Today’s Headlines for Friday, September 13

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  • Albany Parkers launch petition against new gas station, Ramirez-Rosa agrees with them (Block Club)
  • “Minor fire” on tracks near Forest Park caused significant delays on the Blue Line (Sun-Times)
  • Iconic sandwich shop Taurus Flavors, struck by a driver, may be demolished (Tribune)
  • String of bike thefts in Evanston blamed on nice cycling weather (Evanston Now)
  • Tribune’s Mary Schmich gets help from good Samaritans during her Brown Line + car commute
  • Jefferson Park Forward celebrates Parking Day on Friday 9/20 near Jeff Park Transit Center
  • Final Loop Alliance ACTIVATE alley party of 2019 Thursday 9/26, 5-10 PM in Couch Place, 170 N. State

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 the rest of your summer.

– John Greenfield, editor, Streetsblog Chicago

Today’s Headlines for Thursday, September 12

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  • How do we keep NIMBYs from killing good projects like the Dickens Greenway (Active Trans)
  • In an effort to protect Lakefront Trail, beaches from high water, CDOT installing Jersey walls (Curbed)
  • Judge says lawsuit to block Lincoln Yards may not pass legal muster (Block Club)
  • Lori gets scrapyard near Lincoln Yards site to leave the North Side by 2020 (Tribune)
  • Man charged with criminal sexual assault for attack at Pulaski Pink Line station (Sun-Times)
  • Driver crashes into a building at Washington/Elizabeth in West Loop, occupants flee (Sun-Times)
  • Drawings by late musician Wesley Willis, featuring cityscapes, transportation, showing at gallery (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 the rest of your summer.

– John Greenfield, editor, Streetsblog Chicago

Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, September 11

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  • How walkable is Chicago? A new inventory of sidewalks maps the gaps (Curbed)
  • Uber CEO discusses Chicago presence, whines complains about the Divvy/Lyft deal to WTTW
  • Police looking for hit-and-run driver who killed male pedestrian, 53, in Waukegan (Sun-Times)
  • Driver charged with hit-and-run for death of male motorcyclist in Crystal Lake (CBS)
  • 5 injured, including 3 children, when driver makes a left without yielding in Lawndale (Sun-Times)
  • Boy, 16, shot in his shoulder while biking in East Garfield Park (Sun-Times)
  • Happy hour with the 2020 Transport Chicago steering committee 9/18, 5:30 at Haymarket Brewing

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 the rest of your summer.

– John Greenfield, editor, Streetsblog Chicago

Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, September 10

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  • Lincoln Yards opponents sue to stop $1.3B TIF subsidy (Block Club)
  • 60-unit affordable housing building planned near California Pink stop in Little Village (Block Club)
  • INRIX study argues that Chicago is one of the city’s that stands to gain the most from scooter use (Curbed)
  • Man arrested after stabbing another man and cutting an officer at the Loyola Red Line stop (Tribune)
  • In an era when housing is replacing gas stations, Albany Park is getting a new gas station (Block Club)
  • CTA employees participate in “The Track to Learning” school supply giveaway (Chicago Defender)
  • BUILD Uniting Communities for Peace ride 9/21, 5100 W. Harrison, meets 9 AM, departs 10 AM

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 the rest of your summer.

– John Greenfield, editor, Streetsblog Chicago

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