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:

    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.


Today’s Headlines for Thursday, July 7

Hit-and-Run Driver Injured West Ridge Man, 61, on Fourth of July  (DNA) 3 Injured in CTA Bus/SUV Crash in North Lawndale (Sun-Times) New Transit TIF Law Can Help Fund Red/Purple Work & Union Station Projects (MPC) Chicago Tribune Looks at the Transit TIF Legislation Work on Metra’s Ravinia Station Is Complete (Sun-Times) Active Trans Provides […]

Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, July 26

UIC’s Urban Transportation Institute Releases Report on How IDOT Can Better Engage Public One Person Killed in Multi-Vehicle Crash on Stevenson That Resulted in Truck Fire (DNA) CTA Bus Driver Cited After Striking Mother & 3 Small Children, No Major Injuries (ABC) A Look at Illinois’ Special Purpose Districts (MPC) Whole Foods Discusses Why They […]

Today’s Headlines for Friday, June 19

50 Percent of Renters Along North Side Red Line Have No Car but Have a Parking Space (MPC) Developer Plans New Skyscrapers in South Loop with Driveways on Harrison Bike Lane Mumford & Sons Concert, With 5,000 Bike Valet Spaces, Rescheduled to Tonight (Tribune) Exec at LAZ Parking, Parking Meter Operators, Goes on Leave During FBI […]

Today’s Headlines

Train Cars Removed From O’Hare, Station May Reopen This Weekend (Tribune) Passengers From O’Hare Blue Line Crash Share Their Experiences (RedEye) House Passes Bill Requiring CPS to Bus Students on Safe Passages Routes (Sun-Times) Probationer Who Killed Boy During Police Chase Fell Through Cracks in System (Tribune) Ride-Sharing Proponents Tell City Council to Go Easy […]

Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, July 22

MPC Launches Transit-Oriented Development Web Portal “Grow Chicago“ On 25th Anniversary of ADA Act, Chicago Still Has Far to Go to Become Truly Accessible (Tribune) After a Drag Racer’s DUI Death, Lower Wacker Is Finally Getting Speed Humps (DNA) Bolingbrook Man Gets 3 Years for DUI That Killed His Passenger (Daily Herald) Actress Who Died […]

Today’s Headlines for Thursday, October 8

4 Hearings This Month on Pace Budget, Including Possible Fare Hike (Sun-Times) 63-Year-Old Woman Dies Two Days After Being Struck at Howard & Western (Sun-Times) Emanuel Is in D.C., Angling for Federal Funds for Union Station Rehab (Crain’s) Many Cabbies Are Striking Today in Protest of Ride-Share Policies, Others Are Still Working (CBS) In Response, […]