Today’s Headlines

  • Metra Leaders: We Need to Invest in Rail, Not Just Roads (Crain’s)
  • Active Trans Supports Pedicabbers in Fight Against Loop Ban
  • 15 Injured After SUV Driver Crashes Into CTA Bus in Gage Park (Tribune)
  • 1 Dead, 3 Hurt in Crystal Lake Crash (Tribune)
  • Man Charged With DUI After Driving 118 in Southwest ‘Burbs (Expired Meter)
  • Trucker Hauling 25K Gallons of Beer Jackknifes Vehicle on the Ike (Tribune)
  • Applicant Steals College Counselor’s Car After Admissions Interview (Tribune)
  • A Day in the Life of a Divvy Rebalancer (Sun-Times)
  • Once Again, Konkol Scapegoats PBLs for Closure of His Favorite Eatery (DNA)
  • Check Out the Updated ‘L’ Coffee Map (Chicagoist)
  • The Chicago Transit Authority (Rock Band) Turns 45 (UCR)

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  • Anyone else find the Metra editorial pretty ridiculous considering they voted for the Illiana?

  • R.A. Stewart

    My exact thought.

  • Bizness as Uzual

    It is, but it could’ve been politics. Just speculation here obviously, but if they didn’t vote for it, the downstate “geniuses” were gonna stick it to the RTA right in the wallet.

  • Kevin M

    I would not call it “ridiculous”, but I do understand with your criticism in general.

    Does anyone know if the Illiana vote happened before or after Oberman joined the Metra board? Also, I don’t think Ciavarella likely had much–if any–say in the Illiana vote.

  • College Counselor, not Councilor. I am going to start charging for proofreading.

  • ohsweetnothing

    I’ll say it again. Those PBLs sure didn’t seem to affect customers from frequenting the Matchbox right next door.

  • Emanuel appointed Oberman to the Metra board about four weeks before the vote.


Today’s Headlines

Bicyclist Collapses, Dies After Being Struck by Driver in “Minor” Crash in Niles (Tribune) Missing Senior Found Near Near Crashed Car in West Chicago Ravine (Tribune) Chicago to Pay $2.4 Million to Man Struck by Drunk Worker in City Truck (Tribune, Sun-Times) Bloomingdale Trail Entry Park 567 Opens in Bucktown (DNA) CTA Bus Maintenance Manager […]

Today’s Headlines

Blue Line’s O’Hare Station Reopens a Week After Collision (Tribune, Sun-Times) CTA, Kelly Argue Over the Number of Hours O’Hare Crash Driver Worked (Tribune) Nodding Off Is a Much More Common Problem on the Road Than on the Rails (Tribune) Santa Cruz Hires Clifford, Saving IL Taxpayers More Than $200K in Severance (CBS) Police: Man […]

Today’s Headlines

Toddler Killed in CTA Bus Crash in South Shore (Tribune, Sun-Times) CTA Says It Has Doubled the Number of Vets on Staff Since 2010 (DNA) Some CTA Board Members Rarely, or Never, Ride the CTA (RedEye) Cab Driver Dies After Striking Median in Bronzeville (Tribune) Kamin: Despite Bike Gains, Chicago Still Has Low Mode Share, […]

Today’s Headlines

Durbin Pushes Metra to Install Safety System Sooner Rather Than Later (Tribune) IL-53 Expansion Even More Costly Than Anticipated (Sun-Times, Transitized) Zoning Committee Supports Plan to Narrow Sheffield for Wrigley Expansion (Tribune) The Story of the Last Blue Line Expansion Involves Murder and the Mob (Sun-Times) Motorist Dies After Striking Tree in Skokie (Tribune) Driver […]

Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, September 2

The New Northerly Island — Including a Sweet Bike Trail Loop — Opens Friday (Tribune) Deep Tunnel Project Completed After 40 Years, Will Address Flooding on South Side (Tribune) Emanuel Won’t Rule Out a New Tax on Ride-Sharing (RedEye) Police: Driver Killed After He Veered Into Oncoming Traffic, Striking CTA Bus (Tribune) Lisle Village Clerk […]

Today’s Headlines

Waguespack Warns of Blue Line Rehab Headaches (DNA) A Look at Obama’s Proposal for Transportation Infrastructure (MPC) Uber Claims It’s Serving Low-Income Neighborhoods, Taxi Association Is Skeptical (DNA) Woman Tries to Kill Herself & Son By Driving Into Vehicle, House (Tribune) Teen Seriously Injured in Metra Crash in Norwood Park (Tribune) Schaumburg School Superintendent Will […]