Today’s Headlines

  • CTA Construction to Eliminate Brown Line Slow Zones on Near North Side (DNA)
  • CDOT Stripes Buffered Lanes on South Halsted (DNA)
  • DuPage County Recommends John Zediker to Join Scandal-Plagued Metra Board (NBC)
  • Shaw: Metra Board Member Shouldn’t Have Donated to Preckwinkle Campaign (Sun-Times)
  • Driver Killed, Passenger Critically Injured in Long Grove Wreck (Tribune)
  • City Installing Stoplight at Broadway and Balmoral, Where Pedestrian Was Struck (DNA)
  • After Attacks on Sauganash Trail Residents March to “Take Back the Trail” (DNA)
  • Hyde Parkers Confused by Safe Passages Signs Since No Schools Have Closed There (DNA)
  • Ventra Users Kvetch About the New System on Twitter (RedEye)
  • Video: What Happens When You Don’t Respect Metra’s “Quiet Car” (Business Insider)

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  • Adam Herstein

    From the Sauganash Trail article:

    While lights along the trail aren’t being considered — the trail’s too pristine for that

    What does that even mean? How is the trail “too pristine”?

  • Anne A

    Considering how thoroughly trees and shrubs shade that trail, I’d think they would WANT some low-level lights along the trail.

  • Anne A

    I’ll bet that quiet car incident was on the UP-N. And the loudmouth is with the Board of Trade – how shocking! ;)

  • Train rage!

  • jen b

    have you ever used the trail? it really is beautiful and you don’t feel like you’re in the city for much of it – in fact we saw a beautiful buck last time we were up there a few weeks ago.
    that said, there’s also evidence of a lot of squatters where industrial buildings back up to the trails. it doesn’t need lights, it probably needs patrols (which, obviously, not in the CPD budget).

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