Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, June 9

  • Op-Ed From Illinois PIRG: Don’t Repeat The Mistakes That Led to the Illiana Boondoggle (Tribune)
  • More Write-Ups of the Bloomingdale Trail‘s Inspiring Debut (Sun-TimesDNACurbed)
  • Another Pessimistic Article About the Bloomingdale Trail’s Crime Potential From the Tribune Company
  • Driver Who Fatally Struck 37-Year-Old Man Near Museum Campus Was Not Cited (Sun-Times)
  • No Citations After Driver Fatally Strikes 52-Year-Old Man in Evanston (Tribune)
  • CTA Bus in Fatal Crash Apparently Wasn’t Empty After All; Wrongful Death Suit Filed (Tribune)
  • The Former RedFlex CEO May Plead Guilty to Bribery This Summer (Sun-Times)
  • Reilly Orders Traffic Calming, Cams to Prevent Drag Racing on Lower Wacker (Sun-Times)
  • CTA Riders Annoyed That Station Elevators Near Sox Park Are Often Not in Service (DNA)
  • Blaie Kamin Digs the New Sections of the Chicago Riverwalk (Tribune)
  • From Mexican Folk Violin to Chinese Erhu, Get Ready for the Iron Heart CTA Busker Fest (DNA)
  • Pulling Back the Curtains on the History of the Puppet Bike (Chicago Mag)

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  • One quote from the 606-will-lead-to-crime story that is factually incorrect, however much the person quoted believes it:
    –on the other hand, as Knoerle opines, “Wherever you have more traffic, you have more crime.”

    Nope. Vibrant foot traffic tends to reduce crime, whereas having quiet side neighborhoods where nobody’s ever looking encourages it.

  • R.A. Stewart

    Nonsense. Everyone knows that only totally car-dependent, isolated neighborhoods where nobody ever goes further than their own yard on foot, preferably neighborhoods devoid of sidewalks and consisting solely of nearly identical McMansions, are really safe. Don’t confuse the issue with evidence.