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).