Today’s Headlines for Thursday, January 18


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Even a booming city like Seattle still has a lot of land tied up in parking lots. Photo: The Urbanist

The Case for a Tax on Parking Lots

Parking lots make cities less walkable, bikeable, and transit-friendly. They crowd out space for housing. They erode the tax base. A few American cities have special taxes on surface parking lots that create an incentive for redevelopment, and Seattle is one of them. The trouble is, says Doug Trumm at The Urbanist, Seattle’s parking lot tax […]

Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, January 18

  • Chicago Driver Dies After Head-on Crash in Lockport (Tribune)
  • School Bus Rollover Crash on I-294 After Driver Suffers Seizure, No Serious Injuries (ABC)
  • 170-Room Boutique Hotel Will Be Built Near Morgan Station (Curbed)
  • Loop Tower Will Be Converted From Offices to Apartments (Curbed)
  • Rubbish! Red Line Rerouted Last Night Due to Trash Fire on the Tracks (Tribune)
  • West Loop’s Skinner Park Is Getting a New Fieldhouse (DNA)
  • Local Cyclists Are Gearing up for Active Trans’ Winter Bike Challenge This Month (Medill)

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Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, January 17

  • Active Trans: Increase Enforcement Without Unfairly Targeting Low-Income Neighborhoods
  • Speakers Discuss Race, Inequality, and Economic Growth at MPC Event
  • 3 Killed, 1 Injured in Eisenhower Expressway Crash (CBS)
  • 12-Year-Old Boy Dies After Crash In Barrington Park (Tribune)
  • 7 Injured After SUV Driver Blows Red Light, Strikes CTA Bus (CBS)
  • Woman Steals Car, Crashes It Into a Garden Wall — 2nd Car/Building Crash This Week (DNA)
  • 3 Projects Planned for River North Block, Including TOD With 149 Units, 20 Spaces (Curbed)
  • Interesting Factoids About the CTA (RedEye)

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Today’s Headlines for Monday, January 16

  • Grants for Chicago Infrastructure Will Be Harder to Come By Without Obama (Crain’s)
  • Rail Union Rejects Agreement on CTA Jobs Program for Ex-Offenders (Tribune)
  • 5 Suffer Non-Life-Threatening Injuries After Driver Crashes Into Barbershop, Flees (CBS)
  • Police Conducted a DUI Crackdown in the Chicago Lawn District Last Weekend (DNA)
  • After a Delay, Montrose Green TOD Project Is Back on Track (Crain’s)
  • Winter Biking Is on the Rise In Chicagoland (Tribune)
  • A Dog Day on the CTA: Red Line Rerouted Due to Canine on the Tracks (CBS)
  • Public Meeting on Proposed TOD at 3647 N. Southport Tonight 7 PM at Mercury Theater
  • Burke Gets a Temporary Reprieve From His Chilly Fate: “Bike the Ice” Moved Back to 1/27
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