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Today’s Headlines

  • Emanuel & Claypool Tout CTA Achievements at City Club Appearance (Sun-Times)
  • Kane County Planning DUI Crackdown for “Black Wednesday” — A Big Drinking Night (Tribune)
  • Motorist Who Killed Mother of 3 While High Gets 24 Years in Prison (Tribune)
  • Release Denied for Driver Who Led Police on Chaotic Chase Around Lake County (Tribune)
  • After Saturday’s LSD Crash, Should Divvy Post Warnings to Stay Off Highways? (DNA)
  • News Flash: Pre-Thanksgiving Evening Rush Is a Lousy Time to Drive (RedEye)
  • Winter Overnight Parking Ban Starts Monday (DNA)
  • Wabash Lights ‘L’ Illumination Project Ready to Start Fundraising (Newcity)
  • Tasty Breakfasts That Kids Can Eat on the Cargo Bike Ride to School (Chicargobike)
  • John & Steven’s Holiday Gift Suggestions for Transpo Fans (Newcity)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Ferguson Decision Protesters Take Over Lake Shore Drive (Crain’s)
  • CTA Buying 9 Properties for 95th Street Red Line Renovation (RedEye)
  • Off-Duty Cop Accused of Firing Shots at Officer Who Pulled Him Over for DUI (Sun-Times)
  • 7 Injured After Driver Crashes Into Bus, Building in East Garfield Park (Tribune)
  • Multiple People Hospitalized After 2 Different Crashes at Same Site in Gurnee (Tribune)
  • Cyclist Injured by Driver Who Blew Stop Sign Gets $190K Settlement (Keating)
  • Lincoln Square’s Semi-Pedestrianized Block to Get “Main Street Makover” for Holidays (DNA)
  • CTA Tattler Looks Inside the New Holiday Bus
  • LGRAB Finally Embraces the Cold-Weather Biking Season
  • Check Out This Old-School Bike Safety Rap Video (Kevenides)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Divvy Rider Injured on LSD Is a Med Student, Did Not Lose Foot in Crash (DNA)
  • 3 Injured in Wrong-Way Crash on Ohio Feeder (RedEye)
  • 2 Hurt in Hit-and-Run on the Dan Ryan (RedEye)
  • Video Footage Released of October Crash That Killed 3 People on 95th in Oak Lawn (NBC)
  • IL Senate Overrides Quinn’s Veto of Bill to Raise Speed Limit on Tollways (Expired Meter)
  • Most of Chicago’s “Stop for Peds” Signs Have Already Been Replaced (Tribune)
  • CMAP Discusses Its Infrastructure Funding Proposal (Daily Herald)
  • Rosenthal: Uber, Licensed in Chicago Last Week, Has Been Playing Hardball (Tribune)
  • More Lincoln Parkers Discuss the #11 Lincoln Bus Cut (DNA)
  • Bridgeport Merchants Say They’re Panicking Over Halsted Street Closure (DNA)
  • Man Charged After Taking “Extremely Dangerous” Ride on Back of Metra Train (Tribune)
  • Late-Night Car Alarm Malfunction Results in Hilarious Note From Neighbor (DNA)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Regional Transit Ridership Is Down for the Second Year in a Row (Sun-Times)
  • CTA Passes 2015 Budget With No Fare Hikes, More Service (Tribune)
  • State Rep Gives Up on Attempt to Override Quinn’s Veto of Ride-Share Bill (Crain’s)
  • San Hamel’s Lawyer Is Considering a Run for State’s Attorney (Sun-Times)
  • Developer Proposes Mixed-Use, Low-Parking Building Next to Montrose Brown Station (DNA)
  • 35th/Ashland Makeover, Including Wider Sidewalks, Will Wrap Up Soon (DNA)
  • Tacqueria Coming to Granville Stop; No Word If Station Will Get a Burrito Tracker (DNA)
  • Free Bikes Offered to Tenants of Building Owned by, Ironically, FLATS (DNA)
  • Terry’s Byke Haus Badly Damaged By Fire; Giant Waving Gorilla Spared (NBC)
  • Video: An Operator’s-Eye View of a Brown Line Ride (DNA)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Chicago Issues First City Ride-Share Licenses to Lyft & Sidecar (Tribune)
  • Taxi Industry Wants to Override Quinn’s Veto of Ride-Share Regulations (Sun-Times)
  • Tribune Editorial Praises CTA Fiscal Policies & Infra Improvements, Slams Ashland BRT Plan
  • Boosters Propose [Cough] “Sustainable Transportation Fund” to Bankroll Route 53 Extension (Tribune)
  • Yesterday’s Bus Barbecue Shut Down the Southbound Drive for Several Hours (Tribune)
  • Uber Jacked Up Prices During Tuesday’s Transit Meltdown (DNA)
  • Chicago Ranked Silver Again, Several ‘Burbs Join Bike Friendly Communities List (Bike League)
  • Starting Next Week, Metra Is Tweaking Schedules for 2 of Its Union Pacific Lines (Tribune)
  • IDOT Announces 2014 Funding Awards for Safe Routes to School (Active Trans)
  • IL Supreme Court Will Rule on Red Light Cam Lawsuit on Thursday (Expired Meter)
  • Robbery Suspects Fleeing Cops Crash Car Into Alsip Living Room (RedEye)
  • Thieves Smash Car Into Louis Vuitton Store & Bag Expensive Merchandise (Northbrook Star)

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Today’s Headlines

  • CTA Bus Catches Fire on LSD, No Injuries Reported (CBS)
  • Fire at Shuttered Lincoln Park School Impacts Brown & Purple Line Service (ABC)
  • Drunk Driver Who Served Time After Killing Teen Gets Arrested for Another DUI (Tribune)
  • After Anti-Bike Rant Published in Local Paper, Niles Residents Set Record Straight (Active Trans)
  • The CTA’s Strategy for Combatting Railcar-As-Bathroom Syndrome (RedEye)
  • Survival Tips for Winter CTA Riding (RedEye)
  • Is Waving the Way to Increase Civility on Our Roadways? (Active Trans)
  • Wilson Station Rehab Workers Salvage Terra Cotta From Majestic Building (Uptown Update)
  • Police Seize Tow Trucks From Company That Illegally Removed Car From Public Way (CBS)
  • A History of Chicago’s Modernist Municipal Parking Garages (Forgotten Chicago)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Metra Board Approves Nearly 11% Fare Hike, $100 Million Bond Sale (Tribune, Crain’s)
  • Dear Governor-Elect Rauner, Please Kill the Illiana Expressway (Tribune)
  • Advocates Call for Parity in Federal Tax Breaks for Drivers & Transit Riders (Tribune)
  • City Vows to Keep Streets Clear This Winters, Touts Improved Plow Tracker App (RedEye)
  • Jane Byrne’s Funeral Procession Travels from the NW Side to Lincoln Park Today (Tribune)
  • $100K Bail for Driver in Crash That Led to Amputation of Woman’s Hand (Sun-Times)
  • Wrong-Way Driver on Kennedy Caused Crash That Injured 4 People (Tribune)
  • Pizzeria Celebrates Return of Stolen Bike With Free ‘Za for Cyclists; 2 Arrests Made (DNA)
  • Meet Tony Coppoletta, the CTA’s Tweeter-in-Chief (Sun-Times)
  • Kimball Bus Will Detour Around Sewer Work Through January (DNA)
  • Anatomy of a Bike-Baiter: The Reader Dissects John Kass’ Trolling Methods
  • Hearing on Finkl Steel Redevelopment Wednesday 6 p.m. at Wicker Park Library (DNA)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Metra Will Borrow Money for Infra; Experts Say It’s About Time They Did (Tribune)
  • Orseno: We’re Taking Steps to Avoid Metra Delays If Another Polar Vortex Hits (NBC)
  • Lincoln Avenue Bus Advocates Planning to Rally at CTA Budget Hearing (DNA)
  • Fight Over Ride-Share Regulation Sparks Lobbying Frenzy in Springfield (Crain’s)
  • Bill Proposed to Change Illinois’ Zero Tolerance Marijuana DUI Law (Daily Herald)
  • “In the Loop”: A Roundup of What’s Going on In the Transpo World (MPC)
  • Residents in Low-Income Neighborhoods Pay More for Car Insurance (DNA)
  • So Far, Wilson Station Rehab Work Hasn’t Resulted in a Rat Plague (DNA)
  • You Can Try Out Metra’s Fancy New Seats This Month at Downtown Stations (Tribune)
  • Immortal Class” Author Appears In a Report on Safety-in-Numbers Effect (Inside Science)

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Today’s Headlines

  • CTA Has Confiscated 1,800 Fare Cards as Part of Fraud Crackdown (Sun-Times, RedEye)
  • Orseno Defends $100K-Plus Salaries of Many Metra Workers to RTA Chair (Sun-Times)
  • 49th Ward Aldermanic Hopeful Proposes Road Diet, PBLs for Sheridan (Facebook, Everyblock)
  • Roll With Me App Provides Wheelchair-Friendly CTA Directions (RedEye)
  • Proposed Logan Square Towers Aren’t as Dense as They Seem (City Notes)
  • Computer Crash Shuts Down All 138 State DMVs for a Day (CBS)
  • Bad Blood Between Parking Enforcement Aides & Police Officers (Expired Meter)
  • Stolen Bike Recovered After Security Footage of Theft Is Posted on YouTube (Tribune)
  • Video: Speeded-Up Footage of a Red Line Ride From the Driver’s Viewpoint (CBS)
  • A Dog of a Column From Notorious Bike-Baiter John Kass (Tribune)
  • City Notes Launches the Chicago Urbanist Calendar

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