Today’s Headlines

  • Critics Argue Mayor’s Proposed Privatization Rules Don’t Go Far Enough (Tribune)
  • Joe Moore Defends His Decision to Approve Pritzker’s Transit-Ignoring Development
  • Tunney Proposes Allowing Restaurants to Set Up “Curbside Cafes”: Private Parklets (Tribune)
  • Judge Denies Motion by City to Dismiss Class-Action Lawsuit Against Red Light Cams (Tribune)
  • City of Chicago Celebrates 2nd Annual PlayStreets Day With 16 Car-Free Block Parties
  • Woman Killed, 5 Injured After Rollover Crash on the Eisenhower (Tribune)
  • 12-Year-Old Boy Dies After Being Struck on Bike in Olympia Fields (Tribune)
  • Senior Who Was Fatally Struck in Wheelchair Over 2 Weeks Ago Has Been Identified (Sun-Times)
  • IDOT Says Illinois Has a 95.2% Front Seatbelt Use Rate (Fox)
  • Residents Worry Brewpub With Apartments Would Cause Parking Crunch (DNA)
  • Crain’s Offers “One-Tank Road-Trip” Ideas. Here Are Some No-Tank Road Trip Ideas
  • Art & Music Festival Tomorrow at Uptown’s Sunnyside Pedestrian Mall

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  • JacobEPeters

    Brewpub Apartment DNAinfo link goes to Pritzker project article

  • Headline ad-lib “Residents Worry (insert project name) Would Cause Parking Crunch”

  • Fixed, thanks.

  • Kevin M

    Re: Tunney’s proposed ordinance

    Allowing restaurant pedestrian-patrons to plant themselves passively and un-protected on pavement shared by passing motor vehicles places them in the path of a potential pileup. At least the sidewalk has a curb to slightly mitigate such risk.

    I’m all for reclamation of the streets for non-motorized use, but not at the risk of human health. Now, if the restaurants were required to provide sufficient protection–perhaps in the form of large planters that also enhanced the public space being rented out to a private business–I might be in support.

  • Wewilliewinkleman

    Why does no one worry about the restaurants, the bars and clubs in Andersonville and all the parking overflow? I guess its Andersonville which is the holy of holies. People should be rejoicing over a proposal to draw anybody to the lonely stretch of Devon.