Today’s Headlines for Monday, April 18

  • Divvy Offering Free Rides on Friday in Honor of Earth Day (DNA)
  • Bickerdike Staffers Discuss Affordability Issues in the Wake of The 606 Opening (Streetswise)
  • LED: Sound System? City Will Use P3 to Switch Street Lamps to Brighter LEDs (Sun-Times)
  • FOP Open to New Proposed Location for Lucas Museum on McCormick East Site (Sun-Times)
  • …But That Plan May Be “Impractical, Illegal & Controversial” (Crain’s)
  • Longmeadow Parkway Opponents Say Elected Officials Are Ignoring Them (Herald)
  • Development at 171 N. Green, 3 Minutes From ‘L’, Would Have 322 Units, 250 Spaces (Curbed)
  • Plan for Mixed-Use Development Near Geneva Metra Stop Nixed (Herald)
  • The Growth of S. Side’s Chinese-American Population Has Flown Under the Radar (Hertz)
  • S. Chicago Velodrome Survives Another Month, Looks for Path to Sustainability (DNA)
  • Ald. Reilly Plans Crackdown on “Bucket Boys” Street Drummers (DNA)

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  • Typo watch: I think you meant “Near Geneva Metra,” not “Never Geneva”.

  • johnaustingreenfield

    Thanks. It’s ironic that I wrote “Never Geneva,” since I’ve had a great time in both Geneva, IL (Stockholm’s transit-friendly, Swedish-themed brewpub) and Geneva, Switzerland (fun quasi-legal night scene based around rent-free “squats.”) As far as I’m concerned, “Always Geneva!”

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