Today’s Headlines

  • CTA Calling Chicago Card Customers to Help With Transition to Ventra (RedEye, DNA)
  • Waguespack Whines About Speed Cameras, Higher Parking Fees (Sun-Times)
  • Editorial: Red Line Rehab Is a Transit Story With a Happy Ending (Tribune)
  • Driver Rear-Ends School Bus, Ten Students Suffer Minor Injuries (DNA)
  • Metra Electric Line Delayed Due to Wire Problem (Sun-Times)
  • Metra to Release Report on Monday’s Crash in Bartlett (Tribune)
  • So-Called South Lake Shore Drive Extension Opening at U.S. Steel Site (DNA)
  • Video: a History of Wacker Drive (WCIU)
  • Gallery: Faces of Ashland Bus Rapid Transit Supporters (Active Trans)

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  • Jakub Muszynski

    “You’re basically telling motorists, `You’re not welcome in the city of Chicago.’ It’s pretty onerous on drivers,” said Ald. Scott Waguespack.

    Let me clarify, Motorists that are seriously breaking the law.
    I totally agree alderman, I don’t want those kinds of drivers in this city.

    I might have to call you today alderman :D

  • Anonymous

    “I don’t know that I would call it nickel-and-diming as much as I would sparing them from the major taxes that can be the bane of every citizen’s existence”

    OR:

    “I don’t know that I would call it nickel-and-diming as much as I would sparing the city from having to actually address it’s massively bloated budget and do something about the mountain of graft, waste, and general inefficiency that goes on within the city’s jurisdiction.”

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