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Today’s Headlines

  • John Compares Candidates’ Positions on Cams, BRT, Flyover, Road Diets & PBLs (Newcity)
  • Union Sues for Right to Pass Out Pro-Chuy Flyers in CTA Break Rooms (Sun-Times)
  • Another Contentious Public Meeting About Logan Square TOD Towers (Curbed)
  • 2nd Woman Dies Following Car-Truck Crash in McKinley Park (Sun-Times)
  • Man Dies After Experiencing “Physical Distress,” Crashing Car in South Shore (Sun-Times)
  • Kevenides Explains Why Cyclist Who Was Doored by Cop Did Have the Right of Way
  • South Side Cyclists Want to See Divvy Service Expanded to Entire City (RedEye)
  • The Heat Is Off: CTA Shuts Down Rail Station Heaters for the Season (RedEye)
  • Meet Bike-Powered Business Urban Street Window Works (Medill)
  • Active Trans Seeking Volunteers for Bike the Drive
  • Steven Has Accepted a New Position as Spokesman for the National Motorists Association

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Today’s Headlines

  • Drivers Owe the City a Staggering $1.5 Billion in Unpaid Tickets (DNA)
  • NYC & LA Are Tougher About Collecting Tickets Than Chicago Is (DNA)
  • Teen Who Fatally Struck Man in Northlake Issued 4 Traffic Citations (Sun-Times)
  • City Will Pay $319K to Driver Who Was Injured by Cop, Then Wrongfully Arrested (ABC)
  • Police Officer Doors Cyclist, Then Says, “She Didn’t Have the Right of Way”  (CBS)
  • Driver Blocks Exit of Doughnut Shop, Pepper Sprays Man Who Confronts Him (DNA)
  • Kevenides: If Driverless Are to Become Common, Pedestrian Safety Must Be Paramount
  • How Did a Car With a Flat Tire Wind Up on the Bike Path Near Navy Pier? (Chicagoist)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Survey Finds CTA Rider Satisfaction Has Dipped Slightly But Is Still High (CBS)
  • John’s Op-Ed In Crain’s: García Should Rethink His Positions on Traffic Cams, BRT
  • After Getting Only 1 Bid to Manage Riverwalk, City Will Do It for Now (Marina City)
  • 1 Dead, 1 Critically Injured After Driver Crashes Into Semi at I-55 & Damen (Tribune)
  • CTA Expanding “Second Chance” Employment Program for Ex-Offenders (DNA)
  • Some Englewood Residents Resist Selling Homes for Rail Yard Expansion (Tribune)
  • MPC Roundtable: Transpo Agencies Asked to Do Too Much With Too Little
  • Courier on Why Some Drivers Resent Cyclists: They Hate Our Freedom (DNA)
  • Resumption of Water Taxi Service Is a Sure Sign of Spring (DNA)
  • Red Moon Theaters’s “Objects of Wonder” Include a Giant Trike for Serving Wine (DNA)
  • Buy Select Bags From Po Campo Today & They’ll Give 50% to SBC Resurrection Fund

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Today’s Headlines

  • Hinz: Never-Released State Study Found Illiana Not Financially Viable (Crain’s)
  • Transcript Shows Driver in CTA O’Hare Crash Admitted She Dozed Off (Tribune)
  • A Guide to the Byrne Interchange Reconstruction Project (Chicagoist)
  • Man Charged With DUI Was 4 Times Over Legal Limit With Kids in Car (Tribune)
  • 2nd Lawsuit Filed Against Trucker Who Killed Mother & Her 2 Children (Sun-Times)
  • Driver Hits Gas Pedal Instead of Brake Outside Diner, Crashes Into Kitchen (Tribune)
  • CDOT Launching Go Edgewater TDM Program in North Lakefront ‘Hood (DNA)
  • Video: Mega Commuter Rafael Sanchez Bikes 20 Miles to Work Every Day (WGN)
  • Are CTA Colon Cancer Awareness Ads Clever or Tasteless? You Decide (IU Inspired)
  • Meeting This Monday Re: Proposed TOD Towers at 2293 N. Milwauke (LSNA)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Metra: February Snows Caused BNSF Delays, But Reliability Has Improved (Tribune)
  • Metra Paying Firm $12.6 Million to Update Accounting System (Sun-Times)
  • Madison Street Lane Closures Expand as Part of Loop Link BRT Work (Sun-Times)
  • 37-Year-Old Woman Dies After Crashing SUV in Monee (Herald-News)
  • Senior’s Response to Rogers Park Road Rage Incident: “People Need to Chill” (DNA)
  • Construction Slated for New Logan Square TOD Development (Curbed)
  • Sauganash Whole Foods Tries to Fix Traffic Woes With New Parking Lot (DNA)
  • Chicago Magazine Looks at Why Bike Licensing Has Failed Almost Everywhere
  • Crews Will Replace 120-Year-Old Sewers on Lawrence, Central in Jeff Park (DNA)
  • There’s a Big Photo of Steven on the Home Page of Active TransSplashy New Website

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After receiving $1,650 in donations and the pledge yesterday, our war chest now contains $45,110, which means we’ve got less than $5K to raise in order to win the $25K challenge grant from the Chicago Community Trust that will allow us to resume publication. However, we now have less than two weeks to come up with that money before out April 8 reboot deadline. If you value Streetsblog Chicago’s hard-hitting transportation reporting and haven’t already donated to the resurrection fund, please consider doing so today.

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Today’s Headlines

  • Active Trans Launches Petition to Support “Vision Zero” Fatality Reduction Strategy
  • Driver Killed in Crash, Passenger Injured, After Running Stoplight in Aurora (CBS)
  • 79-Year-Old Woman Dies After Crashing Her Van Near DeKalb (Tribune)
  • Semi Driver Injures Pedestrian in Elmhurst, Flees the Scene (Sun-Times)
  • Man Shot in Stomach Duting Belmont Craigin Road Rage Incident (DNA)
  • Video: Real Estate Guy Goes Ballistic During Rogers Park Road Rage Melee (DNA)
  • Bike Cops Save the Life of Elderly Tourist on the Mag Mile (Sun-Times)
  • Plan Commission Approves TOD Projects in West Loop & Logan Square (Curbed)
  • Hacker Derek Eder Says Transit Agencies Could Think Bigger With Ventra App (RedEye)
  • Steinberg Does the Right Thing by Not Stealing a Loose Divvy Bike (Sun-Times)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Active Trans Urges Politicians to Refine, Not Abolish, Traffic Cam Program (Sun-Times)
  • New Lawsuit Filed Against City for Red Light and Speed Cameras (Sun-Times)
  • Milwaukee Road Diet, P-Streets Emerge as Issues in 45th Ward Race (DNA)
  • Rauner’s Motorcade Involved in 2nd Crash in About 2 Months (NBC)
  • IDOT Closes a Stretch of Irving Park Due to Truckers Ramming Bridge (Tribune)
  • City Lab Program on Goose Island Will Be Testing Ground for Infrastructure (DNA)
  • Elly Blue & John Weigh in on the Folly of Bicycle Licensing (Chicagoist)
  • A Year After Train Jumped Tracks at O’Hare, Escalator Still Not Replaced (DNA)
  • Expired Meter Rolls Out “The Driver’s Side,” An Autocentric Headline Stack

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As always, thanks for your support. We hope to see you on the 25th at RevBrew!

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Today’s Headlines

  • Transit Agencies Seeking 100 Volunteers to Test Ventra Ticketing App (Sun-Times)
  • Rail Advocates: Gutting Amtrak Would Discourage Businesses From Moving Here (CBS)
  • Pedestrian Mark A. Cipolla Killed After 2 Allegedly Drunk Drivers Collide in Joliet (CBS)
  • Hit-and-Run Driver Fatally Strikes Pedestrian in Mount Prospect (Sun-Times)
  • 7 People Injured in 2-Car Car Crash in Elk Grove Village (NBC)
  • 5 Injured in 3-Vehicle Collision on Bishop Ford (CBS)
  • Elderly Couple Woken Up By Driver Tearing Through Their House at 3 a.m. (WGN)
  • Cyclist Seriously Injured in Wood Street Dooring Sues for Damages (Keating)
  • Kevenides Has a Close Call While Biking on Milwaukee Avenue
  • Transit-Oriented Development Planned for Lot Next to Roosevelt ‘L’ Stop (Curbed)
  • Half-Baked Idea Refuses to Die: Bike Tax an Issue in 43rd Ward Debate (DNA)

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Thanks to the support of readers like you, our fundraising effort has come a long way since SBC went on hiatus on January 8. We have raised $43,030 in contributions and ad sales, so we’ve got less than $7K to raise before we hit $50K. [Note: We’re currently having some technical difficulties with our Donate-O-Meter graphic after moving the site to a new server — this should be fixed soon.] At that point, we’ll win a $25K challenge grant from the Chicago Community Trust, which will allow us to resume publication by our April 8 deadline.

However, we now have only about three weeks to meet that goal. If you value Streetsblog’s hard-hitting coverage of local transportation and safe streets news, and you haven’t already done so, please make a contribution today. While donations are not tax-deductible at this point, in the very unlikely event that the site does not relaunch by April 8, your money will be refunded.

One more thing: If you’d like to get Today’s Headlines in your email inbox right after they go live, sign up for our mailing list here.

As always, thanks for your support. We hope to see you on the 25th at RevBrew!

– John

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Today’s Headlines

  • Op-Ed: Politicians Shouldn’t Buy the False Populism of BRT Opponents (Sun-Times)
  • Motorist Fleeing Car Fire on I-55 Struck by Hit-and-Run Driver (Sun-Times)
  • Three Children Injured When Driver Crashes School Bus Into Trees (Tribune
  • DuPage County Board Member Arrested on DUI Charges (Tribune)
  • Chicago Loop Alliance Installing 18 Pedestrian Counting Devices Downtown (Crain’s)
  • Developer Wants to Replace Lot at Bend in ‘L’ Tracks With Curvy TOD Tower (Curbed)
  • Wicker Parkers: Development by 606 Needs More Affordable Housing (DNA)
  • Cappleman Removing New Meters Due to Residents’ Crime Concerns (DNA)
  • Quad Cities Groups Hire Alta for Bike-Share Feasibility Study (QC Times)
  • Winter Weather Leads to an Epidemic of Cracked Divvy Saddles (DNA)
  • Divvy Trips Website Features an Animated Map Showing Bike-Share Journeys
  • CNT Hosts An Intergenerational Panel Discussion on TOD Next Tuesday

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Whether or not you’ve contributed to the Streetsblog Chicago Resurrection Fund, we hope you can join us for our Donor Appreciation Party on Wednesday, March 25, 6-9 p.m. at Revolution Brewing’s Kedzie Avenue taproom, 3340 North Kedzie. All Streetsblog readers are invited to attend this free event, and everyone who has contributed $100 or more will get a complimentary beer courtesy of RevBrew, plus a free copy of my book “Bars Across America.”

Thanks to the support of readers like you, our fundraising effort has come a long way since SBC went on hiatus on January 8. We have raised $42,840 in contributions and ad sales, so we’ve got less than $8K to raise before we hit $50K. [Note: We’re currently having some technical difficulties with our Donate-O-Meter graphic after moving the site to a new server — this should be fixed soon.] At that point, we’ll win a $25K challenge grant from the Chicago Community Trust, which will allow us to resume publication by our April 8 deadline.

However, we now have only about three weeks to meet that goal. If you value Streetsblog’s hard-hitting coverage of local transportation and safe streets news, and you haven’t already done so, please make a contribution today. While donations are not tax-deductible at this point, in the very unlikely event that the site does not relaunch by April 8, your money will be refunded.

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As always, thanks for your support. We hope to see you on the 25th at RevBrew!

– John

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Today’s Headlines

  • Aldermen Fail to Force a Vote on Abolishing Traffic Cams (DNA)
  • Numbers Show Edgewater Cams Have Been Successful in Reducing Speeding (DNA)
  • Transit Officials Paint Bleak Picture of How Rauner Cuts Would Affect Service (Tribune)
  • Teen Killed in Train Crash While Walking Home From School in Cedar Lake (Tribune)
  • Two Injured in Semi-Truck Rollover in Long Grove (Sun-Times)
  • Just After Losing $26 Million Crash Case, Yellow Cab Files for Bankruptcy (Tribune)
  • Why the CTA’s Belmont Flyover Makes Sense (Steven Can Plan)
  • Profiles of Chicago Families Who Get Around by Bike (Chicago Bike Mom)
  • This Year’s PeopleForBikes Benefit Ride Will Go From Minneapolis to Chicago (BRAIN)

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Whether or not you’ve contributed to the Streetsblog Chicago Resurrection Fund, we hope you can join us for our Donor Appreciation Party on Wednesday, March 25, 6-9 p.m. at Revolution Brewing’s Kedzie Avenue taproom, 3340 North Kedzie. All Streetsblog readers are invited to attend this free event, and everyone who has contributed $100 or more will get a complimentary beer courtesy of RevBrew, plus a free copy of my book “Bars Across America.”

Thanks to the support of readers like you, our fundraising effort has come a long way since SBC went on hiatus on January 8. We have raised $42,280 in contributions and ad sales, so we’ve got less than $8K to raise before we hit $50K. [Note: We’re currently having some technical difficulties with our Donate-O-Meter graphic after moving the site to a new server — this should be fixed soon.] At that point, we’ll win a $25K challenge grant from the Chicago Community Trust, which will allow us to resume publication by our April 8 deadline.

However, we now have only about three weeks to meet that goal. If you value Streetsblog’s hard-hitting coverage of local transportation and safe streets news, and you haven’t already done so, please make a contribution today. While donations are not tax-deductible at this point, in the very unlikely event that the site does not relaunch by April 8, your money will be refunded.

One more thing: If you’d like to get Today’s Headlines in your email inbox right after they go live, sign up for our mailing list here.

As always, thanks for your support. We hope to see you on the 25th at RevBrew!

– John