Today’s Headlines

  • Foxx Drops by to Announce $120 Million in Federal Funds for Your New Blue (DNA)
  • Jeff Park Plan Highlights City’s Failure to Think Big With Station Rehabs (Steven Can Plan)
  • CDOT Plans to Dramatically Shorten Pedestrian Crossing Distance at Touhy/Rogers (DNA)
  • Jewel Considers Shrinking Parking Lots to Create More Retail Space (Crain’s)
  • Cop Who Fatally Struck Woman in ’02 Charged With New DUI, Hit-and-Run (Tribune)
  • Police Arrested 2 Drivers During DUI Sting in Bridgeport Last Weekend (DNA)
  • Thief Steals School Bus, Crashes It Into the Front of a “Card Frenzy” Store (CBS)
  • 2 Metra BNSF Trains Canceled This Morning Due to Switching Problems (Tribune)
  • While Chicago Warns Shoveling Scofflaws, Evanston & Naperville Ticket Them (Tribune)
  • If “Dibs” Is Fair for Parking, Why Not Apply It to Restaurants & Theaters? (Crain’s)
  • A Sneak Peek at the Bike Winter Art Show, Which Open This Friday (DNA)

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Development With 426 Parking Spaces Proposed for Logan Mega Mall Site (Curbed) Alderman Arena Discusses Jeff Park P-Street Proposal (DNA) RedEye Takes a Tour of the Bloomingdale Trail Barrington Hills NIMBYs Continue to Freak Out Over Bike Lane Plan (Herald) Fagel Gets Judge to Nix 2 Red Light Tickets But Loses 3 Speeding Tickets (Expired […]

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120-Plus People Showed Up for North Side BRT Hearing (Expired Meter) More Writeups of the South Side Open House (DNA, Chicagoist, Medill) Tranpo Experts: BRT Is an Affordable Way to Build New Rapid Transit Lines (Medill) Father Pfleger Accuses CTA Union Boss of Killing Ex-Offender Program (Tribune) All CTA Buses Have Been Outfitted With Better […]

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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 […]

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CTA Budget Holds the Line on Fares for 8th Year in a Row (Tribune, Sun-Times, Crain’s) More Opinions About the Proposed Lockbox Amendment (Crain’s, J.C. Lind) Metra Will Test Real-Time Info Screens at 3 Loop Stations, 22 in ‘Burbs (Sun-Times) Cyclist Injured in Milwaukee Ave. Crash Assisted by Another Crash Survivor (DNA) Ald. Michele Smith Want 10-Acre […]