Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, December 10

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  • Chainlinkers share their experiences biking the Riverview Bridge, want the route extended
  • Long-vacant building off Devon strip will finally be used… as a parking garage (Block Club)
  • Oswego could rework its zoning rules for a ‘vibrant and pedestrian-oriented’ downtown (Tribune)
  • Former LUCHA director Juan Carlos Linares stepping down from job with Lightfoot (Politico)
  • Toys for Tots drive at downtown Metra stations during rush hours (CBS)
  • 19th annual Santa Cycle Rampage this Saturday noon at Twisted Spoke (Chainlink)
  • Shared Use Mobility Center holds a reception at Transportation Research Board meeting on 1/12
  • National Shared Mobility Summit takes place March 17-19 at McCormick Place

I’d like to give a big thanks to everyone who has donated so far this year to help us raise $50K by our January 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 holiday season.

– John Greenfield, editor, Streetsblog Chicago

Today’s Headlines for Monday, December 9

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  • CBS: Better signage is needed to clear up driver confusion about Western bus lanes
  • Driver fatally struck Robert Szabo, 52, in Lombard, said “He’ll be OK,” and drove off (Tribune)
  • Hit-and-run driver fatally struck Akin Jones, 22, in Proviso Township (Sun-Times)
  • Retired priest accused of hit-and-run DUI crash that killed Catholic school teacher Rone Leja, 61 (CBS)
  • Driver charged with aggravated DUI in death of motorcyclist Eric Smith, 42, on Bishop ford (WGN)
  • Why were murals by Mexican-American artists at Pilsen’s 18th Street station painted over? (Sun-Times)
  • Yorkville looks at sites for potential Metra station (Tribune)
  • Bike repair station installed as a memorial to Arlington cycling enthusiast Jim Shoemaker (Herald)
  • Sun-Times columnist Neil Steinberg weighs in on the dystopian “thin wife needs to get fit” Peloton ad

I’d like to give a big thanks to everyone who has donated so far this year to help us raise $50K by our January 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 holiday season.

– John Greenfield, editor, Streetsblog Chicago

Today’s Headlines for Friday, December 9

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  • New Chinatown vision plan has strategies to promote walking, biking, and transit (Gazette)
  • Motorcyclist killed in Bishop Ford hit-and-run, suspect charged with DUI (ABC)
  • Orland Park Catholic school mourns teacher Rone Leja, 61, killed by hit-and-run driver (Tribune)
  • 2nd male stabbed in the leg at a North Side Red Line station within about 2 weeks (ABC)
  • CTA wants answers from Chinese L car manufacturer after NBC report on child labor (Sun-Times)
  • Electrical issues delayed Mainline and Blue Island branch trains yesterday (Tribune)
  • The new Riverview bike bridge sound like a harmonica when the wind hits is just right (Sun-Times)

I’d like to give a big thanks to everyone who has donated so far this year to help us raise $50K by our January 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 holiday season.

– John Greenfield, editor, Streetsblog Chicago

Today’s Headlines for Thursday, December 5

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  • Hit-and-run driver killed schoolteacher Rone Leja, 61, in Orland Park (Sun-Times)
  • Macksantino Webb, 20, fatally shot at Howard Red Line station (Sun-Times)
  • Driver crashes into police command van in Douglas Park, no injuries (Sun-Times)
  • The new Chicago ride-hail tax was just one of many setbacks for Uber last month (Quartz)
  • Oswego officials are optimistic about getting a Metra station (Tribune)
  • Self-driving trucks are operating on the Jane Addams Tollway (Tribune)
  • Skyway toll will go up to $5.60 per car this year (Block Club)
  • Lyft launches monthly subscription service in Chicago to compete with Uber (Sun-Times)
  • Redfin ranks Chicago the 3rd most bikeable large U.S. city after Minneapolis and Portland

I’d like to give a big thanks to everyone who has donated so far this year to help us raise $50K by our January 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 holiday season.

– John Greenfield, editor, Streetsblog Chicago

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