Today’s Headlines for Monday, December 21

  • First Impressions of Loop Link (CBS, WGNBike Law)
  • Laquan McDonald Protesters Shut Down the Mag Mile on Friday (Tribune)
  • Once Again, a Woman Is Followed From a Red Line Station and Sexually Assaulted (Sun-Times)
  • CTA Riders Lift Train to Rescue Man Whose Leg Was Trapped Between Rail Car & Platform (DNA)
  • Another Victim of the Milwauke Avenue Dooring Epidemic Gets a $60K Settlement (Keating)
  • CTA & Metra Riders Get a Bigger Tax Break as Part of Congressional Budget Deal (Crain’s)
  • CDOT’s Shared Cost Sidewalk Program Begins Accepting Applications on Jan. 12 (DNA)
  • Hanover Park Lets Drivers Pay $50 Tickets With $20 Worth of Canned Food Donations (Fox)
  • Before Retiring, Hilkevitch Looks Back on 18 Years of Tribune Transportation Reporting
  • Wheaton Bike Shop Is Offering $1K Reward for Info on $7K Mountain Bike Theft (Tribune)
  • Keating Law Is Offering Free Bike-Themed Patches & Bumper Stickers
  • Should the CTA Holiday Train Have Hanukkah & Kwanzaa Decorations as Well? (RedEye)

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  • Chicagoan

    Are people seriously complaining about traffic in The Loop, thanks to Loop Link? I don’t get why people even drive there anyways. It’s completely walkable and a transit haven.

    If I could do one radical thing to The Loop, I’d make it inaccessible for private automobiles. Just let buses, cabs, delivery vehicles, emergency vehicles, and service vehicles (and whatever else is necessary) in there. It’d make the area that much more friendly.

    Though, if Oslo (I think it’s Oslo) is still in the planning stages of this, we’re a long way off from even touching that subject.

  • Obesa Adipose

    Ironic that the Trib had a photo of Hilkevitch wearing a biking helmet.


Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, October 27

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Metra Releases Hundreds of Index Cards With Job Referrals by Politicians (RedEye) Alderman Beale Opposed to Extending Red Line South on Halsted (Sun-Times) Chicago Parking Meters Stands to Make More Money Off Pay-By-Phone (Tribune) Van Driver Runs Light at Madison/Ashland, Injuring 12 Bus Riders (DNA) Cyclists Injured When Driver Blew Wicker Park 4-Way Stop Wins […]

Today’s Headlines

Parking Meter Deal Reboot Likely to Pass City Council Today (Tribune, Sun-Times) Council Votes on Bike Safety Ordinance Today (DNA) “The Gateway” Seating Area Debuts Friday in on State (Loop Alliance, RedEye) Job Hopefuls Attend CTA Railroad Work Training (ABC) Whew! Transit Riders Will Not Be Allowed to Pack Heat (Tattler) Man Dies in Rollover […]

Today’s Headlines

Gates Announces He Will Step Down as Head of RTA (Tribune) Riders Provide Feedback on Wilson Station Rehab Plans (RedEye) Harsher Penalty Leads to Drop in Red Light Violations by CTA Bus Drivers (NBC) Warrant Issued for Limo Driver Accused of Driving Kids to Prom While Drunk (Tribune) Driver Doored Divvy Rider in Clinton Bike […]

Today’s Headlines

25 Metra Trains Canceled, CTA Announces Delays (Tribune, DNA) Transit Crews Laboring to Keep Systems Running in Brutal Cold (Tribune, NBC, RedEye) 6 Metra Riders Suffer Minor Injuries in LaSalle Station Crash (DNA) 500 Passengers Stranded on 3 Chicago-Bound Amtrak Trains (Sun-Times) Dangerous Conditions Shut Down Sections of Local Highways (Expired Meter) Inspector General: CDOT […]

Today’s Headlines

Police Standoff on LSD Causes Carmaggedon (Tribune, DNA) Woman Who Killed Cop During High-Speed Chase Charged With Murder (DNA) Elgin Police Officer Killed in 2-Car Crash (Tribune) Lincoln Park Chamber Asks Members to Rally Against Free Sunday Parking (DNA) 70-Year-Old Cyclist Gets Settlement After Schaumburg Crash (Keating) Winter Bike Lane Maintenance Leaves Something to Be […]