Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, June 7

  • Active Trans: Responsibility for Fatal Crashes Lies with Drivers, Not Pedestrians
  • MPC: Union Station Should Implement Burnham’s Original Plan for High-Rise Above Station
  • Chicago Is a Role Model as Detroit Moves to Build a Functional Transit System (Michigan Live)
  • More Info on the CTA’s Heritage Fleet Rail Car & Bus Preservation Program (DNA)
  • Daytime Closure of Clybourn From Racine to Southport for Water Main Work (DNA)
  • Ridge Closed Between Bryn Mawr & Thorndale for 5-6 Weeks (DNA)
  • Edison Park Alderman, Committeeman Spar Over Proposed Anti-TOD (Curbed)
  • Artists Are Creating Installations for New South Lakefront Hiking Trail (DNA)
  • Be Thankful That “Drunken Rideshare Tales” Narrators Didn’t Drive Home (RedEye)
  • The Next Chicago Bike Safety Debate: Are Beekeeper Suits Needed for Cycling? (DNA)
  • Transport Chicago Conference This Friday Features Q & A With Blankenhorn, Luann Hamilton
  • Evanston Bike Expo This Sunday Features Divvy Info, The Recyclery & Mr. Bike

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  • johnaustingreenfield

    Re: the Clybourn street closure, here’s the recommended bike detour per CDOT: “Bicycles traveling north on Clybourn will be detoured to Racine, Webster and then back to Clybourn. Southbound cyclists will use Kingsbury to Cortland and back to Clybourn.” In general I recommend avoiding biking on Ridge.

  • ohsweetnothing

    Good to see Edison Park working hard to cast aside their well deserved “We only live in the City because our employer (the City of Chicago) makes us” tag.

    Everything about that situation is depressing.


  • planetshwoop

    Other coverage I’ve seen discussed how some of the opposition to the building was concern over the already overcrowded schools. Bad reason to oppose a building but legitimate concern.

    There are scads of apartments along Northwest Highway so it’s hard to understand how this is different from what’s there.

  • Jared Kachelmeyer

    How many children would realistically end up in this building?

  • Chicagoan

    Does Edison Park have a lot of Second Empire architecture? Or is it more Beaux Arts? The design choice is interesting.

  • planetshwoop

    Who knows? But it is a significant community concern. The schools are way over capacity. And parents will often move just to get into what is considered a good school, even if crowded.