Today’s Headlines for Thursday, January 20

  • Metra Wi-Fi Pilot Officially Starts in a Month, But Some Cars Already Have It (Sun-Times)
  • Disgraced Former RedFlex CEO Testifies at John Bills Trial (Tribune)
  • Canadian Pacific Uses Chicago Congestion as an Argument for Railroad Merger (Crain’s)
  • Bar Owners Want Wrigley Field to Follow Same Sound, Alcohol Rules in New Plaza (DNA)
  • Trucker Driver Charged in School Bus Crash That Injured 9 Children in Beach Park (Tribune)
  • Slow Roll Members Discuss the Significance of Chicago’s King Drive (CNN)
  • Motorist Injured in Hometown In Metra Crash (Sun-Times)
  • Teen BMW Driver Charged with DUI After His Passenger Died in Monday Crash (Tribune)
  • Car Found Crashed into Bartending School Window Possibly Belongs to Ex-Bear (DNA)

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  • Chicagoan

    Does Metra still have plans to go forward with their plans to purchase new trains and renovate their existing stock, if/when Rauner gets a budget?

  • Another way to help fix train congestion in Chicagoland is by creating a regional rail authority composed of all the area railroads to control the rails. The Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority is perhaps a good model to look into.

  • Chicagoan

    The “Chicago Intermodal Freight Transportation Authority”?


  • Chicagoan

    Isn’t that just the section of Wacker? It still looks like hell, but I think the rest of it is red concrete.

  • what_eva

    Madison near the river. It also wasn’t “missed” as John covered it a few days ago.

  • Hey, anything’s better than “Illiana”, right?

  • neroden

    Rauner will never propose a budget without “poison pill” provisions. The legislature will never agree to the poison pill provisions. Therefore there will be no budget.