Today’s Headlines for Friday, August 17

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  • After Construction Began at Madison/Halsted, Where Cyclist Was Killed, Crashes Skyrocketed (CBS)
  • Driver Taken Into Custody After Fatal Schaumburg Crash (Sun-Times)
  • City Reaches $10.4M Settlement With Ride-Share Companies Over Background Checks (Tribune)
  • The Tribune Looks at Dockless Scooter Companies’ Efforts to Set up Shop in Chicago
  • What Chicago’s Skyline Will Look Like in 2023 (Chicago Mag)
  • Chicago’s Biggest WalkScore Winners — And Losers (Hoodline)
  • Chicago Magazine Ponders Local Street Names

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First of all, a huge thanks to all the advertisers, sponsors, and readers who have helped out with the effort to win the $50K challenge grant from the Chicago Community Trust. The additional $25K The Trust is offering this year will allow us to hire a part-time reporter to expand our coverage of the South and West sides, communities of color, and women’s transportation issues.

Unfortunately, due to a major sponsorship that didn’t materialize in time, we didn’t hit $50K by the midnight 8/1 deadline. Fortunately, The Trust has graciously extended the deadline to 9/1. We’re currently at $49,000, so we’ve got only $1,000 left to raise.

So if you appreciate Streetsblog Chicago’s daily transportation coverage and haven’t already chipped in, there’s still time to do so. You can make a donation on our Public Good page.

And be sure to come to our party on Thursday, August 30, 6-8 p.m. at Revolution Brewing’s Kedzie Avenue taproom (not to be confused with their Milwaukee Avenue brewpub), 3440 North Kedzie in Avondale. All $100+ donors will get a free book and a free pint. Thanks again to everyone who has stepped up during the fund drive so far — we really appreciate your support.

– John Greenfield, editor, Streetsblog ChicagoBanner for our fundraising campaign that says Donate and help us win a $50,000 grant from The Chicago Community Trust to hire a new reporter

Today’s Headlines for Thursday, August 16

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  • Reverend Who Closed LSD Plans Labor Day Anti-Violence March to Block O’Hare Traffic (Tribune)
  • Rauner Signs Dutch Reach Safety Bill Into Law (Active Trans)
  • Tribune Coverage of South Siders’ Plea to Save the 31st Street Bus
  • Metra BNSF Line Exec Promises to Fix Crowding, Air conditioning Problems (TribuneCTJ)
  • No Citations for Minivan Driver Who Fatally Struck Pedestrian on I-80 in Joliet (Sun-Times)
  • GoFundMe Launched for Lost Lake Bartender Left-Hooked Bike by CTA Driver (Block Club)
  • CTA Adds Hi-Def Cameras at 4 Blue Line Station (ABC)
  • Wisniewski Discusses Illinois’ Structurally Deficient Bridges on “Chicago Tonight
  • Little Village Residents Worry Giant Warehouse Will Worsen Semi Traffic (Block Club)
  • Plan Commission Considering TOD at 1750 N. Western With 109 Units, 42 Spots (Block Club)
  • How Community Members Saved the New Lennox Train Station From Demolition (Tribune)
  • After 50 Years in the Biz, Mt. Prospect Bike Shop Owner Is Closing His Store (Herald)

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First of all, a huge thanks to all the advertisers, sponsors, and readers who have helped out with the effort to win the $50K challenge grant from the Chicago Community Trust. The additional $25K The Trust is offering this year will allow us to hire a part-time reporter to expand our coverage of the South and West sides, communities of color, and women’s transportation issues.

Unfortunately, due to a major sponsorship that didn’t materialize in time, we didn’t hit $50K by the midnight 8/1 deadline. Fortunately, The Trust has graciously extended the deadline to 9/1. We’re currently at $49,000, so we’ve got only $1,000 left to raise.

So if you appreciate Streetsblog Chicago’s daily transportation coverage and haven’t already chipped in, there’s still time to do so. You can make a donation on our Public Good page.

And be sure to come to our party on Thursday, August 30, 6-8 p.m. at Revolution Brewing’s Kedzie Avenue taproom (not to be confused with their Milwaukee Avenue brewpub), 3440 North Kedzie in Avondale. All $100+ donors will get a free book and a free pint. Thanks again to everyone who has stepped up during the fund drive so far — we really appreciate your support.

– John Greenfield, editor, Streetsblog ChicagoBanner for our fundraising campaign that says Donate and help us win a $50,000 grant from The Chicago Community Trust to hire a new reporter

Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, August 15

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  • BGA Files Lawsuit for Disclosure of Records on the O’Hare Express Deal (Crain’s)
  • Man Charged With DUI for Suburban Crash That Killed Mary and Lisa Kendzior (CBS)
  • No Citations for CTA Bus Driver Who Illegally Left-Hooked Lost Lake Bartender on Bike (WGN)
  • The Number of Structurally Deficient Bridges in Illinois Is Growing (Tribune)
  • CityLab Looks at the Findings From John’s FOIA of Chicago Dockless Bike Data
  • Meeting on Plans for Crawford Plant Site Thursday 10 AM at 3000 S. Lawndale (Block Club)
  • Meeting on Plans for S. Shore Drive, 71st-79th, Thursday 6 PM at 7511 S. South Shore

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First of all, a huge thanks to all the advertisers, sponsors, and readers who have helped out with the effort to win the $50K challenge grant from the Chicago Community Trust. The additional $25K The Trust is offering this year will allow us to hire a part-time reporter to expand our coverage of the South and West sides, communities of color, and women’s transportation issues.

Unfortunately, due to a major sponsorship that didn’t materialize in time, we didn’t hit $50K by the midnight 8/1 deadline. Fortunately, The Trust has graciously extended the deadline to 9/1. We’re currently at $48,700, so we’ve got only $1,200 left to raise.

So if you appreciate Streetsblog Chicago’s daily transportation coverage and haven’t already chipped in, there’s still time to do so. You can make a donation on our Public Good page.

And be sure to come to our party on Thursday, August 30, 6-8 p.m. at Revolution Brewing’s Kedzie Avenue taproom (not to be confused with their Milwaukee Avenue brewpub), 3440 North Kedzie in Avondale. All $100+ donors will get a free book and a free pint. Thanks again to everyone who has stepped up during the fund drive so far — we really appreciate your support.

– John Greenfield, editor, Streetsblog ChicagoBanner for our fundraising campaign that says Donate and help us win a $50,000 grant from The Chicago Community Trust to hire a new reporter

Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, August 14

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  • Sun-Times: ATA’s Call for Moratorium on Road Widening “Takes [Pro-Transit Argument] Too Far”
  • CPD’s Glen Brooks Discusses Bike Ticketing & Other Community Issues on Chicago Tonight
  • CTA Is Adding 4,800 Hi-Def Security Cams, on top of 4,800 Announced in February (NBC)
  • Driver Taken Into Custody for Possible DUI in Fatal N. Lawndale Rollover Crash (WGN)
  • GoFundMe Launched to Support Family of Fallen Cyclist Angela Park (Block Club)
  • Forest Preserve Sued Over Fatal Crash Involving Impaired Employee (Tribune)
  • Beale and Burke Hope to Cap Number of Ride-Share Drivers, Impose a Minimum Wage (Crain’s)
  • Old Division St. Bridge May Be Repurposed for Bike/Ped Access to Goose Island (Tribune)
  • How Metra Enforces Alcohol Laws and Rules on Its Trains (Herald)

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First of all, a huge thanks to all the advertisers, sponsors, and readers who have helped out with the effort to win the $50K challenge grant from the Chicago Community Trust. The additional $25K The Trust is offering this year will allow us to hire a part-time reporter to expand our coverage of the South and West sides, communities of color, and women’s transportation issues.

Unfortunately, due to a major sponsorship that didn’t materialize in time, we didn’t hit $50K by the midnight 8/1 deadline. Fortunately, The Trust has graciously extended the deadline to 9/1. We’re currently at $48,700, so we’ve got only $1,300 left to raise.

So if you appreciate Streetsblog Chicago’s daily transportation coverage and haven’t already chipped in, there’s still time to do so. You can make a donation on our Public Good page.

And be sure to come to our party on Thursday, August 30, 6-8 p.m. at Revolution Brewing’s Kedzie Avenue taproom (not to be confused with their Milwaukee Avenue brewpub), 3440 North Kedzie in Avondale. All $100+ donors will get a free book and a free pint. Thanks again to everyone who has stepped up during the fund drive so far — we really appreciate your support.

– John Greenfield, editor, Streetsblog ChicagoBanner for our fundraising campaign that says Donate and help us win a $50,000 grant from The Chicago Community Trust to hire a new reporter

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