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Today’s Headlines for Friday, May 22

  • New Petition From Active Trans Urges Lawmakers Not to Pass “Roads-Only” Capital Bill
  • Bike Police Try to Pull Over Stop Sign-Running Driver Who Then Hit a Bike and Kept Driving (DNA)
  • Active Trans Launches Petition Asking NICTD to Allow Bike Trail to Cross South Shore Tracks
  • State-to-Clark Portion of Riverwalk Opening Today With Bike, Kayak Rental, Tiki Bar (Sun-Times)
  • Illinois Congressman Dan Lipinski Will Co-Chair Transportation Caucus (Tribune)
  • Mother of Teen Who Was Killed in DUI Crash Wears His Cap & Gown to Graduation (NBC)
  • “Low Spot” on a Curved Stretch of Track Caused Wednesday’s Metra Derailment (Tribune)
  • Repairs to the Yellow Line Will Take Several Weeks (CBS)
  • Chicago’s Population Growth Stagnant, Grew By 82 People (Chicagoist)
  • Archer Heights Man Charged With Trying to Drive Over Brother (Sun-Times)
  • Bike the Drive Takes Place This Sunday (DNA)

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Today’s Headlines for Thursday, May 21

  • Ed Burke-Backed Ethanol Bill Survived Yesterday’s City Council Meeting (Tribune)
  • Active Trans Asks Members to Lobby County Commissioners to Support Transit Future
  • Teen Charged With Reckless Homicide After Post-Prom DUI Crash That Killed 2 (CBS)
  • Driver Crashes Into a Pole, Downing Power Lines & Shutting Down Peterson (Tribune)
  • Motorist Strikes Man in Wheelchair in Round Lake Beach, Flees the Scene (Tribune)
  • Bartlett Will Attempt to Improve Safety at Dangerous Intersection by Widening It (Herald)
  • Gurnee Police Chief: Red Light Cams Have Helped Reduce Injuries by Nearly 50 Percent (Herald)
  • River Forest TOD Plan Raises Concerns About — You Guessed It — Traffic & Parking (Curbed)
  • Ride-Share Drivers Talk About Why They Sometimes Give Passengers Low Ratings (ABC)
  • Bike Lawyer Offers Tips on How to Avoid Trail Conflicts on the Bloomingdale (RedEye)
  • Douglas Park, the New Home of Riot Fest, Has Good Transit Access (RedEye)
  • Old Town School Is Curating Musical Performances at CTA Stations This Summer (Tribune)

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Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, May 20

  • An In-Depth Look at the Red-Purple Modernization Project (DNA)
  • How Much Farther Will Customers Have to Walk During the RPM Work? (DNA)
  • Man Dies After CTA Bus-Pedestrian Crash in Canaryville (Tribune)
  • Do IDOT’s Dynamic Message Signs Encourage People to Drive Safely? (Tribune)
  • FK Law Discusses Bike Crashes That Involve Brain Injuries
  • Delays for Commuters After Metra Electric Train Derails Downtown (Sun-Times)
  • 1st Public Meeting on Weber Spur Trail to Be Held Next Tuesday (Curbed)
  • CBS Catches Wind of the City’s First Curb-Protected Bike Lanes
  • Tales of the Bloomingdale Trail You Won’t Read in The 606 Brochures (Sun-Times)
  • Festivities Galore for the Trail’s June 6 Grand Opening (The 606)
  • Ride of Silence Taking Place Tonight, Gathering at Daley Plaza at 6 PM (Keating)

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Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, May 19

  • Yellow Line Will Be Closed for Several Days Due to Embankment Collapse (Tribune)
  • Why Are There Almost No P-Streets in African-American Communities? (City Notes)
  • Leaks & Crumbling Concrete at Train Stations Are Causing Hazards for Metra Commuters (CBS)
  • Post-Prom Crash Kills 2 in Calumet City (Tribune)
  • Driver Fatally Strikes Bicyclist in Kane County (Tribune)
  • Man Dies After Motorcycle-Car Crash in Beverly (Sun-Times)
  • After Child Is Struck on the Midway, U. of C. Police Will Enforce Stop-for-Pedestrians Law (DNA)
  • City May Install Speed Bumps on Lower Wacker to Deter Drag Racing (DNA)
  • Rogers Park Gets Its First Divvy Stations (DNA)
  • Bike 45 Planning Memorial Ride to Superdawg Founder Maurie Berman (DNA)

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Today’s Headlines for Friday, May 15

  • Transit Agencies Delay Launch of Ventra Smartphone App Until Fall (Tribune)
  • Don’t Believe the Hype: Non-Drivers Do Pay Fair Share of Road Costs (Active Trans)
  • Metra Is Still 3 or 4 Years Away From Getting “Positive Train Control” Safety System (Tribune)
  • Brown Line Trains Will Be Rerouted to Subway This Weekend for Track Work (DNA)
  • Woman Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver While Walking on Des Plaines Road With No Sidewalks (Tribune)
  • National Guardsmen Pull Driver to Safety After Fiery South Loop Crash (Tribune)
  • River Access, Transit Hub, Housing Win Curbed Poll on What Should Go In at Vienna Beef Site
  • Divvy & Protected Lanes Were Factors in WalkScore Ranking Chicago the #6 Biking City (Chicagoist)
  • DNA Takes a Tour of the Future Big Marsh Bike Park Site on SE Side

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Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, May 13

  • 6 Business Leaders Ask Mayor & Aldermen to Save the Kinzie Protected Lanes (Active Trans)
  • Curbed Provides a Progress Report on the Chicago Riverwalk
  • Man Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison for 2013 DUI Crash That Killed His Girlfriend (Sun-Times)
  • Group Delays Vote on New Whole Foods Over Concerns About Driveway, Stoplight (DNA)
  • Why the League of American Bicyclists Rated Illinois the 14th Most Bicycle-Friendly State
  • Construction Blocks Northbound Milwaukee Bike Lane, Creating a Hazard for Cyclists (Sun-Times)
  • Glenview School District Program Teaches 1st & 2nd Graders to Ride Bikes (Tribune)
  • Driving From Beverly to Bridgeport: Notes on Ashland Avenue (Main Street Beverly)
  • Cycling Beekeeper’s Hives Stolen in McKinley Park (DNA)
  • Despite Drivers Taking Slower Turns Around ‘Lincoln Hub’, Neighbors Complain (DNA)
  • West Town Bikes’s Middle School Students Prepping for Bloomingdale Trail Opening (RedEye)

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Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, May 12

  • Suburban-Style Development That’s Mostly Parking Lots Proposed for Fullerton/Elston (Curbed)
  • CTA Piloting Anti-Bus Bunching System, But Without Dedicated Lanes, Its Utility Is Limited (Tribune)
  • Village Mayor Says He’s Ready to Stand in Front of Bulldozers to Stop Route 53 Extension (Tribune)
  • Editorial: DUI Checkpoints Save Lives, But They Must Be Done Equitably (Tribune)
  • Why Didn’t Police Cite the Motorist Who Fatally Struck Bike Rider in Sauk Village? (Kevenides)
  • Driver Who Caused Fatal Crash While Drunk in 2013 Is Going Back to Prison for DUI (Tribune)
  • Cyclist Receives $80K Settlement After Being Doored in a Bike Lane (Keating)
  • Curbed Looks at MPC’s Analysis of the Need for More Transit-Oriented Development
  • Geodesic Dome Made of Bike Wheels Used to Grow Veggies, May Host Rap Battles (DNA)

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Today’s Headlines for Monday, May 11

  • Hilkevitch to Carter: Reconsider O’Hare Express Train, Bring Back Smooth Train/Bus Transfers (Tribune)
  • Plan for State Street Between 69th & 79th Includes Some Pedestrian Improvements (DNA)
  • A Roundup of Logan Development Projects, Including TOD Buildings (Logan Squarist)
  • Second Case of a Pedestrian Killed by a Motorcyclist in 2 Weeks, This Time in McHenry County (Tribune)
  • Once Again, Surveillance Cam Images Lead to Arrest in CTA Sexual Assault Case (Tribune)
  • City Notes Examines the Pros & Cons of Various Rail Transit Options
  • The DePaulia Looks at Bike Lane Equity Issues
  • Strap It On: Divvy May Test Out a Helmet Vending Machine This Year (RedEye)
  • How to Host a Bike Drive for Working Bikes in Your Community (Chicago Parent)
  • Can Cycling Give You a Six-Pack? Yes, Via This DePaul Grad’s Booze-Carrying Device (Chicago Inno)

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Today’s Headlines for Friday, May 8

  • In 6 Years, CPM Recouped More Than Half the Money It Paid for 75-Year Parking Contract (Reader)
  • Tribune: Police DUI Stings Overlook White Neighborhoods With High Drunk Driving Crash Rates
  • DUI Stings This Weekend in Old Town and Bridgeport (DNA)
  • Bus Driver Sued for Crashing Into Animal Shelter’s Front Wall (Sun-Times)
  • The Folly of Motorists Who “Race to the Red” (Active Trans)
  • Glitch Leads to Erroneous Tickets for Drivers Who Used ParkChicago App (NBC)
  • Logan’s Crossing Will Have 1:1 Bike Parking Ratio; Neighbors Ask for Elimination of Curb Cut (DNA)
  • Galley: An Update on the Navy Pier Flyover Construction (CAB)
  • The Tribune Goes on a Slow Roll Chicago Ride
  • Town Hall Police District Launches Bike Registration Drive (DNA)
  • If You Ride North Side Trains, Show Up for Red Line Rehab Meeting on May 14 (Active Trans)
  • Send a Thank-You Note for the Lakeview Placemaking Project (Active Trans)

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Today’s Headlines for Thursday, May 7

  • CDOT Releases Details About How The Union Station Transit Center Will Work (Tribune)
  • IDOT Provides an Update on the North Lake Shore Drive Revitalization Project
  • Outbound Side of Ravenswood Stop Opens Sunday, Work on Inbound Side Starts Next Year (Sun-Times)
  • Hinz: Dorval Carter May Serve as the Fall Guy for an Upcoming CTA Fare Hike (Crain’s)
  • Konkol: Speed Kills & Cams Reduced Speeding, But That Doesn’t Mean They Increase Safety (DNA)
  • Pritzker Park, Home to CLA Placemaking Initiatives, May Become Mixed-Use Development (RedEye)
  • Far NW Side’s First People Spot Coming to Cafe Near Irving & Austin (DNA)
  • Paver & Bench by Roosevelt PBLs Have Misspellings (And the Minimalist Bench Cost $4K) (RedEye)
  • Cab Drivers Ask Naperville Officials to Regulate Ride-Sharing Companies (Tribune)
  • After Successful Campaign to Save South Chicago Velodrome, Racing Set to Resume This Summer (DNA)
  • Bicycle Maintenance and Safe Cycling Tips From Uptown Bikes (DNA)
  • Schaumburg Park District Hosting Bike Safety Rodeo for Young Kids (Tribune)

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