Today’s Headlines for Friday, June 23

  • Rauner Rejects Deal Offered by Emanuel to Allow Sale of Thompson Center (Crain’s)
  • Cyclist Michael Schoop, 62, Dies After Collision With Van in Hoffman Estates (Sun-Times)
  • 3 Injured, Including Paramedics, After Van Driver Strikes Ambulance, Car, Pole (CBS)
  • Residents Brainstorm Ideas for Revitalizing Area Around Jeff Park Transit Center (Nadig)
  • In the Wake of Fire, Metra Will Demolish 115th Street Station (DNA)
  • Plan for 138-Unit TOD at Controversial Logan Site Is Moving Forward (Curbed)
  • 4-Station Bike Rental System Will Help S. Shore Riders Explore Miller Beach Area (NWI Times)
  • Chicago’s Crossing Guards Are a Civic Treasure  (Reader)
  • In Praise of the Top Level of Metra Rail Cars (Reader)
  • Single Seats on the ‘L’ Are “The CTA’s Most Precious Gem” (Reader)
  • Travel on Amtrak Trains From Chicago Offers a “Zen-Like Downshifting” Experience (Reader)
  • Tollway Plazas Represent the Apotheosis of Car Culture (Reader)

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  • Chicagoan

    A lot of good Chicago Reader content today!

  • Tell your congressperson to ask the Justice department to prefer the other offers and not Tronc’s offer to buy out the Reader!

  • johnaustingreenfield

    Yeah, it’s from their Best of Chicago issue — they did a nice job with it!


Today’s Headlines for Thursday, June 15

The State Budget Impasse Could Halt Roadwork Across Illinois (Chicagoist) Police: Driver Critical Injured In Logan After Crossing Into Oncoming Traffic, Hitting Tree (CBS) Next City Looks at Chicago’s New Vision Zero Action Plan Enterprise Is Shutting Down Car-Share Operations in Chicago, Blames Vandalism, Theft (Tribune) Lincoln Park Bus Pilot Gets Another 90 Days to […]

Today’s Headlines

CTA Closes Madison/Wabash Station, South Shore Pilots Express Service to South Bend (CBS) Longtime Users Reminisce About the Shuttered Station (RedEye) Predictably, Cabbies Gripe About Construction for “Loop Link” BRT (Sun-Times) CDOT: Riverwalk Will Open on Memorial Day Weekend (Loop North News) Senior Dies in 1-Car Crash After Suffering Medical Emergency (Sun-Times) Van Driver Seriously […]

Today’s Headlines

Cop Who Allegedly Struck Cyclist While Drunk & Fled Acquitted of Felonies (DNA) 2 Dead, 1 Injured in Hoffman Estates Crash (Tribune) Head-on Collision in Antioch Kills 1, Injures 2 Hurt (Tribune) Woman Fleeing Domestic Dispute Crashes Van, Injuring Herself & 3 Others (DNA) Man Runs Over Girlfriend’s Leg With SUV During Dispute (DNA) Several […]

Today’s Headlines

Does the Wolf Point Plan Include Too Little Parking Or Too Much? (Chicago Magazine) Orland Park Plans Ped-Friendly Retail District Around 143rd Street Metra Station (Tribune) Man Charged With January Crash That Killed Oak Forest Woman (Southtown) Hyde Parkers Fear 218 Parking Spaces at New Development Won’t Be Enough (DNA) Des Plaines Installs Solar-Powered Crosswalk […]

Today’s Headlines

Under Pressure, CTA Implements Temporary Shuttle to Pullman Walmart (Tribune, Sun-Times) Kane and DuPage Counties Approve Their New Members for the Metra Board (Sun-Times) SUV Driver Kills Woman in Rosemont; No Criminal Charges (Tribune) Ventra Gets Some Positive Reviews (Sun-Times) Push-to-Walk Buttons Suggest Pedestrians Are a Lower Priority Than Drivers (Transitized) The Paramount Room Installs […]

Today’s Headlines

Future of IL Transportation Is Unclear in the Wake of Rauner’s Apparent Victory (Tribune) Durbin, a Strong Supporter of Transit & Bike Improvements, Returning to Senate (Sun-Times) 62-Year-Old Pedestrian Fatally Struck After 2 Cars Collide on NW Side (Tribune) CTA Says Demolition Work for Wilson Station Rehab Is On Track (DNA) More on the Divvy Unionizing […]