Today’s Headlines for Friday, July 14

  • City: Washington-Wabash ‘L’ Stop Should Open by Labor Day (DNA)
  • SUV Driver Fatally Struck Xiang He, 75, in Kenwood Saturday (Tribune)
  • Man in Wheelchair Falls Survives Fall Onto to Red Line Tracks (CBS)
  • What Chicago Can Learn From Montreal’s Inclusive Placemaking Efforts (MPC)
  • Waukegan Has Metra Access, Lakefront Location. Why Is It Struggling? (MPC)
  • Demand for New Lakeview Apartments Is High But Relatively Few Units Are Being Built (Curbed)
  • Beverly Bicycle Shop Owner Discusses History of the Neighborhood’s Annual Bike Race (Patch)
  • Graffiti and Gears Bike Tour of Street Art on Sunday Benefits West Town Bikes (The Chainlink)
  • CMAP Forum on “The Future of Economic Opportunity” July 19 4 PM in Homewood (MPC)

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  • Chicagoan

    Isn’t the majority of Waukegan’s ‘lakefront location’ a Superfund site?

  • johnaustingreenfield
  • Chicagoan

    Oooh, I apologize, Waukegan.

    It’s a lovely town, Carnegie Library, Genesee Theatre, et cetera.

  • johnaustingreenfield

    Not to mention the hometown of Jack Benny and Ray Bradbury.

  • Anne A

    Washington-Wabash scaffolding to come down within a few weeks and station to open around Labor Day? I thought this day would never come. I regularly visit the blocks affected by the construction. The block of Wabash between Madison and Washington has lost most of its street level businesses. I wonder how long it will take to fill all the vacant space once the station opens.

  • Rico T

    It was for a very long time. It was officially cleared for development by the EPA back in 2014:

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-waukegan-harbor-cleanup-20140805-story.html

    Releated cleanup efforts are still ongoing, and there’s still a lot of industrial infrastructure that would need to be removed if the lakefront is ever going to be an attraction for the city. But it’s a vision that’s much more feasible now than it ever has been.