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, Arts & Crafts Store in North Riverside (NBC)
  • County Health Department, Active Trans Provide Free Complete Streets Technical Advice to ‘Burbs
  • Loop Link BRT Could Help Fuel Downtown Renaissance (Chicago Advocate)
  • Take a Bike Ride Down Car-Free Cortland to Check Out the Demolition of the Finkl Plant (DNA)
  • Rash of Manhole Cover Thefts Along Longan Boulevard (DNA)
  • Taste of Wheaton Food Fest Offering Valet Bike Parking This Saturday (Tribune)
  • Full Schedule of Opening Weekend Events for the Bl0omingdale Trail (606)

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  • Anne A

    Closing all those red line stations at the same time for 4 years? Yikes! If I owned a transit-adjacent business in that area I’d be worried, too. I hope they’re able to last.

  • Anne A

    Folks should know about Blue Island Open Streets, happening this Sunday 6/7 NOON to 3 pm on Greenwood Ave (parallel to Western, slightly to the west) from 123rd to 127th. It’s a beautiful place to ride a bike!
    https://www.facebook.com/blueislandillinois/photos/a.217596551782643.1073741832.213735392168759/376435689232061/?type=1&fref=nf&pnref=story

  • J.B.

    There are two phases, so it won’t be all the stations for the full 4 years. It’s also hopefully “only” going to take 18 months per phase, but they’re saying 18-24.

    It’d be sad if the community suffers a mass exodus of the numerous local businesses along the route due to the closures. I definitely hope they make it through, too.