Today’s Headlines for Thursday, December 3

  • Feds: John Bills Reached Out to Daley, Madigan to Steer Red Light Contract to RedFlex (Tribune)
  • Aurora Is Considering a 4-Cent Municipal Fuel Tax (Tribune)
  • 9 Injured When Driver Cuts Off CTA Bus in Little Village (Tribune)
  • Red Line Customer Hospitalized After Getting Leg Stuck Between Train & Platform (ABC)
  • What’s Your CTA Rider Personality Profile — Bus or Train? (RedEye)
  • What Highland Park Is Doing to Become a Bike-Friendly Community (Active Trans)
  • Mayor’s Bike Advisory Council Meeting Next Thursday 12/10 at City Hall (The Chainlink)
  • See You Tonight at the Streetsblog / Moxie Holiday Party — Please RSVP Here

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  • High_n_Dry

    Damn corrupt politicians – can we call for Madigan’s resignation? (Even though he is now useful at halting Rauner’s “pro-business” agenda.)

    The merits of the red light and speed cameras may never be recognized due to the unethical behavior of those involved in the bidding and implementation… and the unfortunate reality that everyone drives – and speeds.

  • David Henri

    How come there’s no report on the pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle in the loop area of Clark, Jackson and Dearborn yesterday (Wednesday) morning, between 7:00 am and 8:00 am? Eye witnesses were there, and reported she was lying in the street after being hit.

  • johnaustingreenfield

    There don’t seem to be any news reports about this — how did you hear about it? I can check in with the police. Thanks for the heads-up.

  • johnaustingreenfield

    The feds haven’t indicated that there was any wrongdoing by Madigan or Daley in this case, the Trib reported.

  • High_n_Dry

    Madigan is smart enough to not get caught. Sounds like unethical behavior,which isn’t a criminal offense but it creates a system where corruption is more likely to occur (four governors in prison, 30 alderman since 1970, etc.)

  • David Henri

    One of my co-workers witnessed it directly. I work in the federal building at Jackson and Clark. I was in the office when he came in and explained that he witnessed someone getting struck. He heard a loud thump, and saw a person lying in the street. The driver apparently stopped and didn’t take off. He was not sure if the pedestrian was in the crosswalk or not, as he was looking the other way when he heard the thump.

  • johnaustingreenfield

    Police News Affairs says they don’t have a record of the crash. It’s possible it didn’t involve serious injuries.

  • David Henri

    John, I’ve requested more information from the witness. I’ll let you know if I can find out anything more.