Today’s Headlines

  • CTA Fires Train Driver From O’Hare Crash (Tribune, NBC)
  • City Announces Plans for 20 Miles of Bike Lanes This Year (Tribune, Sun-Times, DNA)
  • Transit Future” Proposal for Rail Expansion Is on the Right Track (Atlantic Cities)
  • Editorial: Transit Taskforce’s Call to Consolidate Boards Is on Point (Tribune)
  • Rahm Announces Plans to Repave 13 More Miles of Arterials (DNA)
  • Pawar Unhappy With Cubs’ Remote Lot Plan (Tribune)
  • Water Department Will Tear Up Kedzie From North to Armitage (DNA)
  • Man Dies After Driving Car Into Algonquin Retention Pond (Tribune)
  • Rogers Parkers Discuss Proposal for a North-South Greenway (DNA)
  • Opinion: It’s Time to Get Bike Access on the South Shore Line (
  • Dottie Goes to Work on a Divvy (LGRAB)
  • Bill Murray Wears CTA Tie on Letterman (RedEye)

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  • Christopher Murphy

    Another announcement on bike lanes and again I am underwhelmed. Again they are improving infrastructure where it is convenient not where it is needed.

  • No Ur Fax

    Pawar and the Cubs lot complainers are really whining and stretching on this one. The area is already a parking lot, so it is being used for what is intended.

    The streets are public and open to everyone. If they don’t like it, then move.

  • ohsweetnothing

    Great news re: Kedzie. They put buffered lanes down last summer (?), but as chopped up as that stretch has become, a fresh start will serve everyone better.

  • I highlighted a couple of the gems in the bike lane announcement.

  • anon

    One more to add to the headlines: the woman driving a car who went on a hit and run terror spree in Evanston & Skokie, hitting multiple vehicles and hitting and nearly killing a cyclist.

  • what_eva

    just hope they actually repave the whole thing. Southport south of Belmont had water main replacement 2 years ago. They only repaved half the street. So, that half is beautiful, smooth, new paint for the bike lane, etc. The other half is horrific, rough, some horrible potholes until last week, and the bike lane paint is pretty much gone.

  • ohsweetnothing

    Yeesh. Kedzie is seperated by a mini-boulevard (parkway??), so hopefully that means they have to tear up and replace each side. Fingers crossed.

  • what_eva

    oh yeah, I forgot about the median between Palmer and North. My guess is the water main is on one side and they’ll only repave that one side, but I could be wrong.


Today’s Headlines

After Improved Ventra Performance, CTA Almost Ready to Complete Switch (Tribune) Proposal for Uptown Entertainment District Includes Bike & Ped Improvements (DNA) Western Bridge Demolished for Bloomingdale Trail (Sun-Times, DNA, The 606) Poor Transit Funding Causes Maintenance Backlogs, Hinders Expansion (Tribune) Green Line Delayed after Man Found Dead on Tracks (Tribune) SUV Driver Dies in […]

Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, June 24

Witnesses: Man Was Riding Bike on Blue Line Tracks Before He Was Electrocuted (Tribune) 1 Killed, 2 Injured in Crash in Hubbard’s Cave on the Kennedy Expressway (Tribune) Toddler Injured by Driver in Hoffman Estates, Days After Young Girl Was Fatally Struck (Sun-Times) Mundelein Trustee Refuses to Step Down After DUI Charges, Pressure From Mayor (Tribune) […]

Today’s Headlines for Friday, November 11

CTA Hopes to Get Council to Approve Transit TIF Before Trump Takes Over (Tribune) Active Trans Releases Chicago River Trail Plan, Including a Cool Image of 606 Extension Man Who Blew Red, Killing Another Driver, Charged With Homicide (Sun-Times) Ex-RedFlex CEO Karen Finley Gets 21/2 Years for Chicago Bribery Scheme (Tribune) Metra Expected to Approve Third Fare […]

Today’s Headlines

After Crash, NTSB Considers Emergency Recommendations to the CTA (Tribune) Passenger Files First Lawsuit After Blue Line Wreck (Sun-Times) City Plans to Bring 4-G Wireless to 12 Miles of Chicago Subway (DNA) Former CTA Manager John Plante Tapped for Metra Board (Sun-Times) Walgreens Plans to Install Ventra Machines in the Coming Weeks (RedEye) Emanuel: Red […]

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 Monday, October 19

CTA Yellow Line Service Will Return on 10/30, Inspiring Countless Halloween Costumes (Tribune) Local Leaders & Amtrak Announce Plans for the Union Station Rehab (Crain’s) New CMAQ Grants Include $125 Million for CTA’s Red-Purple Modernization Project (CMAP) City Drops Plan to Close Jeff Park Street, Which Had Only a Modest Number of Crashes (DNA) Editorial: If […]