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Your transportation related headlines for Tuesday, September 29th, 2015
Jesse White: Up To You To Remember To Renew Your Plates - Chicago Sun Times
Federal Court Ruling Throws A Monkey Wrench In Rahm Tax Plan For Taxis And Ride Shares - Chicago Tribune
Rahm Already Changing His Garbage Tax - Chicago Tribune; Opinion: Do Not Balance City Finances On The Back Of Business - Crains Chicago Business; Emanuel Tax Hikes Will Have Impact On City Competitiveness - Crains Chicago Business; Rahm Taxes Will Not Be Enough To Fix City Budget Clusterf*ck - ABC 7 Chicago
Opinion: Star Wars Museum Will Bring Bills For Taxpayers, Traffic Nightmares To Lakefront - Crains Chicago Business
Cubs Plan To Show Oct. 7 Wild Card Game At Wrigley - Chicago Tribune; Watch For Traffic Issues And Parking Restrictions
No Parking On Sheridan Tuesday For Chicago P.D. Filming - DNA Chicago
Roberts Road To Be Closed In Lake Barrington For 20 Days - Chicago Tribune
Aurora Lists 10 Most Accident-Prone Intersections; Biggest Factors Are Heavy Volume, Construction, Distracted Driving - CBS 2 Chicago
Your transportation related headlines for Monday, September 28th, 2015
Jesse White Says His Office Will Suspend Mailing Reminder Notices On Renewing Motor Vehicle Registrations Because There Is Still No State Budget - Crains Chicago Business
Busy Fulton and Halsted Intersection Gets New Traffic Lights - DNA Chicago
City Open House Wednesday in Bucktown to Discuss Ashland, Western Red-Light Cameras - DNA Chicago
Lawsuit Says Chicago Cop Disabled Dash Cam Before Abusing Motorist - Fox 32 Chicago
Lawsuit Filed After CTA Hit And Run Accident - Chicago Sun Times
Editorial: For Ride-Hailing, Remember To Tap The App - Chicago Sun Times
Letter: Time To End Ethanol Mandate - Crains Chicago Business
A disagreement over a vehicle booted in a strip mall parking lot grew heated and then violent last week when a man parked in the lot, but then walked over to the adjacent Dairy Queen according to Pioneer Press.
Earlier this year, the property management company of a Wilmette strip mall hired Chicago Parking Management, a private booting firm, to enforce parking restrictions on their property. The problem was that drivers would use the strip mall parking lot to park and not to patronize the businesses in the strip mall, but to purchase something scrumpdillicious from the popular Dairy Queen.
Your transportation related headlines for Friday, September 25th, 2015
Lincoln Towing Driver Knocks Man Off 16-Foot Ladder To Take Truck: Charges - DNA Chicago
Rahm Seeks Aldermanic Support For His Proposed Billions In New Taxes And Fees - DNA Chicago; Tries To Justify Screwing The Taxpayers - DNA Chicago; Aldermen Still Waiting For A Spine Donor - DNA Chicago; Opinion: Rahm Budget Built On Fear Of Making Waves - Chicago Tribune; Opinion: Chicago, City Of Big Taxes - Wall Street Journal; Letter: Rahm And Aldermen Pushing Class Warfare With Tax Exemptions - Chicago Tribune
Traffic on Downtown Expressways To Be A Mess Once Again This Weekend - DNA Chicago
Wells Street Bridge Closure Postponed - Chicago Sun Times
Lane Closure Planned On Stevenson Expressway Overnight - Chicago Sun Times
Tribune Sues Emanuel Over Use Of Private Email, Seeks Records Of Red Light Camera Issues - Chicago Tribune
Your transportation related headlines for Thursday, September 24th, 2015
Red Light Camera At Western And Pratt To Go, But Speed Camera Will Remain - DNA Chicago
Byrne Interchange Closures This Weekend - Circle Interchange
Riverwalk Work To Close Wells Street Bridge To All Traffic This Weekend - DNA Chicago
Police To Crack Down on Drunken Drivers Along Lake Shore Drive This Weekend - DNA Chicago
Editorial: City Going Wrong Way With Congestion Tax - Daily Herald
Despite Having Its Wheels Stolen, SUV Gets Parking Ticket - DNA Chicago
Your Tax Dollars At Work On Vital Projects: DePaul Arena And Other McCormick Place Construction Pushes Forward - DNA Chicago; Rahm Wasted Tons Of Tax Money On Frivolous Park Grill Lawsuit - Chicago Sun Times; Editorial: Emanuel Budget: Raising Taxes On Somebody Else - Chicago Tribune; ?Opinion: Opinion: Rahm Budget Slams Poor, Middle Class - Chicago Sun Times; Opinion: Rahm E-Cigarette Tax Is Pure Baloney - Chicago Sun Times; Historic Tax Hike May Inspire Rare Council Fight - Chicago Tribune; Biz Relationship With Emanuel Takes A Sour Turn - Crains Chicago Business; Business Rips Emanuel Tax-Break Plan In Springfield Hearing - Crains Chicago Business
Lincoln Towing In Hot Water For Unauthorized Towing - DNA Chicago
Chicago Is Selling Parking Lots, And The Payoff Is Bigger Than The Sales Price - Metropolitan Planning Council
Talk about insult to injury…on steroids.
DNA Info reports a car in Lincoln Park had all four tires stolen overnight–right in front of where the owner lived in the 1100 block of West Montana St.
But it was street cleaning day on the side of the street where the car was parked. Fearing a $60 street cleaning ticket, the owners asked the officer who filed the police report on the incident what they should do?
The helpful officer said to leave a note on the dashboard explaining the situation and citing the police report. Of course, a prudent and compassionate ticket writer would take mercy on the vehicle owner with the car up on blocks and forget about writing a ticket–correct?
Your transportation related headlines for Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015
EDITOR’S NOTE: Otto Mobile is play hooky again today, so local dimwit, the Parking Ticket Geek is going to struggle to fill Mr. Mobile’s big shoes. Please accept our apologies in advance. Mr. Mobile returns tomorrow.
Cab Drivers Stop Traffic At Chicago Airports To Protest Mayor Uber-Friendly Proposal – In These Times
Illiana Tollway Faces Final Nail In Coffin – Streetsblog Chicago
Are Cyclists Seeing An Enforcement Crackdown? – Chicago Magazine
Ever wonder who’s the person named for the street you’re driving on?
That’s the concept local painter Brian Morgan challenged head on in his latest art show Power, Politics and Pavement- The Men Behind the Street at Jackson Junge Gallery in Wicker Park.
“Gallery Director Chris Jackson approached me with an idea to highlight Chicago’s history in portraits,” says Morgan in a press release on the gallery’s website. “I accepted the challenge by choosing to uncover and reveal some of the more well-traveled and popular streets whose namesakes may or may not be remembered. While working on this project, my wife, Marianne Mather Morgan, was also working on her own bit of Chicago history. As a photo editor at the Chicago Tribune, she uncovers and researches historical Chicago photographs. A collaboration was born.”
Your transportation related headlines forTuesday, September 22nd, 2015
Here Come The Rahm Taxes - DNA Chicago; Largest Tax Hike In Modern Chicago History - Illinois Policy Institute; Alder-Clowns Try To Make The Shit Sandwich Edible - DNA Chicago; Emanuel Plan To Charge For Trash Removal Spotlights Chicago Class Divide - Yahoo; At Least The Hated Beverage Tax Is Not On The Menu - Crains Chicago Business
The Idiocy Of A Congestion Tax For Chicago - Beezodogsplace.com
Streetsblog Wants Chicago Taxpayers To Spend Even More Money On Bike Boondoggles, Even After A Bombshell $600 Million Property Tax Increase - Chicago Streetsblog
Here Is Why Self-Absorbed Idiots Walk Right In Front Of Cars, Bikes, Cabs, Buses, And Other Pedestrians, While Glued To Their Smart Phone - Chicago Tribune
Traffic Accidents On The Rise In State, To Almost 800 A Day - Chicago Tribune
Chicago Street Grid Stonehenge - Chicago Tribune
Chicagoan Sues Over Volkswagen Emissions Tests - Chicago Tribune
Your transportation related headlines for Monday, September 21st, 2015
Aldermen Back Allowing Developers To Build With Fewer Parking Spaces - Chicago Tribune
Opinion: Regressive Beverage Tax Would Splash Chicago Small Businesses - Crains Chicago Business
Despite 4 DUI Convictions, 5,085 Illinois Drivers Could Be Back On Road – Legally - Chicago Sun Times
How Strictly Do Chicago Police Enforce Bike Traffic Laws - WBEZ FM 91.5
Ride-Hailing Companies To Get Airport Access In Exchange For 15 Percent Cab Fare Hike - Chicago Sun Times; Chicago Cabdrivers And Ride-Share Drivers Sound Off On Proposals For New Fees, Allowing Ride Share Service At OHare And Midway - Chicago Tribune
Diverging Diamond Interchange Opens At Route 59, I-88 In Naperville - ABC 7 Chicago
Berwyn Police Rack Up Citations With Questionable DUI Checkpoints - Chicago Tribune