Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, January 20

  • Analysis: Illinois Paid $53M Penalty When It Sold $480M in Bonds for Infrastructure (Crain’s)
  • New Study Finds Chicago Is Part of National Trend of Unequal Bike-Share Access (City Lab)
  • Former RedFlex VP Testifies in John Bills Bribery Trial  (Sun-Times)
  • City Rejects Cubs’ Bid to Pedestrianize Addison & Clark During Games (CBS)
  • Driver Fatally Strikes Senior Near Antioch Shopping Center (Tribune)
  • Pick-up Truck Driver Plows Into Cicero Town Hall (Tribune)
  • Cappleman Is Asking Residents How Menu Money Should Be Spent (DNA)
  • There Have Been Nearly 300 Teardowns in Lakeview Over the Last 5 Years (CRED)
  • Developer Proposes Replacing Alley Store With 25 Apartments, Fewer Than 10 Spaces (DNA)
  • Dibs Shame” Campaign Seeks to Eradicate Parking Spot Hogging (DNA)
  • Active Trans Hosts “Stories on the Move” Thursday at Township (DNA)
  • Friday’s Winter Bike to Work Day Kicks Off Active Trans’ Winter Bike Challenge (DNA)

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  • JacobEPeters

    $53m, not $43

  • Re Dibs: Actually I would think Streetsblogers would be supportive of “dibs”. Since it reduces total parking available in the city it would encourage transit and bike use. Of course those normal drivers would be “foul weather friends” of transit.

  • Re Clark/Addison pedestrianization: Absent the walk-trough metal detectors the plan would be fine. It allows buses so no skin off transit users. Indeed maybe even faster through there on game days. I don’t know though as I neither walk nor drive nor bus-it through there at all during games.

  • Re Cappleman (46) ask: OK so maybe better than Osterman (48) but not even close to real participatory budgeting like Moore (49) and other aldermen (I presume).

  • BlueFairlane

    Also, that’s an 8,958,333% penalty.

  • johnaustingreenfield

    Good catch. Fixed, thanks.

  • johnaustingreenfield

    We are supportive of certain kinds of dibs.

  • High_n_Dry

    At minimum, the city should experiment with pedestrianizing Addison and Clark for Friday and Saturday evening/ night games. But for general pedestrian safety, not security concerns.

  • Frankly, Cappleman’s office cannot handle the PB process. It appears to be too much responsibility…

  • Chicagoan

    I think Alderman Cappleman seems like a good guy. Not as bad as some of the other ward bosses, anyway.

    I’m interested to see how the money is used.

  • I don’t think he has malicious intent. His office just appears poorly organized. It was evident in its first (and only) PB process and it’s evident in correspondence with his staff.