Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, June 14

  • Bike to Work Week Kicks Off Friday With Rally in Daley Plaza From 7-9 AM (Chicagoist)
  • Lawsuit Filed Over Crash Death of Keshawn Horton During Police Pursuit (Sun-Times)
  • Chicago-Base Basecamp Is Boycotting Uber Over Its Corporate Culture (Crain’s)
  • If Dockless Bike-Sharing Comes to Chicago, It Should Go to Areas That Don’t Have Divvy (Active Trans)
  • Community Rallies Around Boy With Down Syndrome After His Adaptive Bike Is Stolen (CBS)
  • Rapper & Aldermanic Candidate Rhymefest Produced a Cool Safety Video With Blackstone Bikes (DNA)
  • Naperville Cops Issue “Ice Cream Citation” to Young Cyclists (Tribune)
  • CMAP Forum on “The Future of Economic Opportunity” Wednesday 6/19 at 3:30 PM in Homewood
  • North Branch Trail Alliance’s Inaugural Ride This Saturday 6/24 at 11 AM at 5400 Forest Glen Ave.
  • Eat Dinner With 606 Neighbor Rick Bayless on the Trail for a Mere $200 a Plate on 9/20 (DNA)

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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 Wednesday, May 13

6 Business Leaders Ask Mayor & Aldermen to Save the Kinzie Protected Lanes (Active Trans) Curbed Provides a Progress Report on the Chicago Riverwalk Man Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison for 2013 DUI Crash That Killed His Girlfriend (Sun-Times) Group Delays Vote on New Whole Foods Over Concerns About Driveway, Stoplight (DNA) Why the League […]

Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, June 7

Active Trans: Responsibility for Fatal Crashes Lies with Drivers, Not Pedestrians MPC: Union Station Should Implement Burnham’s Original Plan for High-Rise Above Station Chicago Is a Role Model as Detroit Moves to Build a Functional Transit System (Michigan Live) More Info on the CTA’s Heritage Fleet Rail Car & Bus Preservation Program (DNA) Daytime Closure of […]

Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, June 22

Drunk Driver Who Killed Motorist Gets 5 Years; Hector Avalos’ Killer Got 3 Months (Tribune) Police: Driver Injured Cyclist at Wilson/LSD/Trail Intersection (DNA) Stop Signs for Drivers at This Location, Yield Signs for Path Users Creates Hazard (VWYF) Drivers Struck 4 Cyclists in Last 2 Weeks — One Fatality,  Two Hospitalized, One Uninjured Active Trans: […]

Today’s Headlines for Friday, November 11

CTA Hopes to Get Council to Approve Transit TIF Before Trump Takes Over (Tribune) Active Trans Releases Chicago River Trail Plan, Including a Cool Image of 606 Extension Man Who Blew Red, Killing Another Driver, Charged With Homicide (Sun-Times) Ex-RedFlex CEO Karen Finley Gets 21/2 Years for Chicago Bribery Scheme (Tribune) Metra Expected to Approve Third Fare […]