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Your transportation related headlines for Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 

Streets Closures For NFL Draft - Chicago Sun-Times; Loop Commuter Alert: Congress And Columbus Shut Down For 11 Days From Friday April 22 To Monday May 2; Rahm Trying To Save Draft For 2017 - Chicago Sun-Times

Illinois, Indiana Join In Funding Move To Keep Illiana Alive - Crains Chicago Business‎

Lane Closures At Harlem And Irving Begin Wednesday - Chicago Sun-Times

Office Of 46th Ward Alderman Cappelman Notes Overwhelming Opposition To The Ridiculous CDOT Blockade of Halsted, Broadway, Grace Intersection - Chicago Streetsblog

Survey Claims Chicago Had 50 Million Visitors In 2015 - Crains Chicago Business; Really — Chicago Had 4 Million More Domestic Visitors Than New York - NYC & Company; Sounds Like Rahm Has Cooked The Books Again

A Senseless Death On State Street And The Bystander Effect - Chicago Tribune

Letter: What A Sorry State We Are In On Illinois Drivers Licenses - Chicago Daily Herald

Bikers And Boozing - Beezodogsplace

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Your transportation related headlines for Monday, April 25th, 2016 

Streets Closures For NFL Draft - Chicago Sun-Times; Loop Commuter Alert: Congress And Columbus Shut Down For 11 Days From Friday April 22 To Monday May 2; Additional Closures On Balbo, Michigan Avenue; City Hall Blows It Again – Grant Park Rental Worth $3.2 Million, But NFL To Pay $103,000 - DNA Chicago; Roger Goodell Offers Some Good News For Loop Commuters: NFL Draft Very Likely To Leave Chicago For 2017 - NFL,DNA Chicago

Madison Street Bridge Repairs Begin Monday - DNA Chicago

Chicago Firm A Player In Self-Driving Cars - Crains Chicago Business‎

Restaurants Convert Parking Lots To Customer Seating, Pushing Off The Burden Of Parking Onto The Local Neighborhood - Chicago Streetsblog

Letter: Bears Legend Needed To Enforce Traffic Laws - Chicago Daily Herald

Bike Safety Goes Mainstream, Loses Shrill, Anti-Car Propaganda - Beezodogsplace; The Dishonesty of Bike Activists - Beezodogsplace

Bike Hooligans Hurl Rocks And Obscenities At Logan Square Pedestrians - DNA Chicago

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Your transportation related headlines for Friday April 22nd, 2016 

Streets Closures For NFL Draft - Chicago Sun-Times; Loop Commuter Alert: Congress And Columbus Shut Down For 11 Days From Friday April 22 To Monday May 2; Additional Closures On Balbo, Michigan Avenue

Weekend Eisenhower Lane Closures Start Friday Night - Chicago Sun-Times

A Wider I-294 – Solutions Sought For Central Tri-State - Chicago Daily Herald

Letter: Cullerton Mileage Tax Was A Bad Idea - Chicago Daily Herald

Streetsblog Cheers The Morons Who Left Planters In The Middle Of A Disputed Lakeview Intersection, Creating A Dangerous Traffic Hazard -Chicago Streetsblog

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Your transportation related headlines for Thursday April 21st, 2016 

Streets Closures For NFL Draft - Chicago Sun-Times; Loop Commuter Alert: Congress And Columbus Shut Down For 11 Days From April 22 To May 2; Balbo Already Closed For Event Set Up

Harrison Street Bridge Now Reopen After Two-Year Closure - DNA Chicago

Fullerton Avenue Facelift Will Widen Sidewalks, Remove Train Tracks And More - DNA Chicago

Lots Of Questions, Fewer Answers Regarding Ike Expansion - Chicago Tribune

Future Of CDOT Boneheaded Traffic Blockade At Halsted/Broadway/Grace Still Uncertain; Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce Note Traffic Bottleneck During Cubs Games, As Slip Lane Is A Necessary Safety Valve When Halsted Backs Up - Chicago Streetsblog

AAA: More Than One-Third Of Americans Will Take A Family Vacation This Year, As Gar Prices Lowest In 12 Years - AAA

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Your transportation related headlines for Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Streets Closures For NFL Draft - Chicago Sun-Times; Loop Commuter Alert: Congress And Columbus Shut Down For 11 Days From April 22 To May 2; Balbo Already Closed For Event Set Up

Flower Sales On Street Draw Flak From Florists - DNA Chicago

Big, Red Food Truck Headed To Chicago Will Hand Out Free Pocky Cookie Sticks - Chicago Tribune‎

Brown: Maybe More Regulation Not Answer In Taxi-Ride-Share Debate - Chicago Sun-Times‎

Mega Mall To Finally Be Demolished; Developer Nears Deal With Grocery, Gym, 313 Parking Spots - DNA Chicago

Avondale Project Adds Off Street Parking, In Wake Of Neighbor Concerns - DNA Chicago

Booter Charged With Bribery For Letting Driver Off The Hook

The Denver boot immobilizes another Chicago scofflaw.

The Denver boot immobilizes another Chicago scofflaw.

City booters nail thousands of vehicles a year with Denver boots for unpaid parking, red light and speed camera tickets.

But now, one of the booters has been nailed by a criminal indictment for accepting a bribe from a driver in return for “not towing” the motorist’s vehicle according to a report by the Chicago Inspector General.

The revelation of the March 3rd indictment of Department of Finance employee Leon Brown came in a quarterly report from Inspector General Joeseph Ferguson.

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Your transportation related headlines for Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

After Backlash, Cullerton Dumps His Vehicle Mileage Tax Grab – Chicago Tribune; Illinois Policy Institute Cartoon Explains Cullerton Rationale For Mileage Tax

Bills Would Give Voters Say Over Township, Road District Consolidation – Chicago Daily Herald

Uber Opened Its Fifth Chicago Office Tuesday At A Time When Some City Aldermen Are Trying To Limit The Reach Of Ride-Sharing Companies – Chicago Sun-Times

Booter Charged With Taking Bribe For Not Towing Car, City Watchdog Says – DNA Chicago

Ford May Bring The Fusion Hybrid Model To Chicago, Where Works Would Fix Up The Vehicles For Police Customers – Crains Chicago Business‎

Streets Closures For NFL Draft – Chicago Sun-Times; Loop Commuter Alert: Congress And Columbus Shut Down For 11 Days From April 22 To May 2; Balbo Closed For Event Set Up

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Your transportation related headlines for Monday, April 18th, 2016

After Proposing A $43 Billion Gas Tax Hike, The Metropolitan Planning Council Applauds The Newest Front In The Illinois War On Cars — The Cullerton Proposal For A New Tax On Miles Driven – Chicago Streetsblog; Apparently They Have Not Heard That Cullerton Has Just Dumped This Predatory Tax Grab – Illinois Policy Institute; Letter: Tax-Per-Mile Plan A Tooth Fairy Dream – Chicago Daily Herald

Do We Really Want To Obey — Or Enforce — Speed Limits In Illinois – Chicago Daily Herald; Letter: Enforce Traffic Laws To Fund Highway Construction – Chicago Daily Herald

Bill In Illinois General Assembly Would Ban Credit-Based Insurance Rates – Illinois Times

Nearly All City Outdoor Lights To Be Upgraded – Chicago Sun-Times; Look For Yet Another Green Tech Fail Like This One Involving Lakeshore Drive Lights

Commentary: The Homeless Encampments Of Chicago – Chicago Tribune

Streets Closures Announced For NFL Draft – Chicago Sun-Times; Loop Commuter Alert: Congress And Columbus Shut Down For 11 Days From April 22 To May 2

IDOT Working To Promote I-55 Managed Lane Project

The Illinois Department of Transportation is putting a lot of energy into promoting the proposed I-55 Managed Lane Project having produced a new website along with a video starring Illinois Transportation Secretary Randy Blankenhorn explaining the project.

According to Blankenhorn, IDOT is considering managed lanes all over the state. In more rural areas expressways could have managed lanes for trucks, while urban areas may opt for dedicated bus or car pool lanes. IDOT hopes installing a managed lane on the Stevenson from Chicago to I-355 would be the easiest project for them to initiate the concept in Illinois.

The proposed concept for I-55 would be an express toll lane where drivers could pay a premium to bypass congestion on the freeway section of the expressway.

Check out IDOT’s new website dedicated to the project: www.i55managedlaneproject.org.

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Your transportation related headlines for Friday, April 15th, 2016

Rahm Switches To Plan B To Save Star Wars Crap Museum On The Lake - Chicago Sun-Times; Kamin: Is Lucas Museum Switch An Olive Branch Or Trap - Chicago Tribune; Editorial: Pause And Push Reset On This Whole Lucas Lakefront Deal - Crains Chicago Business; At First Glance, New Lucas Museum Plan Flunks The Sniff Test - Crains Chicago Business; Tear Down McCormick Place East For The Lucas Museum – Not So Fast -Chicago Reader; What The New Lucas Museum Proposal Could Mean For McPier - Crains Chicago Business; Friends of the Parks Opens The Door To Lucas Museum Compromise - Chicago Sun-Times‎

After Illegal Strike/Loop Street Barricade, State Board Will Consider Whether Boss Lewis Broke The Law - Chicago Sun-Times; Anti-Police Screed At Illegal Strike Rally Goes Unchecked By CTU, Karen Lewis - Chicago Tribune

Active Transportation Alliance Cheers Traffic Clogging Bike Lanes, Which They Lobbied For Your Taxpayer Dollars - Active Transportation Alliance

In A Rare Instance Where It Seeks Public Input, Instead Of Arbitrarily Presenting A Misguided Project As A Fait Accompli, CDOT Meets With South Siders To Discuss Future Bike Lanes - Chicago Streetsblog

Letter: Ticket Construction Zone Speeders - Chicago Daily Herald

Streetsblog Urges Car Free Addison And Clark Street For 81 Plus Cubs Game Days A Year — Once Again Demonstrating A Total Lack Of Understanding Of How Traffic Flows/Does Not Flow In Chicago - Chicago Streetsblog