Today’s Headlines for Thursday, April 20

  • Burke, Beale Want Police to Consider Using “Textalyzer” on Drivers After Crashes (Tribune)
  • 2 Officers Injured in Crash While Responding to Dan Ryan Homicide (CBS)
  • Security Video Leads to Arrest in Red Line Station Murder Case (Tribune)
  • Prosecutors: Driver in Fatal Crash Had Alcohol, Marijuana, Cocaine in System (Tribune)
  • City Council Approves Crackdown on Party Buses (DNA)
  • Curbed Looks at the Question of Whether Chicago Should Annex Nearby Suburbs
  • Businesses Promote “Sheridan Station Corridor” Retail Strip by Red Line Stop (DNA)
  • Concrete Media by Logan’s Centennial Monument Will Be Replaced With Grass (DNA)
  • 6-Story Mixed-Use With 38 Units Will Replace Parking Lot Near Howard Stop (Curbed)
  • Small Pets Allowed On Weekday Metra Trains During Off-Peak Hours Trial (DNA)
  • NACTO Conference Takes Place in Chicago October 30 to November 2

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  • Jeremy

    Regarding pets on trains: dogs of any size are allowed on trains in Barcelona as long as they are wearing a muzzle.

  • planetshwoop

    If we can create autonomous cars, then sure we could devote a little money to prevent texting and driving. It seems nuts that the police have to spend money on this vs Apple, Google or insurance companies.

  • Anne A

    Hopefully the retail spaces at that proposed Rogers Park will be priced for the neighborhood, not ridiculously high like the ones built 12+ years ago by Howard stations, some of which have never been rented for that reason.

  • david vartanoff

    The problem will end when the insurance co’s all deny coverage based on texting/talking. Any collision/repair shop can tell you that the current behavior augments their business.