Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, May 20

  • An In-Depth Look at the Red-Purple Modernization Project (DNA)
  • How Much Farther Will Customers Have to Walk During the RPM Work? (DNA)
  • Man Dies After CTA Bus-Pedestrian Crash in Canaryville (Tribune)
  • Do IDOT’s Dynamic Message Signs Encourage People to Drive Safely? (Tribune)
  • FK Law Discusses Bike Crashes That Involve Brain Injuries
  • Delays for Commuters After Metra Electric Train Derails Downtown (Sun-Times)
  • 1st Public Meeting on Weber Spur Trail to Be Held Next Tuesday (Curbed)
  • CBS Catches Wind of the City’s First Curb-Protected Bike Lanes
  • Tales of the Bloomingdale Trail You Won’t Read in The 606 Brochures (Sun-Times)
  • Festivities Galore for the Trail’s June 6 Grand Opening (The 606)
  • Ride of Silence Taking Place Tonight, Gathering at Daley Plaza at 6 PM (Keating)

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  • duppie

    DNA linked to a nice video made by CTA of the Belmont bypass.
    The argument of opponents that it would be a enormous structure that doesn’t fit in Lakeview doesn’t hold true. The train seems to be rising as high as a four story building. Four story buildings are pretty common in Lakeview.

  • I saw that too. I was very impressed with the scale as well. Also my concerns about building removal were very much eased with the redevelopment potentials they illustrated.

    Track level here ->

    Street level here ->

  • The videos do a great job but the same time they illustrate the need for the CTA to get their redevelopment ducks in a row so we don’t get a repeat of the Brown Line’s empty lots. Not a deal-breaker by any means and with the project being so close to Wrigley Field I’m sure there will be plenty of buyers.

    That being said the 2017 start date is still super optimistic with the fanatical opposition, more time to find good developers I guess.

  • The duck they would need would be one that everyone opposed would love to have come to the neighborhood. I have no idea what would count as a hyper-desirable development for that area.


Today’s Headlines

After Improved Ventra Performance, CTA Almost Ready to Complete Switch (Tribune) Proposal for Uptown Entertainment District Includes Bike & Ped Improvements (DNA) Western Bridge Demolished for Bloomingdale Trail (Sun-Times, DNA, The 606) Poor Transit Funding Causes Maintenance Backlogs, Hinders Expansion (Tribune) Green Line Delayed after Man Found Dead on Tracks (Tribune) SUV Driver Dies in […]

Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, June 2

Businesses Brace Themselves for the Years-Long Closures of North Red Line Stations (DNA) South Side & Southland Commuters Frustrated by Lack of 24-Hour Pace Bus Service (Tribune) Police Seeking Driver Who Seriously Injured Cyclist in Bucktown and Fled (DNA) Inbound UP-Northwest Trains Delayed After Trucker Crashes Into Viaduct (Sun Times) Driver Collides With 2 Cars, […]

Today’s Headlines for Friday, November 13

Despite Opposition, Construction of N. Branch Trail Extension Slated for November 30 (DNA) Transit Agencies Announce Ventra App Will Launch Next Week (Tribune) Pace Fare Hike Only Applies to Those Who Don’t Use Ventra (CBS) 6 Weekend Express Trains in Each Direction Are Being Added to Rock Island Line (Sun-Times) Driver Crashes Into Oak Park Metra Station After […]

Today’s Headlines for Monday, November 2

Ald. Dowell: Lucas Museum Plan Doesn’t Adequately Address, Traffic, Parking, Ped Issues (DNA) Minor Red Line Derailment Near Granville on Halloween Spooks Riders (Tribune) Editorial: High-Interest Car Title Loans Exploit Financially Struggling People (Sun-Times) Hit-and-Run Driver Who Killed 86-Year-Old Pedestrian in Bensenville Faces Charges (Herald) 5th-Tallest Building in Chicago Would Have 506 Units, 598 Parking Spaces (DNA) […]

Today’s Headlines

The Tribune‘s Take on the Bloomingdale Trail’s Fabulous Opening Day — Read Ours Later Today The Reader Looks at Bloomingdale Trail Gentrification Issues Southlanders Also Celebrated the Debut of New Sections of the Cal-Sag Trail on Saturday (Tribune) The CTA Tattler Endorses the Belmont Flyover: “Let’s Make Sure It Looks Great” Elderly Couple Die in Single-Car […]

Today’s Headlines for Monday, May 18

LSNA Calls for Property Tax Controls to Help Keep The 606 From Displacing Residents (DNA) 294 Killed in Illinois Crashes So Far This Year, 15 More Than This Time  in 2014 (Tribune) CTA Contract Worker Electrocuted While Doing Work on Brown Line Tracks (Tribune) 2 Women Injured, 1 Critically, in Elgin Right-Angle Crash (Sun-Times) Activists Hold “Black Lives […]