Today’s Headlines for Thursday, July 30

  • Emanuel Introduces Ordinance to Establish Rules for Privatizing City Assets (Sun-Times)
  • Oak Parking Planning Neighborhood Greenway Network (Active Trans)
  • MPC’s Skosey: New TOD Ordinance Would Mean More Residents & Revenue for Chicago (Crain’s)
  • CNT’s Kyle Smith: TOD Reform Could Keep Chicago From Losing 3rd-Largest City Status (Crain’s)
  • Long Grove Man Charged With Fatal DUI Pleads Not Guilty to Additional Charges (Herald)
  • Libertyville Is Paying People to Buy Cars (Herald)
  • Rauner May Sign Bill to Allow Ticketing of Cars Illegally Parked in Electric Charging Spots (ABC)
  • Rookie Alderman Calls for Cracking Down on Noisy Car Sound Systems (Sun-Times)
  • After Debate Over Parking & Density, River North High Rise Gets Building Permit (Curbed)
  • Gas Station at North/Ashland May Be Replaced With 99-Room Hotel (Crain’s)
  • Can New Lighting, Murals Along “Wabash Art Corridor” Boost Commerce? (Tribune)
  • Bike Lawyer: I Dislike Contra-Flow Lanes But Understand Why They’re Important (RedEye)

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  • BlueFairlane

    While I think the TOD ordinance does good things, I think suggesting that this will reverse Chicago’s long-term population trend and keep Houston from passing us all by itself it severely overstating the impact.

    In a few days, I expect an article from somebody saying the TOD ordinance will cure cancers and get humans to Mars.

  • Anne A

    Suggesting that it may help reverse the trend over a period of years might be more accurate.

  • Anne A

    If done right, having an ordinance setting ground rules for privatization of city assets would be much better than the current absence of rules on this subject. Better NOT to have the municipal Wild West show repeat itself over and over again.

  • Anne A

    Paying people to buy cars? Really?!?

  • That is one exceptionally clean gutter.