Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, April 15

  • Hit-and-Run Driver Who Injured Girl in Mt. Prospect Charged With Felony (CBS)
  • GoFundMe Launched for Cyclist Drew Boyle, Injured in Crash (The Chainlink)
  • Police Warn of Punch-and-Grab Robberies on the Orange & Red Lines (Sun-Times)
  • Bicycle Doorings Have Risen Sharply in Recent Years (WTTW)
  • Developer Claims New Pilsen Project Will Contain Plenty of Affordable Housing (Curbed)
  • Architecture Exhibit Looks at Beverly’s Roots as a Transit-Oriented Community (DNA)
  • Chicago Bike Report Examines the Downtown Divvy Shortage During the PM Rush
  • Northwestern Police Hand Out Helmets & Lights for Bike 2 Campus Week (DN)
  • South Shore Neighbors: Don’t Take Down Controversial Michelle Obama Mural (DNA)
  • Listen to What the Flower People Say: A Walk With Blossoms on The 606 on Sat. 11-3
  • RTA & CMAP Host Info Session on Funding for Transportation, Planning Projects on 5/16

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Today’s Headlines for Monday, April 24

  • Why “Urban Pioneers” Are Buying Homes in Chicago’s Southland (Crain’s)
  • Emanuel Announcing Improvements to Cottage Grove Green Stop This Morning (DNA)
  • $1.8 Million Rehab of 120-Year-Old Quincy Station Begins (DNA)
  • Some 40K People Filled the Streets for Chicago’s March for Science (Tribune)
  • 3 Injured After Driver Strikes Another Car, CTA Bus at 95th and Stony Island (NBC)
  • Thieves Crash Into Uber Vehicle, Smash Luis Vuitton Storefront, Flee With Fancy Bags (Tribune)
  • What Are the Most Bike-Friendly Buildings in the Loop? (The Chainlink)
  • Free Metra Rides for Kids on Take Our Daughters & Sons to Work Day This Thursday (DNA)
  • Chinatown Map Launch & Anti-Displacement Walking Tour 4/29 at 11 PM From Library

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CDOT Open to Phone Hacking to Combat Distracted Driving as Police Stop Issuing Citations

Chicago transportation commissioner Rebekah Scheinfeld is voicing support for a proposal to use a device known as a “textalyzer” to crack down on distracted driving with cellphones. Two aldermen, Anthony Beale Beale (9th) and Edward Burke (14th), have introduced a resolution asking the Chicago Police Department to look into using a $10,000 device from Cellebrite, which makes […]

Today’s Headlines for Friday, April 21

  • Hertz: A Proposal for Making Transit Work Better on the South Side (SSW)
  • Man Stabbed in the head on Red Line Near Sox/35th Station (ABC)
  • CTA Says Lincoln Bus Pilot May Be Canceled Due to Low Ridership (DNA)
  • Inspector General’s Office Calls for Abolishing Ward Menu Funding Program (Tribune)
  • Plan Commission Approved 250-Unit, 173-Space Tower Next to Metra in Hyde Park (Curbed)
  • Wabash Lights Team Hopes to Raise Money for Block-Long Installation (Curbed)
  • 26-Cycle Bike-Sharing Program Comes to Valparaiso, IN (Tribune)
  • What’s the Best Connection Between the North Branch Trail & Des Plaines River Trail? (Chainlink)
  • New Survey Asks What Are the Barriers to Bicycling in Park Ridge (PRHA)
  • Park Ridge Holds Bike Sale on 4/29; Unsold Cycles Go to Working Bikes (Journal Online)

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Today’s Headlines for Thursday, April 20

  • Burke, Beale Want Police to Consider Using “Textalyzer” on Drivers After Crashes (Tribune)
  • 2 Officers Injured in Crash While Responding to Dan Ryan Homicide (CBS)
  • Security Video Leads to Arrest in Red Line Station Murder Case (Tribune)
  • Prosecutors: Driver in Fatal Crash Had Alcohol, Marijuana, Cocaine in System (Tribune)
  • City Council Approves Crackdown on Party Buses (DNA)
  • Curbed Looks at the Question of Whether Chicago Should Annex Nearby Suburbs
  • Businesses Promote “Sheridan Station Corridor” Retail Strip by Red Line Stop (DNA)
  • Concrete Media by Logan’s Centennial Monument Will Be Replaced With Grass (DNA)
  • 6-Story Mixed-Use With 38 Units Will Replace Parking Lot Near Howard Stop (Curbed)
  • Small Pets Allowed On Weekday Metra Trains During Off-Peak Hours Trial (DNA)
  • NACTO Conference Takes Place in Chicago October 30 to November 2

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