Today’s Headlines

  • City Proposes $15.7 Million Renovation of Quincy ‘L’ Station (DNA)
  • Is Claypool’s Job at Risk Due to the Ventra Debacle? (Sun-Times)
  • New Ventra Glitch: Man Gets $40 in Transit Credit From a $10 Bill (Sun-Times)
  • Driver Injures Police Officer, 2 Others in Englewood (Tribune)
  • Red Light Cam Footage Shows Cabbie Right-Hooked Cyclist (Kevenides)
  • Family of Cicero Crash Victim Not Informed About Charges Against Driver (Tribune)
  • Cyclist Injured by Jogger on Lakefront Trail Gets $125K Settlement (Keating)
  • Looks Like There Will Be Treacherous Conditions for Holiday Driving (Sun-Times)
  • Petition Launched to Get Metra to Allow Pets on Trains (Tribune, DNA)
  • Orthodox Family Regularly Hikes 5.5 Miles to Synagogue (DNA)

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  • Kevin M

    The right-hook case shows another benefit to red-light cameras: they can be used to correct inaccurate CPD reports.

  • Fred

    As a regular Lakefront Path biker, I find the Pedestrian v Bike lawsuit very interesting. For one, it usually seems like pedestrian/biker confrontations are blanket blamed on the biker going too fast when in my experience, the biker is scanning the path in front looking for potential issues while many pedestrians just enter the path without looking or do unexpected things. For two, pedestrians and bikers are generally considered allies in sustainable transportation. Could splitting that group ultimately have consequences?

    Also; pets on Metra seems like a no-brainer. As long as the pet is of reasonable size, in a carrier, and well behaved, I see no reason why they shouldn’t be allowed.

  • Jeff Wegerson

    jogger/biker accident on park path is an example of why walkers/joggers should be on the side facing the bikers just like on a road without sidewalks. if the park would sign the path then the convention could become established.