Today’s Headlines for Monday, May 9

  • After Times’ Alarmist “Nervous Biker’s Guide,” Chicago Mag Has Good Advice for Newbies
  • The Tribune Looks at Why The Major Taylor Trail Gets Less Ridership Than The 606
  • Woman Seriously Injured After Van Driver Crashes Into Humboldt Park Cafe (CBS)
  • Woman Charged After Allegedly Pulling a Gun on CTA Bus, Pepper Spraying Driver (Tribune)
  • What Does the Redevelopment of Goose Island Mean for the City (Curbed)
  • Chicago Uber Drivers Are Organizing for Better Pay (Crain’s)
  • Active Trans Looks at the Planned Improvements to Cottage Grove
  • 47th Street Near Green Line Getting New Street Trees, Decorative Pavers (DNA)
  • Design Firm Picked for Rehab of Metra Station in NW Suburban Cary (NW Herald)
  • Sorry, Illinois Jones — No Precious Artifacts Found During Riverwalk Work (DNA)
  • Events This Month on the Lakefront Trail (Active Trans)

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Today’s Headlines

International Study Agrees: Chicagoland Has Too Many Transit Boards (Tribune) City Moves to Acquire Rail Line for New ERA Trail (DNA) Man, 20, Fatally Struck by Wheeling Police Officer (WLS) CTA Bus Driver Fatally Strikes 54-Year-Old Woman in Back of the Yards (Fox) New Pedestrian Bridges on South Lakefront Will Correct an Inequality (Tribune) Loop […]

Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, August 11

CTA buying 125 New Buses to Replace the Oldest Vehicles in Its Fleet (Tribune) Police Seeking Driver Who Seriously Injured Pedestrian in Vernon Hills (Tribune) Woman Fights to Recover After an Allegedly Drunk Driver Struck Her Car (Tribune) More Details on How the South Shore Line’s Bikes-on-Trains Pilot Will Work (SBT) After Backlash From Students […]

Today’s Headlines for Monday, June 15

3rd Section of Riverwalk Extension, The River Theater, Opened Friday (Sun-Times) CDOT Plans to Set Up Green Wave for Cyclists on Wells in River North This Week (RedEye) New CTA Chief Dorval Carter Wants to Move Forward With Belmont Flyover, Ashland BRT (Tribune) Op-Ed by Gas Station Lobbyist: Don’t Raise the State Gasoline Tax (Sun-Times) Driver […]

Today’s Headlines

Logan Megamall Sold; Developer Plans Complex With Apartments & Grocery Store (DNA) Driver Who Killed Girl After “Huffing” Cleaning Product Gets 5 Years (Sun-Times) Lawsuit Alleges Celia Sauseda Had Exited Bus and Was Crossing Street When Struck (Tribune) Why Has CTA Bus Ridership Continued to Drop? (RedEye) Help Document the Need for Bike Facilities — […]

Today’s Headlines for Monday, March 26

CNT: 1/3 of Off-Street Parking Spots at Chicago Apartments Building Are Unused (Tribune) Active Trans Ponders the Potential Benefits & Downsides of Driverless Cars IL Policy Institute Argues Against Mandating Chauffeur’s Licenses for Ride-Share Drivers Police: Shooter Fleeing Chatham Murder Scene Struck Woman With Car (Tribune) Hit-and-Run Driver Injures Pedestrian in Chicago Lawn (DNA) RTA’s […]

Today’s Headlines

Evanston May Expand Bike-Sharing Into the ‘Burbs (Evanston Now) Motorcyclist Killed in Left-Hook Crash in Woodstock (Tribune) Driver Plows Into Tables at Korean Fest After Drinking Too Much Makgeolli (DNA) Romanelli: “We’re Not NIMBYs, We Just Don’t Want BRT in Our Back Yard.” (DNA) DNA Gives Airtime to Woman Claiming Red Light Cameras Will Endanger […]