Today’s Headlines for Friday, February 19

  • Inexplicable: No Charges for Hit-and-Run Driver Who Killed Woman on Golf Road (Tribune)
  • Driver Crashes Into Roselle Pizzeria, Killing a 53-Year-Old Man Inside (Sun-Times)
  • Homicide Trial Starts for Drunk Driver Who Killed Man Who Tried to Stop Him (Tribune)
  • Will Plan to Help Low-Income Nabes Via Downtown Density Bonuses Lead to Less TOD? (Crain’s)
  • $1.25M Federal Grant Awarded for 95th St. Railroad Grade Separation Design (Dick Durbin)
  • How to Lobby Your Alderman for Walking & Biking Infrastructure (Active Trans)
  • Howard Learner: Chicago Should Take Steps to Encourage Electric Vehicle Use (Tribune)
  • Fire on BNSF Tracks in Hinsdale Halts Trains, Blocks Intersection (Tribune)
  • Ricketts Says European Town Squares Are the Inspiration for His Wrigley Plaza Plan (Sun-Times)
  • Broad Lawns, Narrow Minds & Blue Bikes: Oak Park Purchasing 13 Divvy Stations (Tribune)
  • 93-Year-Old Evanston Resident Discusses His Career as a Pullman Porter (Tribune)
  • Pace Is Holding 5 Public Hearing in the ‘Burbs this Month (Herald)

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  • Anne A

    Grade separation at 95th & Eggleston can’t happen soon enough. I lost count long ago of the number of times I’ve had to wait or detour due to extended blockages.

    At times I’ve seen all-day blockages due to stopped trains, forcing many CTA and Pace buses to detour, usually to 87th or 103rd and back to 95th at Halsted. Due to extensive interruptions to the street grid in this area, detours are not quick and easy even by bike or private car.

    The only downside I see to this grade separation is that it would be a likely addition to the list of perpetual flood spots on the far south side, along with the grade separations at 95th & Stony Island and 95th & Cottage Grove.

  • ohsweetnothing

    John, I don’t think I get how the downtown density bonuses could lead to less TOD. Or at least I didn’t see that angle explained in the Crain’s article. Am I missing something and/or could you expand? Thanks!

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