Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, November 4

  • Illinois Owes Local Governments $181 M in Fuel Tax Revenue (Herald)
  • Emanuel: Ride-Share Companies Will Get Access to Airports Within 2 Weeks (Tribune)
  • Jeff Park Master Plan May Call for More TOD, Walkable Business District (DNA)
  • A Roughly Equal Percentage of Rich & Poor People Bike to Work in Chicago (Chicago Mag)
  • Active Trans Launches Campaign to Stop Congress From Cutting Funds for Walking & Biking
  • Active Trans: We’d Like to See an Idaho Stop Law in Chicago, May Pursue It in the Future
  • 13 People Hospitalized After Driver Rear-Ends School Van Near Field Museum (DNA)
  • Political Foe of Tinley Park Mayor Sues City Over Red Light Camera Program (Tribune)
  • What Can We Learn About Racial Profiling From a Study of Red Light Cams? (Tribune)
  • Police Continue to Clear Homeless Out of Uptown Viaducts (DNA)
  • RedEye Readers Weigh in About Strollers on Crowded CTA Trains
  • Fill out Active Trans’ Member Survey & You’ll Be Entered to Win an SE Lager Fixie

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  • Kevin M

    This isn’t among the news listed here (at the time of this post), but I want to share that yesterday’s morning rush-hour Blue line shutdown ( was an accidental experiment in demonstrating the massive load our city trains carry. Milwaukee and adjacent streets were heavily clogged with cars while the sidewalks swelled with crowds of pedestrians.

  • Henry

    I actually learned about the Blue Line shutdown after checking a Divvy map a few hours later (around 11 AM yesterday). A huge swath of northwest side stations were completely empty.

  • Katja

    Is there any news on when those patches on Milwaukee between North and Division that have had about 3″ of asphalt stripped off of them for the last month or so will be paved?

  • planetshwoop

    Call the Alderman’s office and ask. That’s your best bet to get an answer.

  • planetshwoop

    Elston was scraped free of a bike lane between Ashland and Webster on my ride in the morning. (They were doing the work after the morning rush.)

    Considering that Elston has work at Damen, Ashland, and the massive holes at Western, I’ll be skipping it for awhile until the work finishes. It’s become quite dangerous from construction.