Today’s Headlines

  • Officer Fatally Strikes Pedestrian on Darkened South Chicago Street (Tribune)
  • Judge: Driver Not Guilty of Felony DUI Because Pedestrian “Came Out of Nowhere” (Tribune)
  • Wrong-Way Driver Kills Senior on Route 173 Near Antioch (Sun-Times)
  • More Than 50 Killed and 300 Injured in Wrong-Way Crashes in IL Since 2005 (NBC)
  • Police: Drunk Motorist Drives Past Marked Squad Car, Runs 5 Stoplights (Sun-Times)
  • Subway 4G May Cause Some to Switch Lines — And Bill Savage to Ride Less (RedEye)
  • Bill Savages the Traffic Cam Program: “Everyone Agrees They’re About Revenue” (Crain’s)
  • Elk Grove Village Is Seeking Input on Its Bike Plan (Active Trans)
  • Shocking News: Drivers Are Griping About Unplowed Side Streets (Tribune)
  • On the Other Hand, Alderman Ed Burke’s Street Has Been Plowed 5 Times (Sun-Times)
  • Meanwhile, Moreno Is Using Campaign Funds to Pay for Extra Plowing (DNA)
  • Chicago Mag Offers a Quiz to Determine Whether or Not Drivers Have the Right to “Dibs”

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