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Today’s Headlines for Friday, February 12

  • IDOT May Get $84.7M Windfall From Stale Federal Earmarks (Herald)
  • Safe Routes for Healthy Kids Campaign Launched in Little Village (Active Trans)
  • Crestwood Man Gets 39 Years for Murdering His Wife With Her Own Car (Tribune)
  • 2 CTA Workers Injured During Yellow Line Derailment (Tribune)
  • 47th Ward Residents Can Vote for Pedestrian Improvements in Pawar’s Menu Money Survey (DNA)
  • Amtrak May Add a Second Daily Roundtrip Run Between Chicago & Twin Cities (Sun-Times)
  • City Approves Plan for Apartment Building in Pilsen With 99 Units, 52 Spaces (DNA)
  • Obama Advisor Says Washington Park Would Be the Best Location for Presidential Library (DNA)
  • Emanuel Wants Pedicab Ordinance to Include Operators Working for Donations & Tips (Sun-Times)
  • The Detour Walking Tour App Is Coming to Chicago (Curbed)

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Today’s Headlines for Thursday, February 11

  • A Preview of the CTA’s New 7000-series ‘L’ Cars, With More Forward-Facing Seats (DNA)
  • CTA Adding 940 New Security Cameras to Buses This Year (Sun-Times)
  • Active Trans: U.S. Rep Lipinski Has a Strong Record of Supporting Transit & Biking
  • Metra Up/West Service Resumed Today After Fire Damaged Signal Equipment (Sun-Times)
  • Driver Pleads Guilty to Fatal 2011 DUI Crash in Riverside (Sun-Times)
  • Ald. Beale Proposes 50-Cent Surcharge for Cab Customers Who Pay With Credit Cards (Tribune)
  • State Rep Introduces Bill Calling for Red Light Crash Data to Be Posted Online (Herald)
  • Chicago’s Most Dangerous (Mostly North Side) Intersections, According to Runners (DNA)
  • Why Beverly Residents Shouldn’t Feel Slighted by Divvy’s Expansion Into the ‘Burbs (Ridge 99)
  • Next Hearing in the Bobby Cann Case Scheduled for Tuesday 2/16 at 10 a.m. (The Chainlink)

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Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, February 19

  • $281 Million in Federal Funding Earmarked for CTA‘s Red-Purple Modernization Project
  • Police: After Man Fell Into Street During Fight, Driver Accidentally Struck and Killed Him (Sun-Times)
  • Truck Driver Fatally Strikes Man in Franklin Park, Drags Him 500 Feet (Sun-Times)
  • Olmstead Expert Recommends Making Washington Park Less Car-Focused (DNA)
  • Chicago Transfering $800K in Federal CMAQ Grants to Burbs for Divvy (Tribune)
  • Oak Park Is Gearing Up for Divvy Station Installations (Tribune)
  • Chicago State University Students Take Over Loop Streets to Protest Budget Stalemate (Sun-Times)
  • Chicago Gas Prices Have Taken a Rare 11-Day Dip Below the National Average (Tribune)
  • Looks Like Parking Lot at North & North Park in Old Town Will Be Redeveloped (Curbed)
  • DNA Survey Finds CTA Riders Really Prefer Not to Sit Next to Each Other
  • CTA Fails” Founder Says His Campaign Has Highlighted Problems With Transit (RedEye)
  • Man Shows His Passion for the CTA With an ‘L’ Map Tattoo (Chicagoist)

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Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, February 9

  • Active Trans Provides More Arguments Against Widening the Stevenson
  • …While MPC Discusses Why They’re Supporting the Plan
  • Researchers Who Studied Chicago Bikeways Argue Sharrows May Be Counterproductive (CityLab)
  • Cyclist Who Suffered Skull Fractures in Logan Crash Has Made a Full Recovery (The Chainlink)
  • DNA Readers Respond to Photo Project Highlighting Red Line’s Black/White Divide
  • CTA Asking People Who Are Riding Trains in a Continuous Loop to Exit & Pay Fare Again (RedEye)
  • Derailment Caused Delays on Metra’s BNSF Line Yesterday (Tribune)
  • 2 Different Alleged DUI Crashes in Riverside 10 Minutes Apart (Tribune)
  • How St. Stanislaus Was Saved From the Wrecking Ball During Kennedy Construction (DNA)
  • Motor Row Streetscape Will Include Gateway Inspired by Vintage Tourism Posters (DNA)
  • Interactive Quiz: Where Do You Prefer to Sit on CTA Trains? (DNA)

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Today’s Headlines for Monday, February 8

  • Eighth Loop Link Station Opens at Madision and Wabash (DNA)
  • Teacher’s Union Protest Took Over Congress Parkway During Friday Evening Rush (DNA)
  • After Judge Rules Against Lucas Museum, Emanuel May Propose an Alternate Site (Tribune)
  • Passenger Killed After Allegedly Drunk Driver Crashes Into Aurora Home (Tribune)
  • Ownership of Millennium, Grant Park Garages Changing Hands Again (Crain’s)
  • Phleger: Parishioners Got Parking Tickets Because Police Don’t Like My Message (DNA)
  • Demolition of Belmont Overpass to Start on March 1 (DNA)
  • New Building With 24 Units, 6 Parking Spots Proposed for Alley Store Site (Curbed)
  • State Rep Wants 30-Day Grace Period for Expired License Plate Stickers (Tribune)
  • Big City Bikes Owners Says He Might Have to Close After Being Sued Over Awning Removal (DNA)
  • Spectators Wowed by Thursday’s Wabash Lights Placemaking Pilot (DNA)

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Today’s Headlines for Friday, February 5

  • City Hires Northwestern to Do Comprehensive Study of Red Light Cam Program (Sun-Times)
  • Rauner Wants Tolled Lanes on I-55 So That Motorists Can Pay to Bypass Traffic (CTJ)
  • Moreno Demands That All Lathrop CHA Units Be Replaced With Units on North Side (DNA)
  • Driver Gets 8 Years for DUI Crash That Killed U. of C. Law Student (Sun-Times)
  • CDOT Proposes Extending the Wood Street Greenway North to Cortland Avenue (DNA)
  • CTA & Bike Are Top Priorities for New Evanston Transportation Chief (Tribune)
  • Pawar & Reboyras Want to Make Lincoln Towing to Testify Before City Hall (DNA)
  • Illinois EPA Has Stopped Mailing Out Emissions Test Reminders to Drivers (ABC)
  • The Nuts & Bolts of How Wi-Fi Service Was Added to CTA Tunnels (Tribune)
  • Vice Makes a Documentary About Chicago’s Halsted Street (DNA)

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Today’s Headlines for Thursday, February 8

  • Metra Won’t Meet the 2018 Deadline for Installing Positive Train Control (Crain’s)
  • Landmarks Commission Considers Height Guidelines for South Loop Skyscrapers (Tribune)
  • Curbed Looks at the Belmont Flyover Plan, Which Was Recently Approved by the Feds
  • 39 Years Ago, the Worst ‘L’ Crash in CTA History Took Place (DNA)
  • Lathrop Homes Redevelopment Plan Could Include a New Stretch of Riverwalk (Tribune)
  • Lake Meadows Retail Plan May Include Widening of 33rd Place at King Drive (DNA)
  • Active Trans Looks at the Rogers Park Greenway Proposal
  • Transit-Oriented Development Planned near Wheeling Metra Stop (Herald)
  • To Tip or Not to Tip Uber Drivers? (Chicagoist)
  • It’s No Longer Legal to Park on Logan Square Boulevards, Unless You’re a Churchgoer (DNA)
  • More Than 2,100 People Have Signed Petition to Suspend Lincoln Towing’s License (DNA)

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Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, February 3

  • Metra Puts Out an RFP for the Design & Production of 367 New Rail Cars (Tribune)
  • LAZ Executive Charged With Steering Parking Contract to a Company for Kickbacks (Sun-Times)
  • Motorist Fatally Strikes 69-Year-Old Woman at Diversey and Broadway (Tribune)
  • Would-Be Robbers Follow Woman Onto Green Line Train, Punch Her in the Face (DNA)
  • Driver Who Struck Cyclists on the North Shore Blames Crash on “Ghost Car” (Keating)
  • After Input From Community, Developer Shortens Proposed S. Loop Tower, Reduces Parking (DNA)
  • Northbound LaSalle Closed Between Randolph & Lake for Water Line Repairs (DNA)
  • The Colorful Story of How Chicago’s Broadway Roadway Got Its Name (DNA)

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Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, February 2

  • ICYMI: Bills Convicted of All 20 Counts in Redflex Bribery Case, Faces 10-20 years (Tribune)
  • Turncoat Democrat Ken Dunkin Calls for State Legislation to Ban Red Light Cams (Sun-Times)
  • City Makes a 3rd Attempt to Find a Developer & Landlord for the Riverwalk (Sun-Times)
  • Driver Fatally Strikes Woman in University Park (Sun-Times)
  • 45-Year-Old Man Fatally Struck by SUV Driver in Richton Park (Sun-Times)
  • Englewood Residents Fight to Keep Homes Threatened by Freight Yard Project (Sun-Times)
  • My Hood, My Block, My City Hold Rally for Homeless Living in Wilson Viaduct (DNA)
  • Batavia Merchants Blocked Construction of Ped Island at Dangerous Intersection (Active Trans)
  • You’ll Be Hypnotized by This Notorious B.I.G.-Inspired Divvy Rap Video (YouTube)
  • Wabash Lights” ‘L’ Track Placemaking Pilot Debuts on Thursday (DNA)
  • Active Trans Hosts Winter Biking Talk by “Frostbike” Author at Heritage Outpost This Thursday

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Headlines for Monday, February 1

  • Former Church Building to be Converted to 34 Units, Offer 6 Parking Spaces, 2 Blocks From Train (DNA)
  • Metra Fares Go Up Today, Single Rides Increase by 25 Cents (DNA)
  • Metra Riders Want the Higher Fares to Fund On-Time Trains (Daily Herald)
  • Emanuel Announces a New Runway at O’Hare to Open by 2020 Despite Noise Complaints (Sun-Times)
  • “Walking Across Chicago” Hikes All The Way Up Archer Avenue to Explore Neighborhoods (DNA)
  • 16 And 21-Year-Olds Die in Car Crash Outside DePaul College Prep High School (Tribune)
  • Will Mayor Emanuel Appoint a Pro-Walk, Pro-Bike Alderman for the 4th Ward? (DNA)
  • Residents Protest Million Dollar Housing Near 606 Fearing Property Tax Increase (Tribune)
  • CTA to Stock Up on Electric Buses, Paid For by Fuel Savings (CTA Tattler)
  • Chicago Joins Vision Zero Network of Cities and ATA Waits For Action Plan (Active Transportation Alliance)

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