Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, September 14

  • Girl, 11, Critically Injured on Sidewalk by Driver Fleeing Previous Crash Scene (Tribune)
  • Driver Gets 26 Years for DUI Crash That Killed 2 Young Children (Sun-Times)
  • What Can Be Done to Prevent Train Track Suicides? (CTJ)
  • Falling Concrete From Union Station Ceiling Injures Metra Commuter (Sun-Times)
  • More Details on the Plan to Build the Bike Bridge That Berny Stone Blocked (Tribune)
  • Zero Backlash Against the Stone Bridge at Last Night’s Community Meeting (Chainlink)
  • Why Chicago-Area McMansions Are Becoming Hard to Sell (Curbed)
  • The 606 Is a Popular Route for Walking & Biking to School (Active Trans)
  • CDOT Is Making a Video to Help Address the Argyle Learning Curve (DNA)
  • Police: Teens Ride Metra to Deerfield, Steal Bikes, Take Them Home on Trail (CBS)
  • Activate Alley Party Tomorrow 5 PM at 100 W. Monroe (Loop Alliance)
  • CMAP Hosts a Forum on the Question “Have We Reached Peaked Driving” on 9/22

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  • JacobEPeters

    1st link is not working for me, is anyone else having this issue?

  • johnaustingreenfield

    Fixed, thanks.

  • planetshwoop

    The Stone Bridge will be a huge connection that is sorely needed The Lincoln crossing at the Bridge is incredibly dangerous. The sidewalk is very narrow and has streetlights on the bridge. The unofficial route — Kedzie — is pretty rough as the traffic moves quite quickly.

    Given the bridge connects a lot of neighborhoods with the retail, I think it could pay for itself over time.

    (And I remember Berny sitting across from us saying it was a safety issue and it wouldn’t be built. It seems like some of the blockage was due to the housing project he built mid-block.)


Today’s Headlines

More Coverage of IDOT’s Bike-Blocking (HuffPo, Chicagoist, Expired Meter) Driver Sought in Hit-and-Run of Delivery Cyclist; Injury Fund Established  (Keating, Kevenides) Two Killed After SUV Falls From Bridge in Lyons; Intoxicated Driver Found Walking Nearby (Tribune) Man Struck, Dragged by Car in East Chatam; Driver Speeds Off (Tribune, Sun-Times) Three Police Officers Hurt in Crash […]

Today’s Headlines

Emanuel: Red Line Rehab Is “On Time and On Budget” (RedEye, Tattler) Kimball Brown Line Station to Close for Ten Days Starting July 12 (DNA) Metra Chairman to Explain CEO Clifford’s Golden Parachute to Board (Sun-Times) Plainfield Adds Pedestrian Upgrades to DuPage River Bridge (Tribune) Man Killed in Crash While Fleeing Police in North Austin […]

Today’s Headlines

Metra May Join Ventra Soon (DNA) Hilkevitch Eats His Words on Divvy (Tribune) Divvy Stat Junkies, Feast Your Eyes on This (Tribune) Governor Signs Statewide Ban of Cell Phone Use While Driving (Tribune) SUV Driver Killed in Crash on Kennedy in Bucktown (Tribune) Pickup Truck Driver Killed in New Lenox Rollover Crash (Tribune) Off-Duty Chicago […]

Today’s Headlines

How’s the Red Shutdown Working Out? (Tribune, Sun-Times, RedEye, NBC, DNA) Wells Bridge Problems Caused Delays on Brown Line Yesterday (Tribune) 19th Ward Ald. O’Shea, Who Didn’t Want Bike Lanes, Now Wants Bike-Share (Patch) Some Metra Cops Make More in Overtime Than Regular Pay (Sun-Times) 1 Dead, 4 Badly Injured in Washington Heights Collision (Tribune) […]

Today’s Headlines for Thursday, August 27

MPC: Yellow Line Collapse Is a Reminder That IL Needs to Better Fund Transportation (Sun-Times) CTA Gets $750K USDOT Grant to Train Ex-Offenders as Bus Mechanics (CBS) Girl Who Was Born Prematurely After 2005 Metra Crash Gets $4.1 Million Settlement (Tribune) Teen Jumps on Hood of Car to Smash It With Bat, Gets Injured After Driver Speeds […]

Today’s Headlines

CTA Service Over Wells Bridge to Temporarily Resume Next Week (Tattler) Metra Train Kills Pedestrian in Westmont (Hinsdale Patch) Family Sues Driver for Wrongful Death After Fatal Elgin-O’Hare Crash (Tribune) Cab Strikes Man and Woman in the Loop (DNA) Some Metra Board Members Are Against Selling Naming Rights For Stations (Tribune) Cabbie Racks Up $14,000 […]