA Is A Model That Chicago Should Follow On Bike Infrastructure - Chicago Streetsblog

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Your transportation related headlines for Friday, April 7th, 2017.

While City Decides Not To Ban Car Traffic Around Wrigley Field On All Cubs Game Days, A Proposed Rule Would Keep Trucks Out Of Nearly 200 Blocks Of Central Lakeview - Chicago Sun-Times; Lakeview Building Owners And Businesses Sure To Scream Bloody Murder, As This Truck Ban Would Prevent Move-Ins, Move-Outs, Pickups And Deliveries For 81 Plus Days A Year

Parking Restrictions And Possible Street Closures For Cubs Opening Day - DNA Chicago

CTA Offers Commemorative 2016 World Series Fare Tickets Before Cubs Home Opener - CBS 2 Chicago

Here Are All The Wrigley Field Concerts Coming This Summer – Watch For Parking Restrictions, Parking Surcharges, Street Closures - DNA Chicago

Editorial: Distraction Causing Needless Increase In Pedestrian Deaths - Chicago Daily Herald

Evanston Car Haters Find Each Other In New Group - Evanston Now

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Your transportation related headlines for Thursday, April 6th, 2017.

More Than Two-Thirds Of Suburban Merrionette Park Voters Rejected A Plan To Install A Red Light Camera - The Newspaper

Chicago, Other Revenue-Hungry Cities Mess With Traffic Lights to Write More Tickets and Make Driving More Dangerous - Alternet

High Winds, Waves Swamp Lakefront Path; Wind Damage To Loop Buildings Closes Streets - Chicago Sun-Times; Wind Downed Tree Crushes Car In Alsip - ABC 7 Chicago; Service Resumes After Wind-Blown Debris Falls Onto Blue Line Tracks - Chicago Tribune

Survey: Many Illinois Drivers Still Use Smart Phones While Driving - Illinois News Network

Construction Workers Warn Drivers To Slow Down This Season - Chicago Daily Herald

Booze, Guns And Party Buses: Emanuel’s Proposal Won’t Solve The Problem — This Will - Chicago Tribune

Pothole Repairs Slow Kennedy Traffic Thursday - DNA Chicago

Randolph Street Closing This Weekend For Crane Removal - Chicago Sun-Times

Fulton Market Road Closure Scheduled For Metra Track Maintenance - Chicago Sun-Times

Why Was This Man Driving — A Record-Keeping Snafu Leads To Death In Des Plaines - Chicago Tribune

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Your transportation related headlines for Wednesday, April 5th, 2017.

25-Foot Waves, 60 MPH Winds And Possible Lake Shore Drive Flooding On Way - DNA Chicago

Adams Street Bridge Closing For Final Boat Run Season Testing - Chicago Sun-Times

Commuter Map Of The US Reveals Chicago Is The Worst City To Drive To Work In - Daily Mail

Illinois Car Insurance Rates Much Higher In Minority Areas: Report - Chicago Sun-Times; Same Trend Nationwide - Chicago Tribune

CDOT Set To Release Its Plan For New Vision Zero War On Cars; Active Transportation Alliance Using Your City Supplied Tax Dollars, To Lobby For Artificially Cramming Down Speed Limits Citywide - DNA Chicago

Put The Hurt On Distracted Drivers: Current Penalties Are Too Light To Discourage Screen-Obsessed Scofflaws - Chicago Tribune; When The Rules Of The Road Aren’t Enough - Chicago Tribune

Devon’s $15 Million Streetscape, ’30 Years In The Making,’ In Final Stages - DNA Chicago

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Your transportation related headlines for Tuesday, April 4th, 2017.

Award Winning Chicago Tribune Red Light Camera Reporter, David Kidwell, To Join Better Government Association - Better Government Association; Streetsblog Offers One Of Its Standard-Issue, Unhinged Personal Attacks Against Kidwell, Who Uncovered The Truth About Chicago’s Crooked Traffic Cameras - Chicago Streetsblog; Meanwhile, Streetsblog Peddles The Fake News Du Jour That Racist Chicago Cops Are Persecuting Bikers In Minority Neighborhoods, And Parrots The Oft-Disproven Claim That Traffic Cameras Promote Safety

Wrigley Field Parking ‘Surge Pricing’ Is On Slippery Slope To Price Gouging - Chicago Tribune

Red Line Train Hits, Kills Person In River North; Trains Rerouted - Chicago Sun-Times

Many Lake County Roads Will Receive Facelifts This Construction Season - CBS 2 Chicago; IDOT Announces Suburban Road Closures - Chicago Sun-Times

With Violent Crime On The 606 Rising, Streetsblog Inexplicably Opposes Police Patrols - Chicago Streetsblog

Cubs Star Javy Baez Street Sign In Humboldt Park To Be Unveiled At Ceremony Next Week - DNA Chicago

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Your transportation related headlines for Monday, April 3rd, 2017.

1 In 4 Drivers Was On A Phone Just Before Crash, Study Of Distracted Driving Says - Chicago TribuneApril Is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

The State Needs Better Tools To Hold Wrong-Way Drivers Accountable - Chicago Tribune

Miller Lite To Offer Discounted Uber Rides For Sox, Cubs Home Openers - Chicago Tribune; How To Get To Sox Games Via The CTA, Metra And Pace - DNA Chicago

Emanuel Prioritizes ‘Flowers and More Bike Lanes’ Over Violence, Alderman Says - NBC 5 Chicago

Chicago Adds New 311 Code To Report Blocked Bike Lanes - Active Transportation Alliance

Wabash Is A Working Street Again In The Loop - DNA Chicago

Could Toll Lanes Solve IL Congestion Problem - Crain’s Chicago Business

Road Closures Scheduled For Monday In Northwest Suburbs - Chicago Sun-Times

Ald. Napolitano Addresses Roadway Issues - Nadig Newspapers

Residents Plan To File Lawsuit To Stop Jefferson Park Project - Nadig Newspapers