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Today’s Headlines for Friday, April 29

  • Op-Ed: Don’t Let Springfield Raid Transportation Funds for Other Uses (Sun-Times)
  • Freemark: Lincoln Square Would Be Wise to Embrace TOD (MPC)
  • Beyond the Ball Director: SRTS Is About More Than Just Walking to School (Active Trans)
  • School Bus Crash Injures 6 in Lockport (NBC)
  • Red Line Robberies Near North/Clybourn, Fullerton Stops (Tribune)
  • DUI Sting at North/Kingbury This Weekend (DNA)
  • Wednesday’s Crackdown in Wicker Park Yield No DUIs, 112 Safety Tickets (DNA)
  • Tunney Proposes Ordinance for Public Art at Rotating Locations Around City (Curbed)
  • Not Surprising: North/Damen ‘L’ Stop Is a Hotspot for Bike Theft (DNA)
  • Next Bobby Cann Hearing Takes Wednesday 5/5, 2 p.m., 26th & California
  • 1st Activate Alley Party of Season Happens Friday 5/13, 5-10 p.m., 8th St. Alley

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Thanks to the generosity of readers like you, we’ve made good progress since we announced the challenge grant. We expect a significant chunk of revenue to come in during the next few weeks in the form of ad renewals and corporate sponsorships.

However, we still have a lot of work to do in order to win the grant from the Trust, so it’s time to shift our fundraising effort into high gear. If you haven’t already done so, please consider donating to Streetsblog Chicago today today. SBC is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, so donations are tax deductible.

If you’ve already contributed, thanks so much for helping us win the challenge grant. As an added incentive to first-time donors, as well as those who’d like to make an additional contribution, anyone who donates $100 or more from this point on will get a copy of my book “Bars Across America.

Donate $200 or more and we’ll also throw in a copy of the anthology “On Bicycles,” to which I contributed a chapter about Chicago’s West Town Bikes, while supplies last.

Please feel free to spread the word about the challenge grant to potential donors, or contact me at 312-560-3966 or greenfieldjohn[at]hotmail.com with leads on other possible funding sources. To keep you apprised on our progress, I’ll be updating the above Donate-O-Meter along with Today’s Headlines each morning.

Thanks again for your continuing support.

– John

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Today’s Headlines for Thursday, April 28

  • The Illiana Ain’t Dead Yet: Funding Agreement Reached for New EIS (Crain’s)
  • Losing CTA Contract Bidder Claims New Rail Cars May Be Unsafe (Crain’s)
  • There’s Been a Refreshing Change in Local Media’s Bike Coverage (Active Trans)
  • Metra Management Asks Workers, Public to Help Prevent Track Suicides (Tribune)
  • Metra: March Was 13th Straight Month of Meeting or Exceeding Out On-Time Goal
  • Metra & Cook County Are Streamlining Processing of Violations on Metra Property
  • 3 Injured in Hit-and-Run Crash in Woodlawn (Sun-Times)
  • Irving Park/Harlem in Dunning Getting New Stoplight, Ped Improvements (DNA)
  • TOD at 2340 N. California Would Have 138 Units, 44 Spaces (Curbed)
  • 39-Unit Apartment Building Approved Near Naperville Metra Stop (Herald)
  • “No Trump Anytime” Street Signs Appear Around Trump Tower (Tribune)

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Streetsblog Chicago is currently in the thick of raising funds for our next year of publication. Once again, the Chicago Community Trust, a charitable foundation that was one of the early funders of SBC, has very generously offered us a challenge grant. If Streetsblog reaches $50K in donations and sponsorships by the end of May, the Trust will provide the last $25K needed to keep the site running into 2017 and beyond.

Thanks to the generosity of readers like you, we’ve made good progress since we announced the challenge grant. We expect a significant chunk of revenue to come in during the next few weeks in the form of ad renewals and corporate sponsorships.

However, we still have a lot of work to do in order to win the grant from the Trust, so it’s time to shift our fundraising effort into high gear. If you haven’t already done so, please consider donating to Streetsblog Chicago today today. SBC is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, so donations are tax deductible.

If you’ve already contributed, thanks so much for helping us win the challenge grant. As an added incentive to first-time donors, as well as those who’d like to make an additional contribution, anyone who donates $100 or more from this point on will get a copy of my book “Bars Across America.

Donate $200 or more and we’ll also throw in a copy of the anthology “On Bicycles,” to which I contributed a chapter about Chicago’s West Town Bikes, while supplies last.

Please feel free to spread the word about the challenge grant to potential donors, or contact me at 312-560-3966 or greenfieldjohn[at]hotmail.com with leads on other possible funding sources. To keep you apprised on our progress, I’ll be updating the above Donate-O-Meter along with Today’s Headlines each morning.

Thanks again for your continuing support.

– John

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Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, April 27

  • Legislators Are Nervous About Using P3 Funding to Widen Stevenson (Crain’s)
  • Skosey: New U.S. DOT Performance Measures Would Privilege Cars Over Other Modes (MPC)
  • Proposed Constitutional Amendment Would Protect IL Transit Funding (MPC)
  • U.S. Rep Asks Rauner to Release Funds for Quad Cities Amtrak Service (Tribune)
  • Widow of Man Killed by Trucker on I-294 Awarded $22.7M (ABC)
  • Man Who Head-Butted Metra Conductor Gets 60 Days of Jail Time (Tribune)
  • Hairston Nixes Plans for a Segway Kiosk in Harold Washington Playlot Park (DNA)
  • Jeff Park’s Sportif Importer Bike Shop Is for Sale (Nadig)
  • After Lost Hockey Bet, Metra’s Twitter Banner Shows St. Louis Metro Train (STPD)
  • BWLP Leads Bike Ride to Envision a Better Cortland/Chicago River Corridor on 4/30

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Streetsblog Chicago is currently in the thick of raising funds for our next year of publication. Once again, the Chicago Community Trust, a charitable foundation that was one of the early funders of SBC, has very generously offered us a challenge grant. If Streetsblog reaches $50K in donations and sponsorships by the end of May, the Trust will provide the last $25K needed to keep the site running into 2017 and beyond.

Thanks to the generosity of readers like you, we’ve made good progress since we announced the challenge grant. We expect a significant chunk of revenue to come in during the next few weeks in the form of ad renewals and corporate sponsorships.

However, we still have a lot of work to do in order to win the grant from the Trust, so it’s time to shift our fundraising effort into high gear. If you haven’t already done so, please consider donating to Streetsblog Chicago today today. SBC is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, so donations are tax deductible.

If you’ve already contributed, thanks so much for helping us win the challenge grant. As an added incentive to first-time donors, as well as those who’d like to make an additional contribution, anyone who donates $100 or more from this point on will get a copy of my book “Bars Across America.

Donate $200 or more and we’ll also throw in a copy of the anthology “On Bicycles,” to which I contributed a chapter about Chicago’s West Town Bikes, while supplies last.

Please feel free to spread the word about the challenge grant to potential donors, or contact me at 312-560-3966 or greenfieldjohn[at]hotmail.com with leads on other possible funding sources. To keep you apprised on our progress, I’ll be updating the above Donate-O-Meter along with Today’s Headlines each morning.

Thanks again for your continuing support.

– John

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Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, April 26

  • Residents Worry Density Will Spoil Old Town — They Should Talk to Pawar (DNA)
  • Moser: Divvy’s Good Safety Record May Be Due to Novice Riders (Chicago Mag)
  • Male Passenger Charged With Sexually Assaulting Female Uber Driver (DNA)
  • CDOT Is Trying to Eliminate Slip Lanes But Root/Halsted Is Getting a New One (DNA)
  • City Launches Pilot Program to Find Housing for People Living in Viaducts (Sun-Times)
  • Semi Driver Crashes Into House After Blowing Red Light in Englewood (ABC)
  • Naperville Launches Initiative to Better Manage Downtown Parking (Herald)
  • Chicago Firm Navteq Is Helping to Develop Self-Driving Cars (Crain’s)
  • Ain’t That America? Hoosier State Rail Service Is  Fun Way to Get from CHI to Indy (Tribune)
  • Bike-Themed Cafe The Spoke & Bird Opens a Bakery in Pilsen (DNA)
  • Huge Prince Tribute Mural Will Grace Avalon Park Wall (DNA)
  • Bike to School Day Is Next Wednesday, May 4 (Active Trans)

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Streetsblog Chicago is currently in the thick of raising funds for our next year of publication. Once again, the Chicago Community Trust, a charitable foundation that was one of the early funders of SBC, has very generously offered us a challenge grant. If Streetsblog reaches $50K in donations and sponsorships by the end of May, the Trust will provide the last $25K needed to keep the site running into 2017 and beyond.

Thanks to the generosity of readers like you, we’ve made good progress since we announced the challenge grant. We expect a significant chunk of revenue to come in during the next few weeks in the form of ad renewals and corporate sponsorships.

However, we still have a lot of work to do in order to win the grant from the Trust, so it’s time to shift our fundraising effort into high gear. If you haven’t already done so, please consider donating to Streetsblog Chicago today today. SBC is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, so donations are tax deductible.

If you’ve already contributed, thanks so much for helping us win the challenge grant. As an added incentive to first-time donors, as well as those who’d like to make an additional contribution, anyone who donates $100 or more from this point on will get a copy of my book “Bars Across America.

Donate $200 or more and we’ll also throw in a copy of the anthology “On Bicycles,” to which I contributed a chapter about Chicago’s West Town Bikes, while supplies last.

Please feel free to spread the word about the challenge grant to potential donors, or contact me at 312-560-3966 or greenfieldjohn[at]hotmail.com with leads on other possible funding sources. To keep you apprised on our progress, I’ll be updating the above Donate-O-Meter along with Today’s Headlines each morning.

Thanks again for your continuing support.

– John

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Today’s Headlines for Monday, April 25

  • Hinz’s Idea to Save the Lucas Museum Is So Crazy, It Just Might Work (Crain’s)
  • Pawar: Lincoln Square Needs to Get More Urban to Keep Small-Town Feel (DNA)
  • Oboi Reed Discusses Slow Roll Chicago’s Bike Equity Strategy (Next City)
  • Orseno: Metra Is Taking Steps to Prevent Suicides on Tracks (Sun-Times)
  • Driver Who Killed Man in Portage Park in July Charged With Homicide (DNA)
  • CTA Suspends Bus Driver Charged With Attacking Woman With Bat (Tribune)
  • Two-Week Closure of Montrose ‘L’ Stop for Rehab Starts Tuesday (DNA)

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Streetsblog Chicago is currently in the thick of raising funds for our next year of publication. Once again, the Chicago Community Trust, a charitable foundation that was one of the early funders of SBC, has very generously offered us a challenge grant. If Streetsblog reaches $50K in donations and sponsorships by the end of May, the Trust will provide the last $25K needed to keep the site running into 2017 and beyond.

Thanks to the generosity of readers like you, we’ve made good progress since we announced the challenge grant. We expect a significant chunk of revenue to come in during the next few weeks in the form of ad renewals and corporate sponsorships.

However, we still have a lot of work to do in order to win the grant from the Trust, so it’s time to shift our fundraising effort into high gear. If you haven’t already done so, please consider donating to Streetsblog Chicago today today. SBC is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, so donations are tax deductible.

If you’ve already contributed, thanks so much for helping us win the challenge grant. As an added incentive to first-time donors, as well as those who’d like to make an additional contribution, anyone who donates $100 or more from this point on will get a copy of my book “Bars Across America.

Donate $200 or more and we’ll also throw in a copy of the anthology “On Bicycles,” to which I contributed a chapter about Chicago’s West Town Bikes, while supplies last.

Please feel free to spread the word about the challenge grant to potential donors, or contact me at 312-560-3966 or greenfieldjohn[at]hotmail.com with leads on other possible funding sources. To keep you apprised on our progress, I’ll be updating the above Donate-O-Meter along with Today’s Headlines each morning.

Thanks again for your continuing support.

– John

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Today’s Headlines for Friday, April 22

  • Senate Panel Backs $100M for Red and Purple Modernization Program (Tribune)
  • CTA Bus Driver Charged With Attacking Woman With Bat During Traffic Dispute (DNA)
  • At Long Last, Fullerton Will Get Wider Sidewalks Between Racine & Ashland (DNA)
  • Lee Bay: What if We Put the Lucas Museum Inside McCormick Place East? (Reader)
  • Harrison Bridge Reopens After 2 Years of Construction (DNA)
  • Service on Green, Pink Lines Briefly Suspended After Report of Fire on Tracks (Sun-Times)
  • Kevenides: Big City Bikes Soldiers on, Despite Being Sued by Wealthy Condo Owners
  • New Northwest Doctor’s Office Opens Next to the Bloomingdale Trail (DNA)
  • Have You Been Thinking About Trying Divvy? Rides Are Free Today (City of Chicago)
  • Kids Can Ride Metra for Free on “Take Your Kids to Work Day” Next Thursday (DNA)
  • Like John’s Reader Column? Consider Signing This Petition to Save the Paper (DNA)

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Streetsblog Chicago is currently in the thick of raising funds for our next year of publication. Once again, the Chicago Community Trust, a charitable foundation that was one of the early funders of SBC, has very generously offered us a challenge grant. If Streetsblog reaches $50K in donations and sponsorships by the end of May, the Trust will provide the last $25K needed to keep the site running into 2017 and beyond.

Thanks to the generosity of readers like you, we’ve made good progress since we announced the challenge grant. We expect a significant chunk of revenue to come in during the next few weeks in the form of ad renewals and corporate sponsorships.

However, we still have a lot of work to do in order to win the grant from the Trust, so it’s time to shift our fundraising effort into high gear. If you haven’t already done so, please consider donating to Streetsblog Chicago today today. SBC is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, so donations are tax deductible.

If you’ve already contributed, thanks so much for helping us win the challenge grant. As an added incentive to first-time donors, as well as those who’d like to make an additional contribution, anyone who donates $100 or more from this point on will get a copy of my book “Bars Across America.

Donate $200 or more and we’ll also throw in a copy of the anthology “On Bicycles,” to which I contributed a chapter about Chicago’s West Town Bikes, while supplies last.

Please feel free to spread the word about the challenge grant to potential donors, or contact me at 312-560-3966 or greenfieldjohn[at]hotmail.com with leads on other possible funding sources. To keep you apprised on our progress, I’ll be updating the above Donate-O-Meter along with Today’s Headlines each morning.

Thanks again for your continuing support.

– John

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Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, April 20

  • CTA May Be in Line for $100M More for the North Red Line Reconstruction (Crain’s)
  • Editorial: The New Lucas Museum Plan Has Pluses, Would Still Require Legal Wrangling
  • Just as Aldermen Are Trying to Restrict Ride-Share, Uber Opens New Office (Sun-Times)
  • Details on Plan to Fund Neighborhood Projects Via Downtown Density Fees (MPC)
  • Work on Logan’s Crossing (and Its 313 Parking Spots) to Begin Next Month (DNA)
  • E. Dundee Board Votes Against Measure to Drop Support for Longmeadow Parkway (Herald)
  • Active Trans, Enlace & CLOCC Lead Walkability Assessment Tour in Little Village
  • Brick-and-Mortar Florists Unhappy About Ordinance Legalizing Flower Carts (DNA)
  • Police: Lack of Registration to Blame for Low Stolen Bike Recovery Rate (DNA)
  • DNA: These 10 Blocks Have the Highest Stolen Bike Rate in the City
  • Hoosiers Use South Shore’s Bikes-on-Board Service to Explore Chicago (Tribune)
  • Meet Some of the Volunteers Who Help Make Bike the Drive Happen (Active Trans)

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Streetsblog Chicago is currently in the thick of raising funds for our next year of publication. Once again, the Chicago Community Trust, a charitable foundation that was one of the early funders of SBC, has very generously offered us a challenge grant. If Streetsblog reaches $50K in donations and sponsorships by the end of May, the Trust will provide the last $25K needed to keep the site running into 2017 and beyond.

Thanks to the generosity of readers like you, we’ve made good progress since we announced the challenge grant. We expect a significant chunk of revenue to come in during the next few weeks in the form of ad renewals and corporate sponsorships.

However, we still have a lot of work to do in order to win the grant from the Trust, so it’s time to shift our fundraising effort into high gear. If you haven’t already done so, please consider donating to Streetsblog Chicago today today. SBC is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, so donations are tax deductible.

If you’ve already contributed, thanks so much for helping us win the challenge grant. As an added incentive to first-time donors, as well as those who’d like to make an additional contribution, anyone who donates $100 or more from this point on will get a copy of my book “Bars Across America.

Donate $200 or more and we’ll also throw in a copy of the anthology “On Bicycles,” to which I contributed a chapter about Chicago’s West Town Bikes, while supplies last.

Please feel free to spread the word about the challenge grant to potential donors, or contact me at 312-560-3966 or greenfieldjohn[at]hotmail.com with leads on other possible funding sources. To keep you apprised on our progress, I’ll be updating the above Donate-O-Meter along with Today’s Headlines each morning.

Thanks again for your continuing support.

– John

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Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, April 19

  • After Backlash Against Proposal for VMT Tax, Cullerton Shelves the Idea (Tribune)
  • More Write-Ups of the Recent Protest of Logan Square TOD Projects (Lifted Voices, Truthout)
  • The Tribune Looks at the Reasons Why Divvy Has a Strong Safety Record
  • Kamin: Moving Lucas Museum to McCormick East Site Would Still Be Problematic (Tribune)
  • Documenting the Homeless Encampments of Chicago’s Viaducts and Riverfront (Tribune)
  • Merchants Worry That Work to Widen Suburban Retail Street Will Hurt Business (Herald)
  • Despite Shrinking Taxi Industry, Local Cab Insurance Company Is Still Doing Well (Crain’s)
  • Comrade Cycles Rated One of the Top Six Bike Shops in the Country (Inside Hook)
  • Chicago’s First Licensed Food Cart Hits the Streets in South Loop (DNA)
  • Letter: The PA System at the Wheaton Metra Station Is Too Darn Loud (Herald)
  • Active Trans Hosts “Stories on the Move” 7 p.m. Tonight at Township

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Streetsblog Chicago is currently in the thick of raising funds for our next year of publication. Once again, the Chicago Community Trust, a charitable foundation that was one of the early funders of SBC, has very generously offered us a challenge grant. If Streetsblog reaches $50K in donations and sponsorships by the end of May, the Trust will provide the last $25K needed to keep the site running into 2017 and beyond.

Thanks to the generosity of readers like you, we’ve made good progress since we announced the challenge grant. We expect a significant chunk of revenue to come in during the next few weeks in the form of ad renewals and corporate sponsorships.

However, we still have a lot of work to do in order to win the grant from the Trust, so it’s time to shift our fundraising effort into high gear. If you haven’t already done so, please consider donating to Streetsblog Chicago today today. SBC is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, so donations are tax deductible.

If you’ve already contributed, thanks so much for helping us win the challenge grant. As an added incentive to first-time donors, as well as those who’d like to make an additional contribution, anyone who donates $100 or more from this point on will get a copy of my book “Bars Across America.

Donate $200 or more and we’ll also throw in a copy of the anthology “On Bicycles,” to which I contributed a chapter about Chicago’s West Town Bikes, while supplies last.

Please feel free to spread the word about the challenge grant to potential donors, or contact me at 312-560-3966 or greenfieldjohn[at]hotmail.com with leads on other possible funding sources. To keep you apprised on our progress, I’ll be updating the above Donate-O-Meter along with Today’s Headlines each morning.

Thanks again for your continuing support.

– John

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Today’s Headlines for Monday, April 18

  • Divvy Offering Free Rides on Friday in Honor of Earth Day (DNA)
  • Bickerdike Staffers Discuss Affordability Issues in the Wake of The 606 Opening (Streetswise)
  • LED: Sound System? City Will Use P3 to Switch Street Lamps to Brighter LEDs (Sun-Times)
  • FOP Open to New Proposed Location for Lucas Museum on McCormick East Site (Sun-Times)
  • …But That Plan May Be “Impractical, Illegal & Controversial” (Crain’s)
  • Longmeadow Parkway Opponents Say Elected Officials Are Ignoring Them (Herald)
  • Development at 171 N. Green, 3 Minutes From ‘L’, Would Have 322 Units, 250 Spaces (Curbed)
  • Plan for Mixed-Use Development Near Geneva Metra Stop Nixed (Herald)
  • The Growth of S. Side’s Chinese-American Population Has Flown Under the Radar (Hertz)
  • S. Chicago Velodrome Survives Another Month, Looks for Path to Sustainability (DNA)
  • Ald. Reilly Plans Crackdown on “Bucket Boys” Street Drummers (DNA)

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Streetsblog Chicago is currently in the thick of raising funds for our next year of publication. Once again, the Chicago Community Trust, a charitable foundation that was one of the early funders of SBC, has very generously offered us a challenge grant. If Streetsblog reaches $50K in donations and sponsorships by the end of May, the Trust will provide the last $25K needed to keep the site running into 2017 and beyond.

Thanks to the generosity of readers like you, we’ve made good progress since we announced the challenge grant. We expect a significant chunk of revenue to come in during the next few weeks in the form of ad renewals and corporate sponsorships.

However, we still have a lot of work to do in order to win the grant from the Trust, so it’s time to shift our fundraising effort into high gear. If you haven’t already done so, please consider donating to Streetsblog Chicago today today. SBC is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, so donations are tax deductible.

If you’ve already contributed, thanks so much for helping us win the challenge grant. As an added incentive to first-time donors, as well as those who’d like to make an additional contribution, anyone who donates $100 or more from this point on will get a copy of my book “Bars Across America.

Donate $200 or more and we’ll also throw in a copy of the anthology “On Bicycles,” to which I contributed a chapter about Chicago’s West Town Bikes, while supplies last.

Please feel free to spread the word about the challenge grant to potential donors, or contact me at 312-560-3966 or greenfieldjohn[at]hotmail.com with leads on other possible funding sources. To keep you apprised on our progress, I’ll be updating the above Donate-O-Meter along with Today’s Headlines each morning.

Thanks again for your continuing support.

– John

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Today’s Headlines for Friday, April 15

  • Rahm Wants to Demolish Part of McCormick Place to Build Lucas Museum (Sun-Times)
  • Herald Editorial Supports John Cullerton’s Per-Mile Tax Proposal, With Tweaks
  • Uber Says It Has Collected 100K Signature’s Against Chauffeur License Requirement (Crain’s)
  • Former Executive for Chicago Parking Meters Pleads Guilty to Kickback Scheme (Tribune)
  • Man Charged With Shooting Over Traffic Dispute in Evanston (Sun-Times)
  • 11 People, Including 6 Kids, Injured in West Woodlawn Crash (Tribune)
  • Active Trans Discusses City’s Plan for 50 Miles of “Better Bike Lanes
  • Results of MIPRC‘s Survey of Colleges & Universities Along Illinois Amtrak Routes

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Streetsblog Chicago is currently in the thick of raising funds for our next year of publication. Once again, the Chicago Community Trust, a charitable foundation that was one of the early funders of SBC, has very generously offered us a challenge grant. If Streetsblog reaches $50K in donations and sponsorships by the end of May, the Trust will provide the last $25K needed to keep the site running into 2017 and beyond.

Thanks to the generosity of readers like you, we’ve made good progress since we announced the challenge grant. We expect a significant chunk of revenue to come in during the next few weeks in the form of ad renewals and corporate sponsorships.

However, we still have a lot of work to do in order to win the grant from the Trust, so it’s time to shift our fundraising effort into high gear. If you haven’t already done so, please consider donating to Streetsblog Chicago today today. SBC is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, so donations are tax deductible.

If you’ve already contributed, thanks so much for helping us win the challenge grant. As an added incentive to first-time donors, as well as those who’d like to make an additional contribution, anyone who donates $100 or more from this point on will get a copy of my book “Bars Across America.

Donate $200 or more and we’ll also throw in a copy of the anthology “On Bicycles,” to which I contributed a chapter about Chicago’s West Town Bikes, while supplies last.

Please feel free to spread the word about the challenge grant to potential donors, or contact me at 312-560-3966 or greenfieldjohn[at]hotmail.com with leads on other possible funding sources. To keep you apprised on our progress, I’ll be updating the above Donate-O-Meter along with Today’s Headlines each morning.

Thanks again for your continuing support.

– John