Today’s Headlines for Thursday, August 27

  • MPC: Yellow Line Collapse Is a Reminder That IL Needs to Better Fund Transportation (Sun-Times)
  • CTA Gets $750K USDOT Grant to Train Ex-Offenders as Bus Mechanics (CBS)
  • Girl Who Was Born Prematurely After 2005 Metra Crash Gets $4.1 Million Settlement (Tribune)
  • Teen Jumps on Hood of Car to Smash It With Bat, Gets Injured After Driver Speeds Off (Tribune)
  • Bad News, Cyclists: The Cortland Bridge Is on Schedule to Reopen to Cars on November 1 (DNA)
  • Metra Is Testing New Seats With Higher Backs, Cupholders (Sun-Times)
  • Discovery of Long-Forgotten Cemetery Below Oak Park Avenue Puts Road Work on Hold (DNA)
  • Crew Tore Up Roseland Block a Year Ago & It Still Hasn’t Been Fixed (DNA)
  • Yorkville Police Receiving Complaints About Golf Carts on Streets & Bike Trails (Tribune)
  • Developer Tries to Cash in on The 606 With This, Ahem, Interesting New Mansion (Curbed)

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  • Dave
  • Fixed, thanks.

  • Kevin M

    Ever since June 6th, with the 606 opened, a cyclist could travel from West Logan Square to West Lincoln Park (Cortland & Clybourn) on an almost-entirely-car-free route, consisting of the 606 and car-free Cortland (with a short connection on car-streest between). In the words of the late Big Bill Broonsy, “It Was Just a Dream…”

  • Lisa Curcio

    Well, we’ll always have Paris . . .

  • JKM13

    Milwaukee nbound between Belmont and Addison is the same way.

    After crews tore up the street last summer, they did this horribly uneven concrete patch job, which I assumed was temporary until it was resurfaced. Over a year later, its in the same condition. Bad for cars, but unrideable as a cyclist (or dangerous if you try). Maybe that’s a feature, not a bug.