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Today’s Headlines for Thursday, May 26

  • Ride-Share Drivers Clash With Cabbies at City Council Hearing (DNA)
  • Woman Killed After Truck/Car Crash in Sauk Village, Semi Hits Abandoned Home (ABC)
  • Kickstarter Launched to Help Loop’s “Walking Man” After Brutal Attack (DNA)
  • City: 4 Hours After Crash, Fire Deputy Had Nearly 2X the Legal Alcohol Limit (Sun-Times)
  • Union Station Overhaul May Include a High-Rise (Curbed)
  • Neighbors Say I-55 Noise Wall Would Be a $400M Boondoggle (DNA)
  • Sad News for Cyclists, Country Fans: Easy Rider Shop & Horsehoe Bar Are Closing (DNA)
  • Many of Chicago’s Wooden Streets Are Still Intact, They’re Just Covered in Asphalt (DNA)
  • Get Bike Safety Tip at Lincoln Park’s “Spring Zing” Festival on Saturday, June 4 (DNA)
  • Architectural Bike Tours of Oak Park and Pullman Are Coming Up Next Month (Curbed)

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Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, May 25

  • Amtrak Is Seeking a Master Developer for Union Station (Crain’s)
  • Bridgeporters Fear I-55 Noise Walls Will Spoil Views of Skyline, Sox Fireworks (DNA)
  • Hated Meter Concessionaire Raked in $156M in Parking Cash Last Year (Sun-Times)
  • Fines Doubled for Drivers Who Try to Cross Metra Tracks When Gates Are Down
  • Kids Ride Free on Metra Summer Long (Time Out)
  • Public Meeting Wednesday on Plan for Bikeways That Will Take You to Bucktown (DNA)
  • Want to Provide Input to Improve Lake County Trails? There’s an App for That (Tribune)
  • Local Bike Shop Staffer Offer Tips on Shopping for a Cycle (Tribune)
  • Now Arriving: RedEye’s Transit Diaries Podcast
  • Moss Design Proposes Building a Kayak Park on the River — See Designs at CAF Exhibit

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Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, May 24

  • Authorities: Expressway Shootings Are on the Rise (Tribune)
  • Survey Asks 47th Ward Residents if They’d Support Pedestrianizing Belle Plaine (DNA)
  • Thanks to Mild Winter, CDOT Has Less Pothole Repair to Do, Is Starting Earlier (DNA)
  • Taxi Driver Idol: City Announces Contest to Find Chicago’s Top Cabbie (YouTube)
  • Active Trans Is Encouraging the Use of Adaptive Cycles at Bike the Drive
  • Feline Federation: The 50+ Cut Cats Food Couriers Sign a Fiscal Operating Agreement (DNA)
  • 100s of Bike Riders Kick Off Peak Cycling Season at Bike Brookfield (City of Brookfield)
  • Someone Ganked Alderman Burnett’s Bicycle From His Office (DNA)
  • Life Move Pretty Fast: 30 Years After “Buehler” Parade Scene Recreated in Daley Plaza (ABC)

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If you haven’t already done so, please consider donating to Streetsblog Chicago today today. SBC is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, so donations are tax deductible.

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Today’s Headlines for Monday, May 23

  • 4,000 People Fill 79th Street to Raise Awareness of Chicago Street Violence (DNA)
  • People Are Lining Up to Rent in Luxury TODs Along Milwaukee Ave. (Curbed)
  • City’s 1st Affordable, LGBT-Friendly TOD Will Have 88 Units, 24 Parking Spots (DNA, WCT)
  • After Crash in Belmont Gardens Both Vehicles Careen Into Buildings (Sun-Times)
  • No Charges for Ticket Scofflaw Who Threatened Meter Maid (DNA)
  • Party Time, Excellent! Aurora Is Looking Into Installing Bike Rental Stations (Tribune)
  • A Round-Up of Area Bike Trails (Tribune)
  • Why Just Call a Cab When You Can Take a Karaoke Taxi? (DNA)
  • Get Ready for Bike the Drive Next Weekend (Daily Herald)
  • Memorial Day Event Kicks Off New Season at Carpentersville Bike Park (Herald)
  • Edgewater Group Will Share Vision for Overhaul of Beaches, Trail on June 1 (DNA)

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If you haven’t already done so, please consider donating to Streetsblog Chicago today today. SBC is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, so donations are tax deductible.

If you’ve already contributed, thanks so much for helping us win the challenge grant. As an added incentive to first-time donors, as well as those who’d like to make an additional contribution, anyone who donates $100 or more from this point on will get a copy of John’s book “Bars Across America.

Donate $200 or more and we’ll also throw in a copy of the anthology “On Bicycles,” to which John contributed a chapter about Chicago’s West Town Bikes, while supplies last.

Please feel free to spread the word about the challenge grant to potential donors, or contact me at 312-560-3966 or greenfieldjohn[at]hotmail.com with leads on other possible funding sources. To keep you apprised on our progress, we’ll be updating the above Donate-O-Meter along with Today’s Headlines each morning.

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Today’s Headlines for Friday, May 20

  • Moreno Proposes City’s 1st Affordable, LGBT-Friendly TOD for Logan Square (Curbed)
  • Meanwhile Somos Logan Square Targets Moreno in a Protest Over Affordability
  • Active Trans Director Ron Burke Reflects on the Meaning of the Ride of Silence
  • Council OKs Emanuel’s Plan to Use Density Fees to Fund Neighborhood Projects (Curbed)
  • 100 Lucas Museum Supporters Protest Outside Friends of the Parks Office (Tribune)
  • New Service Offers Car Rentals for as Little as $8 an Hour (DNA)
  • CTA Train Evacuated After Truck Got Caught in Wiring Under Tracks (Sun-Times)
  • Chicago Ranked 6th Best U.S.Bike City — Kudos for Getting # of PBLs Right (Active)
  • 2 Local Guys Are Biking to LA to Raise Money for World Bicycle Relief (RedEye)
  • An ‘L’ of a Cocktail Menu: Check Out These Drinks Inspired by the CTA (Chicagoist)

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Donate $200 or more and we’ll also throw in a copy of the anthology “On Bicycles,” to which John contributed a chapter about Chicago’s West Town Bikes, while supplies last.

Please feel free to spread the word about the challenge grant to potential donors, or contact me at 312-560-3966 or greenfieldjohn[at]hotmail.com with leads on other possible funding sources. To keep you apprised on our progress, we’ll be updating the above Donate-O-Meter along with Today’s Headlines each morning.

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Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, May 18

  • Group Wants to Stop Route 53 Highway Extension Plan and Build a Multi-Use Trail (Daily Herald)
  • “Bike the 12th Ward” Ride is June 18
  • Logan Square Residents Protest Accelerated Gentrification on The 606 (Tribune)
  • Lucas Museum Opponents Aren’t The Elites You’re Looking For (Reader)
  • Robot Car Hits Man Mowing Lawn in West Chicago and Drives Off (Daily Herald)
  • Coalition With Active Trans Will Petition Metra Board Today for Rapid Service on Electric Line
  • Three Politicians Make Separate Announcements That TSA Will Get More Staffers (Sun-Times)
  • Man Dies and Two Former Bears Players Injured After Crashing into Tree in Barrington Hills (Daily Herald)
  • MPC: Call Springfield Legislators at 11 A.M. To Demand Infrastructure Fixes

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If you haven’t already done so, please consider donating to Streetsblog Chicago today today. SBC is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, so donations are tax deductible.

If you’ve already contributed, thanks so much for helping us win the challenge grant. As an added incentive to first-time donors, as well as those who’d like to make an additional contribution, anyone who donates $100 or more from this point on will get a copy of John’s book “Bars Across America.

Donate $200 or more and we’ll also throw in a copy of the anthology “On Bicycles,” to which John contributed a chapter about Chicago’s West Town Bikes, while supplies last.

Please feel free to spread the word about the challenge grant to potential donors, or contact me at 312-560-3966 or greenfieldjohn[at]hotmail.com with leads on other possible funding sources. To keep you apprised on our progress, we’ll be updating the above Donate-O-Meter along with Today’s Headlines each morning.

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Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, May 17

  • LSNA Will Hold Meeting & March on The 606 Today to Protest Displacement (DNA)
  • Once Again, Jeff Park Urbanists & Suburbanists Square Off Over Dense Housing (DNA)
  • Concerns About Parking, Traffic Also an Issue With Portage Park Development (DNA)
  • Yet Another River North Parking Lot Will Be Replaced With a High-Rise (Curbed)
  • Portage Park Grocery Store Will Be Replace By Starbucks With Drive-Thru (DNA)
  • The Herald Looks at Recent Pedestrian Fatalities in the Suburbs
  • Insurance Industry Group: IL Needs to Do More to Prevent Car Crashes (Tribune)
  • Key Backer of the Route 53 Extension Pulls His Support (Herald)
  • A Lyft Driver Shares Her Experiences, Good & Bad (RedEye)
  • What’s It Like Living in the 1611 W. Division TOD? (Curbed)
  • Sinead O’Connor Found Safe After Disappearing While Biking in Wilmette (Tribune)
  • Join MPC’s 43 Minute for $43 Billion Lobbying Push Takes Place Tomorrow at 11 a.m.

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If you haven’t already done so, please consider donating to Streetsblog Chicago today today. SBC is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, so donations are tax deductible.

If you’ve already contributed, thanks so much for helping us win the challenge grant. As an added incentive to first-time donors, as well as those who’d like to make an additional contribution, anyone who donates $100 or more from this point on will get a copy of my book “Bars Across America.

Donate $200 or more and we’ll also throw in a copy of the anthology “On Bicycles,” to which I contributed a chapter about Chicago’s West Town Bikes, while supplies last.

Please feel free to spread the word about the challenge grant to potential donors, or contact me at 312-560-3966 or greenfieldjohn[at]hotmail.com with leads on other possible funding sources. To keep you apprised on our progress, I’ll be updating the above Donate-O-Meter along with Today’s Headlines each morning.

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Today’s Headlines for Monday, May 16

  • How Can We Build Support for Properly Funding Transportation Infrastructure? (Tribune)
  • Bridgeport Alliance: 31st St. Bus With No Morning Rush Service Won’t Draw Riders (DNA)
  • The 606, TOD Blamed as Factors in Exodus of Latinos From Logan Square (DNA)
  • Mitchell: Ride-Share Rules Would Make It Harder for Black People to Get Jobs, Rides (Sun-Times)
  • Muggers Targeted People Leaving Rogers Park ‘L’ Stops in 3 Recent Attacks (ABC)
  • Help Sought for Identifying Man Who Filemed Upskirt Video on Brown Line (Fox)
  • A Roundup of Summer Road Construction Projects (Tribune)
  • Anti-TOD With 75 Units, 140 Spots Planned a 3-Minute Walk From the Morgan Stop (Curbed)
  • Osterman Approves Development Near Argyle Stop With 15% Affordable Units (DNA)
  • Why the City Should Remove Its Pedestrian “Beg Buttons” (WBEZ)
  • This Year’s Riverwalk Vendor Lineup Announced (DNA)
  • Cosmic Bikes Is Now Open in Jefferson Park (The Chainlink)

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If you haven’t already done so, please consider donating to Streetsblog Chicago today today. SBC is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, so donations are tax deductible.

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Donate $200 or more and we’ll also throw in a copy of the anthology “On Bicycles,” to which I contributed a chapter about Chicago’s West Town Bikes, while supplies last.

Please feel free to spread the word about the challenge grant to potential donors, or contact me at 312-560-3966 or greenfieldjohn[at]hotmail.com with leads on other possible funding sources. To keep you apprised on our progress, I’ll be updating the above Donate-O-Meter along with Today’s Headlines each morning.

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– John

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Today’s Headlines for Friday, May 13

  • Amtrak Launches Roll-on Service for Chicago-to-Grand Rapids Line (Active Trans)
  • Bikes N’ Roses Will Ride to Springfield to Lobby for Support of Youth Programs (Active Trans)
  • Friends of the Parks Fights City Appeal Over Lucas Museum (Crain’s)
  • Resident Vote for Bike & Pedestrian Improvements in 35th in PB Election (DNA)
  • Solis: Development of 62 Acres at Roosevelt/Clark Will Include New Riverwalk (DNA)
  • Main Post Office Redevelopment Will Also Include a Riverwalk Segment (DNA)
  • Checking in on Navy Pier Flyover Construction — 2 Years Left Until Completion (Curbed)
  • New Rules for Wrigley Plaza Expand Game Day Use, Limit Special Events (DNA)
  • Got My Paintbrush Working: Artists Create Muddy Waters Mural in on State (DNA)

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If you haven’t already done so, please consider donating to Streetsblog Chicago today today. SBC is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, so donations are tax deductible.

If you’ve already contributed, thanks so much for helping us win the challenge grant. As an added incentive to first-time donors, as well as those who’d like to make an additional contribution, anyone who donates $100 or more from this point on will get a copy of my book “Bars Across America.

Donate $200 or more and we’ll also throw in a copy of the anthology “On Bicycles,” to which I contributed a chapter about Chicago’s West Town Bikes, while supplies last.

Contribute $1,000 or more and I’ll come to your home or block party and perform a half-hour musical tribute to the pop, rock, or R & B artist of your choice on guitar — only $750 if that artist is Prince or Bowie.

Please feel free to spread the word about the challenge grant to potential donors, or contact me at 312-560-3966 or greenfieldjohn[at]hotmail.com with leads on other possible funding sources. To keep you apprised on our progress, I’ll be updating the above Donate-O-Meter along with Today’s Headlines each morning.

Thanks again for your continuing support.

– John

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Today’s Headlines for Thursday, May 12

  • Emanuel Names Zopp Deputy Mayor, Expands South Side Bus Routes (Tribune)
  • Relaunched Lincoln Bus Will Have Limited Hours — Can It Meet Ridership Goal? (Sun-Times)
  • 31st Street Bus Will Relaunch on June 20 as Well (Tribune)
  • Park District Approves $3.5 Million to Begin Big Marsh Bike Park Construction (DNA)
  • 36th Ward Residents Vote for Sidewalks, Crosswalk in PB Election (DNA)
  • Sorry Mountain Bikers, That Green Space by the River at Harrison Is Being Developed (Crain’s)
  • Plans for the Ike Could Include Wider Blue Line Platforms, New Ped Bridges (Tribune)
  • DNA Looks at the Milwaukee Avenue Bike Counter Project
  • Two Cafés to Open at Damen Pink and Wellington Brown Line Stations (CTA)
  • Join Al Scorch as He Does a 6-Venue Music Tour by Bike This Saturday (Reader)
  • Bike 2 Sox With Active Trans on Saturday 5/22

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If you haven’t already done so, please consider donating to Streetsblog Chicago today today. SBC is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, so donations are tax deductible.

If you’ve already contributed, thanks so much for helping us win the challenge grant. As an added incentive to first-time donors, as well as those who’d like to make an additional contribution, anyone who donates $100 or more from this point on will get a copy of my book “Bars Across America.

Donate $200 or more and we’ll also throw in a copy of the anthology “On Bicycles,” to which I contributed a chapter about Chicago’s West Town Bikes, while supplies last.

Contribute $1,000 or more and I’ll come to your home or block party and perform a half-hour musical tribute to the pop, rock, or R & B artist of your choice on guitar — only $750 if that artist is Prince or Bowie.

Please feel free to spread the word about the challenge grant to potential donors, or contact me at 312-560-3966 or greenfieldjohn[at]hotmail.com with leads on other possible funding sources. To keep you apprised on our progress, I’ll be updating the above Donate-O-Meter along with Today’s Headlines each morning.

Thanks again for your continuing support.

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