Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, July 11

  • CTA Rail Union Members Favor Strike in Preliminary Vote (Tribune)
  • New Environmental Law & Policy Center Report Recommends Ways to Revitalize the Pedway (Tribune)
  • I-55 From South West Suburbs to Pontiac Renamed the Barack Obama Presidential Expressway (NPR)
  • Driver Charged With Critically Injuring Male Pedestrian, 48, in McHenry Hit-and-Run (Sun-Times)
  • Video: Man Steals Bike in West Loop by Lifting up Unbolted “Sucker Pole” (ABC)
  • Metra BNSF Trains Delayed After Derailment in Aurora (Sun-Times)
  • Metra Offering Discounted Passes for Lollapalooza (DNA)
  • Congressman Mike Quigley Checks Out Heritage Bikes
  • Vintage CTA Buses Are on Display at Daley Plaza Today (CBS)
  • Gubernatorial Candidate J.B. Pritzker Speaks at ChiHackNight Tonight at 6:30 PM at Merchandise Mart
  • Next Loop Alliance ACTIVATE Alley Party Takes Place 7/26 in Chicago Theater Alley
  • Go Edgewater Is Hosting 9 Free Neighborhood Bike Tours This Summer

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  • ardecila

    Strange that they named a rural/exurban segment of I-55 after Obama when that road is already known as the Stevenson within Chicagoland. Talk about confusing.

    I always assumed the Obama name would go to I-57, which runs through the South Side and Southland where lots of middle-class blacks live, and where Obama actually did organizing work. Especially because I-57 is currently nameless and this would not supersede any existing honorific names.

  • johnaustingreenfield

    The rationale is that Obama used to take I-55 on his way to Springfield as a state senator.