Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, August 9

  • Hundreds Fill Downtown Streets to Protest Police Killing of Paul O’Neal (DNA)
  • Could a Red Crosswalk Beacon Have Prevented Recent Mt. Prospect bike Death? (Herald)
  • 35th Street Pedestrian Bridge Is Nearly Completed & It’s Easy on the Eyes (DNA)
  • CDOT Will Strip Parking on Milwaukee in Irving Park to Accommodate Bike Lanes (DNA)
  • Chinatown Considers Creating a New SSA to Help Improve the Business District (Gazette)
  • City Asks Pokemon Go to Remove Stop After Players Trample Dunes in Loyala Park (DNA)
  • Arboretum, Which Once Banned Bikes, Hosts “Bikes, Branches & Bites” on 8/13 (Tribune)

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  • Anne A

    I’m really looking forward to the opening of the new 35th St. bridge over LSD. It will be a welcome connection from the 35th St. train stations (CTA red line, Metra Rock Island and CTA green line) to the lakefront.

  • Pat

    Hope its open before the White Sox season is over!

  • Kevin M

    I saw the Sox play last Sunday. Their season is already over.

  • Anne A


  • Chicagoan

    I’d love to see Chinatown get an SSA.

  • The DNA article on the LSD suspension bridges suggests that it is only number 2. I consider the Damen Bridge on the north branch to be a suspension bridge.

  • what_eva

    It’s nitpicky, but architects only call a bridge suspended by towers a suspension bridge. The Damen one is called a through arch bridge. One of the most famous examples of a through arch is the Sydney Harbor bridge.