Today’s Headlines

  • Study Finds PBLs Have Increased Ridership, Not Crashes, in Chicago and Elsewhere (DNA)
  • Cyclist Killed in Forest Park Is 2nd Hit-and-Run Bike Fatality in 1 week (Tribune, Keating)
  • Fallen Cyclist Suai Xie Remembered as a Dedicated Caretaker of the Elderly (DNA)
  • CTA Postpones Blue Line Work Set for Same Weekend as Kennedy Construction (RedEye)
  • Many Crashes Occur During Seconds After Lights Change (FK Law)
  • Arlington Heights Is Working With CMAP to Create a New Pedestrian Plan (Herald)
  • People Spot Dropped From Plans for Irving-Austin Streetscape (DNA)
  • Loop Alliance Scraps Plan for Increased Services After Businesses Oppose Tax Hike (DNA)
  • A Writer Reflects on His Relationship With Divvy (RedEye)
  • Video: Riding the ‘L’ With Author Stuart Dybek (Chicago)

Get national headlines at Streetsblog USA

  • Dave

    There was (maybe) another hit-and-run last night which, unfortunately, will likely go unreported. As I was biking north on Milwaukee Ave just south of Division at around 11:30pm last night (right here: http://goo.gl/maps/ym11F), I noticed a man unnaturally slumped over in that driveway with his bike propped up against the fence. I looped back to check on him and noticed he was banged up, perhaps a broken arm. It took a bit of prodding to wake him up and when he did he said, in broken english, that he was hit by a car while riding his bike. I called for an ambulance but I left once they showed up so I don’t know if police ever got involved or whether he stuck to his story of a hit-and-run. He told me he works for Max’s Wine Dive (he was also wearing one of their hats and maybe their shirt, can’t remember). Middle aged hispanic guy.

  • Kevin M

    Nice work on helping this guy get the immediate attention he needed.

  • I called Police News Affairs about this, but they don’t have any record of the crash. Apparently, they’re not notified unless a crash results in more serious injuries.

ALSO ON STREETSBLOG

Today’s Headlines

|
Park District Begins Repairing Damage to the Lakefront Trail (RedEye) Mountain-Like Lucas Museum Design Proposal Includes New Pedestrian Bridge (Tribune) After Center Line-Crossing Driver Kills Cyclist, State Police Blame the Victim (Kevenides) Car Driver Dies After Rear-Ending Semi Along Tri-State Tollway (Tribune) 3-Year-Old Boy Is OK After Being Struck While Trick-or-Treating in Winnetka (CBS) Woman […]

Today’s Headlines

|
Transportation Officials Discuss Big Plans for Union Station (Sun-Times) Active Trans Shares a State Transportation Platform With Gubernatorial Candidates Ventra Records Used as Evidence to Charge Man With 3 Sexual Assaults on CTA (Fox) Private Company Offering Service from Chicago to Madison on Vintage Rail Cars (Travel Pulse) 7 Injured After CTA Bus Driver Crashes […]

Today’s Headlines

|
Supporters & Opponents Show Up for Belmont Flyover Open House (Sun-Times, RedEye) Director of Infrastructure Council Voices Support for Flyover (Tribune) Mundelein Cyclist Found Dead After Hit-and-Run Crash (CBS) Driver Charged With DUI After Passenger Dies in North Lawndale Crash (DNA) Map Shows Reported Bike Crashes Concentrated on North Side, Loop (Curbed) Illinois Cops Targeting […]

Today’s Headlines

|
Cop Who Allegedly Struck Cyclist While Drunk & Fled Acquitted of Felonies (DNA) 2 Dead, 1 Injured in Hoffman Estates Crash (Tribune) Head-on Collision in Antioch Kills 1, Injures 2 Hurt (Tribune) Woman Fleeing Domestic Dispute Crashes Van, Injuring Herself & 3 Others (DNA) Man Runs Over Girlfriend’s Leg With SUV During Dispute (DNA) Several […]

Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, April 21

|
Loop Link BRT Construction on Washington Starts Tomorrow (DNA) Sun-Times: Claypool May Become Emanuel’s Chief of Staff; Rauner Appoints 2 CTA Board Members Emanuel Scoffs at Idea of Approving “Right to Work” Zones in Exchange for CTA Funding (Capitol Fax) Plan Commission Approves TOD Towers at Max Gerber Site in Logan Square (Curbed) Trucker Who […]

Today’s Headlines

|
Alleged Bagman in Redflex Bribery Scandal Scheduled to Plead Guilty Today (Tribune) Plan to Boost Income for Cabbies Without Raising Fares Passes in Committee (Sun-Times) Reilly Proposes Crackdown on Valet Parking in Tow Zones (Sun-Times) Man Fleeing Police Crashes Car into CTA Bus & 5 Parked Cars in Brighton Park (Tribune) Yet Another “Crash-and-Grab” Burglary, […]