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Today’s Headlines for Monday, April 27

  • Editorial: Banning Red Light Cams Is a Bad Idea (Tribune)
  • …But Rahm’s Motorcade Really Needs to Stop Blowing Lights (Tribune)
  • 5000 Series ‘L’ Cars Suck, So CTA Will Be More Cautious With Next Train Car Order (Tribune)
  • Alarmist Mailing From Highway PAC Rips Lawmakers for Moving Money From Road Fund (Tribune)
  • 20-Year-Old Woman Fatally Struck by Driver Exiting Dan Ryan in Chatham (Tribune)
  • Driver Cited After Head-On Crash Into Aurora That Killed 1, Injured 2 (Sun-Times)
  • Man Dies After Driving Car Into Tree in Lockport (Tribune)
  • DUI Charges for Man Who Drove Pickup Into Lockport Home (CBS)
  • State Street Buses Rerouted After Bricks Fall From Building (Sun-Times)
  • Rogers Parkers Choose Crosswalk Improvements, Bus Benches in PB Election (49th Ward)
  • Beale Joins Taliaferro in Calling for Faster Expansion of Divvy to Outlying Wards (Sun-Times)
  • CDOT Looking for Volunteers for Downtown Bike Counts (Active Trans)

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Today’s Headlines for Friday, April 24

  • It’s Official: Claypool Will Leave CTA to be Rahm’s Chief of Staff; No Replacement Named (Sun-Times)
  • Will Cabrini-Green Redevelopment Lead to New Division Street Brown Line Stop? (DNA)
  • Tollway Authority Scraps Agreement Requiring Contractors to Use Union Labor (Tribune)
  • Man Critically Injured in 2-Car Crash on Dan Ryan Near 87th (Tribune)
  • DUI Sting Planned for Back of the Yards This Evening (DNA)
  • MPC Takes an In-Depth Look at the Importance of Building Housing Near Transit
  • Study: Meter Deal Reboot Is Saving Taxpayers Money & There Are Ways City Could Save More (MPC)
  • Northwestern Will Help Bankroll Evanston Divvy Stations (Tribune)
  • Belmont/Clark TOD Will Have Target Express on First Floor (DNA)

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Today’s Headlines for Thursday, April 23

  • After Proposing Transit Cuts, Rauner Will Hit the Road to Promote Highway Construction (Pantagraph)
  • IL House Approves Measure to Ban Red Light Cams in Communities Not Under Home Rule (Tribune)
  • Metra Board Approves Contracts for High-Tech Safety System, Strategic Planning (Tribune)
  • Opening of Metra’s New Edgewater Stop Pushed Back to 2017 (DNA)
  • Will County Seeking Input on Will Connects 2040 Transportation Plan (Active Trans)
  • Suspect in CTA Sexual Assault Turns Himself in After Seeing His Photo in the Media (Tribune)
  • 2 Chicago Police Squad Cars Struck During Traffic Dispute (Sun-Times)
  • Keating Comes Out Against Removal of Kinzie Protected Bike Lanes
  • Jacobsen’s Divvy Data Challenge Entry Confirms Bike-Share Is Usually Faster Than CTA (Chicago)
  • MPC Hosts “Broke, Broken and Out of Time” Infrastructure Symposium May 13

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Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, April 22

  • Pace Pulse Express Bus With Wi-Fi Will Run From Jeff Park to Niles Mall (DNA)
  • Emanuel Says Divvy Will Reach 79th, Pulaski, & Touhy by June (NBC)
  • Police Release Photos of Man They Say Sexually Assaulted Women on Forest Park Branch (Tribune)
  • Man Drives Benz Into Soon-to-Open Naperville Salon (Tribune)
  • Robbers Use Truck to Rip Gate Off Store, Snatch Expensive Clothing (NBC)
  • Neighbors Unhappy About Garage Exit, New Stoplight at Planned Lakeview Whole Foods (DNA)
  • Wheelchair-Friendly Cabbie Rewarded With Free Taxi Medallion From City (DNA)
  • To Open The 606, 2 Marching Bands Will Start at Opposite Ends, Meet in the Middle (DNA)
  • CNT President to Discuss How Good Transit Makes Cities Resilient at Thursday Event
  • Environmental Group Offers Tour of Lake Calumet Waterways (Chicagoist)

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Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, April 21

  • Loop Link BRT Construction on Washington Starts Tomorrow (DNA)
  • Sun-Times: Claypool May Become Emanuel’s Chief of Staff; Rauner Appoints 2 CTA Board Members
  • Emanuel Scoffs at Idea of Approving “Right to Work” Zones in Exchange for CTA Funding (Capitol Fax)
  • Plan Commission Approves TOD Towers at Max Gerber Site in Logan Square (Curbed)
  • Trucker Who Killed Tollway Worker, Injured State Trooper Gets 3 Years in Prison (NBC)
  • No Prison Time for Hit-and-Run Driver Who Killed Cyclist Jeffrey Schultz in Forest Park (FPR)
  • Man Charged With Hit-and-Run After He Crashes Car Into Riverside Yard, Flees on Foot (Sun-Times)
  • Active Trans: Removing Kinzie PBLs Would Be a “National Embarrassment”
  • New Austin Alderman Impatient for Divvy to Reach His District (DNA)
  • Glenview Public Schools Offer Bike Riding Classes for Kids (CBS)
  • RedEye Transit Reporter Tracy Swartz Heading to Tribune, Offers CTA Tips as a Parting Gift

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Today’s Headlines for Monday, April 20

  • Emanuel: Bloomingdale Trail Will Open on June 6 (DNA)
  • Rauner Must Decide Whether to Green Light I-53, a Potential Illiana in Lake County (Tribune)
  • ATA, Cyclists Agree: A Safer Detour Is Needed During 4-Year Navy Pier Flyover Project (Tribune)
  • Pace Manager Charged With Accepting Kickbacks to Help IT Contractors Land Jobs (Tribune)
  • Metra, Feds, Union Agree on Program to Facilitate Whistle Blowing on Safety Violations (Tribune)
  • Mother & Young Son Killed on I-55 Near Bolingbrook After Another Driver Loses Control (CBS)
  • 68-Year-Old Man Dies in Single-Car Crash in Chatham (Tribune)
  • Motorcyclist Dies After Crash on Kennedy Near Hubbard (Tribune)
  • Trucker Who Killed Tollway Worker Will Be Sentenced Today (Tribune)
  • Cops: CTA Camera Footage & Ventra Records Reveal Woman Lied About Kidnapping (DNA)
  • More Chicagoans Want to Live Car-Free, Spurring More Transit-Oriented Development (Chicago)
  • Test Your Transit Knowledge With This ‘L’ History Quiz (DNA)

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Today’s Headlines for April 17

  • Konkol: Ald. Reilly “Tired” of Arguing With Transportation Commissioner Over Kinzie Bike Lane
  • Active Trans Starts Petition to Prevent Removal of Kinzie Bike Lane
  • Ald. Reilly Defends His Proposal to Remove Kinzie Bike Lane at Wolf Point on Twitter
  • Feds Require Metra to Start Safety Whistleblower Program After Serious Incidents in 2014 (Tribune)
  • Simplified Zoning Map Shows Only Single-Family Homes Allowed Near CTA Stations (City Notes)
  • Chicagoans Just Need to Learn to Deal With People Riding Bikes (Tribune)
  • Only Injuries in Garfield Park Crash That Flipped Over Police Car (Sun-Times)
  • Divvy Visualization Winner Shaun Jacobsen Highlights Where Divvy is Faster than Transit

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Today’s Headlines for April 16

  • CDOT Has Already Started Installing Red Pavement for Loop Link BRT (DNA)
  • Divvy Starts Expansion, Opens Attractions at Airports, Announces Data Challenge Winners (Curbed)
  • Ald. Reilly Introduces Ordinance to Force CDOT to Move Kinzie PBL to Grand (Sun-Times)
  • Why Are Twin Cities Growing So Much Faster Than CHI? Transit & TOD Are Factors (Chicago)
  • Driver Dies After Crashing Van Into House in Hegewisch (Tribune)
  • 1 Dead After Truck-Car Crash in SW Suburban Elwood (Tribune)
  • Motorist Who Intentionally Struck 2 Men on NW Side Charged With Aggravated Battery (Tribune)
  • IDOT’s “The Driving Dead” Web Miniseries Promotes Safety With Zombies (Tribune)
  • Safety-Conscious Cabbie Asks Customers to Buckle Up (DNA)
  • Ex-CDOT Clerk Pleads Guilty to Embezzling Nearly $750K in Permit Fees (Tribune)
  • Developer Plans to Replace Parking Lot by Morgan Stop With 81 Apartments (Curbed)
  • U of C Students Propose Turning Failed Block 37 Superstation Into a Data Center (Crain’s)

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Today’s Headlines for April 15

  • In the Wake of Election, Active Trans Calls for Leaders to Develop a Vision Zero Plan
  • CMAP, Complete Streets Coalition, Active Trans Release Complete Streets Toolkit
  • New Operator of CHI-Indy Train Says Service May Become More Frequent (Sun-Times)
  • 3-Year-Old Boy Struck After Chasing Puppy Into Street, in Critical Condition (DNA)
  • Plates of Car Abandoned After Fatal Crash Traced to Pilsen Home, Driver Not IDed Yet (NBC)
  • Driver Charged With Intentionally Running Over 2 Men in Dunning (DNA)
  • Road Rage After Humboldt Park Crash Leads to Shooting (DNA)
  • Buffalo Grove Sees Small Decline in Crashes at Most Dangerous Intersection (Herald)
  • Neighbors Complain That New Lincoln Park Walgreens Will Cause Parking Crunch (DNA)
  • CTA Reviewing 1,000 Applications From People Who Want to Test Ventra App (RedEye)
  • Burnham Greenway Will Be Extended South Into Suburb of Burnham Next Year (DNA)

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Today’s Headlines for April 14

  • Environmental Groups Urge FHWA to Withdraw Backing of Illiana (Crain’s)
  • 31st Street & Lincoln Bus Advocates Unite to Form Crosstown Bus Coalition (DNA)
  • Local Groups Pushing to Delay Plan Commission Hearing on Logan TOD (Our Urban Times)
  • 59-Year-Old Woman Is Dead After Hit-and-Run Crash in Pilsen (Tribune)
  • Woman Who Intentionally Crashed Car, Killing Pedestrian, Is Charged With Murder (CBS)
  • Man Charged With Aggravated DUI After Crash That Killed 94-Year-Old Woman (Tribune)
  • Man Tries to Commit Suicide by Driving Off of Parking Garage by Howard Stop (Tribune)
  • Residents Can Vote on Tollway Safety Messages (Sun-Times)
  • 18th Street Bridge — And Its PBLs — Reopen After $5.8 Million Rehab (DNA)
  • After Last Year’s Muddy Tour de Fat, Palmer Square Neighbors Want Park Protections (DNA)
  • Workshop on Ways to Make 6 Corners More Ped-Friendly on 4/22 (Active Trans)
  • Congrats to SBC Contributor Daniel Hertz on Joining Urban Planning Think Tank City Observatory

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