Today’s Headlines

  • IDOT: At Least 924 Illinois Traffic Fatalities Last Year, Down from 991 in 2013 (RedEye)
  • CDOT: Bike Fatalities Increased from 3 in 2013 to 8 in 2014; Our Records Show 4 in 2013 (RedEye)
  • Dump Truck Driver Kills 94-Year-Old Woman, Injures Another Person in Strip Mall Lot (CBS)
  • Woman Killed by Addison Stop, Where Neighbors Have Asked for Better Ped Acces (Tribune)
  • Motorist Killed Woman Who Had Spent 6 Months in Rehab Recovering From Bus Crash (DNA)
  • Driver Injured After Crashing Into Building in the West Ridge Neighborhood (DNA)
  • 9th Lawsuit Filed Over Last Spring’s Blue Line Derailment at O’Hare (Sun-Times)
  • Some Red and Green Trains Will Be Rerouted or Suspended During Weekend Work (DNA)
  • Metra Promotes Rail Safety With Seminars in Schools and Online (Tribune)
  • String of Cell Phone Thefts at the Wilson Red Line Stop (Tribune)
  • West Loop Parking Restrictions Have Led to $150K in Tickets (Reader)
  • Chicago Stolen Bike Registry Analysis of 2014 Bike Theft Trends (The Chainlink)

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  • David Altenburg

    Is there any evidence that those cyclists who were killed were also issued improper tickets from red light cameras? Because if there is, then maybe we can get the current crop of “progressive” mayoral candidates to give a shit about them.

  • BlueFairlane

    Maybe put the 30,000 kids affected by the closure of 61 schools on bikes, and the current mayor will give a shit about them. Or at least maybe he’ll give them an unplowed bike lane to their out-of-neighborhood school.

  • Ryan Lakes

    I’m suprised by Chicago’s approximately 1,500 annual cyclist injuries from bike-vehicle crashes.

  • That amount seems pretty normal to me. We don’t know how many cyclists are out there so you can’t determine if the rate of injury is going up, down, or staying the same. Let’s count bicyclists!

  • ohsweetnothing

    Non sequitur!?! I hardly know her!!