Today’s Headlines for Thursday, February 9

  • Emanuel Will Announce New Lake/Damen Green Stop, Near United Center, Today (Crain’s)
  • Park District Approves $1.7M Design Contract for Lakefront Trail Separation (Tribune)
  • Renderings Released of Proposal to Straighten LSD S-Curve, Add 70 Acres of Parkland (DNA)
  • Bolingbrook Trustee Who Drove With Twice the Legal BAC Gets Supervision (Tribune)
  • Police Chase in Elmwood Park Ends in Car Crash (CBS)
  • Will Spanish Developer Really Follow Through With Plan for South Works Site? (Tribune)
  • Adding Artistic Lights Under Lake ‘L’ Tracks Could Improve Safety, Beautify the Street (DNA)
  • Go to the Auto Show If You Must, But Please Don’t Drive There (Tribune)
  • 48th Ward Launches Bike/Ped Taskforce 10 AM Saturday at Broadway Armory (DNA)

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  • Courtney

    Awesome that there will be a new L stop next to United. I was just recently riding the Pink Line and lamenting that there wasn’t a transit stop closer to United. Hopefully this can also spur some housing development that can replace some of the parking lots.

  • planetshwoop

    Instead of building some massive reworking of the site to get the additional beachfront, wny not put Lakeshore Drive on a road diet and build transit infrastructure instead? Or shoot, don’t build anything, and make it a bus/bikeway?

    Reworking the beaches means they’ll be closed for a long time, and the traffic from infill, unless done by ship, will be monumental.

    Easier solution is to treat Lake Shore Drive like a street, not a highway, and slim it down. Lots and lots of situations where citys have been transformed by such projects. Here’s one list:

  • Anne A

    This is LONG overdue. If it helps to spur replacement of some parking lots with housing and businesses, that would be a double plus.

  • Chicagoan

    The Green Line station at Damen is great news, I think it’s only a matter of time before Western gets a station as well.

    Now, they just need to build a Pink Line station at Madison and the United Center will be served by three different lines!

  • Fred

    Next up: bury LSD through Grant Park!


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