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

Dense Fog Advisory, Heavy Rain Snarls Tuesday Chicagoland AM Commute - WGN 9 Chicago

Cortland Bridge Partially Closed Due To ComEd Repair Work - DNA Chicago

Emanuel To Give Speech On Infrastructure Thursday - Chicago Tribune

Chicago Streetscape Plan For Fulton Market Neighborhood Draws Criticism, Over Diversion Of TIF Funds From Other Neighborhood Needs For New Green Line Stops, Neighborhood Security - Crain’s Chicago Business

South Shore 5-Year Plan Calls For $1.1 Billion In Projects - The Times Of Northwest Indiana

Mother, Girlfriend Of Biker Killed By Drunk Driver: Ten Day Sentence Is A Travesty - Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago’s Most Popular Valentine’s Day Destinations, According To Uber - Redeye; Navy Pier Ferris Wheel Will Have Valentine’s Day Speed Dating Event - Loop North News

Opinion: Vugo Rideshare Ad Software Is The Type Of Technology Startup Political Leaders Often Herald As The Future Of Chicago — But Taxi Protectionism Has Forced It To Leave Town - Illinois Policy Institute

Lawrence Avenue May Get Two New Projects – One TOD, One With 1:1 Parking Ratio - Curbed Chicago

What’s Behind The Anti-Gentrification Backlash In Wicker Park - Chicago Reader

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

REDFLEX FINED $20 MILLION IN CHICAGO BRIBERY SCANDAL - THE NEWSPAPERDNA CHICAGOCHICAGO SUN-TIMESCHICAGO TRIBUNECRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESSCHICAGO DAILY HERALD

Ride-Hailing Service Lyft Expands North To Milwaukee, West To Elgin - Chicago Tribune

Lanes To Close On Clark Street Bridge For Repairs - CBS 2 Chicago

Closing Road To Skyway Through Jackson Park A ‘Bad Idea,’ Alderman Says - DNA Chicago

Fulton Market Streetscape Construction Begins This Spring - DNA Chicago

Wicker Park Biker Objects To Police Enforcing The Traffic Law For Scofflaw Cyclists - Chicago Streetblog

Chicago Auto Show Roars Into Town Saturday - Chicago Daily Herald

Dash Cam Video In Chicago Area Captures Spectacular Meteor Fireball - ABC 7 Chicago

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Your transportation related headlines for Friday, February 3rd 2016.

LAWMAKER PROPOSES RED-LIGHT CAMERA BAN FOR ALL OF ILLINOIS, INCLUDING CHICAGO - NPR ILLINOIS

10 Naperville Firms Make Toll Authority’s ‘Super Scofflaw’ List - Chicago Tribune

Lake County Sheriff Plans Super Bowl Weekend Traffic Crackdown - Chicago Daily Herald

Warm Weather Gives City Running Start In Annual Battle Against Potholes - DNA Chicago

10 Day Sentence For Drunk Driver In Fatal Crash Gets International Attention - Daily Mail

Construction Work To Snarl Traffic On Foster - DNA Chicago

Portage Park Starbucks Looking For Drive Through Approval - DNA Chicago

Work Begins To Rehab A Pair Of Old Fulton Market Buildings - Curbed Chicago

Swedish Bakery Closing After 88 Years On Clark St. In Andersonville - Chicago Tribune – Millenials Ruin Everything

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Your transportation related headlines for Thursday, February 2nd 2016.

Six Years Ago Today, The Groundhog Day Blizzard Pounded Chicago With Over 20 Inches Of Snow, And Turned North Lake Shore Drive Into A Frozen Traffic Jam - Chicago Tribune; Snow A Rare Sight So Far This Winter - Chicago TribuneCBS 2 Chicago; Watch Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore Flip Out During Thunder Snow - YouTube; Punxsutawney Phil Predicts 6 More Weeks Of Winter - Associated Press, Woodstock Willie Agrees - Chicago Daily Herald; Groundhog Days Still Draws Movie Buffs To Woodstock, 25 Years Later - Chicago Daily Herald

City Sued For Banning Ads In Ride-Share Vehicles - Chicago Tribune

Illinois Bill Thursday Would Allow 16- And 17-Year-Olds To Register As Organ Donors When They Receive Their Driver’s License - Chicago Tribune

Durbin Takes Sides In O’Hare Airport Flap Over Tollway Access - Crain’s Chicago Business

Anti-Trump Protester Block Streets In Loop - ABC 7 Chicago

The Voodoo Traffic Engineers At Streetsblog Say Banning Cars From Cornell Avenue In Jackson Park Won’t Be A Traffic Nightmare - Chicago StreetsblogDon’t They Ever Get Tired Of Being Wrong

Logan Square’s Dirt Road Past - DNA Chicago

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Your transportation related headlines for Wednesday, February 1st 2016.

A ‘GROUNDHOG’S DAY’ REMINDER ON SAFE DRIVING - Use Your Mirrors, Don’t Drive Angry; Here’s Why ‘Groundhog Day’ Is The Greatest Movie Ever Made - Chicago Tribune

Illinois State Police Stepping Up Patrols For Super Bowl Weekend - Bloomington Pantagraph

The Legacy Of Tribune Auto Columnist Jim Mateja - Chicago Now

Kamin: Closing Cornell Drive In Jackson Park Is Not The Only Way To Deal With Pedestrian Safety Issues - Chicago Tribune

The ‘L’ Crash Of February 4, 1977: ‘A Slow-Motion Horror’ - Chicago Tribune

Kamin: Willis Tower Renovation Makes Iconic Skyscraper More Inviting, But Far Less Dramatic - Chicago Tribune

How Would Replacing Thompson Center Affect Loop Transit - Chicago Reader

In 4th Ward Race For Alderman, Candidates Gerald Scott McCarthySophia King Are Concerned About Balancing Bike Lanes Against Resulting Traffic Congestion - Active Transportation Alliance Candidates Survey

Hypocrisy Alert: New York Mayor DeBlasio Claims To Be Pushing For Traffic Safety With His Vision Zero Program – So Why Is He Sheltering Illegal Aliens Who Are Caught Driving Drunk - Fox News

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Your transportation related headlines for Tuesday, January 31st 2016.

Jim Mateja, Former Tribune Autos Columnist, Dies At 71 - Chicago Tribune; Mateja Remembered - Chicago Tribune

End Of The Line For Redeye Transit Diaries; Some Final Advice For Bikers, Drivers, Pedestrians, CTA Riders - Redeye

CDOT Cooks The Numbers On Traffic Study For The Ravenswood Manor Diverter Fiasco, To Hide The Traffic Disaster That Resulted - DNA Chicago

Active Transportation Alliance Shamelessly Uses Tragic Death Caused By A Drunk Driver To Push For Visions Zero Program Of Arbitrarily Low Citywide Speed Limits, More Cash Grab Camera Ripoffs - Active Transportation Alliance

IDOT Announces $4M For Chicago Bridge Inspections - St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Caterpillar Will Move Headquarters To Chicago, Citing Transportation Access - Chicago Tribune

Gap Closing Its State Street Store In February – May Be Demolished To Build High Rise That Would Obscure Muddy Waters Mural - DNA Chicago

FAQ For The 2017 Chicago Auto Show - ABC 7 Chicago

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Your transportation related headlines for Monday, January 30th 2016.

ABC 7 Investigates Chicago Red Light Camera Ticket Confusion And How To Get Money Back - ABC 7 Chicago

Secretary Of State Office Pushes To Allow Ads On Renewal Notices - Illinois News Network

Technology Becoming Important Component For Snow Removal Process In Illinois - Illinois News Network

Family And Friends Of Cyclist Killed By Drunk Driver Question The 10 Day Jail Sentence - Chicago Tribune; 10 Day Sentence Is Ridiculous - Chicago StreetsblogChicago Sun-Times; Law Professor Says Driver Will Likely Be Able To Raise The Issue Of The Cyclist Running The Red Light As Comparative Negligence, In Connection With Any Civil Lawsuit By The Family - CBS 2 Chicago

Streetsblog Advocates Warrantless Police Searches Of Drivers Cell Phones After Accidents - WGN 9 ChicagoStreetsblog Needs A Crash Course In The Fourth Amendment

CPD Officer Gets 5-Day Suspension For Tossing Coffee At Biker - Chicago Sun-Times

What Trump, And Rauner, Could Do For Chicago Transit - Crain’s Chicago Business

ABC 7 Explains How To Navigate City’s 2nd Chance On Red Light Camera Tickets

ABC 7′s I-Team tries to explain what steps drivers should take to try to get their money back from the city for old red light camera tickets in a recent report.

While the report skims over the process, it does a poor job explaining why the over 1 million notices went out recently and the most effective ways to fight the tickets.

You see the city got caught violating its own municipal code which, at the time, required the city to send out a 2nd notice to drivers who allegedly were captured on video going through a red light. So now that a class action lawsuit is threatening to force the city to refund tens, if not hundreds of millions of red light camera fines to drivers, the city is trying an end run by allowing drivers a chance to fight RLC tickets issued between 2010 and 2015 now.

If you got one of those notices in the mail recently and want to fight back, take the advice of attorney Patrick Keating, who lays out an aggressive and compelling defense.

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Your transportation related headlines for Friday, January 27th 2016.

IDOT To Work On Financial Plan For Overhaul Of Eisenhower Expressway - Chicago Tribune

Could Pace Buses Be Part Of Revamped Central Tri-State - Chicago Daily Herald

Now The Real Truth Comes Out, In The Latest Shady Deal To Sell Chicago Park Land: Obama Library Foundation Wants To Close Down S. Side Commuter Roads In Jackson Park, To Make For A Museum Campus And Golf Courses Nearby - Chicago Tribune: Get Ready For S. Side Drivers To Hit The Roof

Police Announce Increased DUI Patrols In Austin - Chicago Sun-Times

10 Days In Jail For Drunken Driver Who Killed Cyclist That Ran Red Light - DNA Chicago

Thousands Of Local Ford Workers To Take Home $9,000 Bonuses - The Times Of Northwest Indiana

Michigan Avenue Street Performers Fire Back At Alderman’s ‘No-Play’ Zones - DNA Chicago

Dyson Moving U.S. Headquarters To Fulton Market - DNA Chicago

Chicago-Based Parking Startup SpotHero Pulls Into 13 New Markets - Chicago Tribune

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Your transportation related headlines for Thursday, January 26th 2016.

This Day In History — The Chicago Blizzard of 1967: When Record 23 Inches of Snow Pounded The City - DNA Chicago

Watch Oprah Re-Create The Street Scenes From ‘The Mary Tyler Moore’ Show Opening In Chicago - DNA Chicago

Eisenhower Toll Idea Meets Skepticism - Chicago Daily Herald

Oak Brook Village Files Lawsuit To Stop Red Light Cameras In Oak Brook Terrace - Chicago Tribune; Lawsuit Comes After Bill Introduced In General Assembly

Prosecutors: Guilty Plea In Case Of Drunk Driver Who Fatally Hit A Biker That Ran A Red Light - DNA Chicago

Massive Water Main Break Floods Streets in Sauganash - NBC 5 Chicago

Trump Lists Union Station And CTA Red Line On List Of Infrastructure Projects - Chicago Business Journal; But Are These Projects Toast If Trump Enforces His Executive Order Barring Any Non-Law Enforcement Federal Funds For Sanctuary Cities; Chicago Is Among Biggest Potential Losers Within The Group Of Sanctuary Cities - Mother Jones; Kass: Rahm May Benefit From Sanctuary Issue - Chicago Tribune; Chicago Illegal Alien Advocates Demanding That Funds For Police Be Redirected To Sanctuary Efforts - DNA Chicago

Trump Talks Crime In Chicago - ABC News; Rhymefest To Trump: You Don’t Know Chicago At All - Crain’s Chicago Business; Chicago, Convulsed by Violence, Confronts Trump’s Twitter Crime Comments - New York Times; Trump Should Get The DOJ Off The Backs Of Chicago And CPD - Wall Street Journal; Why Trump’s Threat To ‘Send In The Feds’ Won’t Help Chicago - CNN; City Could Use Help Stopping The Violence - Chicago Sun-TimesChicago Sun-TimesChicago TribuneChicago Tribune; Shootings Wound 13 People On Wednesday, Including A 16 Year Old Shot In A Drive-By, Police Say - DNA Chicago; 6 Shot at Memorial For Victim of Chicago Gun Violence - NBC 5 Chicago; Chicago Politicians Get Crash Course On How Trump Will Govern - Chicago Tribune; Late Night TV Reacts - Chicago Tribune; What Will It Take For Chicago’s Violence To Hit Home For Elected Officials - Chicago Tribune

As Former DNA Chicago Contributor Mark Konkol Moves On To His Next Career, Streetsblog Serves Up The Kind Of Poison Prose It Reserves For Anyone Who Tells The Truth About Traffic Clogging Bike Lanes - Chicago Streetsblog; With Its Regular Fare Of Half-Truths, Innuendos, Unfounded Personal Attacks, Unhinged Wing-Nuttery, And Just Plain Bat-Shit Crazy Anti-Car Screeds, Streetsblog Is The Place You Should Go For Fact-Checking

Streetsblog, Car-Haters Trying To Get Ravenswood Manor Neighbors To Agree To Another Goofy CDOT Traffic Jam Scheme, After The Neighbors Overwhelmingly Rejected The Most Recent Anti-Car Barricade Plan - Chicago Streetsblog