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Your transportation related headlines for Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

Feds Ask For At Least 10 Years In Prison For Former Chicago Department Of Transportation Deputy Commissioner, John Bills, Convicted Of Bribery In Chicago Red Light Camera Program - Chicago Sun-Times

Michigan Avenue Bridge To Close Overnight Wednesday - Chicago Sun-Times

Air And Water Show Will Bring Massive Traffic To Downtown, Lakefront This Weekend – Metra To Beef Up Service - Metra; Restaurants, Bars Throwing Air And Water Show Viewing Parties - Chicago Tribune‎

Pearl Jam To Perform At Wrigley Field Saturday August 20 And Monday August 22 - Look For Parking Restrictions, Street Closures

Fairs And Fests This Weekend - Chicago Daily Herald; St. Barbara Parish Classic Car Show Rolls Into Bridgeport - Chicago Tribune

Starting TODAY, The New Configuration Of Elston Will Open, One Lane Each Direction, Damen To Fullerton - WGN 9 Chicago/Twitter

Dispute Between Illinois Tollway And Canadian Pacific Railway Threatens To Derail Plans For Western Road Access To O’Hare - Crain’s Chicago Business; Construction On O’Hare Runways Might Affect Noise Rotation Test - Chicago Daily Herald

Today’s Fun Fact – Currently, 46 States, D.C., Puerto Rico, Guam And The U.S. Virgin Islands Ban Text Messaging For All Drivers - Governors Highway Safety Association

Vigilante Cyclist Smashes Truck Window At Construction Site After Student’s Death - DNA Chicago; Rush To Judgment: After Death Of Biker On Milwaukee, Self-Righteous Bikers Are Already Appointing Themselves Judge And Jury - DNA Chicago

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Your transportation related headlines for Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Editorial: As Start Dates Edge Ever Earlier, Don’t Overlook Back-To-School Safety - Chicago Daily Herald

Multimillion Ad Blitz Begins To ‘Save’ State’s Road Fund - Crain’s Chicago Business

Rauner Stands By Veto Of Automatic Voter Registration At Drivers License Offices - Illinois News Network

Chinatown Residents Who Can Afford It Prefer To Drive - Chicago Reader

Metropolitan Planning Council Joins Streetsblog’s Crackpot Campaign, To Rescue The Fatally Flawed Design Of The Loop Link Flop – With A Hashtag -Metropolitan Planning Council; Hashtag: BACKTOTHEDRAWINGBOARD

Rahm’s Chicago: Bikers Get New, Smoother Bike Lanes Downtown - DNA Chicago; Drivers Who Pay For It With Gas/Parking Taxes And City Sticker Fees Get More And More Lanes Car Lanes Taken Away For Use By The 1% Of Chicagoans Who Bike To Work

Cyclist Killed By Truck in Busy Milwaukee Ave. Bike Lane Tuesday - DNA Chicago

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Your transportation related headlines for Monday, August 15th, 2016

Yet Another Reason To Avoid Downtown — Bankrupt, Traffic Choked Chicago Will Turn Randolph Street Into A Parking Lot, With A New Protected Bike Lane Eliminating An Entire Lane For Vehicle Traffic - Chicago Tribune

New Section Of Fullerton, Damen, Elston Intersection To Open This Week - DNA Chicago

Tollway’s ‘Mother Ship’ Chews Up Concrete, Spits Out Savings On I-90 - Chicago Daily Herald‎

Near Tragedy Increases Concern For Motorcyclists - Chicago Daily Herald

Alderman, City Officials to Discuss Homelessness In Uptown Monday - DNA Chicago

Highway Plans Near Lockport May Violate Civil Rights Act, Group Says - Chicago Tribune‎

Rauner Vetoes Bill To Allow Voter Registration At Drivers License Offices - Chicago Tribune; Democrats Upset - Crain’s Chicago Business; Letter: Rauner Veto Suppresses Vote - Chicago Sun-Times

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Your transportation related headlines for Friday, August 12th, 2016

AAA – More Than 200,000 Crashes Involved Debris On U.S. Roadways During The Past Four Years - AAA Newsroom

Heavy Rain Expected, Flash Flooding Possible In Chicago Area Friday - Chicago Tribune

Emanuel’s former chief of staff joins Uber, After Rahm Gives His Brother’s Company A Sweetheart Deal - Chicago Sun-Times

Halsted Closed Saturday And Sunday Belmont To Addison For Northalsted Market Days

CDOT’s Misguided ‘Anarchy On Argyle’ Streetscape Opens To Car Traffic - Chicago Streetsblog

Bikers’ Bad Behavior - Beezodogsplace

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Lakeview Traffic Alert This Weekend – In What Should Be A Completely Avoidable Scheduling Clusterf*ck, Northalsted Market Days Will Coincide With Cubs Games Saturday Afternoon, Sunday Evening

Michigan Avenue Bridge Over Chicago River To Close Thursday Night - Chicago Sun-Times

‘Chicago P.D.’ Filming in Uptown So Watch Where You Park - DNA Chicago

Why Are Those Crash Barrels Broken Along Area Expressways - CBS 2 Chicago

Letters: Speed Bumps With Faded Paint Are Hazard To Cars - Chicago Sun-Times

An I-55 Toll Lane – Illinois Seeking Private Developers For Project To Ease Congestion - Chicago Tribune

Federal Rule Could Force Merger Of Transportation Agencies In Chicago Area, Elsewhere - The Northwest Indiana Times

Construction To Begin On New O’Hare Runway - Chicago Tribune‎

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Your transportation related headlines for Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

Rahm Will Create Gigantic North Side TIF Slush Fund For CTA Billion-Dollar-Boondoggles - Chicago Tribune; Meanwhile Ald. Pawar Wants To Kill TIFs In 47th Ward - DNA ChicagoChicago Sun-Times

New TV Ad Uses Cartoon Storyboard To Warn Against Texting And Driving -

Streetsblog Pontificates On Parking At 31st Beach – Seriously Suggests That Boat Owners, Who Pay Thousands For Harbor Access, Should Have To Use A Parking Lot At An Abandoned S. Side Hospital, And Then Take A Jaunty 10 Minute Walk Through Bronzeville To Get To Their Boat - Chicago Streetsblog

Bikers Gripe About Safety But Still Blow Off Helmet Use - Treehugger

Bikers Get Help Rerouting Around Finkl Steel Site - Chicago Streetsblog

Attackers On Bikes Terrorize Woman On 606 - DNA Chicago

Touhy/Ridge/Rogers Intersection Changes Coming In 2017, But No Light Yet - DNA Chicago

Farmers Insurance To Offer Food Truck Policy In Illinois - Chicago Tribune

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Your transportation related headlines for Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

The World’s First Website Went Online 25 Years Ago Today - The Telegraph; Who Knew That 25 Years Later The Internet Would Be Mostly Cat Videos And Celebrity Nip-Slips

Commuters Waste A Full Week In Traffic Each Year - Nightly Business Report

Olympics Could Have Been Costly For Chicago - Illinois News Network

Former Redflex Executive Will Not Be Able To Profit From Chicago False Claims Lawsuit - The Newspaper

City Trucks To Spray Northwest Side For Mosquitoes Tuesday - DNA Chicago

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Your transportation related headlines for Monday, August 8th, 2016

New Report Spotlights Dangers of Drowsy Driving - Governors Highway Safety Association

Ald. Reilly Grandstands On The Faux Controversy Of Private Buses And Loop Link Bus Lanes - Twitter; Real Issue Is That Designers Of ‘Loop Limp’ Totally Forgot How Private Vehicles Need Access To Loop Buildings To Drop Off/Pick Up Passengers And Cargo; No Wonder That Traffic Along Loop Link Routes Is As Bad Or Worse As It Was Before This $41 Million Fiscal Flush; The Only Benefits Delivered By This Glorified Hot Wheels Track Is The Millions Paid To Shoddy Contractors

CDOT Plans To Ban Parking Along Milwaukee In Jefferson Park, To Put In Bike Lanes - Gazette Chicago; Note To CDOT Commissioner Scheinfeld: Learn How To Read The Room

Madigan Challenger Files Suit, Claiming Election Shenanigans - Chicago Sun-Times; The Dastardly Dwarf May Have To Explain How Street In Front Of Challenger’s Campaign Office Became A No Parking Zone During The Primary Election

Hundreds Block Downtown Streets To Protest Police Shooting Of Car Theft Suspect Who Drove Stolen Vehicle At Officers -DNA Chicago; Protesters Block S. Side Streets, Attack Police, CTA Vehicles In Friday Night Demonstration - DNA Chicago; Metra Tracks Blocked By Protesters - Chicago Sun-Times; Top Cop Johnson ‘Concerned’ By Parts Of? Shooting Videos -DNA ChicagoChicago Sun-Times; Editorial: We Need Prompt Answers In Latest Police Shooting - Chicago Sun-Times; Mitchell: Body-Cam Video Spotlights Chicago’s Policing Problem - Chicago Sun-Times; Emanuel Calls Police Shooting Of Paul O?Neal A Horrible Thing - Chicago Sun-TimesChicago Tribune; Police Videos Of Paul O’Neal Shooting Rattle Chicago Anew - Chicago Tribune‎; Body Cams Give Close-Up, Disturbing Views In Fatal Police Shooting - Chicago Tribune‎; Videos Of Deadly Cop Shooting Show Procedural Errors, Confusion Over Shots - Chicago Tribune‎; What The Videos Show - Chicago Tribune

Commentary: Bring Back The ’80s Illinois License Plates - Chicago Tribune

Mount Prospect Crosswalk Fatality Begs Question: What Do Studies Say - Chicago Daily Herald; Can Central Road Crossing In Mount Prospect Be Safer - Chicago Daily Herald; Village Could Do More To Enforce Crosswalk Law - Chicago Daily Herald

Cyclists Should Read, Follow Rules Of Road - Chicago Daily Herald; Booze Is A Biker Issue Too - Beezodogsplace

Resurfacing On Damen To Kick Off This Week, Prepare For ‘No Parking’ - DNA Chicago

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Your transportation related headlines for Friday, August 5th, 2016

Western Belmont Construction Will Be Even Worse For Drivers Starting Monday - DNA Chicago

Madison, Wabash Intersection Closes For Construction This Weekend - Chicago Sun-Times

City On Track To Repave 300 Miles Of Streets This Year, Officials Say - DNA Chicago

Anarchy On Argyle Boondoggle Opens To Car Traffic - DNA Chicago

See A Dog Locked In A Hot Car – Don’t Break The Window – Call 911 - Illinois Bar Journal

Wrigleyville Development Hailed As Transit, Neighborhood Friendly - Chicago Tribune‎; The Nattering NIMBYs Of Negativity At Streetsblog Whine About Project Having A Convenient Parking Garage That Will Take 400 Cars Off The Streets - Chicago Streetsblog

Oil Change, Shmoil Change: Argonne Creates Regenerating Engine Coating - Chicago Tribune‎

Northbrook-Based Allstate Creates Stand-Alone Unit To Collect Data On Drivers - Chicago Daily Herald

Tunney Cracks Door Open To Relaxing Plaza Rules For Playoffs At Wrigley - Chicago Sun-Times

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Your transportation related headlines for Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Overcrowded Lake Street Is Increasingly Dangerous, West Loop Residents Say; Traffic Signals May Be Installed, But Will Bikers Actually Obey Them - DNA Chicago

Active Transportation Alliance Joins Streetsblog’s Quixotic Campaign, To Rescue The Fatally Flawed Design Of The Loop Link Flop — With A Hashtag – Active Transportation Alliance; Maybe The Hashtag They Should Use Is ‘Backtothedrawingboard’

This Dog Was Shot, Burned And Starved, Left On A S. Side Street: Here’s How You Can Help Save Him - DNA Chicago

Oversight Agency To Release Video Of Fatal Police Shooting Of Car Theft Suspect, Who Drove Stolen Car At Police On South Side -Chicago Tribune‎

McDonald Dash Cam Shooting Case gets Special Prosecutor - DNA Chicago

Is There A Band Of CPD Officers That Act Above The Law - Guardian

Editorial: Police Body Camera Program Can?t Roll Out Fast Enough - Chicago Sun-Times; Cams Can Be Game Changer - Chicago Tribune

Attorney General: Naperville Cops Should Turn Over Dashcam Footage, In Case That Alleges Officer Tried To Use His Squad Car To Run Down A Protester - Chicago Daily Herald‎

Obama Library Boosters: Jackson Park Choice Won’t Leave Washington Park In Dust - Chicago Tribune‎; Could Obama Library Lift Woodlawn’s Housing Market - Chicago Real Estate DailyDNA Chicago; Who Will Steer Development - Chicago Sun-Times; Mitchell: Presidential Center Could Lift Entire South Side - Chicago Sun-Times

Riverwalk Update: Floating Garden Pylons Installed - Loop North News

A Number Of High-Profile Development Projects Will Go Before The City Of Chicago Plan Commission For Approval - Curbed Chicago

Developers Propose Project With 500 Apartments, Will Replace Parking Garages Next To Illinois Medical District - Chicago Real Estate Daily

Developers Want To Transform A W Loop Surface Parking Lot Into A Large Retail And Rental Project - Curbed Chicago