Today’s Headlines for Thursday, August 31

  • New Washington-Wabash ‘L’ Station Opens Today (CBS)
  • #11 Lincoln Bus Pilot Ends Friday — A Timeline of the Failed Effort to Restore Service (DNA)
  • There Will Be Three Vision Zero West Side Open Houses in Late September
  • Active Trans Releases a Statement on Equity and Inclusion
  • Man Charged With Shooting on Jackson Red Line Platform (Tribune)
  • Both Drivers Charged With DUIs in Oakbrook Terrace Crash (Sun-Times)
  • Police: Man Tops 120 on Motorcycle Near Libertyville, Knocks Over Deputy (Sun-Times)
  • At Open House on Milwaukee From Logan to Belmont, Residents Ask for Protected Lanes (DNA)
  • Gubernatorial Hopeful & Billionaire J.B. Pritzker Says He Sometimes Rides the #151 Bus (Tribune)
  • What Kind of Development Will Replace This Wicker Park Gas Station? (Curbed)
  • What to Eat, Drink, and Do in CTA-Accessible Suburbs (RedEye)
  • Active Trans Leads a Bike Tour of the S. Branch of Chicago River on 9/17

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  • Kelly Pierce

    I understand why very wealthy people take the L or subway.
    It is the same travel time or faster than driving, and there is no hassle in
    finding a parking space or managing a driver. It might be a campaign myth
    though that he and his children take the 151 bus from his home at 1400 N. Aster
    to go shopping on North Michigan Avenue or to the Loop. Why would a billionaire three times over take
    a really slow 151 bus with all its stops and lengthy boarding’s? He is bending
    over backwards to develop the image that he lives outside the bubble of wealth
    and privilege.

  • johnaustingreenfield
  • Jeremy

    If JB Pritzker really takes the bus, he should release his Ventra history and prove it. This guy bought the townhouse next to his to avoid having a neighbor; I don’t believe for a second that he rides on the 151 with us plebians. This story is his version of Bruce Rauner’s digital watch and Carhartt jacket.

  • johnaustingreenfield

    FWIW, I’ve seen J.B.’s cousin Colonel Jennifer Pritzker biking around the city several times, and she sponsored Active Trans’ regional bike map.

  • Jeremy

    I have read your articles about Jennifer Pritzker’s 250 car parking garage and 45 unit/75 parking space apartment complex in Rogers Park.

  • planetshwoop

    Maybe he takes the bus because he likes it?

  • johnaustingreenfield

    Indeed, the colonel has a complicated relationship with transportation.