Today’s Headlines

  • Ashland & Western Express Bus Weekday Service Returns Next Monday (DNA)
  • Driver Fatally Struck 49-Year-Old Woman in Back of the Yards, Charges Pending (Tribune)
  • Collision Injures Several, Including Officer & Cyclist, at Milwaukee/Sacramento (Tribune)
  • Trucker Struck Metra BNSF Line’s Kedzie Bridge, Causing Train Delays (Sun-Times)
  • Northbound Red Trains Will Skip Stations Between Sheridan & Howard This Weekend (DNA)
  • Developers Behind Wicker Park TOD Gave Moreno $15K in Campaign Donations (DNA)
  • Plan Commission Approve Redevelopment of Logan Square’s Mega Mall Site (DNA)
  • Active Trans’ Family Friendly Bikeways Campaign Gets a Shout-Out in Bicycling Magazine
  • Elgin Gives Free Kids’ Bikes to Parents & Grandparents Who Take Financial Literacy Class (Tribune)
  • Daily Herald Calls The 606 “A Place for Adults to Channel Their Inner Child”

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  • Chicagoan

    BSFN should be BNSF, unless I’m an idiot and it’s really Burlington Santa Fe Northern, not Burlington Northern Santa Fe. It’s distinctly possible :)

  • Anne A

    Typos happen.

  • >>Daily Herald Calls The 606 “A Place for Adults to Channel Their Inner Child”

    Yep – it’s fun up there, even if there’s really not much to “do”. The solstice thingie at the west end is neat (and today through Monday evening is a great time to go look at the moon lining up with the notches). And once you reach the east end it’s fun to roll down the curving ramp.

    Aside: However, when you get to the bottom of the ramp on your bike, a sign instructs you to WALK your bike across the sidewalk and to the roadway. That is so lame.

  • johnaustingreenfield

    Fixed, thanks.

  • Chicagoan

    They certainly do. Thank you for yet another strong post, John. I’ve recently stumbled across this blog and I think I’ll stay a while.

  • Chicagoan

    Yeah, I thought that was an odd title for The 606. I think it’s a remarkable project and shows that we still can get things done in this city, but it’s not quite there yet.

    It’s a must-see and I like walking along, enjoying the stunning views of St. Mary of the Angels, watching the Blue Line race overhead towards Damen or Western, and seeing the developing greenery.

    I also like sitting on those benches above Humboldt Blvd., it’s a relaxing space.

    Still, though, I wouldn’t associate The 606 with something along the lines of an adult playground. Let’s give the greenery some time to come along. I think we’ll see more public art as well. It’s in progress.

  • BlueFairlane

    Funny thing about that solstice thingie. I went up there a month or so ago with a compass, because I figured it would be about par for them to be off, and I wanted to check their math. But when I got up there and started measuring things, I was getting compass readings that diverged as much as 30 degrees, depending on where I stood and how high above the ground I held the compass. So I came back a few days later with a fancier, more accurate compass, and I was still getting the same thing. Makes me wonder what they buried in that little hill.

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