Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, April 28

  • NTSB Meeting Today on Cause of 2014 Escalator Crash at O’Hare Blue Line Stop (Sun-Times)
  • Activists Hope New CTA Chief Could Mean Return of 31st, Lincoln Bus Lines (DNA)
  • Workers Remove Concrete Bridge West of Wilson Red Line Stop (Uptown Update)
  • Englewood Fitness Center Owner Applauds Divvy’s Expansion to the Neighborhood (DNA)
  • Motorcyclist Strikes Pedestrian in Plainfield, Killing Them Both (Tribune)
  • Driver Charged With Aggravated DUI in 2013 Crash That Killed 3-Year-Old Boy (Tribune)
  • Man Is Suing the City After a Police Officer Ran Over His Leg Last Year (Sun-Times)
  • Highland Park Signs on to Be the First Family-Friendly Bikeways Community (Active Trans)
  • Pritzker’s “Mistake by the Lake” Parking Garage Is Almost Finished (Curbed)
  • Uber Drivers Are Now Delivering Lunch Downtown (DNA)
  • Leashed Dogs Will Be Allowed on the Bloomingdale Trail (RedEye)
  • …And Small Pets Can Now Ride Amtrak to Carbondale (Chicagoist)

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  • Anne A

    And in other news….the transit disruption on State St. is in its second day due to terra cotta blocks falling from a neglected building at the southwest corner of State & Adams. Building inspectors were going over that building and its equally neglected neighbor to the south. It looks like some work is being done to stabilize the façade.

    All bus routes that use State St near Adams are likely to be affected due to greatly increased traffic congestion. Southbound traffic is being detoured west (to Clark or beyond). Traffic aides are on duty at State & Adams and several nearby intersections.

  • Matt F

    Man that toddler/DUI article is sad. “Erick Ochoa, 24, was driving a car in the 3900 block of West 47th Street about 10:20 p.m. July 20, 2013, when he struck the 3-year-old who ran into the street from between two parked cars, according to a statement from the Chicago Police Department”

    If you believe the police statement it’s really two parties at fault. Who knows if the child would’ve been hit had Ochoa not been drunk/on drugs. No one wants to hit a 3-year old, but can we really control who runs between parked cars?


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