Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, June 7

  • MPC: We Need Strategies That Address Both Desegregation and Increased Opportunities
  • New Edgewater Metra Stop Ready To Go — But Snagged In State Budget Impasse (DNA)
  • South Shore Line Derailment Results in Minor Injuries, Delays at Millennium Station (NBC)
  • Protest Planned for Tonight’s Open House on Development Near Pilsen BNSF Station (DNA)
  • TOD at 2835 W. Belden Loses Height, Parking, Will Include 15% Affordable Units (Curbed)
  • Osterman Says TOD Is Important for Edgewater’s Future, But So Is Affordability (DNA)
  • Wrigleyville Residents Fighting to Keep Their Privilege of Free Parking Under ‘L’ Tracks (ABC)
  • Pranksters Have Been Turning Kempf Plaza’s Fountain Into a Sudsy Mess (DNA)
  • Chicago’s World Naked Bike Ride Takes Place This Saturday (Chicagoist)
  • The Promontory Hosts a Spring Tune-Up Day on 6/17 With Free Tune-Ups by Blackstone Bikes

Get national headlines at Streetsblog USA

I’d like to give a big thanks to everyone who has donated so far this year to help us raise $50K by our July 1 deadline in order to win the $25K challenge grant from the Chicago Community Trust. Reader donations and ad renewals have been coming in steadily, we’ve gotten a few large gifts from some of our most loyal readers, and a couple other major contributions are likely to materialize in the near future.

But with less than a month to go, we’re in the home stretch, and we need to raise more donations from readers like you, which typically make up about a third of the $50K we raise each year. Can you help us win the challenge grant by chipping in? You can make a tax-exempt donation on our Public Good page.

Thanks for your support, and have a great summer.

– John Greenfield, editor, Streetsblog Chicago

https://publicgood.com/org/chicagoland-streets-project/campaign/2017-fundraising

  • Anne A

    There was some discussion at tonight’s Streetsblog meetup about the recent fire at the 115th St. Rock Island Metra station. Today’s Beverly Review had an article on it. The fire was discovered by Metra police while they were making their rounds. The current theory is that it was vandalism. Apparently an adjacent portable toilet was set on fire at the same time. No news yet about the future of the burned structure, so we don’t know whether it will be rebuilt or demolished.
    http://www.beverlyreview.net/news/top_story/article_eaacf142-4ac9-11e7-8d97-f7ba5a3bd50a.html

ALSO ON STREETSBLOG

Today’s Headlines for Monday, May 23

|
4,000 People Fill 79th Street to Raise Awareness of Chicago Street Violence (DNA) People Are Lining Up to Rent in Luxury TODs Along Milwaukee Ave. (Curbed) City’s 1st Affordable, LGBT-Friendly TOD Will Have 88 Units, 24 Parking Spots (DNA, WCT) After Crash in Belmont Gardens Both Vehicles Careen Into Buildings (Sun-Times) No Charges for Ticket […]

Today’s Headlines for Thursday, September 10

|
Tribune: CPD Continues to Conduct DUI Stings Almost Exclusively in Communities of Color Family of Martha Gonzales, Fatally Struck in Pilsen, Awarded $4.3 Million From CTA (Tribune) Prosecutors: After Driver Struck Ambulance, Passenger Fired at Cop Who Witnessed Crash (DNA) Man Drives His Car Down LSD Ramp & Almost Strikes Lakefront Trail Users (Tribune) Pritzker […]

Today’s Headlines

|
Regional Transit Ridership Is Down for the Second Year in a Row (Sun-Times) CTA Passes 2015 Budget With No Fare Hikes, More Service (Tribune) State Rep Gives Up on Attempt to Override Quinn’s Veto of Ride-Share Bill (Crain’s) San Hamel’s Lawyer Is Considering a Run for State’s Attorney (Sun-Times) Developer Proposes Mixed-Use, Low-Parking Building Next […]

Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, September 13

|
Aldermen Approve Plan to Correct “Procedural Errors” With Red Light Tickets (Sun-Times) Bridgeport Alliance Releases Video on the Struggle to Win 31st Street Bus Pilot (DNA) RTA-Funded Study Suggests Evanston Could Relax Parking Requirements at TODs (Tribune) The Tribune Looks at the Argyle Shared Street’s Learning Curve Kamin Looks at Riverline Development’s Potential to Boost Riverfront […]

Today’s Headlines for Friday, October 30

|
Yellow Line Reopened This Morning — Rides Are Free for a Week (Tribune) The Fight Over the Rte. 53 Extension Is Heating Up (Tribune) Ald. Patrick Thompson: CTA Should Do a Feasibility Study on 31st Street Bus Line (DNA) On the Way to the Hospital, Driver Who Had Been Shot Injures Hospital Worker on Bicycle […]

Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, October 21

|
Rahm Wants to Hike (Rarely Enforced) Fines for Businesses That Don’t Shovel Sidewalks (Tribune) Woman Hospitalized After Crashing SUV Into Pace Bus, Then Storefront in Winnetka (Sun-Times) Police: Motorcyclist Who Killed a Pedestrian Ran Red at Buckingham Fountain Crosswalk (Tribune) Man Allegedly Exposed Himself to Metra Passengers at Bartlett Station (Tribune) After Yellow Line Reopens, There’ll […]