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Today’s Headlines

  • 35th Ward Alderman Rey Colón Arrested for Alleged DUI (Sun-Times)
  • Sheriff’s Deputy Facing 3rd DUI Charge Still on the Job (Sun-Times)
  • Violent Crimes & Thefts on CTA Declined in 1st Half of 2014 (CBS)
  • Women Share Stories of Sexual Harassment on the CTA (RedEye)
  • Checking Out the Rehabbed Harrison Red Line Stop (Tattler)
  • Construction Underway on New 35th Street Bike/Ped Bridge (DNA)
  • Inspector General: Metra Employees Routinely Falsify Timesheets (Crain’s)
  • Ding Ding Let’s Ride Hosting a Picnic Bike Brunch August 17 in Arrigo Park
  • Video: Inside the World of Chicago Bike Polo (WGN)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Rahm & Rebekah Ask Inspector General to Probe Red Light Cam Irregularities (DNA)
  • Tourists Cry Foul Over Long Ventra Lines on Game Days (RedEye)
  • 33rd Ward TAC Exploring Possibility of Nabe Greenway on Manor Avenue (DNA)
  • Parents Identify Obstacles to Walking & Biking in Safe Routes Program (Active Trans)
  • Developers Say Bloomingdale Will Raise Property Values in Humboldt Park (DNA)
  • Hit-and-Run Driver Seriously Injures Man at Western/Logan (Sun-Times)
  • Woman in Serious Condition After Being Struck by Driver in Avondale (Tribune)
  • Charges Filed Against 2 Suspects in Orange Line Train Robbery (Tribune)
  • Man Accused of “Bike Jacking” 12-Year-Old Boy, Then Assaulting Dad (Sun-Times)
  • Chicago Team Unveils Entry for Oregon Manifest Bike Design Contest (Reader)
  • View Which Divvy Stations Get the Most Traffic at Various Times of Day (Crain’s)
  • Don’t Drink & Drive — New Metra Seats May Have Cup Holders (CBS)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Clybourn Bike Lane Would Be City’s First PBL With Curbs (DNA)
  • Bike Commuter Challenge Winners Include Art Institute, CMAP, CTA, Orbitz, SRAM (Active Trans)
  • Park District Buys Bikes For Use On The Job (DNA)
  • CTA Wants To Create U.S. Jobs With Bids For New Rail Cars (Biz Journal)
  • Pets Aboard Metra? Advisory Board Weighs In Today On Pilot (WGN)
  • Mayor Breaks Ground On Randolph-Lake Riverwalk & Office Tower (WTTW)
  • Weekend Construction: Blue Line Closed Through Logan Square (CTA, DNA)
  • Also This Weekend: Classic Bike Show On Division (DNA), Bike To Brew (Active Trans)
  • Chicago Neighborhoods Less Segregated At Work Than At Home (MPC)
  • Some Jefferson Park Residents Want Condos, Not Rentals; Less Parking, Not More (DNA)
  • Inside MNML’s “The Bike For Chicago” Design: Reveal Tonight, Vote Monday (Reader, Chainlink)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Clybourn Protected Bike Lane Meeting Tonight, Hosted by CDOT & IDOT (Active Trans)
  • CDOT Will Review 9,000 of 13,000 “Undeserved” Red Light Camera Tickets (Tribune)
  • Former Redflex Worker Testifies How CDOT Staffer Coached Company To Win Contract (Tribune)
  • Divvy Less Popular Among Women in Hyde Park Than Citywide (Hyde Park Herald)
  • Only 5% of Chicagoans Live Near Their Work (MPC)
  • Lake Shore Drive: Bus Lanes & New Bike Path, Okay; New Shoreline, Forget It (Tribune)
  • Divvy Trips Often Bounded by Expressways, Natural Barriers (Chicago Mag)
  • Gov. Candidate Rauner Asks Quinn to Veto Uber, Lyft Regulation (Crain’s)
  • Metra Investigates More Engineer Lapses This Year Than Last (Daily Herald)
  • FK Law Illinois (Sponsors) Joins National Bike Lawyers Collective (My Bike Advocate)

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Today’s Headlines

  • “Sacrifice Parking” For Parkland At Montrose Beach? Moss Design Makes Newsworthy Comment (Tribune)
  • MPC Prez: Sky Really Is Falling On Transportation Funding (Crain’s)
  • Ald. Reilly Wants To Restrict Segways to E. Randolph Bike Lane (Chicagoist)
  • Act Like You Own The Place: Millennium Station Retail For Sale (Crain’s)
  • Overnight Construction On Red Line Will Result In Overnight Construction Noise (DNA)
  • Local 11-Year-Old Replaces 10-Year-Old’s Stolen Bike (Beverly Review)
  • Heritage & Police Recover Stolen Bike On Customer’s Behalf (Heritage)
  • Kickstarter Would Fund Silly Ads Aboard CTA (RedEye)
  • Ten Simple Pleasures For CTA Riders (RedEye)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Patchwork of Laws Has Made Bicycling on Sidewalk Habitual (Chicago Mag)
  • …But Chicago Sidewalks Are Not For Bike Riding (Chicago Now)
  • …Even Though Chicago Made Some Sidewalk Bicycling Legal Last Year (Illinois Bike Lawyer)
  • Curious City: Why There Are So Many Amish at Union Station (WBEZ)
  • Elderly Woman Delays CTA Bus For 7 Minutes While Searching for Fare (Tribune)
  • Increasing Traffic Congestion Cited As Reason for Bike Commute Growth (Medill)
  • 11-Year-Old Among 5 Dead in Two Crashes On I-55 (Tribune)
  • Brown Line Slow Zones Persist, So Switch To Red Line (RedEye)
  • Emanuel, Council Call on City Inspector To Investigate Red Light Camera Tickets (Tribune)
  • Cabbies Want To Raise Mileage and Waiting Fares To Prevent “Service Deterioration” (Sun-Times)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Helmet Rentals Could Come to a Divvy Dock Near You (ABC7)
  • Continuing Metra Budget Woes Could Force 2015 Fare Hike (Tribune)
  • Public Meeting On Thursday About PBLs Along Clybourn’s “Bobby Cann Way” (Active Trans)
  • Ashland/Pershing Flyover Removal Proceeding On Time, On Budget (DNA)
  • Smog Alerts Accompany This Week’s Heat Wave (Tribune)
  • Blue Cross Members Can Buy Divvy Memberships For $65 Next Week (PRNews via INN)
  • A Look Into The Bloomingdale/606′s History & Future (Active Trans) 

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Today’s Headlines

  • Tribune Investigation: Red Light Cams Unfairly Tickets 1000s of Drivers
  • Class-Action Lawsuit Filed Over Tickets Issued by Redflex Cams (DNA)
  • Editorial: To Be a World-Class City, Chicago Must Have First-Rate Transit (Sun-Times)
  • 2 Years After Big Fare Hike, Metra Board Will Discuss Raising Ticket Prices Again (Tribune)
  • City Officials Trying to Ease Tensions Between Cops & Parking Enforcement Aides (DNA)
  • Cams Show That Orange Line Train Robbers Had Been Riding All Day (Tribune)
  • Stretch of Damen in Bucktown Will Close Saturday for Bloomingdale Construction (DNA)
  • The Brown Line Is the Slowest It’s Been in Nearly 2 Years (RedEye)
  • CTA Installing New Digital Displays for Train Tracker Info & Ads at 10 Stations (RedEye)
  • Plans for Cafes at Blue Line Stations Canceled Due to Renovation Project (DNA)
  • Chicago Team Hopes to Win Urban Bike Design Contest; Kickoff Part Next Week (Tribune)
  • Sign an Active Trans Petition to Support the Transit Future Funding Campaign

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Today’s Headlines

  • ITDP’s Walter Hook: Chicago’s BRT Is Being Delayed for Political Reasons (Citiscope)
  • Pawar Says He’s Dropping Support for Ashland BRT Unless Lincoln Bus Is Revived (RedEye)
  • Quinn Signs Bill Barring Transit Board Members From Holding Other Government Jobs (Fox)
  • Clergy: Public Should Have Say in Homeowner Compensation for Red Line Extension (Tribune)
  • Driver Kills Chicago Cyclist at Howard & North Branch Trail Intersection in Niles (Keating)
  • Wild West-Style Train Robbery on Orange Line, Suspects Caught on Camera (NBC, Sun-Times)
  • Internationally Renowned Artist & Architect Will Create Art for Wilson Station (DNA)
  • Drivers: Avoid These Jerk Moves That Endanger Pedestrians (John Jackson)
  • Snap a Photo of the RevBrew Pedicab to Win VIP Tix to Active Trans‘ Bike to Brew Event

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Today’s Headlines

  • Mia Birk: Alta Systems, Including Divvy, Probably Won’t Expand This Year (Marketplace)
  • Hitching a Ride With a Divvy Rebalancing Van (Marketplace)
  • Residents and Pawar Lobbying to Bring Back the Lincoln Bus (DNA)
  • Police Arrest Driver Who Injured Pedestrian in Logan Square, Fled (Tribune)
  • Car Driver Injures Motorcyclist in Gresham (Tribune)
  • Residents Brainstorm Ideas for Redeveloping Finkl Steel Site (Crain’s, DNA)
  • Gentlemen, Please Offer Your Seat to Pregnant CTA Riders (Tattler)
  • Photo Exhibit Features Image of Logan Square Station Construction (DNA)

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