Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, April 19

  • Council Will Vote on LED Street Light Contract, Party Bus Crackdown Today (Tribune)
  • Child, 3 Adults Injured in Wrong-Way Lake Shore Drive Crash (Tribune)
  • Fatal DUI Case Languishes in Cook County Court for More Than a Decade (Tribune)
  • Fallen Cyclist Husband Pushing for Tougher Penalties for Drivers Who Fail to Yield (Tribune)
  • What’s Next for Active Trans’ Chicago River Trail Advocacy Campaign?
  • Checking in on Loop Construction Sites (Curbed)
  • Loop Protected Lane Network Featured in Curbed Roundup of U.S. Bike Initiatives
  • A 1936 Rail Map Shows the Routes That Eventually Became the Illinois Prairie Path (Chainlink)
  • Dutch Artist Paints Colorful Animal Mural on Entire Facade of West Town Building (DNA)
  • Food Trucks and Yoga Will Activate Downtown Pritzker Park on April 29 (DNA)

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Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, April 18

  • Safety Committee Approves More Patrolling of CTA, Park Property by CPD Officers (Sun-Times)
  • Neighborhood Group Objects to Density Along North Branch Corridor, Wants Park (DNA)
  • Police Warn of a Spate of Armed Taxi Driver Robberies Around the City (Chicagoist)
  • Man Attempts to Steal Bike in Lakeview, Swings Chunk of Concrete at the Owner (DNA)
  • Metra Conductor Suing Buffalo Grove Man for Punching Him on the Train (Sun-Times)
  • An Update on the Redevelopment of the State Street Corridor (South Side Weekly)
  • 4 Authors Weigh in on Chicago’s Gentrification Issues (Chicagoist)
  • DNA Talks With 606 Users Who Aren’t Happy About Police Using ATVs on the Path
  • CDOT Launches Its Annual War on Potholes; Map of Arterial Streets to Be Repaved (DNA)
  • Chicago Hack Night Celebrates Its 5th Birthday Tonight at 6 PM at Merchandise Mart
  • Community Meeting April 24 to Review 3647 N. Southport TOD Proposal (Lakeview Chamber)

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Today’s Headlines for Monday, April 17

  • 33-Year-Old Man Shot to Death on the Garfield Red Line Platform (Sun-Times)
  • Naperville Mayor: Police “Could’ve Done Better” Than Wait 3 Days to Reveal Fatal Death (Tribune)
  • Driver Charged With Leaving the Scene of Fatal South Holland Motorcycle Crash (CBS)
  • Crain’s: Claypool Cried Wolf About Doomsday Scenarios at CTA, Now He’s Doing It at CPS
  • Service Resuming After Signal Problems Hamper CTA in Loop (Sun-Times)
  • A Look at the South Loop Construction Boom (Curbed)
  • TOD With 148 Units, 65 Spaces Ready to Rise at Van Buren/Halsted (Curbed)
  • E-Bikes Are Allowed on the Lakefront Trail, Gas-Powered Bikes Are Not (The Chainlink)
  • Parklet Architect Moss Design Hosts a Party for Its New Logan Square Studio Space on 4/22

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Today’s Headlines for Friday, April 14

  • Edward McClelland: Chicago Should Annex Its Adjoining Suburbs (Tribune)
  • Des Plaines Police: Driver Who Killed 3 Members of a Family Was Doing 135 MPH (Sun-Times)
  • Lawsuit: Elmwood Park Metra Crossing Where Senior Was Killed Was Unsafe (Sun-Times)
  • Thieves Ram Barricade at O’Hare, Steal 10 Rental Cars (DNA)
  • Burnett: “Greedy” Developers Are Pushing Hard to Build in West Loop North of Lake St. (DNA)
  • Chainlinkers Discuss Joravsky’s Claim That Bike-Friendly Politicians “Own” Cyclists
  • What Do You Do When You Encounter a Wrong-Way cyclist on Your Bike? (Chainlink)
  • 4 Gladstone Park Gas Main Projects Could Cause a Traffic Snafu Near Superdawg (DNA)
  • Chicago Market food Co-op Hopes to Open in Rehabbed Wilson Station (Tribune)
  • Map: Chicago’s 52 High-Rises Under Construction (Curbed)
  • Bartlett Residents Fear Hit-and-Run Driver Killed Beloved Local Turkey (Tribune)

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Chicago Critical Mass cofounder and affordable housing developer Michael Burton campaigned for  mayoral challenger Chuy Garcia in the last election. Photo courtesy of Burton

Actually Joravsky, Chicago Bicyclists Aren’t Single-Issue Voters

Recently my Chicago Reader colleague, political commentator Ben Joravsky, had an interesting conversation with Dave “Mr. Bike” Glowacz, author of the excellent guide “Urban Bikers’ Tips and Tricks,” on Joravsky’s WCPT-AM radio show. Joravsky, who said that he often bikes himself, argued that “so many” local cyclists have slavishly supported mayors Richard M. Daley and […]
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