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Your transportation related headlines for Friday, March 10th, 2017.

How The Chicago River Is Dyed Green For St. Patrick’s Day - Chicago Tribune

Daylight Saving This Sunday — Change The Clock In Your Car, Or It Will Drive You Nuts Until You Do; And Check Your Car For Recalls Too - Cars.com

While Illinois Fiscally Implodes, Legislators Debate Which Highway To Name After Obama - Curbed Chicago

Surprise - It’s Legal To Cross The Bike Lane In Order To Parallel Park - Chainlink

Residents Divided Over Proposed New Evanston Bike Lane - Evanston Now

Aldermen Want To ‘Put A Brake’ On Gentrification Along The 606 - Chicago Tribune; What’s Up With The 20,000 Flags Installed Along The 606 - DNA Chicago

In Uptown, Construction Of The $200M Wilson Station Boondoggle Strangles Local Small Business, While Affordable Housing Is Hot Issue For Residents - DNA Chicago

Shortened Streeterville Hotel Project Cleared For Takeoff Including Controversial Porte Cochere Covered Driveway - Curbed Chicago

2 New Transit Oriented Developments Proposed For Bucktown - Curbed Chicago

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Your transportation related headlines for Thursday, March 9th, 2017.

Engineers Give America’s Infrastructure A Near Failing Grade - CNBC; Illinois Infrastructure Barely Gets A Passing Grade - Crain’s Chicago Business; Fix Illinois Bridges — And Fix How We Pay For The Work - Chicago Tribune

Enforcement Of Chicago’s Winter Parking Ban Depends On The Neighborhood - WBEZ 91.5 FM Chicago

Wednesday’s High Winds Damaged Cars, Brought Down Power Lines On Roads, Knocked Out Traffic Signals, Delayed Metra Trains - Chicago TribuneChicago TribuneCBS 2 Chicago

Arlington Heights Officials Use Aerial Bucket Truck To Rescue Duck From Kite String, High Winds - Chicago Daily Herald

St. Patrick’s Day: A Guide To The Parade, Dyeing The River Green & Where To Watch - Chicago Now; Extra Commuter Service For St. Pat’s Day, But No Booze On Metra - Chicago Sun-Times

Streetsbloggers Whine About How Drivers Parking In Their Own Private Driveway Are Somehow Violating The Sanctity Of The Public Street - Chicago StreetsblogPreviously, These Same Holier-Than-Thou Hypocrites Applauded A So-Called Activist’s Moronic And Illegal Street Blockade That Posed A Real Traffic Hazard

Women More Likely To Be Killed In Bicycle Crashes Than Men, Officials Say - DNA Chicago

Seat Belts on School Buses Bill Passes House Committee - Fox Illinois

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Your transportation related headlines for Wednesday, March 8th, 2017.

Life Under The City’s ‘Structurally Deficient’ Bridges - DNA Chicago

Philadelphia Adopts Vision Zero Plan WITHOUT A New York Style One Size Fits All Citywide Speed Limit Cramdown; Draft Plan Recommends Tailored Speed Zones Instead - Philadelphia Inquirer; Will Chicago’s Vision Zero Plan Follow That Model

Cyclists Sulking Over Slip ‘N Slide Sheet-Metal Section Of Chicago Street - Chicago Streetsblog

Vehicle Damaged, But No Injuries Reported When Glass Falls From Loop Building On Dearborn Street — Incident Closes Dearborn For Investigation And Cleanup, Buses Rerouted - Chicago Sun-Times

Dispute Over $2M In State Funding Halts 41st Street Pedestrian Bridge Project - Chicago Tribune

How To Dig A 1-Mile Tunnel Under The North Side Of Chicago - Chicago Tribune

Mt. Greenwood Citgo Station That Sold Bad Gas Closed, New Owners Expected This Summer - DNA Chicago

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Your transportation related headlines for Tuesday, March 7th, 2017.

Ex-Redflex VP Seeks $2 Million Bounty From Chicago Red Light Camera Corruption Settlement - The Newspaper

Auto Sales, Auto Repairs Among Top Consumer Complaints In Illinois - Chicago Sun-Times

AAA Urges Legislators to Vote Against Illinois Speed Limit Bill - AAA Chicago; Streetsblog Chimes In With The Repeatedly Disproven Claims That Traffic Cameras Prevent Accidents And That Artificially Low Speed Limits Save Lives - Chicago Streetsblog

Streetsblog Voodoo Traffic Engineers Want To Bring S. American Traffic Nightmares To Chicago - Chicago Streetsblog

CTA Board Expected To Extend Test Run Of 31st Street Bus 6 More Months - Chicago Tribune

Rauner Goes To Court Over Comptroller Paycheck Handling - Northern Illinois Public Radio; Argues That Comptroller Mendoza Is Diverting Money From A State Fund For Vehicle Repair — Exactly The Kind Of Thing The Voters Of Illinois Wanted To Outlaw When They Passed The Lockbox Amendment; Meanwhile Mendoza Criticizes Illinois’ ‘Lawless’ Fiscal Climate - Crain’s Chicago BusinessChicago Sun-Times

Illinois Bill Would Limit Civil Asset Forfeiture By Requiring Conviction Before Allowing Seizure Of Cars Or Other Assets, Preventing Other Abuses Under Current Law - Tenth Amendment Center; Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas Questions Legality Of Civil Asset Forfeiture - Huffington Post

Motorists Must Do Their Part For Pedestrian Safety - Chicago Tribune

Another Sweetheart Deal For Rahm’s Brother/Uber Investor Ari Emanuel — City Won’t Fingerprint Uber, Lyft Drivers, City Workers - Chicago Sun-Times

Downtown St. Patrick’s Day Parade Saturday - DNA Chicago; Northwest Side Irish Parade This Sunday - Northwestsideirish.Org; S. Side Irish Parade Sunday - Southsideirishparade.Org – Watch For Street Closures, Parking Bans; CTA To Provide Extra Service To St. Patrick’s Day, UC Events - Chicago Sun-Times

Lane Closings To Affect 115th Street Over Bishop Ford - Chicago Sun-Times

Wicker Park/Bucktown Cranks Pushing Forward With A New Front In The War On Cars And Drivers - Next City

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Your transportation related headlines for Monday, March 6th, 2017.

Allstate Hikes Car Insurance Rates In Illinois - Crain’s Chicago Business

Study: Some Of City’s Most Traveled Bridges Classified As ‘Structurally Deficient’ - Chicago Tribune

Chicago’s Infrastructure Trust Falls Short Of Expectations - Crain’s Chicago Business

Could Trump And Emanuel Find Common Ground On Infrastructure, Other Issues - Crain’s Chicago Business

Trump Signs Travel Order That Applies To Those Seeking New Visas - Chicago Sun-Times; Rahm Slams Travel Ban - Chicago Daily Herald; What’s Changed In Trump’s Travel Ban - The Hill

Emanuel, Union Blame Each Other For Stalling Ambulance Expansion - Chicago Sun-Times

Another Dumbass Idea From Springfield – Proposed Illinois Law Allows Those Under 21 To Drink With A Parent - CBS 2 Chicago

What To Do When Pulled Over: A New Chapter For Driver’s Ed - Chicago Sun-Times; How to Act When Stopped by Police — Illinois Has Some Tips - US News And World Report

A New Car Tells The Real Story Of Chicago Immigration - Chicago Sun-Times

Bikers Still Whining About Their Cars Blocking Their Special Snowflake Lanes - Chicagoist

Sci-Fi Movie Filming In Edgewater This Week Brings Parking Restrictions, Street And Alley Closures - DNA Chicago

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Your transportation related headlines for Friday, March 3rd, 2017.

Chicago Turns 180 Saturday - Chicago Tribune

Western Avenue Construction: Six More Months Of A Traffic Nightmare, With No Reward At The End - Chicago Tribune

Weekend Parking Crackdown Yielding Thousands Of Tickets - Chicago Sun-Times

WATCHDOGS: CTA Buses Rack Up Red-Light, Speed Tickets; You Pay - Chicago Sun-Times

Tab For Clout Firefighter’s Fight With Chicago Cop: $1.6 Million - Chicago Sun-Times

High-Speed Rail To O’Hare — Slow Your Roll, Mayor Emanuel - Chicago Tribune

Jefferson Park Development Opponents Raise Thousands To Block Construction, Citing Traffic Issues - DNA Chicago

50-Unit Old Town TOD Heads To City Zoning Board With New Developer - Curbed Chicago

Basketball Attendance Sinking As DePaul Heads Downtown To City-Subsidized Arena - Crain’s Chicago Business

Could Trump Seek Undocumented Immigrants Driver’s Licenses In Illinois - Chicago Sun-Times

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Your transportation related headlines for Thursday, March 2nd, 2017.

Bribery Scandal Plagued Red Light Camera Operator Redflex Reports $26.2 Million Loss - The Newspaper

City Snow Trucks Sent To Clear Streets Ahead Of Thursday Morning Rush - Chicago Sun-Times

Will Transportation Lockbox Amendment Have Unintended Consequences - Chicago Daily Herald

Drunken Drivers Will Be Targeted In Wicker Park, Logan Square Saturday - DNA Chicago

Trans Rights Rally Planned For Downtown Friday Near Trump Tower - DNA ChicagoExpect Streets To Be Blocked As Usual For Trump Protests

New Lakeview TOD Has Bare Concrete Interiors You’d Expect In A Jail Cell, Starting At $1,750 A Month - Curbed Chicago

What Chicago, Cook County Can Expect With Toni Preckwinkle’s Stupid Soda Tax: Union Says Hundreds Of Layoffs As A Result Of A Similar Soda Tax In Philadelphia, With More Yet To Come - The Philadelphia Inquirer; Possible Layoffs Already An Issue Here - Chicago Tribune

After Getting A Billion Dollars Of Obama Bucks For The CTA, Now Rahm Is Shaking The Tin Can Again For Trump - Politico

Logan Square’s Sawyer Ave. Looked Like This In 1908 - DNA Chicago

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Your transportation related headlines for Wednesday, March 1st, 2017.

Tuesday Storms Cause Flight Delays, Cancellations At O’Hare And Midway - CBS 2 Chicago; Downstate Severe Storms Damage Homes, Cars - Fox 2 St. Louis

Gas Buddy: Gas Prices Are On The Rise As The Season Begins To Change - CBS 2 Chicago

Politicians Rally For O’Hare Western Access — Good For Chicago - Crain’s Chicago Business

Union League Club Of Chicago Hosts Forum About Illinois’ New ‘Lockbox’ Amendment For Transportation - Chicago Tribune

Streetsblog Tells Bikers To Forget About Wearing Helmets – Make Safety Somebody Else’s Problem - Chicago Streetsblog

Streetsblog FAKE NEWS: Biker Breezes Into Intersection, Disobeying The Red Light, Hits A Taxi, And Streetsblog Says It’s Somehow Not His Fault - Chicago Streetsblog

CTA Trying To Win Back Riders That Have Abandoned Buses In Droves - DNA Chicago

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Your transportation related headlines for Tuesday, February 28th 2017.

Chicago-Based SpotHero Wants To Drive Its Parking-Booking Services Right In Front Of You - Chicago Tribune

GM, Tech Firms In Illinois Self-Driving Fight - Chicago Tribune

Bloomington-Based State Farm Suffers Worst Car Insurance Losses Ever - Crain’s Chicago Business

This App Can Deliver Birth Control To Your Door Without A Visit To The Doctor, Now Serving Illinois - Chicago Tribune

The Doomsday Squad — A Team Of Computer Modelers At Argonne National Laboratory Is Preparing For The Urban Calamities Most Chicagoans Would Rather Not Think About - Chicago Magazine

After Pushing For Bike Lanes That Eliminate Room For Truck Loading/Unloading, Taxpayer-Subsidized Crybabies At The Active Transportation Alliance Are Whining About Trucks In Their Special Snowflake Cyclist Space - Active Transportation Alliance

Trump Speech To Congress Tonight - The HillLook For Chicago To Be Mentioned Once Again On CrimeLook For Discussion On Infrastructure That May Affect Chicago/Illinois

While Cities Embrace Transit Hubs To Boost Business, Jobs - Curbed ChicagoChicago Is Left With A $400M Useless Hole In The Ground

Homeless Living Under LSD Underpasses Are Chicago’s Shame - Chicago Sun-Times

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Your transportation related headlines for Monday, February 27th 2017.

Attorney Says $20 Million Settlement In Chicago Red Light Camera Bribery Suit Is Low - Cook County Record

Support Continues To Wane For Red Light Cameras In Mount Prospect - Journal Online

City Prepares To Double Parking Rates Around Wrigley Field - Chicago Sun-Times; Cubs Want To Have Events Outside Wrigley Field ‘Every Day,’ Ricketts Says - DNA Chicago

Duckworth, Transit Chiefs Lay Out Hope For More U.S. Help - Crain’s Chicago Business

Drivers Delight – For First Time EVER, Chicago Gets No Measurable Snow In January, February - DNA Chicago

Clean Up Sidewalks Or Risk Fines, Ald. Rosa Tells Logan Square Businesses - DNA Chicago

CDOT, Taxpayer Supported Car Haters At Active Transportation Alliance, Once Again Using Accidents On Chicago Arterial Streets To Push Their Moronic Traffic Barricade Agenda - Chicago Tribune

New York Vision Zero Program Does Zero For Pedestrian, Cyclist Deaths - Gothamist

Editorial: Plan For Higher Speed Limit Begs For A Speed Bump - Chicago Sun-Times; Speed Limit Not The Issue – Better Screening Of Drivers License Applicants Is Needed - Chicago Sun-Times

Illegally Parked Semis Getting The Boot, Alderman Says - DNA Chicago

Biker Involved In Crash With Taxi Lies About Taxi Running The Red Light — Until Video Shows Otherwise, And Biker Gets A Ticket - CBS 2 Chicago

Some Dopes Love Red Light Cams - Chicago Daily Herald