Today’s Headlines for Thursday, October 13

  • Cook County Commissioners Want a 50-Cent Tax on Ride-Share Trips (DNA)
  • Ex-Tribune Reporter Richard Wronski Asks: Is it Time for New Leadership at Metra?
  • People Fatally Struck While Biking Are Often Blamed for Their Own Deaths (Transitized)
  • Local Office of NLRB Files Complaint Against Postmates Courier Service (Tribune)
  • Foster Avenue Reopened Between Pulaski and Cicero (DNA)
  • City Issues RFP for Michael Reese Site, Adjacent Sites (Curbed)
  • An Active Trans Recap of Their Kickstand Classic “Race for Everyone”
  • Submit Your Name to Win a Free Ticket to Next Week’s Shared Mobility Summit

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  • ardecila

    The Metra headline here (and in the original article) is sort of misleading. Far from calling for new leadership, Wronski questions the Board’s drive to appoint a new chairman with one year still left in Oberman’s term.

    There’s no indication that Oberman has been anything less than competent at his job and successful at the goals he set out to achieve, including better transparency, hiring, and decision-making.

    There’s no valid reason to oust Oberman in 2016 except for the fact that his domicile in the city rankles the suburbanites who think a fellow sprawl-dweller should be running “their” railroad.

  • Pat

    Re: Reese RFP

    Let hope that the Marshalling site will include plenty of parkland.

  • Carter O’Brien

    Nice story via Citylab on London’s efforts to protect cyclists against trucks:

  • ardecila

    Why? Do you somehow think that Bronzeville doesn’t have enough open space? More importantly, who would use a park sandwiched between a railroad and an expressway?

    This area is perfect for a large-scale, dense new neighborhood. Well – it’s not clear if the market is there yet from a real estate standpoint, but it’s one of the largest parcels around downtown, it’s right on the lakefront, and it’s got good transit links into the Loop already. Between Michael Reese and Lake Meadows, there is room here for thousands of new housing units.