Today’s Headlines for Thursday, June 8

  • Police: Lake Shore Drive Crash Injured 4 Kids, 4 Adults (DNA)
  • NW Side Residents Packed Gompers Park Fieldhouse in Support of Bikeways & Trails (Active Trans)
  • Dunning Has No Rapid Transit Service Nowadays, But It Used to Be a Rail Hub (DNA)
  • More Coverage of the CTA’s 125th Anniversary (TribuneSun-Times, Curbed, Architect’s Newspaper)
  • We Chartered a CTA ‘L’ for a Rolling Party, Complete With Dance Music & a Disco Ball (MPC)
  • After Batavia Grocery Store Worker’s Bike Was Stolen, Friends Bought Him a New Ride (WGN)
  • Cruise the Lakefront to a Soundtrack by Legendary Local DJs on the House Music Bike Ride on 6/17
  • Save the Date: Go Bronzeville & Slow Roll Are Planning a Juneteenth Ride on 6/19, 6-9 PM

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Today’s Headlines

“CTA Belmont Bypass Plan Overwhelmingly Rejected by [A Few Hundred] Voters” (DNA) Bypass Referendum Shows How Local Politics Often Disenfranchise the Masses (City Notes) Jeff Park P-Street Designation Passes City Council (DNA) Metra Riders at Mundelein Hearing Seem Unfazed by Prospect of 11% Fare Hike (CBS) 6 Hospitalized After Pileup on 900 Block of North […]

Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, May 16

Study: As Chicago Expanded Bike Network and Mode Share Rose, Crash, Fatality Rates Fell (Chicagoist) Driver Who Rammed Teen to Death Against Tree Charged With 1st Degree Murder (Sun-Times) Redevelopment of Rezkoville, Along River South of Roosevelt, Could Include 50-Story Tower (Curbed) Concerns About Congestion Kill Plan for 10-Story Building on 2300 Block of N. […]

Today’s headlines for Friday, June 17

More Coverage of the Blaine Klingenberg Bike Fatality Case (Tribune, DNA) …And More Clueless Safety Preaching in the Mainstream Media (CBS) CTA Releases Final Designs for New 95th Street Terminal (DNA) Lincoln Ave. Bus Will Reboot on Monday — With Truncated Hours (DNA) Manor Ave. Neighborhood Greenway May Include Traffic Diverter (DNA) Green Line Arts Center Will […]

Today’s Headlines for Thursday, May 26

Ride-Share Drivers Clash With Cabbies at City Council Hearing (DNA) Woman Killed After Truck/Car Crash in Sauk Village, Semi Hits Abandoned Home (ABC) Kickstarter Launched to Help Loop’s “Walking Man” After Brutal Attack (DNA) City: 4 Hours After Crash, Fire Deputy Had Nearly 2X the Legal Alcohol Limit (Sun-Times) Union Station Overhaul May Include a […]

Today’s Headlines for Monday, August 10

Tribune Editorial Endorses Emanuel’s Expanded TOD Ordinance Proposal Rauner Signs Law Allowing People With 4 DUIs to Drive With Breathalyzer in Car (Herald) 2 Drivers Killed in Wrong-Way Crash on the Eisenhower in Bolingbrook (Tribune) Active Trans: Transit Future Could Help Fund Red Line Extension Getaround Peer-to-Peer Car-Sharing Launches in Chicago (Tribune) New 1.7-Mile Stretch […]

Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, September 6

Tribune Comes Out Against Amendment Against Diverting Transportation Revenue After Misguided Editorial on Bike Deaths, Clueless Op-Ed on Teen Driving From the Tribune Active Trans, Chainlink Discuss the Victim-Blaming Trib Piece on Bike Fatalities (Chicagoist) Dorval Carter, MarySue Barnett, Juanita Irizarry Make Crain’s Who’s Who List Why Is It So Hard to Get Data on […]