Today’s Headlines

  • Driver Fatally Strikes 12-Year-Old Boy in Elgin (Tribune)
  • Man Who Killed Musician in Wrong-Way Crash on I-290 Charged With DUI (Sun-Times)
  • Hit-and-Run SUV Driver Seriously Injures Crossing Guard in West Pullman (ABC)
  • Uber Driver Charged With Kidnapping, Sexually Assaulting Passenger (DNA)
  • Motorist Falls Into Chicago River Following Crash on Congress Parkway Bridge (Tribune)
  • DUI Strike Force Patrols in Jefferson Park This Weekend (DNA)
  • City Gets 1,800 Applications for Shared-Cost Sidewalk Repair Program (DNA)
  • Outpouring of Support for Sick Girl After Her Nurse’s Car Was Trashed by Dibs Thugs (DNA)
  • Roll the Cold Winter Biking Challenge Is Doubling as a Fundraiser for Active Trans (RedEye)
  • Ordinance Against Valet Parking in Tow Zones Moves Forwards in Committee (Sun-Times)
  • A Hoosier Tries Out Divvy, Likes It (Elkhart Truth)
  • Ex-Postman Is on a Mission to Make Sure Chicago’s Street Signs Are Correct (Sun-Times)

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  • Fred

    I’ll never understand the practice of listing the victim’s profession. Does it really matter whether he was a musician, a librarian, or an aspiring chef? Is the death more tragic than if he had been an accountant?

  • Katja

    No, but it’s a way to humanize the victim. Society tends to identify people by their jobs. It’d be cool if it was something more personal, like whether or not you unlocked every Achievement in Skyrim or something, but that’s not what most people identify with right away.

  • That’s a lot of motorist stories…

  • BlueFairlane

    So … you’re no longer part of the Streestblog empire, so you’re going to start giving John a hard time like the rest of us?

  • hello

    Not really a local headline, but a great read for the community nonetheless. http://www.vox.com/2015/1/15/7551873/jaywalking-history

  • That’s not the case. I’m working on raising enough funding so that Steven can resume working part-time for Streetsblog Chicago. In the near future, Steven will also be weighing in on transportation issues via our social media. He was just pointing out that stories about bad behavior by motorists dominated the transportation news today.

  • Wewilliewinkleman

    Just give him your shovel… (wink, wink).

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