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Today’s Headlines

  • Patchwork of Laws Has Made Bicycling on Sidewalk Habitual (Chicago Mag)
  • …But Chicago Sidewalks Are Not For Bike Riding (Chicago Now)
  • …Even Though Chicago Made Some Sidewalk Bicycling Legal Last Year (Illinois Bike Lawyer)
  • Curious City: Why There Are So Many Amish at Union Station (WBEZ)
  • Elderly Woman Delays CTA Bus For 7 Minutes While Searching for Fare (Tribune)
  • Increasing Traffic Congestion Cited As Reason for Bike Commute Growth (Medill)
  • 11-Year-Old Among 5 Dead in Two Crashes On I-55 (Tribune)
  • Brown Line Slow Zones Persist, So Switch To Red Line (RedEye)
  • Emanuel, Council Call on City Inspector To Investigate Red Light Camera Tickets (Tribune)
  • Cabbies Want To Raise Mileage and Waiting Fares To Prevent “Service Deterioration” (Sun-Times)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Helmet Rentals Could Come to a Divvy Dock Near You (ABC7)
  • Continuing Metra Budget Woes Could Force 2015 Fare Hike (Tribune)
  • Public Meeting On Thursday About PBLs Along Clybourn’s “Bobby Cann Way” (Active Trans)
  • Ashland/Pershing Flyover Removal Proceeding On Time, On Budget (DNA)
  • Smog Alerts Accompany This Week’s Heat Wave (Tribune)
  • Blue Cross Members Can Buy Divvy Memberships For $65 Next Week (PRNews via INN)
  • A Look Into The Bloomingdale/606′s History & Future (Active Trans) 

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Today’s Headlines

  • Tribune Investigation: Red Light Cams Unfairly Tickets 1000s of Drivers
  • Class-Action Lawsuit Filed Over Tickets Issued by Redflex Cams (DNA)
  • Editorial: To Be a World-Class City, Chicago Must Have First-Rate Transit (Sun-Times)
  • 2 Years After Big Fare Hike, Metra Board Will Discuss Raising Ticket Prices Again (Tribune)
  • City Officials Trying to Ease Tensions Between Cops & Parking Enforcement Aides (DNA)
  • Cams Show That Orange Line Train Robbers Had Been Riding All Day (Tribune)
  • Stretch of Damen in Bucktown Will Close Saturday for Bloomingdale Construction (DNA)
  • The Brown Line Is the Slowest It’s Been in Nearly 2 Years (RedEye)
  • CTA Installing New Digital Displays for Train Tracker Info & Ads at 10 Stations (RedEye)
  • Plans for Cafes at Blue Line Stations Canceled Due to Renovation Project (DNA)
  • Chicago Team Hopes to Win Urban Bike Design Contest; Kickoff Part Next Week (Tribune)
  • Sign an Active Trans Petition to Support the Transit Future Funding Campaign

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Today’s Headlines

  • ITDP’s Walter Hook: Chicago’s BRT Is Being Delayed for Political Reasons (Citiscope)
  • Pawar Says He’s Dropping Support for Ashland BRT Unless Lincoln Bus Is Revived (RedEye)
  • Quinn Signs Bill Barring Transit Board Members From Holding Other Government Jobs (Fox)
  • Clergy: Public Should Have Say in Homeowner Compensation for Red Line Extension (Tribune)
  • Driver Kills Chicago Cyclist at Howard & North Branch Trail Intersection in Niles (Keating)
  • Wild West-Style Train Robbery on Orange Line, Suspects Caught on Camera (NBC, Sun-Times)
  • Internationally Renowned Artist & Architect Will Create Art for Wilson Station (DNA)
  • Drivers: Avoid These Jerk Moves That Endanger Pedestrians (John Jackson)
  • Snap a Photo of the RevBrew Pedicab to Win VIP Tix to Active Trans‘ Bike to Brew Event

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Today’s Headlines

  • Mia Birk: Alta Systems, Including Divvy, Probably Won’t Expand This Year (Marketplace)
  • Hitching a Ride With a Divvy Rebalancing Van (Marketplace)
  • Residents and Pawar Lobbying to Bring Back the Lincoln Bus (DNA)
  • Police Arrest Driver Who Injured Pedestrian in Logan Square, Fled (Tribune)
  • Car Driver Injures Motorcyclist in Gresham (Tribune)
  • Residents Brainstorm Ideas for Redeveloping Finkl Steel Site (Crain’s, DNA)
  • Gentlemen, Please Offer Your Seat to Pregnant CTA Riders (Tattler)
  • Photo Exhibit Features Image of Logan Square Station Construction (DNA)

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Today’s Headlines

  • New Retail Complex at CTA Garage Site Will Include 366 Car Spots, 50 Bike Spaces (DNA)
  • Man Fatally Struck While Walking on Section of Golf Road With No Sidewalks (Tribune)
  • Off-Duty Waukegan Police Officer Killed in Single-Car Crash (Tribune)
  • 4 Kids Hurt When SUV Driver Hits Horse-Drawn Carriage; No Charges Filed (Tribune)
  • After Montrose Beach Melee, Cappleman Wants Fewer Car Parking Spots (Tribune)
  • Roughly a Third of the CTA’s 145 ‘L’ Stations Aren’t Wheelchair Accessible (RedEye)
  • Developer Wants to Move Bus Stop, On-Street Parking to Accommodate Garage (DNA)
  • Arlington Heights Developing New Bike Plan (Active Trans)
  • Chicago Bike Controversies Highlighted in Somewhat Tone-Deaf USA Today Piece
  • Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Grant Park Skate Park (DNA)
  • Meeting Tonight to Discuss North Branch River Works Plan (DNA)
  • Bike Uptown Celebrates Broadway PBLs at 6:30 p.m. Tonight at Montrose/Broadway (DNA)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Construction Starting Soon on Classy New Pedestrian Bridge at 35th (DNA)
  • Anti-Bike Lane Campaign Launched in Barrington Hills (The Chainlink)
  • Plans for 2-Way PBLs in Evanston’s Include All-Red Phase at Busy Crossing (Evanston Now)
  • Man Killed in Multi-Vehicle Crash on I-80 in Country Club Hills (Tribune)
  • Westmont Village Manager Arrested for DUI (Tribune)
  • Interview: Alderman Irvin Pushes for Parking Ticket Leniency (Expired Meter)
  • Bike Signals Will Give Cyclists a Head Start at Harrison/State, Hilkevitch Uses Divvy (Tribune)
  • Stenzel, Krause, Get Airtime in DNA Article on Big Lake Shore Drive Ideas
  • There’s Still Time to be Part of the Lake Shore Drive Planning Process (Active Trans)
  • Lakeview Street Repaving Starts Today (DNA)

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Today’s Headlines

  • CTA Report: New Morgan Station Has Fueled West Loop Economic Boom (DNA)
  • Rahm Announces $12.5 million in State Funds for Street Resurfacing (DNA)
  • Judge Upholds Conviction of Driver Who Killed Girl After Huffing (Tribune)
  • Car Driver Rear-Ends CTA Bus After Uptown Shooting Incident (Tribune)
  • Chicago Part of National Trend Towards Protected Bike Lanes (AP)
  • Prieto Academy Promotes Physical Activity With Walking “Wednesdays” (ActiveTrans)
  • IDOT Workers Escort Bicyclist Off Kennedy Expressway Near Armitage (DNA)
  • Shiver Me Timbers! Riverwalk Construction Barge Sinks (DNA)

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Today’s Headlines

  • CTA Upgrading Red and Blue Tunnels to 4G Service (Tribune)
  • Editorial: Madigan’s Metra Meddling Is a Lesson in How Clout Works (Sun-Times)
  • LaHood to Head Chicago Aviation Chief Search Committee (Tribune)
  • In the Wake of “South LSD Extension” Mariano’s Opening at Former U.S. Steel Site (DNA)
  • Man Pleads Guilty to DUI After Fatal Barrington Hills Crash (Tribune)
  • Police Sergeant Injured in 2-Car Crash in Washington Park Neighborhood (DNA)
  • Ped Bridge Will Let Kids to Walk to School, Saving District Money on Busing (Active Trans)
  • Suburban Fire Departments Charging Visitors for Responding to Car Emergencies (NBC)
  • Transit Nexus Looks at John Krause’s Proposal for an LSD Streetcar
  • Timber! Section of 53rd in Hyde Park Closed After Truck Fells Tree (DNA)

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Today’s Headlines

  • LSD Hearing Attendees Want Slower Speeds, Better Ped, Bike & Transit Access (Tribune, DNA)
  • Letter: How About Turning the Drive Into a Toll Road? (Tribune)
  • Suburban Driver Accused of DUI, Hit-and-Run After Motorcyclist Killed in Jeff Park (DNA)
  • Senior Dies After Crashing His Car Into a Pole in Norwood Park (DNA)
  • Community Org: Pedestrianizing Argyle for Night Market Has Helped Local Businesses (DNA)
  • Another Clueless Article on Street Reconfigurations, This Time Taylor, From the Gazette
  • Chicago’s Pedicab Ordinance Is the Most Restrictive in the Nation (HuffPo)
  • During Construction, O’Hare People Mover Won’t Serve Parking Lots (Tribune)
  • Steven Will Dig This: DuPage County Releases Smartphone App for Biking (Active Trans)
  • Tour de Fat Is This Saturday (DNA) — Enter SBC’s “Commuter Idyll” Contest Today to Win VIP Passes
  • Cartoon: CTA Bus Driver Puts Out Good Vibes (RedEye)

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