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Today’s Headlines

  • Residents Will Contest Proposed Tower Next to Renovated California Station Tonight (Curbed)
  • CTA Debuted Electric Buses Wednesday to Test If They Can Last 100 Miles (Tribune)
  • New Edgewater Strip Mall Begins Construction Around Corner From 24-Hour Red Line Station (DNA)
  • Court Monitor Appointed to Track IDOT After Quinn’s Patronage Hiring Scheme Unraveled (Tribune)
  • Metra Board Chair: We Need Fare Hike Because We Stopped Using Capital to Cover Operations (Tribune)
  • CrossRail Is One of Several Options to Link Disconnected Metra Lines (Itinerant Urbanist)
  • Screening Your Bag for Explosives Before Entering CTA “Not Overly Inconvenient” (Sun-Times)
  • Divvy’s Valet Service – The Endless Dock – Finishes Season on Friday
  • Columbia College Animator Draws Faces of the CTA (Sun-Times)
  • Hundreds Ask for Better Bus Ride on North Lake Shore Drive (Red Eye)
  • Two-Story Building on Damen Next to Bloomingdale Trail Sold for $3.5 Million (DNA)

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Today’s Headlines

  • City Won’t Refund Tickets From 2.9-Second Yellows, Reps Voice Support for Cams (Tribune)
  • Chicago-Detroit High-Speed Rail Would Make 10 Trips a Day at 110 MPH (Free Press)
  • Graffiti Artists Who Vandalized Purple Train Cars Facing Felony Charges (Tribune)
  • Maldonado Transfers Land He Owned by 606 to Wife, Wants to Build Houses There (DNA)
  • Car Crash Near Brookfield Delays Metra BNSF Trains (Fox)
  • Jeff Park P-Street Proposal Moves Forward in City Council (DNA)
  • Survey on Polish Triangle: Let’s Keep the Fountain, Lose the Pigeons (DNA)
  • Hearing on Parking-Lite Logan Square Development This Thursday (DNA)
  • Bridge Closures, Drone Ban Planned for Tightrope Walk Across Chicago River (Tribune)
  • Video: New Bike Cops Undergo Training (ABC)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Report: The 5th Most Populous State Had the 5th Highest Number of Bike Deaths (Tribune)
  • Warehouse & Shipping Companies Are Dropping Support for the Illiana (Crain’s)
  • Amtrak Blames Decrease in Ridership on Delays Caused by Freight Trains (RedEye)
  • Emanuel Defends Random Bag Checks at ‘L’ Stations (Sun-Times)
  • Bill Savage: The CTA Searches Are Nothing But “Security Theater” (Crain’s)
  • CTA Has Been “Quietly” Testing Controversial Geolocation Technology (RedEye)
  • Motorist Fleeing Cops Takes a Crash Course at Hoffman Estates School (Tribune)
  • RedEye Looks at Proposals for Bus Rapid Transit on Lake Shore Drive
  • Tower at 11 S. Green, Several Blocks from Train, Will Have Low Parking Ratio (Curbed)
  • Northwestern’s New Lakefront Garage Eliminates Surface Lots, Trees (Tribune)

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Today’s Headlines

  • New CTA Budget Has No Fare Increases or Service Cuts, More Trains (Tribune, Crain’s)
  • Hearing on Red Light Cam Program Scheduled for Tuesday (DNA)
  • Crackdown on Tax-Evading Gas Station Owners Has Netted $100 Million (NBC)
  • Receipt Used to Locate Man Who Allegedly Stole Semi, Critically Injured Cyclist (Tribune)
  • Suburbs Are Letting DUI Offenders Pay Fees Instead of Losing Licenses (Tribune)
  • Police Conducting Random Checks of CTA Passengers’ Baggage (Tribune, Tattler)
  • City Will Implement Universal Smartphone App for Hailing Taxis (Tribune)
  • Rideye, a Black Box Recorder for Bicycles, Could Make or Break Crash Cases (Fox)
  • Anti-Cam Crowd Protested Burnett for the Second Time This Weekend (Expired Meter)
  • An Interview With Bike Advocate & Garage Builder Jennifer Pritzker (Crain’s)
  • Hearing on CHI-to-Michigan Train Service Wednesday 4-7 p.m. at Union Station (DNA)

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Today’s Headlines

  • The New Flyover to Reduce Rail Congestion in Englewood Has a Controversial History (Tribune)
  • Editorial: Don’t Be Fooled — Most of Metra Fare Hike Would Go to Operations, Not New Trains (Tribune)
  • Rauner Argues That IDOT Patronage Scandal Is a Reason to Oust Quinn (Tribune)
  • State Republicans Wonder If Fired IDOT Employees Were Moved to Other Departments (Sun-Times)
  • Central Figure in Red Light Scandal Plans to Plead Guilty (Sun-Times)
  • Details on Rahm’s Proposal to Double the Number of Bike Cops (RedEye)
  • Work Set to Begin on Irving Park Streetscape With Wider Sidewalks, Better Crosswalks (DNA)
  • Wrigleyville Development With 493 Parking Spots Could Break Ground Next Spring (DNA)
  • Active Trans Is Developing a Bike Plan for West-Suburban Wayne Township (Herald)
  • 400 Lawsuits Have Been Filed Against Illinois Tollway Scofflaws (Tribune)

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Today’s Headlines

  • With Its First Strategic Plan in the Works, Metra Is Finally Looking Towards the Future (Next City)
  • RTA’s Regional Report Card Finds Transit Ridership Is Up, But New Capital Funding Is Down (Tattler)
  • Metra Fare Hikes Are Proof That We Need to Reboot Regional Transit Funding (Active Trans)
  • With Damen Station Closed, Commuters Scurry to Find Alternatives (RedEye, DNA)
  • Police: Doctor Killed in Naperville Collision With Unlicensed Driver Who Failed to Yield (Tribune)
  • Fioretti & Sun-Times Erroneously State That City “Lowered the Length of Yellow Lights”
  • Keating: Thanks to Witnesses, Police Were Able to Find Driver Who Right-Hooked Cyclist Near UIC
  • One Weird Trick for Solving Ventra Fare Disputes on CTA Buses (RedEye)
  • Chicago Drivers Would Save Money by Switching to Ride-Share Plus Transit or Biking (Sun-Times)
  • Color-Coded Map Highlights Chicago Nearly Unrelenting Street Grid (Data Pointed)
  • Meeting Tonight at 6:30 at Spertus to Brainstorm Museum Campus Transportation Ideas (Tribune)

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Today’s Headlines

  • BMW Driver Crashes Car Into Little Village Restaurant, Killing Himself and Passenger (RedEye)
  • Motorist Critically Injures Child Within Bronzeville School’s Safety Zone (DNA)
  • Police Officer Seriously Injures Pedestrian While Responding to Call in Fernwood (Tribune)
  • Driver Pleads Not Guilty After River West Crash That Paralyzed His Passenger (Tribune)
  • Motorist Slams Car Into Storefront of Lakeview Bank (DNA)
  • No, CBS, Fewer Speeding Tickets Than Projected Is a Very Good Thing
  • WBEZ Argues Chicago’s Yellow Lights Are Too Short
  • Prosecutors: Victim of CTA Sexual Abuse Blocked Attack by Same Man on Different Day (DNA)
  • 360-Unit Development 1 block from Blue Line Would Have Nearly 1:1 Parking Ration (DNA)
  • Real Estate Company Cites Entrance to The 606 as Major Motivation for Bucktown Purchase (DNA)
  • Actually, WBEZ, Bus Bunching Is Not Inevitable (Itinerant Urbanist)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Railroad Administration Report Orders Metra to “Improve Its Safety Culture” (Crain’s)
  • CTA Prepares to Demolish Century-Old Buildings for Wilson Rehab (Uptown Update)
  • 57-Year-Old Man Fatally Struck on 1100 Block of West Roosevelt (DNA)
  • DNA Evidence Linked Oak Lawn Man to 2012 Red Line Sex Abuse Case (Tribune)
  • NW Side Man Arrested for Allegedly Sexually Abusing Woman on Brown Line (DNA)
  • CTA Riders & Merchants Discuss How the Damen Construction Will Impact Them (RedEye)
  • Neighbors Fear Mosque Would Create Traffic, But Many Members Would Walk to Services (DNA)
  • Woman Who Was Paralyzed After Biking Off Breakwater Wall Is Suing Park District (CBS)
  • Wegerson: Until We Get Mode Separation on the LFT, People Should Walk & Run on the Left

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Today’s Headlines

  • CTA and Pace Plan to Unveil Ventra Mobile Ticketing App Today (Tribune)
  • Other Outlets Look at Active Trans’ Safe Crossings Campaign (Tribune, Crain’s, DNA)
  • Emanuel Plans to Double the Number of Officers Trained to Work as Bike Cops (DNA)
  • Reilly, Hotel Association Prez Gripe About Proposed Garage Parking Tax Hike (Sun-Times)
  • Railroad Merger Could Help Expedite Freight Through Chicago (Crain’s)
  • Courage Campaign Working on Ads to Fight Sexual Harassment on the CTA (DNA)
  • After a Sexual Assault on Sauganash Trail, Laurino Leading Bike Tour of the Path (DNA)
  • Fioretti Calls for Freeze on Red Light Cams, But City’s Not Installing Them (Expired Meter)
  • Complaints About Rude CTA Bus Drivers Are on the Rise (RedEye)
  • Yellow Line Service Was Temporarily Suspended Due to Switching Problems (Tribune)
  • Wilmette Hopes Metra Cafe Run by Local Music Venue Will Jazz Up Commutes (Tribune)
  • People Who Saw Divvy Rider on Ryan Were Kinder Than Those Who Saw One on LSD

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Today’s Headlines

  • IL PIRG’s Millennials in Motion Report Finds Local Young People Want to Drive Less (DNA)
  • Lakefront Expansion at Fullerton Will Help Reduce Bike/Ped Conflicts (DNA)
  • The Rate of CTA Employee Firings Has Increased Under Claypool (Tribune)
  • California Station on O’Hare Branch Set to Reopen Thursday (RedEye)
  • Pace Approves $800K for Arterial Rapid Transit on Milwaukee in Niles (Herald-Spectator)
  • Does Chicago Really Need Express Train Service to O’Hare? (RedEye)
  • Emanuel Proposes Raising Parking Tax to Help Pay for Street Repairs (Sun-Times)
  • Driver Who Critically Injured Pedestrian in Lakeview & Fled Held on $200K Bail (Sun-Times)
  • How Many Bikes Were Stolen in Chicago, and Which Nabes Were They Taken From? (CBS)
  • Moser Responds to Grossman’s Bikelash Piece With a History of Dutch Cycling (Chicago)
  • Letter: Senior Injured by Cyclist Gives Grossman’s Article a Thumb’s-Up (Tribune)
  • Batavia Bicycle Commission Distributes Dozens of Bikes to Kids Who Need Them (Tribune)
  • Second Slow Roll Bike Tour Takes Place Saturday, Visiting Pullman & Beverly (DNA)

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