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Your transportation related headlines for Friday, May 12th, 2017.

Police To Crack Down On Drunken Drivers On North Side Saturday - DNA Chicago

Michigan Avenue Lane Closures Scheduled Starting Friday - Chicago Sun-Times

Madison Street Bridge Downtown To Be Closed Saturday For Repairs - Chicago Sun-Times

Illinois Grapples With Accelerated Approach of Driverless Cars - NBC 5 Chicago

Letter: Blocking Off Streets in Wrigleyville A Nightmare For Fans - Chicago Tribune

Another Commuter Route For Cars Wrecked As Bike Lanes Cut Harrison Street Car Capacity In Half - DNA Chicago

Longmeadow Opponents Find New Hope In Spiked Kane County Land Deal - Chicago Daily Herald

Deadly Car Crashes Up 79 Percent In Chicago, 25 Killed Since January - DNA Chicago

45th Ward Budget Vote Will Include Pedestrian Bridge, People Spots, Kiss And Ride At Metra, Street Resurfacing - Nadig Newspapers

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Your transportation related headlines for Thursday, May 11th, 2017.

DUI Patrols Hit Near West Side, Wicker Park This Weekend - DNA Chicago

Groups Debate Gasoline Tax Hike On Illinois Drivers - Illinois Policy Institute

University Of Illinois Lobbyist In Middle Of IDOT Hiring Scandal - Champaign News-Gazette

Uhaul Prices Reveal High Demand To Get Out Of Illinois - Illinois News Network

Edgewater Neighbors, Both Bikers And Drivers, Worry That Wrong Way Bike Lane Will Causes Driver Versus Bikers Collisions - CBS 2 Chicago

Biker Demands Safer Streets, But Puts Zero Blame On Bad Biker Behavior - Active Transportation Alliance

Taxpayer Subsidized Active Transportation Alliance Using Your Tax Dollars To Lobby For Getting Rid Of Parking - Active Transportation Alliance

In Another CDOT Fail, Devon Streetscape Project Has Moved The Parking Lane To Create A Hazard For Drivers Turning Onto Devon, And Narrowed The Traffic Lanes To Increase The Risk Of Vehicle Collisions - Chicago Streetsblog

Pedestrians Mustn’t Rely On Rights When It Comes To Sharing Roads - Chicago Tribune

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Your transportation related headlines for Wednesday, May 10th, 2017.

Clark Street Bridge Closing Thursday, Friday For Repairs - Chicago Sun-Times

Discussion Begins In Springfield About Raising Illinois’ Gas Tax - Illinois News Network

CDOT Trying To Come Up With Plan For North And Damen Bottleneck - DNA Chicago; Drivers Will Certainly Get The Shaft As Usual As Parking Spaces Will Be Eliminated, Vehicle Turns Banned, While Bikers Will Be Allowed To Run The Red Light - Chicago Streetsblog; Frustrated Drivers Likely To Vote With Their Wheels, And Patronize Other Neighborhoods Where Car Hating Cranks Aren’t Running The Show

CDOT Considering Street Shutdown In North Center For A Park - DNA Chicago

Blair Holt Honored With Street Sign 10 Years After He Was Killed Protecting Classmate on CTA Bus - DNA Chicago

Illinois Senate Questions Comptroller Susan Mendoza About Her Hiring Disgraced Former Streets And Sanitation Employee - Chicago Sun-Times

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Your transportation related headlines for Tuesday, May 9th, 2017.

Fire Chief, Who Spearheaded Chicago Ordinance To Fight Auto Insurance Fraud, Dies At 56 - DNA Chicago

Streetsblog And Active Transportation Alliance Are Taking Their War On Cars To North And Damen, Calling For A Ban On All Turns And Removal Of Parking Spaces - Chicago StreetsblogActive Transportation Alliance

Chicago Cab Companies, Derailed By Rideshares, Sued By Lenders As Medallion Values Plummet - Chicago Tribune

City Issues Plan For 760 Acres Along Chicago River, Likely To Bring Building Boom - Chicago Tribune; Parkland To Be An Issue - DNA Chicago

CTA Gets An Earful Over Belmont Flyover Project - DNA Chicago

2 New Activist Groups Face Off Over Affordable Housing In Jefferson Park - DNA Chicago

Construction Will Begin On Wrong Way Bike Lane In Edgewater - DNA Chicago; More Money For A Dangerous Design That Creates Driver Versus Bike Conflicts, And Normalizes The Bad Biker Behavior Of Ignoring One Way Signs; As Noted By The Federal Highway? Administration, ‘Contra-Flow Bike Lanes On A One-Way Street Are Not Usually Recommended. They May Encourage Cyclists To Ride Against Traffic, Which Is Contrary To The Rules Of The Road And A Leading Cause Of Bicycle/Motor Vehicle Crashes.’

Chicago Public Library Looks At History Of Biking In Chicago - Chicago Public Library

Wilmette Says No To Bike Lanes, Loss Of Scarce Parking Spaces - Chicago Tribune

Lawrence Avenue Streetcar Tracks Unearthed During Construction - DNA Chicago

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Your transportation related headlines for Monday, May 8th, 2017.

Road Closures To Impact Grand Avenue On Near North Side This Week - Chicago Sun-Times

50 New Uber, Lyft Wheelchair-Accessible Cars Set To Hit City Streets: Rahm - DNA Chicago; Advocates Complain - Chicago Sun-Times

Uber Will Deliver Puppies To You On Wednesday - Redeye

After Obama Demands For Closure Of Cornell Avenue, To Make Room For A Sledding Hill At His Half Billion Dollar Vanity Project, S. Side Golf Course Plans Call For Even More Jackson Park Roads To Be Removed, Underpasses Added, For Millions Of Additional Dollars In Taxpayer Expense - DNA Chicago; Closing Cornell Avenue A Terrible Idea - Chicago NowChicago Now

Tribune Buys Into Ricketts Racketeers’ Scam For Monetizing The Public Streets Around Wrigley Field - Chicago Tribune

Illinois State Police Use Speed Enforcement Van To Deter Speeding Motorists In Construction Zones - Illinois News Network

More Than 1,000 Ticketed During ISP Distracted-Driving Blitz - Belleville News-Democrat

Letter: Are Court Shenanigans Behind The Drop In Chicago Texting Tickets - Chicago Sun-Times; Sneed Explains: Chicago Sun-Times; From 45,594 To 186 Tickets: Chicago Police Citations For Distracted Driving Plummet Over 3 Years - Chicago Tribune

Pyke: Can Roundabouts Save Lives? Yes, And So Can Rumble Strips, AAA Says - Chicago Daily Herald

The Mysterious Illinois To Michigan Private Toll Road Plan - Chicago Tribune

How Drones Help Suburban Police Investigate Crashes, Get Roads Open - Chicago Daily Herald

Illinois Senate Passes Bill To Automatically Register Illinois Residents To Vote When They Sign Up For Or Renew A Driver’s License - Chicago Tribune

How The CTA Spent $200M To Fix A Single ‘L’ Station - Crain’s Chicago Business

CTA Holds Meeting To Peddle Its Latest Transit Boondoggle - The $600M Belmont Flyover Ramp That Will Save Only Seconds From Travel Times, While Decimating The Heart Of Lakeview - Chicago Streetsblog

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Your transportation related headlines for Friday, May 5th, 2017.

Rahm Ducks The Question Of Whether He Will Close Cornell Avenue For Obama Museum - Chicago Sun-Times; Will Obama Ask That Jackson Park Be Renamed For Him As Well; The Thought Of Placing Huge Ugly Buildings In Jackson Park Must Have Park Designer Frederick Law Olmstead Spinning In His Grave

IL House Passes Bill That Will Would Automatically Register Illinois Residents To Vote When They Sign Up For Or Renew A Driver’s License - DNA Chicago

First Responders Have Solution For New Obstacle On Jane Addams Tollway - Chicago Daily Herald

Cook County Judge Explains Why He Refused Traffic Court Assignment - Chicago Sun-Times

CDOT Hosting Meeting Next Tuesday On Red Light Cameras S. Stony Island Ave And E. 95th St. - Facebook

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Your transportation related headlines for Thursday, May 4th, 2017.

DUI Crackdown Coming To North Side This Weekend - DNA Chicago

IDOT Urges Motorcycle Safety - Ottawa, IL Times

CDOT Will Open Another Wrong Way Bike Lane, Normalizing The Bad Biker Behavior Of Ignoring One Way Signs, And Setting Up Dangerous Conflicts Between Drivers And Bikers - Chicago Streetsblog

Could Enforcing The Jaywalking Law In Chicago Help Get Guns Off The Street — Man Stopped For Jaywalking In Aurora Arrested On Gun Charges - Chicago Sun-Times

‘KKK’ Graffiti Spotted In West Loop Near Kennedy Expy. Exit - DNA Chicago

Will Trump Tower Sign Be Obscured By Flying Pigs - Chicago Tribune

Avondale Project Will Bring 48 Units, 50 Space Parking Garage - DNA Chicago

Lincoln Park’s Massive Mixed-Use Lincoln Common Project Formally Breaks Ground – Will Bring Parking Garage With Over 1,000 Spaces To Parking-Challenged Area - Curbed Chicago

After Obama Blows Off Concerns Of Drivers Over Closing Cornell Avenue, Obama Center Is Already Drawing Community Flack - Chicago Sun-Times; No Answer On How Parking Will Be Allowed, Or How Traffic Could Be Managed If Cornell Avenue Is Closed - Chicago TribuneDNA Chicago; Could Cornell Be Rerouted Instead Of Being Shut Down; Letter: Obama Library Will Ruin Beauty Of Wooded Island - Chicago Sun-Times; Streetsblog Voodoo Traffic Engineers Cheer Obama Demand For Eliminating Cornell Avenue - Chicago Streetsblog

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Your transportation related headlines for Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017.

Obama Unveils Design Of Presidential Center In Chicago - Chicago Tribune; In A Triumph Of Egomania, Obama Demands That Busy Commuter Route Cornell Avenue Be Closed, To Make Way For His Half A Billion Dollar Monument To Himself - DNA ChicagoWatch For Blowback From The Folks Who Have To Drive To Work Every Day; On Top Of That, The Brutalist Architecture Of This Concrete Monstrosity Is Unbelievable — Even Mussolini Would Have Rejected This Architectural Atrocity As ‘Over The Top’

Adams Street Bridge To Close During The Day Thursday And Friday- Chicago Sun-Times

Former Redflex Executive Fails In His Attempt To Collect A $2.3 Million Bounty In The Chicago Red Light Camera Scandal - The Newspaper

Businessman Admits To Scamming City Of Chicago Over Electric Car Chargers - Chicago Sun-Times

CTA Meeting Thursday Will Try To Sell Lakeview Neighborhood On CTA’s Latest Gold Plated Turd - A $600M Ramp That Would Call For Bulldozing The Heart Of The Neighborhood, All So That CTA Trains Can Run A Few Seconds Faster - DNA Chicago

CDOT Meeting Will Field Suggestions For Cramming Even More Bikes Into Milwaukee And Damen Area, So It Ends Up Being Even More Of An Accident Waiting To Happen - Active Trasnportation Alliance

CDOT Won’t Finish $60M Navy Pier Bike Flyover Ramp Until 2018 — A Four Year Boondoggle - Active Transportation Alliance

New Indiana Law Protects Good Samaritans Who Rescue Pets From Hot Cars - Fox 59 Indianapolis

Missy, The ‘Miracle Dog’ Who Survived A Deadly Tornado In Downstate Fairdale Two Years Ago, Was Struck And Killed By A Hit And Run Driver Outside Her New Home Near Genoa On Tuesday - CBS 2 Chicago

Chinatown Doesn’t Want Overpriced Transit Oriented Development Changing The Neighborhood - Chicago Streetsblog

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Your transportation related headlines for Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017.

Editorial On I-88 Murder: Campaign Against Road Rage - Chicago Daily Herald

Weekend Rains Bring Trees Down On Streets And Cars - DNA Chicago; Suburban Road Flooding - Chicago Daily Herald

Illinois State Police: Stay Out Of Flooded Roads - Chicago Tribune

NY Textalyzer Proposal Raises Red Flags Over Privacy - Schenectady Daily GazetteSame Goes For Chicago

Daily Herald Wins Award For Reporting That Debunked The Safety Myth Of Red Light Cameras - Chicago Daily Herald

May Day March In Chicago - Chicago Sun-Times

Weekend March In Chicago On Climate Issues - Chicago Sun-Times

CDOT Carelessness In Action: Sinkhole On Broadway Snares Jeep; Passenger Slammed Into Windshield - DNA Chicago

Lane Closures Expected As Western-Belmont Project Heads Into Home Stretch - DNA Chicago

Letter: Legalized Pot Illinois Would Lead To More Traffic Deaths - Chicago Sun-Times

$60M Navy Pier Flyover Bike Boondoggle Is Taking Longer To Complete Than The Golden Gate Bridge - Chicago Reader

Bikers Can’t See Their Own Bad Behavior - Beezodogsplace

Ald Arena Puts Already Busy Central Avenue In Jefferson Park On Road Diet, Eliminates Streets Parking, Replaces Vehicle Lanes With Bike Lanes, In Response To Accident That Had Nothing To Do With Speed - DNA Chicago

Bicyclists And Pedestrians Have Their Own Responsibilities For Road Safety - National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Bikers Need To Take Steps Of Their Own To Avoid Dooring - Beezodogsplace

Streetsblog Reports On Pedestrian Fatalities In Chicago - Chicago Streetsblog, But Ignores National Study Concluding That Rise In Such Deaths Can Be Traced To Pedestrians Distracted By Their Electronic Devices

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Your transportation related headlines for Friday April 28th, 2017.

Car Crashes Killed 112 In City In 2015, Including 40 Pedestrians: IDOT- DNA Chicago

Voodoo Traffic Engineers At Streetsblog, Active Transportation Alliance Claim That Widening The Tri-State Is A Waste Of Money, Because Under The Phenomenon Of ‘Induced Demand,’ The New Lanes Will Be Just As Crowded When Completed - Chicago StreetsblogActive Transportation Alliance; Not Only Is The Theory Of Induced Demand A Low-Information Dogma Of The Anti-Car Crowd, The Whole Concept Of Induced Demand Has Been Discredited As A Faulty Concept, A Mistaken Myth And Junk Science

Newly Minted Cook County Judge Who Refused Traffic Court Duty Quits - Chicago Tribune

Former Gov Quinn Was Using IDOT As An Employment Agency - Chicago Tribune

Duckworth Blocks Transportation Planning Rule - Crain’s Chicago Business

West Dundee Police Choose Distracted Driving Fliers Over Tickets - Chicago Daily Herald

Part Of Jackson Sidewalk To Close For Weekend Work In West Loop - Chicago Sun-Times

What’s In The Future For Wrigleyville - Chicago Tribune

Ald. Downzones Milwaukee Ave Sites To Block Projects - DNA Chicago

Pothole Mosaic Art Fundraiser Ends Sunday - DNA Chicago