Today’s Headlines for Monday, May 16

  • How Can We Build Support for Properly Funding Transportation Infrastructure? (Tribune)
  • Bridgeport Alliance: 31st St. Bus With No Morning Rush Service Won’t Draw Riders (DNA)
  • The 606, TOD Blamed as Factors in Exodus of Latinos From Logan Square (DNA)
  • Mitchell: Ride-Share Rules Would Make It Harder for Black People to Get Jobs, Rides (Sun-Times)
  • Muggers Targeted People Leaving Rogers Park ‘L’ Stops in 3 Recent Attacks (ABC)
  • Help Sought for Identifying Man Who Filemed Upskirt Video on Brown Line (Fox)
  • A Roundup of Summer Road Construction Projects (Tribune)
  • Anti-TOD With 75 Units, 140 Spots Planned a 3-Minute Walk From the Morgan Stop (Curbed)
  • Osterman Approves Development Near Argyle Stop With 15% Affordable Units (DNA)
  • Why the City Should Remove Its Pedestrian “Beg Buttons” (WBEZ)
  • This Year’s Riverwalk Vendor Lineup Announced (DNA)
  • Cosmic Bikes Is Now Open in Jefferson Park (The Chainlink)

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Streetsblog Chicago is currently in the thick of raising funds for our next year of publication. Once again, The Chicago Community Trust, a charitable foundation that was one of the early funders of SBC, has very generously offered us a challenge grant. If Streetsblog reaches $50K in donations and sponsorships by the end of May, the Trust will provide the last $25K needed to keep the site running into 2017 and beyond.

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If you’ve already contributed, thanks so much for helping us win the challenge grant. As an added incentive to first-time donors, as well as those who’d like to make an additional contribution, anyone who donates $100 or more from this point on will get a copy of my book “Bars Across America.

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– John