Today’s Headlines

  • Study: 1 in 4 Drivers Was Using Phone Before Crash (Tribune)
  • Officer in Unmarked Car Fatally Strikes Driver, 66, in Roseland (CBS)
  • Police Release Image of Vehicle From Fatal Chicago Lawn Crash (Tribune)
  • Judge OKs Lawsuit Alleging Police Code of Silence Led to Fatal DUI Crash (Tribune)
  • Quigley Vows to Keep Federal Money Flowing for Bike, Transit Projects (DNA)
  • Chicago Adds New 311 Code to Report Blocked Bike Lanes (Active Trans)
  • Burnett Wants to Remove Planters on Madison to Make Room for Turn Lanes (DNA)
  • Bad Idea: Police Will Patrol the Bloomingdale Trail on ATVs (DNA)
  • Beer Company Offers $10 Towards Uber Rides Home From Sox, Cubs Openers (DNA)
  • Mom-and-Pop Cafe at Evanston’s Central Metra Stop Is Fighting to Renew Its Lease (CBS)
  • April Events on the Lakefront Trail (Active Trans)

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  • Anne A

    ATVs on the Bloomingdale Trail? Maybe late at night that might make sense. During most hours of the day, the combination of crowded, slow conditions and exhaust fumes affecting people on the trail should make that a non-starter. Wouldn’t foot patrol and bike patrol make a LOT more sense during most hours of the day?

    Having a regular police presence isn’t a bad idea, but they should be deployed in a way that makes sense for the location.

  • planetshwoop

    Are the planters wide enough to allow for a streetcar? Like if we took them out and ran a streetcar down Madison to United Center from Metra.

    Crazy talk, I know. Streecars would slow down traffic.

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