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.


Today’s Headlines for Friday, May 22

New Petition From Active Trans Urges Lawmakers Not to Pass “Roads-Only” Capital Bill Bike Police Try to Pull Over Stop Sign-Running Driver Who Then Hit a Bike and Kept Driving (DNA) Active Trans Launches Petition Asking NICTD to Allow Bike Trail to Cross South Shore Tracks State-to-Clark Portion of Riverwalk Opening Today With Bike, Kayak […]

Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, October 18

Active Trans Releases Chicago River Trail Action Plan 100s of Women Form Human Chain Around Trump Tower to Protest Its Owner (DNA) Dashcam Video Shows Deadly High-Speed Police Chase, Crash (CBS) WBEZ Talks With State Rep, Residents About Crosswalk Dangers “Chicago Fire” Staged a Commercial Vehicle / Bike Crash on Michigan Ave. (DNA) RedEye Looks […]

Today’s Headlines

Orseno: Metra Fare Increases a Possibility for Next Year (Sun-Times) Driver Fatally Strikes Cyclist in Garfield Ridge (DNA) 2 Men Held on $1 Million Bail Each After Police Chase Ends in Fatal Crash (Sun-Times) After Neighbor’s Death, Residents Want Speed Cam by Goethe School (DNA) CPS Safe Passages Program Is Expanding (Sun-Times) Don’t Let Opponents […]

Today’s Headlines

More Coverage of the North Side BRT Hearing (DNA) Study: Illinois Cops Ignore Most Speeding Violations (Tribune) Driver Killed in West Englewood Crash (Tribune) CPD Will Be Doing Extra DUI Enforcement on LSD Saturday Night (RedEye) $16 Million Quincy Rehab Will Be Bankrolled Entirely With TIF Dollars (DNA) Keys to CTA Train Doors Have Been […]

Today’s Headlines

IDOT Finalizing Circle Interchange Plans (Tribune) Report Shows Illinois Bike Trails Bring Economic Benefits (Active Trans) Bicyclist Killed in North Riverside (Sun-Times) CTA Plans to Upgrade Wireless Service in Red and Blue Line Subways (CBS) Family Files Suit Against Officers for Car Chase That Killed Their Son (Tribune) Man Held on $500K Bail for Fatal […]

Today’s Headlines

Despite Additional Staff, Live Ventra Helpline Not Available 24/7 (Sun-Times) CTA Fires 8 Workers Over Blue Line Crash, Slacking on the Job (CBS) Truck Driver Killed in Dan Ryan Crash (DNA) Crowd Drags Man Out of Car and Beats Him After He Strikes 2 Peds (Sun-Times) 9 Hurt in East Chicago Crash, Including 2 Police […]