Today’s Headlines for Friday, May 5

  • State: Selling Thompson Center Would Net Chicago $45M a Year in Property Taxes (Tribune)
  • Chicago Budget Director: No, It Wouldn’t (Politico)
  • Driver Charged With Reckless Homicide After Fatal South Loop Crash (DNA)
  • DUI Crackdown on the North Side’s Town Hall Police District This Weekend (DNA)
  • New Riverfront Public Spaces Need to Be Accessible to People With Disabilities (MPC)
  • Years After It Was Announced, Uptown Streetscape Work, Including Plaza, Will Start in 2017 (DNA)
  • New Interactive Map Shows How Much Apartments Near Transit Rent For (Curbed)
  • Chicago Bicycle Company Has Opened Stores in Printers Row, North Center
  • Love It or Hate It: You Can Now Buy a Toy Cubs World Series ‘L’ Car From the CTA
  • Meeting on Possible Removal of Red Light Cam at 95th/Stony on 5/9 (7th Ward)

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  • planetshwoop

    Why can’t we have a streetscaping project in the loop? Van Buren, LaSalle maybe? We have oodles of pedestrians, vibrant streets, and it has to become choked with traffic OR 4 lanes in one direction so people can zip by at 40mph in the central business district?

    It seems allowing delivery trucks on LaSalle but making the rest of the space ped-friendly seems like a great idea rather than the status quo.

  • Jeremy

    How about everything south of Wacker, east of Wacker, west of Michigan, and north of Van Buren? Only buses, taxis, bicycles, and commercial vehicles.

  • ohsweetnothing

    FWIW, the Budget Director response in Politico is a good, succinct “property taxes 101” that dispels several popular beliefs about property taxes (and TIF).


Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, July 22

MPC Launches Transit-Oriented Development Web Portal “Grow Chicago“ On 25th Anniversary of ADA Act, Chicago Still Has Far to Go to Become Truly Accessible (Tribune) After a Drag Racer’s DUI Death, Lower Wacker Is Finally Getting Speed Humps (DNA) Bolingbrook Man Gets 3 Years for DUI That Killed His Passenger (Daily Herald) Actress Who Died […]

Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, January 20

Analysis: Illinois Paid $53M Penalty When It Sold $480M in Bonds for Infrastructure (Crain’s) New Study Finds Chicago Is Part of National Trend of Unequal Bike-Share Access (City Lab) Former RedFlex VP Testifies in John Bills Bribery Trial  (Sun-Times) City Rejects Cubs’ Bid to Pedestrianize Addison & Clark During Games (CBS) Driver Fatally Strikes Senior Near […]

Today’s Headlines for Monday, December 12

DePaul Study: Legalize “Idaho Stop,” Some Red Light Running by Cyclists (Tribune) Office of Financial Analysis: Transit TIF Could Generate $5 Billion Over 35 Years (ChiGov) Teenage Boy Crashes Car, Dies Following Police Chase in West Garfield (Sun-Times) Driver Skids in North Center, Backs Up, Critically Injures Woman, 62, in Crosswalk (DNA) More Analysis of […]

Today’s Headlines

Logan Megamall Sold; Developer Plans Complex With Apartments & Grocery Store (DNA) Driver Who Killed Girl After “Huffing” Cleaning Product Gets 5 Years (Sun-Times) Lawsuit Alleges Celia Sauseda Had Exited Bus and Was Crossing Street When Struck (Tribune) Why Has CTA Bus Ridership Continued to Drop? (RedEye) Help Document the Need for Bike Facilities — […]

Today’s Headlines

Bobby Cann’s Family Gathers in Chicago for Today’s Street-Naming Ceremony (DNA) Driver Engulfed in Flames After Crashing Into a Gas Meter in Hainesville (Tribune) The Trib Applauds Dowell’s Bike Tax Proposal While the Sun-Times Pans It John Gives His “Fair and Balanced” Take on Bike Licensing to Fox News Chicago A Love Letter to Divvy […]