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Today’s Headlines for Friday, September 4

  • Planned Redesign for Logan Traffic Circle Include Pedestrianizing a Stretch of Kedzie (DNA)
  • Active Trans Is Taking Over Oak Park’s Green Line Wheels Bike Tour & Education Center
  • IDOT: HOV Lanes Are Passé, Letting SOV Drivers Pay to Avoid Congestion Is the Future (Tribune)
  • Details on the Transit Future Proposal to Link the Brown & Blue Lines
  • Emanuel Proposes Amnesty for Pre-2012 Parking Tickets (DNA)
  • State Police Sending “Saturation Teams” to Expressways This Weekend to Prevent DUI Crashes (DNA)
  • Skyway Workers Ratify New Contract, Labor Day Strike Averted (ABC)
  • Cabbies Are Underwhelmed by Proposal for $1 Ride-Share Surcharge (Sun-Times)
  • Heavy Traffic Expected This Weekend, CTA Adding Extra Service (Sun-Times)
  • Advocates Frustrated by Long Delay for DuSable Park, Next to Navy Pier Flyover (DNA)
  • Letter: Cyclist on The 606 Demonstrated Donald Trump-Like Rudeness (Tribune)
  • Bike Ride to Closing Celebration for “The Bicycle & Mankind” Photo Exhibit This Saturday

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Today’s Headlines for Thursday, September 3

  • Moore Asks CDOT to Go Back to the Drawing Board on Touhy/Ridge Redesign (49th Ward)
  • Bernstein: How the Texas A&M Study Missed the Point About Chicago Traffic Congestion (CNT)
  • Most Residents Approve of Plan for Affordable Housing at Jeff Park Gateway (DNA)
  • Mundelein Mayor Opposes New Trucking Facility in Grayslake, Citing Traffic Dangers (Herald)
  • Active TransDNA Looks at the Deal That Saved the Kinzie Protected Bike Lanes
  • Two Lanes of LSD Will Be Closed Today for Survey Work Before Repaving (Sun-Times)
  • Burnett & CDOT Discuss Fulton Market Streetscape Project Tonight (DNA)
  • CNT Hosts a Panel on Equitable Transit-Oriented Development on September 22
  • Lots of 5Ks on the Lakefront Trail This Month (Active Trans)
  • Go Berserk on Go Albany Park / Go Edgewater‘s “Biking Like a Viking” Ride This Saturday

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Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, September 2

  • The New Northerly Island — Including a Sweet Bike Trail Loop — Opens Friday (Tribune)
  • Deep Tunnel Project Completed After 40 Years, Will Address Flooding on South Side (Tribune)
  • Emanuel Won’t Rule Out a New Tax on Ride-Sharing (RedEye)
  • Police: Driver Killed After He Veered Into Oncoming Traffic, Striking CTA Bus (Tribune)
  • Lisle Village Clerk Charged With 3rd DUI After Police Find Him Asleep in Car (Herald)
  • Cyclist Who Was Doored Near Diversey/Sheffield Wins Settlement (Keating)
  • BRT Opponent Leads Bike Tours to Highlight Proposed West Loop Traffic Changes (DNA)
  • Activists Protest the Eviction of Homeless People From Uptown Viaducts (Tribune)
  • Wabash Jewelers Blame ‘L’ Construction for Drop in Sales (DNA)
  • Kenwood Merchants Asked for New Meters to Encourage Parking Turnover (DNA)
  • MPC Hosts an FHWA Workshop on Parking Pricing & Management
  • Waiting for the School Bus With Your Kid Is Time Well Spent (Tribune)

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Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, September 1

  • After CEO Pleaded Guilty to Bribery, City Is Suing RedFlex for More Than $300 Million (CBS)
  • RTA Chief: Yes, Chicago Area’s Roads Are Congested, & Better Transit Is the Solution (Tribune)
  • Chicagoland Gas Prices Dropped 29 Cents in the Past Week (Sun-Times)
  • Editorial: Feds Should Help Ensure We Don’t Have Another Local Refinery Breakdown (Sun-Times)
  • Elderly Woman Who Was Injured by Driver Fleeing Police Has Has Died (Sun-Times)
  • 1 Killed in Portage Park Hit-and-Run, Drag Racing Suspected (WGN)
  • Should Chicago Try a Montana-Style 24/7-Sobriety Program for DUI Offenders? (Tribune)
  • Suburban Residents Are Fighting Against Downtown Density (Tribune)
  • A Love Letter to Suburbia (Daily Herald)
  • DNA Checks Out the New Concrete-Protected Lanes on Milwaukee
  • Steinberg Is Annoyed by Evanston Crossing Flags — They Didn’t Last Long in Chicago

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Today’s Headlines for Monday, August 31

  • Active Trans: Voice Support for Safer Streets & More Transit at This Week’s Budget Hearings
  • CDOT Begins Installing Loop Link Bus Shelters (Curbed)
  • RTA Chair: Raise the Gas Tax to Better Fund Transit (Sun-Times)
  • As Long as Yellow Line Is Down, CTA Will Keep on Truckin’ Rail Cars to Repair Center (Tribune)
  • Developer Is Suing Over Chicago’s New Affordable Housing Ordinance (Crain’s)
  • Witnesses: Police Arrested Teen for Sidewalk Biking — After He Recited Anti-Cop Rap (DNA)
  • Ride-Share Isn’t Just Hurting Cabbies, It’s Killing the Medallion Market (Crains)
  • Orland Park School District May Fire New Bus Company Due to Bad Drivers (Tribune)
  • Amtrak Is Testing Roll-On Service Between Chicago & Washington, D.C. (Post-Gazette)
  • Lots of Info About the Wabash Lights Placemaking Proposal (Daily Dot)
  • But Does His Bicycle Fly? Rahm Portrayed as E.T. on New Bloomingdale Trail Mural (DNA)
  • Meeting This Wednesday on Improving Safety at Ridge/Touhy/Rogers (DNA)

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Today’s Headlines for Friday, August 28

  • Kendall County’s Dream of Metra Service Is “100s of Millions of Dollars Away” (Tribune)
  • Gold Line Would Bring Better Transit Access to South Lakefront (Active Trans)
  • Developer Pays $56K to Have Divvy Station Installed Outside S. Loop Buildings (Tribune)
  • CDOT Is Removing Hyde Park’s Only Red Light Cams, at 57th & Cornell (DNA)
  • Low Gas Prices Will Likely Lead to Heaviest Labor Day Traffic in 7 Years (Tribune)
  • Skyway Workers May Go on Strike on September 3 (Crain’s)
  • Suspect Charged With Murder After High-Speed Police Chase Ends in Fatal Crash (Tribune)
  • TOD Not Needed to Make Affordable Units “Feasible” for Jeff Park Project After All (DNA)
  • A Map of Rent Changes Along CTA Lines (Chicagoist)
  • New Hotel in Wicker Park’s Coyote Building Will Have Almost No Parking (DNA)
  • How Burke Engineering Got One-Third of Their Employees to Start Bike Commuting (TFA)
  • Limited Service on Green & Pink Lines Tomorrow Due to Bridge Work (DNA)

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Today’s Headlines for Thursday, August 27

  • MPC: Yellow Line Collapse Is a Reminder That IL Needs to Better Fund Transportation (Sun-Times)
  • CTA Gets $750K USDOT Grant to Train Ex-Offenders as Bus Mechanics (CBS)
  • Girl Who Was Born Prematurely After 2005 Metra Crash Gets $4.1 Million Settlement (Tribune)
  • Teen Jumps on Hood of Car to Smash It With Bat, Gets Injured After Driver Speeds Off (Tribune)
  • Bad News, Cyclists: The Cortland Bridge Is on Schedule to Reopen to Cars on November 1 (DNA)
  • Metra Is Testing New Seats With Higher Backs, Cupholders (Sun-Times)
  • Discovery of Long-Forgotten Cemetery Below Oak Park Avenue Puts Road Work on Hold (DNA)
  • Crew Tore Up Roseland Block a Year Ago & It Still Hasn’t Been Fixed (DNA)
  • Yorkville Police Receiving Complaints About Golf Carts on Streets & Bike Trails (Tribune)
  • Developer Tries to Cash in on The 606 With This, Ahem, Interesting New Mansion (Curbed)

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Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, August 26

  • Who’s to Blame for The Yellow Line Embankment Collapse? (Sun-Times)
  • Lime Line, AKA Mid-City Transitway Could Connect the West Side (Active Trans)
  • IL House Is Considering Legislation to Free Up Fuel-Tax Money Owed to Local Governments (Southern)
  • Lisa Madigan & Emanuel Are Demanding Explanation for Recent Gas Price Spike (Tribune)
  • 5 of the Most Congested Stretches of Road Are in Chicagoland (Tribune)
  • Rauner Signs Bill Granting Immunity From DUI Prosecution for Minors Who Call 911 (SJR)
  • Kane County Prosecutor Charged With DUI (Herald)
  • Village of Bartlett & RTA Want to Promote Development Near Local Metra Stop (Herald)
  • Rebuilding Exchange Is Auctioning Off Pieces of Madison & Wabash Stations (DNA)
  • Public Meeting on Pace’s Pulse Express Bus Service Tonight at the Copernicus Center (DNA)
  • CNU, AIA Plan to “Brighten Sunnyside Mall” With Art Installations This Thursday (DNA)
  • Public Meeting on Improvements to Touhy/Ridge/Rogers on September 2 (49th Ward)

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Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, August 25

  • The Cermak Green Station Could Be a Shot in the Arm for South Loop (MPC)
  • Active Trans Briefs Aldermen on Priorities for Safe Chicago Streets
  • Average Gas Prices in Chicagoland Have Dropped 15 Cents Since Thursday (Sun-Times)
  • Senior Killed, 5 Injured After Driver Being Chased by Police Causes Pileup (Tribune)
  • 2-Year-Old Boy Killed in Crash in South-Suburban Markham (Sun-Times)
  • Pedestrian Who Was Fatally Struck in River Forest on Thursday Has Been Identified (Sun-Times)
  • Man Charged in Lincoln Park Sexual Assaults Struck Arresting Officer With His Car (DNA)
  • Tower Replacing Ed Debevic’s Will Have 251 Units, 117 Parking Spaces (Curbed)
  • An Update on the Fullerton Revetment Project (DNA)
  • State Budget Crisis Is Putting the Brakes on Illinois Bike Path Projects (BGA)
  • 22 Seniors Rallying Against Social Service Cuts Arrested for Blocking Traffic on Michigan (DNA)
  • Chicago Ranked as a Bad City for Retirement, Places With Poor Transit Access Get Top Marks (Tribune)

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Today’s Headlines for Monday, August 24

  • Sun-Times Claims Ashland BRT is Dead, “For Good Reason,” Endorses O’Hare Express Boondoggle
  • RTA Hopes It Will Receive a Funding Bump, Rather Than a Cut, in the Coming Year (CBS)
  • Ex-CTA Chief Financial Officer Is Joining Claypool at Chicago Public Schools (Tribune)
  • Man Dies After Single-Car Crash in Lincoln Square (Sun-Times)
  • 7 Injured After CTA Bus & SUV Collide in Oak Park, Motorist Cited for Failure to Yield (Tribune)
  • Green Line Service Resumes After “Minor” Derailment Near 63rd/Ashland (Tribune)
  • RedFlex Stock Plummets After CEO Pleads Guilty to Corruption (The Newspaper)
  • Metra Will No Longer Assign a Gender to Monthly Passes to Prevent Fraud (Tribune)
  • CDOT Launches New Websites for Bike Rack & Abandoned Bike Removal Requests (Curbed)
  • Why Are Food Carts Legal in 23 of 25 Largest U.S. Cities But Not Chicago (Illinois Policy)
  • Hilarious Gripes About The Bloomingdale Trail on Yelp (DNA)
  • Public Hearing on the Removal of 2 NW Side Red Light Cameras This Wednesday (DNA)

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