Today’s Headlines

  • Cuts in Pre-Tax Benefits Program Will Hurt Local Transit Riders (Tribune)
  • Woman Dies After Falling From Unplowed Riverwalk Into Icy River (Tribune)
  • Drunk Driver Who Killed 2 and Fled Scene Gets 10 Years Prison (Sun-Times)
  • Boeing Donates $50K to the Bloomingdale Trail (DNA)
  • WTTW Talks With a CTA Cleaner Who Will Lose Job When Ex-Offender Program Ends
  • Reilly Proposes $1,000 Fine for Loud Motorcycles (DNA)
  • An Open Letter to Alderman Cardenas About His Anti-BRT Stance (City Notes)
  • Is It Fair for CTA to Use New Starts Money for North Red Line? (Streetsblog Capitol Hill)
  • Mundelein Wants to build Pedestrian Bridge for Better Metra Access (Tribune)
  • Active Trans Deputy Director Wins Award for Promoting Kids’ Health
  • Snow Is Mother Nature’s Traffic Calming (Transitized)
  • Sweet Accessibility‘s Approach to Redesigning Public Space Is Far From Gingerly

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  • roll_n_stops

    Your headline about the woman who who fell into the river and died says the riverwalk was “unplowed” and suggests that contributed to her falling. However, I don’t see anything in the linked Trib article stating that the riverwalk was unplowed, just that it was “icy and snowy.” Am I missing something?

  • The video that accompanies the story shows that the riverwalk was covered with snow.

  • hello

    I agree RNS.

    Sad either way.

  • Fred

    “The woman apparently fell into the water while she was throwing snowballs, according to a law enforcement source.”

    If they had plowed the snow, she wouldn’t have been able to throw snowballs and therefore wouldn’t have fallen into the river.

  • BlueFairlane

    I strongly doubt the lack of plowing–which you’d expect at 4 a.m. the morning after late-night snowfall–contributed to that particular individual going in the river.

  • According to reader, the riverwalk was never cleared after the previous snowfall.

  • BlueFairlane

    Which doesn’t really matter, as it snowed Sunday night. Even had it been cleared, snow would have been there.

    And there’s also the fact that you have to go to some effort to get to a point where you can fall in the river down there. Much of it is separated by a rail. What doesn’t have a rail is several feet off the walkway.

  • Fred

    I don’t think anyone is debating the presence of snow, just its role in this woman’s death. Just because it was there does not mean it was a cause or even contributing factor in the incident.