Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, May 10

  • Healy Metra Station, a Few Blocks From The 606, Is Getting a $7.3M Makeover (Tribune)
  • Chicago and NYC Keep the Momentum Going for Buying Riverfront Trails (MPC)
  • Somos: Trashing Moreno’s Office Was Wrong, But Shows Growing Anger Over Gentrification (Chicagoist)
  • Critics of N. Branch Plan Say Area Needs 1 Big Park, Not Several Small Ones (DNA)
  • N. Branch Zoning Changes Could Lead to High-Rises on Tribune Printing Plant Site (Crain’s)
  • The 110 N. Wacker Office Tower Will Create New Riverwalk, 22K SF of Public Space (Curbed)
  • Developer Invites Neighbors to Help Clean Up South Loop “Rezkoville” Site (DNA)
  • Owner of Hyde Park’s Closing DJ’s Bike Doctor Shop Blames Internet Sales, Divvy (Maroon)

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  • Kevin M

    Glad to read that the Healy station is getting rebuilt. I just wish they’d rename it “Fullerton” or “Hermosa”. What’s up with “Healy”? How does that name possibly attract visitors to the neighborhood or explain its location to those unfamiliar?

  • Courtney

    I thought it was a suburb when I first saw the headline.

  • Chicagoan

    I was wondering this as well. It could be a question to pose to Curious City! I’m in favor of Metra renaming a bunch of train stations to neighborhood names.

    Clybourn > Bucktown

  • johnaustingreenfield

    The stop is named is named after the late Canadian jazz and blues-rock vocalist and guitarist Jeff Healy, duh. Geez, next you’re going to be complaining about equally cryptic station names like Greyland, Windsor Park, and Cheltenham, or the fact that the Clybourn stop is located half a mile from Clybourn. And let’s not get you started on how the names of the train lines generally give you no real idea of where they go. (Kidding here.)

  • what_eva

    I was underwhelmed when I saw that it gets less daily users than are on the red line platform at Monroe or Lake in the afternoon rush when the trains from 95th and 63rd don’t line up right and we get a 6 minute gap (train bunching!) instead of 2-3 minutes.