Today’s Headlines for Thursday, November 21

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  • NRDC: Lightfoot’s fair ride-hail tax plan will be a model for other cities
  • Police: Woman, 34, killed after running red at Roosevelt/Ogden, colliding with 2 other cars (Tribune)
  • Teen stabbed in thigh during fight at Belmont Red Line station (ABC)
  • Woman rescues 4-year-old-girl from car stuck on Metra tracks just before train hits it (Sun-Times)
  • Curbed looks at Chicago’s arguably underserved reputation for bike friendliness
  • Plan for teacher-friendly housing in Humboldt Park with 107 units, 53 spots hits a snag (Block Club)
  • 1,422-foot-tall tower proposed for parking lot next to Tribune Tower (Crain’s)
  • In praise of the CTA U-Pass, which “allows for a unique college experience” (Loyola Phoenix)
  • Are you all ready for the CTA Holiday Train? (WBBM)

I’d like to give a big thanks to everyone who has donated so far this year to help us raise $50K by our December 1 deadline in order to win the $50K challenge grant from the Chicago Community Trust. Can you help us win the grant by chipping in? You can make a tax-exempt donation here.

Thanks for your support, and enjoy your autumn.

– John Greenfield, editor, Streetsblog Chicago

Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, November 20

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  • Sun-Times: Build more protected bike lanes, don’t let aldermen veto them
  • Lightfoot says she’s confident she’s got the votes to pass the new ride-hail tax (Sun-Times)
  • Shared Use Center, UIC, DePaul experts: Lightfoot’s plan is simpler, fairer, more effective (Crain’s)
  • Logan affordable TOD passes zoning committee despite stonewalling by Ald. Lopez (Block Club)
  • The CTA provides an update on its Blue Line decrowding strategy (Block Club)
  • Metra approves $15.5M contract to install cameras inside passenger cars (ABC)
  • Evanston extends Divvy program contract to 2023 (Tribune)

I’d like to give a big thanks to everyone who has donated so far this year to help us raise $50K by our December 1 deadline in order to win the $50K challenge grant from the Chicago Community Trust. Can you help us win the grant by chipping in? You can make a tax-exempt donation here.

Thanks for your support, and enjoy your autumn.

– John Greenfield, editor, Streetsblog Chicago

Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, November 19

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  • Sun-Times: Lori should reconsider Uber’s offer to guarantee tax revenue (which won’t fight congestion)
  • LOL! ABC asks are short green light times — in place before Chicago had traffic cams — “red light traps”?
  • Not so funny: RLC companies can hire public officials as sales agents without disclosing it (Tribune)
  • Trib editorial: Red light cams are a good idea but the state needs to close the sales agent loophole
  • Driver who killed cyclist Lee Luellen, 40, charged, CPD retracts victim-blaming statement (Tribune)
  • Disabled veteran robbed on Red Line near 35th Street (ABC)
  • Development by 43rd Station geared towards young Black professionals who don’t own cars (Crain’s)

I’d like to give a big thanks to everyone who has donated so far this year to help us raise $50K by our December 1 deadline in order to win the $50K challenge grant from the Chicago Community Trust. Can you help us win the grant by chipping in? You can make a tax-exempt donation here.

Thanks for your support, and enjoy your autumn.

– John Greenfield, editor, Streetsblog Chicago

Today’s Headlines for Monday, November 18

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  • Cyclist killed at 67th/Stoney Island in Grand Crossing identified as Lee Luellen, 40 (Sun-Times)
  • 3 recently bike fatalities took place as Chicago falls behind peer cities on protected lanes (Sun-Times)
  • Hit-and-run driver struck man in 3200 block of W. Madison in East Garfield Saturday night (CBS)
  • Sun-Times columnist Laura Washington wrote another pro-Uber op-ed, we debunked it.
  • Tribune: Lori, Uber should create plan “without burdening” South, West sides — but her plan is fine as-is
  • City has started clearing city sticker debt for drivers who purchased one recently (Block Club)
  • Anti-TOD with 24 units, 38 car spots planned for Lincoln Square site 11 minutes from ‘L’ (Block Club)

I’d like to give a big thanks to everyone who has donated so far this year to help us raise $50K by our December 1 deadline in order to win the $50K challenge grant from the Chicago Community Trust. Can you help us win the grant by chipping in? You can make a tax-exempt donation here.

Thanks for your support, and enjoy your autumn.

– John Greenfield, editor, Streetsblog Chicago

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