Today’s Headlines for Thursday, August 17

  • Metra Taps James Derwinski, Longtime Employee & Occasional Rail Commuter, to Run Agency (Tribune)
  • Metra to Boost Hyde Park Service, Cut Some Trains to Blue Island, South Chicago (Tribune)
  • Metra’s Rock Island Line Ends Weekday Express Service Pilot (DNA)
  • 3 Aldermen Call for Extending the #155 Devon Bus to Metra’s Edgebrook Station (DNA)
  • Robert Amos James, 25, Fatally Struck While Biking in Woodstock (Sun-Times)
  • Prosecutors: Driver Who Killed Dominique Wilbourn Returned to the Scene, Left Again (Tribune)
  • MPC: Whites Who Oppose Affordable Housing Via Density Arguments Are Part of the Problem (Tribune)
  • Experimental Station Hopes to Buy a Vacant Firehouse to Expand Blackstone Bikes (DNA)
  • Slow Roll Back to School Family Ride 9/9, 9 AM, at Dyett High School, 555 E. 51st
  • Active Trans Is Seeking Volunteers for the Kickstand Classic Ride on 10/1 in Bartlett

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  • That DNA Maven article is from May 2016.

  • johnaustingreenfield

    Good catch, thanks. I’ve removed that headline. Odd, it was prominent on the DNA website today.

  • The. edgebrook extension of the 151 has merit. Perhaps better or in addition would be some version of a BRT using western Devon and eastern Peterson including some express buses on the BRT lanes that took LSD downtown might work well too.