Today’s Headlines

  • Aldermen Fail to Force a Vote on Abolishing Traffic Cams (DNA)
  • Numbers Show Edgewater Cams Have Been Successful in Reducing Speeding (DNA)
  • Transit Officials Paint Bleak Picture of How Rauner Cuts Would Affect Service (Tribune)
  • Teen Killed in Train Crash While Walking Home From School in Cedar Lake (Tribune)
  • Two Injured in Semi-Truck Rollover in Long Grove (Sun-Times)
  • Just After Losing $26 Million Crash Case, Yellow Cab Files for Bankruptcy (Tribune)
  • Why the CTA’s Belmont Flyover Makes Sense (Steven Can Plan)
  • Profiles of Chicago Families Who Get Around by Bike (Chicago Bike Mom)
  • This Year’s PeopleForBikes Benefit Ride Will Go From Minneapolis to Chicago (BRAIN)

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  • Kevin M

    Hey, John, did “moving the site to a new server” cause the link to the comments to go away from the summary/top-level view of the site? (I noticed that, as of recently, the only way to find the “comments” link is to click on the article headline (to open the full article).) Or, was this a conscious decision–unrelated to the move to the new server?

  • ohsweetnothing

    This is purely anecdotal, but it does seem to me that the conventional wisdom about red light and speed cameras seems to be slowly shifting from “ban the money making conspiracy machines!” to “let’s keep/reform the program, but it’s worthwhile”.

    I find it heartening.

  • Mike C

    The link to the comments is now at the top of the article on the same line as the date and time of the article but on the far right.

  • Kevin M

    Thanks! I missed that.