Today’s Headlines for Monday September, 11

  • Kamin Looks at the Growth of Chicago’s “Super Loop,” Including Density & Parking (Tribune)
  • Driver, 35, Killed in Head-on With CTA Bus in Washington Park Neighborhood (Tribune)
  • David P. Weber of Venedy, IL, Killed on Bike by Teen Who Was Texting While Driving (Keating)
  • Driver Charged With Hit-and-Run After Killing Oldrich V. Vitek, 45, Last Month (Sun-Times)
  • Police Release Photo of Man Accused of Pushing Another CTA Customer on ‘L’ Tracks (DNA)
  • Most Police Officers Guilty of DUIs Keep Jobs, Get a Slap on the Wrist (Sun-Times)
  • Driver Cited for Failure to Yield After Injuring a Cyclist in Aurora (Tribune)
  • CTA Customers Have Forfeited $16M by Failing to Register Ventra Cards for $5 Refund (Tribune)
  • Orange Line Service Temporarily Delayed After “Minor” Electrical Fire (Chicagoist)
  • Bike Boxes Replace (Relocated) Bus Stops at the North/Damen/Milwaukee “Crotch” (DNA)
  • MPC’s Annual Luncheon Is on 9/22 With a Keynote by Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts

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  • Matt

    According to the Tribune article on Ventra card cost refunds, the money not refunded does not go to the CTA, but to the private firm, Cubic Transportation Systems, that runs the program. The headline in your roundup is a bit misleading and plays into the Non-Profit narrative that the CTA is intentionally siphoning money from those that can least afford it. In reality they were probably just negligent in their contract negotiations.

  • johnaustingreenfield

    Good catch, thanks. Edited the headline.