Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, August 25

  • The Cermak Green Station Could Be a Shot in the Arm for South Loop (MPC)
  • Active Trans Briefs Aldermen on Priorities for Safe Chicago Streets
  • Average Gas Prices in Chicagoland Have Dropped 15 Cents Since Thursday (Sun-Times)
  • Senior Killed, 5 Injured After Driver Being Chased by Police Causes Pileup (Tribune)
  • 2-Year-Old Boy Killed in Crash in South-Suburban Markham (Sun-Times)
  • Pedestrian Who Was Fatally Struck in River Forest on Thursday Has Been Identified (Sun-Times)
  • Man Charged in Lincoln Park Sexual Assaults Struck Arresting Officer With His Car (DNA)
  • Tower Replacing Ed Debevic’s Will Have 251 Units, 117 Parking Spaces (Curbed)
  • An Update on the Fullerton Revetment Project (DNA)
  • State Budget Crisis Is Putting the Brakes on Illinois Bike Path Projects (BGA)
  • 22 Seniors Rallying Against Social Service Cuts Arrested for Blocking Traffic on Michigan (DNA)
  • Chicago Ranked as a Bad City for Retirement, Places With Poor Transit Access Get Top Marks (Tribune)

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  • BlueFairlane

    Without reading the Tribune bit to see their argument about Chicago as a retirement destination, I will say that I believe the point. My parents had two big concerns when they retired and found themselves on a fixed income: home and health insurance rates, and property taxes. Transit options are great, but the property tax situation in Chicago is far too unpredictable. The only predictable thing is that no matter what happens, the taxes are going to be much higher here than they’ll be in a lot of other places.

  • Wewilliewinkleman

    For the middle class, Chicago is becoming the big squeeze. Yes, you will do very well here if you have gobs of money. And there are tons of programs for the very low income. For the rest of us? Your guess is as good as mine.