Today’s Headlines for Monday, July 3

  • We Did It! For 3rd Year in a Row, Readers Help SBC Raise $50K, Win $25K Grant From CCT
  • Emanuel Calls for Raising Federal Gas Tax to Fund Transit, Says Mayoral Control Keeps CTA Functional (NYT)
  • Cahill: Musk’s Fantasy of a Hyperloop Tunnel to O’Hare Is So Crazy It Just Might Work (Crain’s)
  • Hairston Withdraws Ordinance to Strip Commercial Zoning From 71st Street (DNA)
  • Motorist Disarmed by Police After Pulling Gun on Chicago Critical Mass Riders Friday (The Chainlink)
  • Man Charged With Molesting 4 Woman at or Near CTA Stops, Admits to Dozens of Other Attacks (Tribune)
  • In the Wake of Uber Controversies, Lyft Gains in Chicago Market (Tribune)
  • Metra’s July Monthly Pass Features 115th St. Station, Which Was Demolished on Friday (DNA)
  • Tied House Restaurant Is Replacing the Parking Lot of Schuba’s Tavern (Curbed)
  • Actress Amy Poehler Recalls Her Days Biking in Chicago, “The Cheapest Way to Get Around” (Sun-Times)
  • Entrepreneur Talks Frankly About Quest to Open Hot Dog Stand at LaSalle Metra Stop (Tribune)
  • Planning Department Releases Public Meetings Schedule for North Branch Zoning Changes

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  • Jeremy

    I have been thinking about Elon Musk’s tunneling company. I would like to see IDOT contract with him to build underpasses to eliminate at-grade conflicts between streets and rail. That project may not be as glamorous as a 20 mile connection between downtown and O’Hare, but it would certainly be more useful and cost-effective.

  • Chicagoan

    “Entrepreneur Talks Frankly About Quest to Open Hot Dog Stand at LaSalle Metra Stop”

    ^ Nice, John.

  • johnaustingreenfield

    If you enjoy hotdog puns, check out the thread on #HotdogDivvy on the Streetsblog Chicago Twitter feed.

  • BlueFairlane

    That’s been going on too long, and it’s Chicago, so I’ll never ketchup.