Today’s Headlines for Thursday, July 6

  • Sun-Times Looks at the Expansion of the CTA’s Prepaid Boarding Pilot
  • Police: 2 Teens Rescued Baby From Burning Car After Deadly DUI Crash in Minooka (NBC)
  • Driver Who Killed Motorcyclist in McHenry After Using Heroin Sentenced to 16 Years (Tribune)
  • Demotion Begins for Controversial Logan Square TOD Project (DNA)
  • North Branch Zoning Ordinance Goes to Plan Commission on July 20 (Curbed)
  • Hearing on Whether Lincoln Towing Will Lose Its License Start Friday (DNA)
  • Metra Adds Service for Taste of Chicago (Patch)
  • Go Bronzeville’s Bernard Loyd Discusses Initiatives, Including Bronzeville Bike Box (Tribune)
  • Tinley Park Man Will Circumnavigate Lake Michigan by Bike to Raise Money for Charity (Tribune)
  • “Lawrence Jaunt” Ride Tonight From Bikes N’ Roses to Argyle Night Market, Meeting at 6:30 PM (DNA)

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  • BlueFairlane

    I wonder how long it would take to circumnavigate Lake Michigan on a bike.

  • Fred

    Google Maps says its about 1000mi, or ~90hrs of riding.

  • johnaustingreenfield

    Not to toot my own horn, but I’ve done this, over the course of a few different trips. I’ve also ridden the entire perimeter of Illinois, which is pretty easy to do in stages thanks to Illinois’ extensive, bike-friendly Amtrak network.


Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, July 6

Grist: Truck Side Guards, Protected Bike Lanes Might Have Prevented Fatal Divvy Crash Driver Charged With Aggravated DUI After Fatal Crash in Gresham (Sun-Times) Evanstonians Celebrate the Launch of Suburban Divvy Service (Tribune) Aaron Renn: Although Chicago Meter Deal Is a Nightmare, Don’t Write Off P3s (Tribune) Metra Pass Provides Unlimited Rides to Lollapalooza for $20 […]

Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, July 11

CTA Rail Union Members Favor Strike in Preliminary Vote (Tribune) New Environmental Law & Policy Center Report Recommends Ways to Revitalize the Pedway (Tribune) I-55 From South West Suburbs to Pontiac Renamed the Barack Obama Presidential Expressway (NPR) Driver Charged With Critically Injuring Male Pedestrian, 48, in McHenry Hit-and-Run (Sun-Times) Video: Man Steals Bike in […]

Today’s Headlines

After Improved Ventra Performance, CTA Almost Ready to Complete Switch (Tribune) Proposal for Uptown Entertainment District Includes Bike & Ped Improvements (DNA) Western Bridge Demolished for Bloomingdale Trail (Sun-Times, DNA, The 606) Poor Transit Funding Causes Maintenance Backlogs, Hinders Expansion (Tribune) Green Line Delayed after Man Found Dead on Tracks (Tribune) SUV Driver Dies in […]

Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, July 21

Arena Uses His Car to Blockade CDOT Project to Close Stretch of Wilson in Jeff Park (DNA) Construction Begins on Argyle Shared Street (Tribune) Critics: Metra’s Mobile App Leaves Behind Seniors, Low-Income Residents (Tribune) Opinion: Ride-Sharing Apps Help Prevent Racial Profiling by Cab Drivers (Sun-Times) Driver Fatally Strikes Woman in Tinley Park, Flees the Scene […]

Today’s Headlines

Kennedy Lane Closures at Ohio for Bridge Work Start Tonight (Tribune) Ammonia Leak Shut Down the O’Hare Blue Stop for 3 Hours Yesterday (Herald) After O’Hare Blue Crash, Feds Wants Systems to Run Braking Tests (Tribune) 2 Main Entrances of Harrison Red Line Stop Will Close for 6 Weeks (DNA) Developer of New TOD at […]

Today’s Headlines for Monday, May 18

LSNA Calls for Property Tax Controls to Help Keep The 606 From Displacing Residents (DNA) 294 Killed in Illinois Crashes So Far This Year, 15 More Than This Time  in 2014 (Tribune) CTA Contract Worker Electrocuted While Doing Work on Brown Line Tracks (Tribune) 2 Women Injured, 1 Critically, in Elgin Right-Angle Crash (Sun-Times) Activists Hold “Black Lives […]