Today’s Headlines

  • Construction for “Loop Link” BRT begins on Madison and Clinton (Sun-Times)
  • David Kidwell: City Should Adjust Yellow Light Times to Pander to Speeding Drivers (Tribune)
  • …But Tribune Columnist Eric Zorn Says Red Light Cams Are a Good Thing
  • …And Kevenides Notes That They Can Provide Video Evidence After Crashes (Time Out)
  • Driver Fatally Strikes Pregnant Woman in Englewood, Leaves the Scene (Tribune)
  • Cyclist Wins Settlement After Being Struck by Driver Who Blew Light at 6 Corners (Keating)
  • Accelerate Illinois Campaign Is Pushing for a Bigger Investment in Infrastructure (MPC)
  • How Excessive Parking Requirements Affect Us All (MPC)
  • Bikes N’ Roses, Shut Down by Rauner Cuts, Launches Crowdfunding Campaign (Sun-Times)
  • Outdated System of Staging Cabs at O’Hare Creates Long Waits for Rides (Tribune)
  • Prairie Path Crosswalk in Geneva Is Getting a HAWK Beacon (Tribune)

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