Today’s Headlines

  • Metra Leaders: We Need to Invest in Rail, Not Just Roads (Crain’s)
  • Active Trans Supports Pedicabbers in Fight Against Loop Ban
  • 15 Injured After SUV Driver Crashes Into CTA Bus in Gage Park (Tribune)
  • 1 Dead, 3 Hurt in Crystal Lake Crash (Tribune)
  • Man Charged With DUI After Driving 118 in Southwest ‘Burbs (Expired Meter)
  • Trucker Hauling 25K Gallons of Beer Jackknifes Vehicle on the Ike (Tribune)
  • Applicant Steals College Counselor’s Car After Admissions Interview (Tribune)
  • A Day in the Life of a Divvy Rebalancer (Sun-Times)
  • Once Again, Konkol Scapegoats PBLs for Closure of His Favorite Eatery (DNA)
  • Check Out the Updated ‘L’ Coffee Map (Chicagoist)
  • The Chicago Transit Authority (Rock Band) Turns 45 (UCR)

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  • Anyone else find the Metra editorial pretty ridiculous considering they voted for the Illiana?

  • R.A. Stewart

    My exact thought.

  • Bizness as Uzual

    It is, but it could’ve been politics. Just speculation here obviously, but if they didn’t vote for it, the downstate “geniuses” were gonna stick it to the RTA right in the wallet.

  • Kevin M

    I would not call it “ridiculous”, but I do understand with your criticism in general.

    Does anyone know if the Illiana vote happened before or after Oberman joined the Metra board? Also, I don’t think Ciavarella likely had much–if any–say in the Illiana vote.

  • College Counselor, not Councilor. I am going to start charging for proofreading.

  • ohsweetnothing

    I’ll say it again. Those PBLs sure didn’t seem to affect customers from frequenting the Matchbox right next door.

  • Emanuel appointed Oberman to the Metra board about four weeks before the vote.