Today’s Headlines

  • Car Driver Strikes Teen in Chinatown, Critically Injuring Her (DNA)
  • Colón Found Not Guilty; ASA Argued “Evidence is Overwhelming” He Was Driving Drunk (DNA)
  • Metra Outlines Strategy to Avoid a Repeat of 2014 Chiberia Snafus (Tribune)
  • Some Minor Train Delays After Last Night’s Snow and Cold  (Sun-Times)
  • Emanuel’s PAC Is Claiming Waguespack Voted Against Pothole Repair Funding (Crain’s)
  • Video: Courage Campaign Channels Aretha to Fight Sexual Harassment on CTA (Tattler)
  • Shared Cost Sidewalk Program Will Begin Accepting Applications on January 13 (DNA)
  • Crain’s Op-Ed on Making Navy Pier More Equitable Include South Side Ferry Proposal
  • Designers Weigh in on the New Lit-Up Signs Outside Wicker Park Damen Stop (RedEye)

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  • Kevin M

    I don’t understand why Rey Colon wasn’t given a breathalyzer test, or why there’s no mention of this in the article. I thought that was pretty much standard operating procedure when a driver is suspected of DUI.

  • From the DNA article: “He still faces more than six months of his driver’s license being suspended for a year for refusing to take a breath test.”

  • Kevin M

    Ah, thanks, I missed that (obviously).

  • Anne A

    I like the new lighted signs at CTA stations. Making station entrances more obvious is helpful when one is being dropped off by a driver who is unfamliiar with the location, or when one is riding a bike to an unfamiliar station. I find the design clean, simple and straightforward and don’t get why folks are complaining about it.

  • Anne A

    I hope that the teen cyclist hit in Chinatown is able to make a good recovery.

  • I haven’t read or heard any reports that the victim was on a bike. Have you heard anything about this?

  • Anne A

    Oops! No, I haven’t heard anything more specific. Just made a too-quick scan of the article.