Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, April 19

  • After Backlash Against Proposal for VMT Tax, Cullerton Shelves the Idea (Tribune)
  • More Write-Ups of the Recent Protest of Logan Square TOD Projects (Lifted Voices, Truthout)
  • The Tribune Looks at the Reasons Why Divvy Has a Strong Safety Record
  • Kamin: Moving Lucas Museum to McCormick East Site Would Still Be Problematic (Tribune)
  • Documenting the Homeless Encampments of Chicago’s Viaducts and Riverfront (Tribune)
  • Merchants Worry That Work to Widen Suburban Retail Street Will Hurt Business (Herald)
  • Despite Shrinking Taxi Industry, Local Cab Insurance Company Is Still Doing Well (Crain’s)
  • Comrade Cycles Rated One of the Top Six Bike Shops in the Country (Inside Hook)
  • Chicago’s First Licensed Food Cart Hits the Streets in South Loop (DNA)
  • Letter: The PA System at the Wheaton Metra Station Is Too Darn Loud (Herald)
  • Active Trans Hosts “Stories on the Move” 7 p.m. Tonight at Township

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  • Chicagoan

    Regarding Mr. Kamin’s article, I’m trying to decide how I would feel about Mayor Emanuel’s proposal if I ran Friends of the Parks.

    They’ve been presented the option to have the Lakeside Center torn down, which has an architecturally-significant roof (FLW and Mies-inspired), but is still an albatross pure and simple. In turn, they’d receive Mr. Yansong’s design, which has a lot of green space and a reasonable scale.

    Though, they could also oppose Mayor Emanuel’s plan, hope the Lakeside Center is torn down anyway (Like Mr. Kamin has rallied for) and force Mr. Lucas to consider a less greed-y site.

  • david vartanoff

    merchants worry… continuously and about every change. In SFstreetsblog on transit only lanes ona major commercial strip–“…the barber, said his clients are frustrated by the lack of parking. “They will think twice about coming next time,” he added, before continuing to cut his customer’s hair. However, when the customer was asked how he got to the shop, he shrugged and said “I took the bus.” “