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Today’s Headlines

  • Critics Argue Mayor’s Proposed Privatization Rules Don’t Go Far Enough (Tribune)
  • Joe Moore Defends His Decision to Approve Pritzker’s Transit-Ignoring Development
  • Tunney Proposes Allowing Restaurants to Set Up “Curbside Cafes”: Private Parklets (Tribune)
  • Judge Denies Motion by City to Dismiss Class-Action Lawsuit Against Red Light Cams (Tribune)
  • City of Chicago Celebrates 2nd Annual PlayStreets Day With 16 Car-Free Block Parties
  • Woman Killed, 5 Injured After Rollover Crash on the Eisenhower (Tribune)
  • 12-Year-Old Boy Dies After Being Struck on Bike in Olympia Fields (Tribune)
  • Senior Who Was Fatally Struck in Wheelchair Over 2 Weeks Ago Has Been Identified (Sun-Times)
  • IDOT Says Illinois Has a 95.2% Front Seatbelt Use Rate (Fox)
  • Residents Worry Brewpub With Apartments Would Cause Parking Crunch (DNA)
  • Crain’s Offers “One-Tank Road-Trip” Ideas. Here Are Some No-Tank Road Trip Ideas
  • Art & Music Festival Tomorrow at Uptown’s Sunnyside Pedestrian Mall

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Today’s Headlines for Thursday, July 30

  • Emanuel Introduces Ordinance to Establish Rules for Privatizing City Assets (Sun-Times)
  • Oak Parking Planning Neighborhood Greenway Network (Active Trans)
  • MPC’s Skosey: New TOD Ordinance Would Mean More Residents & Revenue for Chicago (Crain’s)
  • CNT’s Kyle Smith: TOD Reform Could Keep Chicago From Losing 3rd-Largest City Status (Crain’s)
  • Long Grove Man Charged With Fatal DUI Pleads Not Guilty to Additional Charges (Herald)
  • Libertyville Is Paying People to Buy Cars (Herald)
  • Rauner May Sign Bill to Allow Ticketing of Cars Illegally Parked in Electric Charging Spots (ABC)
  • Rookie Alderman Calls for Cracking Down on Noisy Car Sound Systems (Sun-Times)
  • After Debate Over Parking & Density, River North High Rise Gets Building Permit (Curbed)
  • Gas Station at North/Ashland May Be Replaced With 99-Room Hotel (Crain’s)
  • Can New Lighting, Murals Along “Wabash Art Corridor” Boost Commerce? (Tribune)
  • Bike Lawyer: I Dislike Contra-Flow Lanes But Understand Why They’re Important (RedEye)

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Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, July 28

  • Looks Like New Chair of the Infrastructure Trust Will Push Hard for O’Hare Express (Sun-Times)
  • SUV Driver Struck and Killed Cyclist Walking Bike Across Western at Congress (Keating)
  • Senior Dies A Few Days After Being Struck in Des Plaines (Herald)
  • After a Drag Racing Fatality, Reilly Plans “No Cruising Zone” on Lower Wacker (Sun-Times)
  • Police Arrest Driver Who Crashed Stolen Car in Wheeling, Fled on Foot (Sun-Times)
  • Meet the Bars That Lobbied for the Return of Happy Hours (DNA)
  • Letter: Allowing Guns on the CTA Would Let People Defend Themselves (Tribune)
  • Metra Says It Carried an Extra 100K Riders During Lollapalooza Last Year (Crains)
  • Comcast Providing Unlimited Wi-Fi on The 606 for Xfinity Users, Limited for Others (DNA)
  • Wabash Lights Creators Succeed in Raising $60K to Test the Concept (Curbed)
  • Trib’s “Bikes Vs. Cars” TOD article Inspires a Hilarious Rant Against Cyclists

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Today’s Headlines for Monday, July 27

  • Mayor Proposes Strengthening TOD Ordinance — More on SBC Later Today (Tribune)
  • CPS Cutting 270 Bus Stops, Creating Walks to Stops as Long as 1.5 Miles (DNA)
  • Driver Fatally Strikes Pedestrian in Portage Park (Tribune)
  • Police Are Investigting Fatal Zion Car Crash as a Homicide (Sun-Times)
  • 3 People Struck, 2 Critically, in 2 Different Incidents at Same Des Plaines Intersection (Herald)
  • Yet Another Attack on a Metra Conductor (DNA)
  • DUI Strike Force in Albany Park Results in 67 Tickets (DNA)
  • New Halsted Bridge Over the Ike Opens (Sun-Times)
  • Extensive Delays on Metra Due to Fireworks-Like Track Fire Saturday Night (CBS)
  • Tribune Columnist Barbara Brotman Goes on a Slow Roll Chicago Ride
  • Holy Water: Citing Dearth of Fountains on The 606, Church Passes Out Free Bottles (DNA)
  • Activists Strip Down to Their Skivvies on the ‘L’ to Promote Gender Equality (DNA)

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Today’s Headlines for Friday, July 24

  • Chicago Mag‘s Whet Moser Discusses The 606 & The Riverwalk With Emanuel
  • Driver Fatally Strikes Chuck Huang, 75, in Wheaton, No Charges Filed (Tribune)
  • Police Dash-cam Video Show the Crash That Killed Fredi Morales, 20, in Wheeling (Tribune)
  • Suit Filed Against Officers Who Pursued the SuspectThat Fatally Struck Infant (Sun-Times)
  • Witness: Bicyclist Attacked CTA Bus Driver in Lincoln Park (DNA)
  • IL Should Consider Requiring Repeat DUI Offenders to Abstain From Alcohol (IL Policy)
  • Ex-Bear Richard Dent Fined $924 for Speeding 107 MPH (Tribune)
  • DUI Crackdowns in West Town, Wicker Park This Weekend (DNA)
  • National Women’s Organization: All-Male Tollway Board Violates State Law (Tribune)
  • 40 Mayors Endorse Rte. 53 Extension, Which Local Mayor Threatened to Blockade (Tribune)
  • Gas Prices Dipped Below $3/Gallon for the First Time This Summer (Sun-Times)

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Today’s Headlines for Thursday, July 23

  • Divvy Will Be Giving Out Free Passes & Cliff Bars at 10 Stations Around the City This Weekend
  • The Tribune Doubles Down on Their False Claim Divvy “Has Yet to Steer Clear of Red Ink”
  • Crains Counts The 606 & Ventra — Yes, Ventra — as 2 Things Chicago Government Got Right
  • Metra Chairman: Smartphone App Doesn’t Mean We Won’t Create Universal Farecard (Tribune)
  • Oak Lawn Woman Charged With Reckless Homicide After Fatally Striking Pedestrian (Tribune)
  • Truman Square Neighbors: Most Young People Moving Into Wilson TODs Won’t Own Cars (DNA)
  • Unlicensed Teen Driver Crashes Into Day Car Center in Beach Park (ABC)
  • Mother Recounts Witnessing a Terrifying Car Crash With Her Daughter (Tribune)
  • Computer Glitch Affected Ticket Sales During Metra’s Morning Rush (Tribune)
  • WTTW Checks in With Slow Roll Chicago
  • CDOT Is Looking for Volunteers to Help Out With Summer Bike Counts (Active Trans)

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Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, July 22

  • MPC Launches Transit-Oriented Development Web Portal “Grow Chicago
  • On 25th Anniversary of ADA Act, Chicago Still Has Far to Go to Become Truly Accessible (Tribune)
  • After a Drag Racer’s DUI Death, Lower Wacker Is Finally Getting Speed Humps (DNA)
  • Bolingbrook Man Gets 3 Years for DUI That Killed His Passenger (Daily Herald)
  • Actress Who Died While Cycling on North Branch Trail Will Be Honored With Memorial Ride (Tribune)
  • Police: Thief Crashed Stolen School Bus Into Englewood Apartment Building (Tribune)
  • String of Bike Thefts in North Center (DNA)
  • Century Foundation: D4E Is a Step Towards Equity, But Discounted Transit Would Be More Effective
  • La Grange Is Paying for Valet Parking to Help People Drive to Transit-Oriented Retail (Tribune)
  • Oak Park Board Asks Developer to Make Massive Garage Next to CTA Station a Bit Less Awful (Tribune)
  • The Tour de Fat Raised $51K for West Town Bikes, CHIRP Radio, a New Record (DNA)
  • The Sun-Times Celebrates an Anti-Public Transit License Plate

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Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, July 21

  • Arena Uses His Car to Blockade CDOT Project to Close Stretch of Wilson in Jeff Park (DNA)
  • Construction Begins on Argyle Shared Street (Tribune)
  • Critics: Metra’s Mobile App Leaves Behind Seniors, Low-Income Residents (Tribune)
  • Opinion: Ride-Sharing Apps Help Prevent Racial Profiling by Cab Drivers (Sun-Times)
  • Driver Fatally Strikes Woman in Tinley Park, Flees the Scene (Tribune)
  • Woman Charged With Assault After Road Rage Leads to Confrontation in Parking Lot (DNA)
  • Huge Truss Bridge in Hegewisch Designed to Ease Congestion Via Grade Separation (DNA)
  • Take MPC’s Great Rivers Survey to Show Your Support for Better Bike/Ped Access (Active Trans)
  • Konkol Gets a Parking Ticket Even Though He Paid Via Mobile App (DNA)
  • Man Faces Charges After Being Caught on Camera Stealing Bike from Wilmette CTA Station (Patch)
  • Everyday Cycles Opens in Evanston, With a Focus on Family & Practical Cycling (Tribune)
  • Check Out the Award-Winning “Design a Divvy” Entries (CDOT)

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Today’s Headlines for Monday, July 20

  • CNT: County Vote to Raise Sales Tax Is a Step Towards Better Transit Funding
  • Men Who Worked on Ventra Launch Sold CTA’s Confidential RFP Info to Toronto (Curbed)
  • Moreno to Anti-Gentrification Activists: If You Want Affordability, Support Density (DNA)
  • Editorial: Allowing Firearms on Public Transit Is a Terrible Idea (Tribune)
  • Police: Driver Intentionally Struck and Killed Man in Chicago Heights Parking Lot (Tribune)
  • Allegedly Drunk Driver Charged With Reckless Homicide After Lower Wacker Crash (Sun-Times)
  • Off-Duty Cop Charged With DUI After Critically Injuring Pedestrian (CBS)
  • Witness: CTA Employee Refused to Help Restrain Man Who Attacked Woman on Red Line (Sun-Times)
  • Active Trans: Success of Batavia Shared Street Is a Good Indicator for Argyle
  • The Tribune Infiltrates Lowe Wacker’s Illegal Drag Racing Scene
  • WTTW Visits The Garden, Chicago’s BMX Bike Park in the Woods

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Today’s Headlines for Friday, July 10

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