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”


    “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.”


Today’s Headlines

Lucas Museum Coming to Town; Soldier Field Parking Lot Will Go Underground (Tribune) Detached Brake Caliper Blamed for Last Week’s Orange Line Derailment (CBS) Kirk Dillard, a Republican Metra Commuter, May Be Next RTA Chairman (Tribune) Delivery Driver Was Dragged and Killed While Trying to Stop Carjacker (ABC) Finance Committee Approves $1.5 Million For Injured […]

Today’s Headlines for Thursday, August 11

CTA Plans $23M Rehab Illinois Medical District Blue Line Stop (Sun-Times) Kenwood Residents Want to Extend the #1 Bronzeville/Union Station Bus Route (HPH) Dorval Carter Optimistic City Council Will Approve Transit TIF (Tribune) Despite State Funding Snafu, Metra Could Still Get 21 New Rail Cars (Sun-Times) After 7th DUI Conviction, Oak Brook Doctor Sentenced to 6 […]

Today’s Headlines

6 Chicago Congressmen Push for Restoring the Full Transit Tax Benefit (Crain’s) Metra Investigating “Scary” Driving by Rock Island Engineers (Tribune, Sun-Times) Allegedly Drunk SUV Driver Kills Pedestrian at North and Kennedy (DNA) Rolling Meadows Woman Dies in Single-Car Crash (RedEye) Truck-Bus Collision Shuts Down Lanes of Ryan; No Serious Injuries (Tribune) RedEye Looks at […]

Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, June 17

Federal Judge Rules Against Illiana, Possibly Killing It — SBC’s Take on the News Later Today (Crain’s) Yellow Line Service Isn’t Returning Anytime Soon (Tribune) No Citations After Driver Fatally Strikes 5-Year-Old Girl in Hoffman Estates (Tribune) Hit-and-Run Driver Seriously Injures Woman in West-Suburban Montgomery (Sun-Times) New Aviation Chief Calls High-Speed Rail to O’Hare “Essential […]

Today’s Headlines

Ex-Metra CEO Alex Clifford Interested in Getting His Job Back (Sun-Times) City/Suburb Divide Keeps RTA Board From Setting Funding Estimates for Transit Agencies (Tribune) Seven Years Prison for Driver in Fatal Aurora Hit-and-Run (Tribune) Flood of Support For Bike-A-Bee’s Jana Kinsman After Logan Square Attack (DNA) Tips on What to Do If You Are Harassed […]

Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, March 1

CTA’s Prez Carter Discusses Bus & Rail Projects, Plans to Buy New Rail Cars (WBBM) Future of Lakeside Development Plan Uncertain After U.S. Steel & McCaffery Part Ways (DNA) No Charges After Driver Fatally Strikes 59-Year-Old Woman in Glendale Heights (Tribune) Senior Fatally Struck in Harwood Heights, 5 Blocks E. of Where Man Was Killed Days […]