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Your transportation related headlines for Monday, July 11th, 2016

Dallas Streets Reopen After Sniper Shooting – NBC 5 Dallas; Fund Accepting Donations For Affected Officers/Families; Mitchell: It’s Time For Us All To Stand With The Police – Chicago Sun-Times; Police Across Country Facing Threats, Violent Attacks – Chicago Tribune; Surprising New Harvard Study Shows No Racial Bias in Police Shootings – New York Times‎

Chicago Black Lives Matter Protests Block Streets Near Obama Home In Hyde Park, Disrupt Taste Of Chicago, Blockades Downtown Streets – Chicago Tribune, DNA Chicago; Protest Leader Charged With Aggravated Battery To Police Officer, 19 Other Protesters Arrested – DNA Chicago, Chicago Sun-Times; Illinois Prosecutors Could Deal With Road, Highway Blocking Protesters Under The Illinois Criminal Code; Protests Continue In The Streets Of Cities Across The Country – NBC News; As Police Protests Continue Nationwide, Activists Target Nation’s Interstates – Chicago Tribune

Zorn: Police Should Stop Pulling Over Motorists For Minor Offenses – Chicago Tribune

Streetsblog Continues To Cite 2 Recent Bike Deaths To Push For Bike Lanes — Even Though Protected Lanes Would Not Likely Have Prevented Either Of Those Accidents Which Occurred In The Intersection – Chicago Streetsblog, Chicago Streetsblog

Vanity License Plates Are Not Always So Vain – Chicago Tribune‎

Awkward Uber, Lyft Rides Become Fodder For New Web Comedy Series – DNA Chicago

Ridge Avenue Closed For Water Main Work On North Side For 6 Weeks – Chicago Sun-Times

Foster Avenue Near Northeastern University To Close Monday For Sewer Work – Chicago Sun-Times

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Your transportation related headlines for Friday, July 8th, 2016

Commuter Alert: Taste Of Chicago Street ClosuresChicago Sun-Times - Congress, Jackson, Columbus Closed To Traffic Until July 11; A Guide To The Taste -DNA Chicago; CDOT Screws Up Again, Failing To Finish Up Work On Lower Wacker Drive Between Michigan And LSD — Now Lower Wacker Is Unable To Efficiently Handle Surface Traffic Diverted From Taste Street Closures

Dallas Anti-Police March Ended By Sniper Who Wanted To Kill White People; A Dozen Police Officers Shot, 5 Dead - Associated PressNew York Times; Chicago Police Urged To Work In Pairs After Dallas Attack - DNA Chicago; Police Officer Shot During Traffic Stop In Suburban St. Louis - Yahoo News; Suspect, Georgia Police Officer Wounded In Shooting - ABC News‎; Authorities: Tenn. Highway Gunman Motivated By Police Shootings - USA Today‎; RIGHT NOW, POLICE NEED YOUR SUPPORT MORE THAN EVER - Dallas Morning News

Chicago Black Lives Matter Protests Blockades Dan Ryan Expressway At Rush Hour; Downtown March Tries To Disrupt Taste Of Chicago; Michigan Ave Protest Planned For July 30 - NBC 5 ChicagoChicago Tribune; Similar Protests In The Streets Of Cities Across The Country - ABC News; Opinion: Poorly Handled Traffic Stops, Shootings, A Cause For Concern - Transportist; Calls For Justice After Minnesota Police Shooting During Traffic Stop; Officers Identified - Chicago Tribune‎

Heavy Afternoon Rain Floods Some Chicago Streets Thursday - NBC 5 Chicago

Police To Crack Down On Drunken Drivers In Albany Park This Weekend - DNA Chicago

South Lake Shore Drive Repairs, Lane Closures Start Sunday Night - Chicago Sun-Times

Southbound Lane Of Michigan Avenue Bridge To Close Monday - Chicago Sun-Times

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Your transportation related headlines for Thursday, July 7th, 2016

Commuter Alert: Taste Of Chicago Street ClosuresChicago Sun-Times - Congress, Jackson, Columbus Closed To Traffic Until July 11; A Guide To The Taste - DNA Chicago; CDOT Screws Up Again, Failing To Finish Up Work On Lower WackerDrive Between Michigan And LSD — Now Lower Wacker Is Unable To Efficiently Handle Surface Traffic Diverted From Taste Street Closures

Chicago Parking Meter Shit-Show Versus Indiana Tollway Success – Did Indiana Get Right What Chicago Got So Wrong -Crains Chicago Business

Chicago Still Paying For Failed Olympic Bid - ABC 7 Chicago‎

97 People Ticketed in Jefferson Park Drunken Driving Crackdown - DNA Chicago

City Gives Away Prime Clark Street Public Parking Spaces For Private Use As Restaurant Seating - DNA Chicago

Bike Personal Injury Lawyer Compiles List Of City Streets With Most Dooring Incidents - Klest Injury Law Firm; Milwaukee Avenue Is Number 1; Can This Bike Route Mapping App Make Biking In The City Safer - ChicagoInno

Should Some Areas Of City Be Bike Free - Beezodogsplace

Active Transportation Alliance Uses Death Of Divvy Biker To Lobby City To Spend Scarce Tax Dollars Traffic-Clogging Protected Bike Lanes, Which Would Not Even Have Prevented An Accident In The Intersection - Active Transportation Alliance

Biker Dragged By SUV Recovering - Chicago Streetsblog

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Your transportation related headlines for Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

Commuter Alert: Taste Of Chicago Street ClosuresChicago Sun-Times - Congress, Jackson, Columbus Closed To Traffic Until July 11; A Guide To The Taste - DNA Chicago; CDOT Screws Up Again, Failing To Finish Up Work On Lower Wacker Drive Between Michigan And LSD — Now Lower Wacker Is Unable To Efficiently Handle Surface Traffic Diverted From Taste Street Closures

CDC: Traffic Deaths Far Worse In US Than Other Rich Countries - The Hill

Gas Prices In Illinois Continue To Decrease - NBC 17 Central Illinois

Ald. Beale Touts New Ride Share Ordinance - Chicago Sun-Times

Saturday Renewal Hours Added For City Sticker Crush - Chicago Sun-Times

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Your transportation related headlines for Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

Commuter Alert: Taste Of Chicago Street ClosuresChicago Sun-Times - Congress, Jackson, Columbus Closed To Traffic Until July 11; A Guide To The Taste - DNA Chicago

NHTSA Says Traffic Crashes Rose 7.7 Percent In 2015 - NHTSA

DUI Arrests in Chicago Down By 50 Percent From 10 Years Ago, Study Finds - DNA Chicago

Privatization Winners, Losers: Indiana Toll Road Vs. Chicago Parking Meters - Chicago Tribune‎

City IG Reports Progress In Reforming Arcane Loading Zone Process -Chicago Sun-Times

Ridge Avenue Construction, Lasting Six Weeks, Starts July 11 - DNA Chicago

Lucas Museum Fight Brought in New Donors, More Money, Friends of Parks Says - DNA Chicago; In Lucas Museum Aftermath, Friends Of The Parks Defiant - Chicago Tribune; Yikes – This Giant, Futuristic Butt-Plug Looking Nightmare Could Have Been The Star Wars Museum - Curbed Chicago; Sorry Mellody Hobson, Chicago Won’t Miss Your Museum - Chicago Tribune‎; Letter: Kudos To FOP - Chicago Sun-Times

Streetsblog Gripes About 31st St. Parking Upgrade - Chicago Streetsblog

Mapping the Most Densely Populated Neighborhoods in Chicago - Curbed Chicago

Those Elevated Tennis Courts Near The Fullerton ‘L’ Stop Are No More – Torn Down To Make Way For Transit Oriented Development - DNA Chicago

Meeting Postponed On W Loop Development With 627 Units, 293 Parking Spaces - DNA Chicago

Stop Ruining Streetscape With Ugly Additions To Historic Chicago Bungalows, Association Urges - DNA Chicago

Bike Lawyer Discusses Nation’s First Bike Share Fatality In Chicago - Bike Law; Streetsblog Has More Reports On Two Recent Bike Fatalities -Chicago StreetsblogChicago Streetsblog

Bike Advocates Play Blame The Motorist For Shitty Bike Lane Design -Beezodogsplace; Bike Daredevils Menace City Streets - Beezodogsplace

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Your transportation related headlines for Friday, July 1st, 2016

The Fourth Of July Reminds Americans What Matters - Chicago Tribune‎; On Independence Day, We Celebrate Shared Risk Of Nationhood - Chicago Tribune; How to Keep Your Dog Calm During Fireworks This Fourth of July - DNA Chicago; Ten Things You Need To Know About Travel This July Fourth Weekend - Chicago Daily Herald‎

Commuter Alert: Taste Of Chicago Street Closures - Congress, Jackson, Columbus Closed To Traffic Until July 11

Rauner Signs Stopgap Budget - Illinois Policy InstituteCrains Chicago BusinessBloomberg; But He And Madigan Still At Odds - Chicago Sun-Times; Post-Mortem: What’s In Illinois’ Stopgap Budget - Illinois Policy Institute; Another Whopping Tax Increase Coming - Northwest Herald; Brown: Rauner, Legislators Wise To Slow Down On The Victory Laps - Chicago Sun-Times; Budget Deal Includes TIFs On Steroids For Transit Boondoggling - Chicago TribuneChicago Streetsblog; Editorial: Now Let’s See Teachers Union Share In The Pain - Chicago Sun-Times; Gov. Rauner ‘Turnaround Agenda’ Isn’t Shelved – Just On Hiatus - Chicago Tribune; Zorn: The Stopgap Lesson: Budgets Are Hard - Chicago Tribune; Editorial: Illinois’ Budget And Schools Deal: Half A Loaf – Not Even - Chicago Tribune; Editorial: The Good News And The Bad News On That Stopgap State Budget - Crains Chicago Business; Five Things To Watch After The Great Illinois Budget Deal - Crains Chicago Business; Emanuel Says Chicago Schools Will Open On Time This Fall - Crains Chicago Business; Illinois Begins A Second Year Without A Full Budget - Illinois News Network; Illinois Budget Now Means Election War - Politico; Social Agencies, Colleges Relieved By Budget Vote But Cautious - Chicago Daily Herald; Editorial: Lawmakers Made Encouraging Budget Progress, But We Need And Expect More - Chicago Daily Herald; Letter: Put Money Toward Real Needs, Not Concrete -Chicago Daily Herald

North Avenue Pedestrian Bridge Reopens After 2 Months - Chicago Sun-Times‎

The Utter Nonsense Of Bike Advocates On Safety - Beezodogsplace

Looking For Courtesy On Park Pathways - Chicago Daily Herald

As Right Turn Is Restored At One Lakeview Intersection, Annoying Street Junk Takes Up Parking Spaces Elsewhere -Chicago Streetsblog

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Your transportation related headlines for Thursday, June 30th 2016

Commuter Alert: Taste Of Chicago Street Closures - Congress, Jackson, Columbus Closed To Traffic Until July 11

Budget Bills Pass Illinois House Amid Last-Minute Drama; Bills Include Huge Expansion/Extension Of Chicago TIF District Shell-Game To Fund Transit Projects - Chicago Sun-TimesChicago Tribune; Chicago Property Taxes Will Be Hiked To Pay Teacher Pensions - Chicago Sun-Times; This Is What Counts As Progress In Illinois - Chicago Sun-Times; Illinois’ School Funding Formula Is Broken – But There’s A Smart Way To Fix It - Chicago Tribune‎; Letter: Illinois Is Off The Tracks - Chicago Daily Herald; No One Else Would Still Have A Job - Chicago Daily HeraldMore Daily Herald Letters On Budge Mess; If Britain Can Leave The EU, Illinois Can Ditch Cook County - Chicago Tribune‎

Chicago City Sticker Grace Period Ends This Week - ABC 7 Chicago

Study: Most Walkable Cities May Be Most Dangerous for Pedestrians, Especially When Distracted; Chicago Among Cities At Top Of List - Claims Journal

Uber, Lyft Ordinance Snubs Disabled in ‘Last-Minute’ Ploy, Critics Say - DNA Chicago; New Uber Driver Monitoring Feature Draws Mixed Reviews In Chicago - Chicago Sun-Times

Inbound Skyway Closed After Semi Overturns, Starts Leaking Fuel - Chicago Sun-Times‎; Chicago Skyway Getting Reversible Lanes Friday - Chicago Tribune‎

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Your transportation related headlines for Wednesday, June 29th 2016

Taste Of Chicago Set Up Begins - Congress, Jackson, Columbus Closed To Traffic Until July 11

Falling Concrete Closes Lanes On Eisenhower Expressway Tuesday Afternoon - Chicago Sun-Times

City Fire Honcho Charged With Misdemeanor DUI After Crashing SUV - Chicago Sun-Times

State Of Illinois’ Share Of Multistate VW Settlement Nearly $29M; Illinois VW Owners In Line For Hundreds Of Millions More -The State Journal Register

Yellow Cab CEO: Treat Uber And Taxis The Same - Chicago Tribune‎

Comparing Apples And Cannonballs – Active Transportation Alliance Says That A Four Mile BRT Line For Eugene, Oregon, With A Population Of 350,000, Shows That It Will Work For A 16 Mile Stretch Of Ashland Avenue, In Far More Dense, Traffic-Clogged Chicago - Active Transportation Alliance; Never Mind The Fact That The Proposed Ashland BRT Would Only Leave One Car Lane In Each Direction, While The Eugene BRT Has Multiple Car Lanes Alongside The BRT Line

Streetsblog Carrying Out A Misguided Crusade In Sad, Senseless Death Of Biker Who Ran A Red Light - Beezodogsplace

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Your transportation related headlines for Tuesday, June 28th 2016

Stretching The Facts To Fit Your Agenda: Streetsblog Cites Testimony Of Two Witnesses, Neither Of Whom Was Actually Looking At The Traffic Signal, To Blame The Bus Driver For The Michigan Avenue Accident That Killed A Biker Who Ran The Red Light - Chicago Streetsblog

Did International Olympic Committee, Rio, Out-Do Chicago On Vote Fraud For 2016 Games - Chicago Sun-Times

5 Top Reasons ‘Brexit’ Is Roiling The Auto Industry - USA TODAY; Brexit Oil Price Crash Slows - Market Realist

CDOT, CTA Team Up For LSD FAIL: Buckled Pavement, Stalled CTA Bus Cause Huge Delays All Along Lake Shore Drive For Monday PM Commute -Chicago Sun-Times

North Avenue Pedestrian Bridge Over Lake Shore Drive To Reopen This Week - Chicago Tribune‎

CPD Investigating Whether Fire Dept. Honcho Got Favored Treatment After LSD Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

After 20 Plus Expressway Shootings This Year, CPD To Patrol Expressways - Chicago Sun-Times

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Your transportation related headlines for Monday, June 24th 2016

Brexit Vote Likely To Mean Lower Gasoline Prices - CBS 2 Chicago; Brown: After Brexit, Why Not Chexit – Does Chicago Need Illinois -Chicago Sun-Times; Brexit Hits Lisle-Based Truck Maker Navistar, Lake Forest Auto Parts Supplier Tenneco - Crains Chicago Business; Brexit And Chicago’s Potential Bankruptcy - Illinois Policy Institute; UK Referendum Leads To Regrexit Hangover - Reuters

AAA: Fourth of July Travel To Break Record - Chicago Tribune‎

CDOT’s Boneheaded Lakeview Traffic Barricade Gone; Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce Says Compromise Has Been Made Regarding Halsted, Grace, Broadway Slip Lane; Modified Right Turn To Be Reinstated, Ending The Arbitrary Traffic Barrier Bisecting The Halsted/Broadway Nightlife/Retail District - Change.org

Illinois Mitsubishi Plant Sold Under Value - Decatur Herald & Review

Pride Parade Arrests Down Significantly This Year Amid Heightened Security - DNA Chicago; Parade Marks Victims Of Orlando Massacre -DNA Chicago