Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, April 12

  • 45th Ward PB Ballot Include Bike and Pedestrian Projects (DNA)
  • Anti-Displacement Activists Blockaded Milwaukee to Protest New TODs (DNA)
  • Active Trans‘ Bikeways for All Campaign Promotes Equity for South & West Sides
  • Driver Who Killed DePaul Student in 2009 Hit-and-Run Gets 8 Years (Tribune)
  • Driver Runs Red, Crashes Into Green Door Tavern, Injuring 3 (DNA)
  • 2 Children Injured in Washington Heights Rollover Crash (Sun-Times)
  • Suspicious Package Near Federal Building Leads to Blue Line Delay (Sun-Times)
  • North Avenue Pedestrian Bridge Closed Until June 30 (Chicagoist)
  • Cartoons: Crain’s & Illinois Policy Institute Poo-Poo MPC’s Gas Tax Hike Proposal
  • Emanuel Kiboshes Proposal to Pedestrianize Streets Around Wrigley Field (DNA)
  • At What Point Does It Become Cheaper to Take a Cab Than Ride-Share (RedEye)
  • DNA: ‘L’ Riders Seat Preferences Vary According to the Train Line

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Today’s Headlines

Blue Line Service Back to Normal; No Evidence of Criminal Activity in Crash (Tribune, Sun-Times) Metra, South Shore Trains Moving After Delay Due to Suspicious Package (CBS) City Removing Red Light Cameras From 18 Intersections (DNA, Expired Meter) Hit-and-Run Drivers Injure 2 Pedestrians on Fullerton in Separate Crashes (DNA) Candidate Make Pitches to Cook County […]

Today’s Headlines

College Students Get Their Ventra Cards This Week (Sun-Times, NBC) CTA Rolls Out White-Painted Ventra Outreach Buses (DNA) Rough Week for Metra, Now Missing 4 Board Members (Tribune, Active Trans, Chicagoist) Top Orland Park Cop Refused O’Halloran’s Offer To Overhaul Metra Police (Sun-Times) Homeless Man found Dead in Ravenswood From Possible Hit-and-Run (DNA) Pedestrian Struck […]

Today’s Headlines for Friday, July 22

Local Leaders Respond to GOP’s Anti-Transit Platform (Crain’s) #BlackLivesMatter Protesters Arrested for Blocking Roadway in Lawndale (Tribune) Tribune Endorses Proposal for Rapid Transit, Fare Integration on Metra Electric Line Waukegan Woman Is 2nd Person Killed This Week by Driver on Sidewalk (Tribune) Suspect Killed, Bike Cop Injured in Shootout by 18th St. Pedestrian Tunnel (Tribune) Following […]

Today’s Headlines for Monday, November 2

Ald. Dowell: Lucas Museum Plan Doesn’t Adequately Address, Traffic, Parking, Ped Issues (DNA) Minor Red Line Derailment Near Granville on Halloween Spooks Riders (Tribune) Editorial: High-Interest Car Title Loans Exploit Financially Struggling People (Sun-Times) Hit-and-Run Driver Who Killed 86-Year-Old Pedestrian in Bensenville Faces Charges (Herald) 5th-Tallest Building in Chicago Would Have 506 Units, 598 Parking Spaces (DNA) […]

Today’s Headlines

6 Chicago Congressmen Push for Restoring the Full Transit Tax Benefit (Crain’s) Metra Investigating “Scary” Driving by Rock Island Engineers (Tribune, Sun-Times) Allegedly Drunk SUV Driver Kills Pedestrian at North and Kennedy (DNA) Rolling Meadows Woman Dies in Single-Car Crash (RedEye) Truck-Bus Collision Shuts Down Lanes of Ryan; No Serious Injuries (Tribune) RedEye Looks at […]

Today’s Headlines

Tons of CTA Construction Projects Going on this Fall (RedEye) Man Killed in Humboldt Park is 4th Person Fatally Struck on North This Year (DNA) Driver Kills Pedestrian in Southwest-Surburban Rockdale (Sun-Times) Should Metra Be Doing More to Prevent Suicides? (Tribune) Opinion: Milwaukee’s Bublr Bikes Are a Better Deal Than Chicago’s Divvy (Tribune) Plan Commission […]