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Today’s Headlines for Friday, January 20

Chicago Gets Ready for 50K Trump Protesters in the Loop for Women’s March (Tribune) CTA Promotes Itself as “Convenient & Affordable” Way to Get to the Demonstration (Chicagoist) Leaders Respond to Trump; Rahm, Tammy Say Infrastructure May Be Common Ground (Reader) Springfield Stalemate May Kill Plan to Widen I-55 (Crain’s) Suburban Bloomingdale Officer Dies in […]

Today’s Headlines for Thursday, January 18

More Coverage of the Jezniah Smith Bike Fatality Case (Chicagoist) Man Charged With DUI, Reckless Homicide in Fatal DeKalb Crash (Sun-Times) Husband of Cyclist Joni Beaudry Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Driver (Tribune) Highlights From MPC-Hosted Discussion of Race, Inequality, and Growth 800-Foot Riverfront Tower Proposed to Replace General Growth Building (Curbed) A Dramatic Reading of […]
Even a booming city like Seattle still has a lot of land tied up in parking lots. Photo: The Urbanist

The Case for a Tax on Parking Lots

Parking lots make cities less walkable, bikeable, and transit-friendly. They crowd out space for housing. They erode the tax base. A few American cities have special taxes on surface parking lots that create an incentive for redevelopment, and Seattle is one of them. The trouble is, says Doug Trumm at The Urbanist, Seattle’s parking lot tax […]

Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, January 18

Chicago Driver Dies After Head-on Crash in Lockport (Tribune) School Bus Rollover Crash on I-294 After Driver Suffers Seizure, No Serious Injuries (ABC) 170-Room Boutique Hotel Will Be Built Near Morgan Station (Curbed) Loop Tower Will Be Converted From Offices to Apartments (Curbed) Rubbish! Red Line Rerouted Last Night Due to Trash Fire on the […]