Today’s Headlines

  • Rauner Lifts Spending Freeze on Tollway Construction; Illiana Still on Hold (Crain’s)
  • Emanuel Wants to Use TIF Money to Fix Blue Line’s Grand and Jeff Park Stops (RedEye)
  • Beale and Tunney Propose Requiring Council Approval for New Red Light Cams (DNA)
  • Reboyras Proposes Letting Kids & Seniors Legally Bike on Sidewalks. Kids Already Can. (Sun-Times)
  • Development at The 606’s Milwaukee Trailhead Would have 128 Units, Aldi (DNA)
  • Man Dies After Crashing His Car Into a Tree in North Lawndale (CBS)
  • Rauner Involved in Loop Car Crash, Escapes Unscathed (Tribune)
  • Chair of RTA: Recent Leaks Are a Reminder That It’s Time to Modernize Union Station (Tribune)
  • After Recent Robbery on Purple Line, Evanston Police Increasing Presence at Stations (NBC)
  • Free Breakfast of Champions — Cheesecake — at Winter Bike to Work Day this Friday (DNA)
  • The Pedway Pub Crawl, Hosted by Moxie & Active Trans Next Thursday, Will Benefit SBC
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  • cjlane

    “Reboyras Proposes Letting Kids & Seniors Legally Bike on Sidewalks”

    What a dope.

  • FYI: Ald. Colon is holding a meeting to discuss a zoning change pursuant to a new development at 3850 Montrose that looks like it might be car-lite residential?

    130 units, 41 parking spaces, no idea yet how much of that is retail/offices/residential. Meeting is 27 Jan.

  • cjlane

    From Everyblock:

    “Changes coming to Montrose Avenue! A development is proposed for 3850 W. Montrose, currently the site of Crafty Beaver. Bethany Retirement Community, a supportive living facility for seniors. This would be a five-story development featuring 130 units (110 studios and 20 one-bedroom units) as well as two outdoor patios, dining and resident-activity areas, and a green-roof garden. (Bethany would be relocating its existing facility in South Andersonville.)”

    That seems about the typical amount of parking for that sort of facility.

  • Yeah, that info became available later. And here I got my hopes up. :-> (the NIMBYs are still screaming about PAAARKING, despite the fact that for three blocks in almost any direction the only un-permitted parking is either on Montrose itself or on my block)