Today’s Headlines for Monday, September 18

  • Judge Rules City Can Evict Uptown Tent Cities for Viaduct Rehab, Sidewalk Bikes Lanes (Tribune)
  • Central Streetscape Has Begun, Including Bumpouts at Site Where Noah Katz, 2, Was Killed (DNA)
  • Walsh Construction Wins Contract for $25.9M Garfield Green Rehab Project (DNA)
  • Metra Riders Discuss the Proposed Fare Hike (Chicago Tribune)
  • Jefferson Park Anti-Urbanists Tried to Thwart Jeff Park Forward’s PARK(ing) Day Celebration (DNA)
  • State Comptroller Susana Mendoza Films John “Quarters” Boyle Allegedly Trying to Flee a Crash
  • Open Thread: What Are the Most Pedestrian- and Bike-Friendly Nighborhoods in Chicago (Curbed)
  • A Rundown of Homes for Sale Along the Red Line (Curbed)
  • Rapper From Duo Disguised as Heroes Discusses His Day Job as a Ride-Share Driver (DNA)
  • Shared Mobility Open House on the Future of Bike-Sharing 9/27, 5:30 at 125 S. Clark
  • West Town Bikes Holds Their Bikecitement Night Fundraiser 11/14 6-8 PM at Revolution Brewing

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  • Anne A

    As much as it frustrates me dealing with mechanical breakdowns and delays all the time, I understand that Metra needs more money to catch up and get things in better working order.

    It stinks that they’re eliminating the reduced fare passes for seniors and disabled people. Regular fares are expensive even for many people earning a regular income. Hitting people who may have higher medical expenses AND less income is just plain wrong.

  • Carter O’Brien

    There is an event planned re: Noah Katz, btw. Here is the invite, you can RSVP here:

    https://www.facebook.com/events/116037609098436/?acontext=%7B%22action_history%22%3A%5B%7B%22mechanism%22%3A%22bookmarks%22%2C%22surface%22%3A%22bookmarks_menu%22%2C%22extra_data%22%3A%22%5B%5D%22%7D%2C%7B%22surface%22%3A%22dashboard%22%2C%22mechanism%22%3A%22calendar_tab_event%22%2C%22extra_data%22%3A%22%5B%5D%22%7D%5D%2C%22ref%22%3A46%2C%22source%22%3A2%7D

    “Last year November 13th Myron and Rachael Katz lost their precious, beautiful 2 year old son Noah in a senseless tragic accident. The
    loss of a child is one of the most difficult things anyone could go thru. Nothing can bring Noah back, but we can gather at Noah’s favorite
    park show support for the family and begin creating more awareness to the ever growing need of safer streets.

    On Sunday morning, October 22nd the friends and family of Noah Katz invite you to come join them in Portage Park. We will all run/walk together in the park and then walk over to Galvin’s Public House for a communal gathering with food/drink/music.

    We welcome all who care about Noah as well as everyone who wants to improve the safety on our streets so nothing like this ever has to happen again.”

    Portage Park – 4100 N. Long Avenue
    Galvins Public House – 501 W. Lawerence Avenue

  • Anne A

    Does the address for Galvin’s need a minor edit?

  • Carter O’Brien

    Good catch – I took the opportunity to downsize Facebook’s obnoxious url as well, thanks. : )

  • Fred

    Off topic: I work in the Aon Center and have been riding in the new westbound Randolph St protected bike lanes all summer, and I have to say; they suck. The amount of pedestrian activity, between people crossing them to cross the street mid block (often without looking), people getting in and out of cars, people using them as extended sidewalk, and people who hang out in them at intersections waiting for stop lights make them miserable to ride in. Riding in mixed traffic was safer and faster.

  • johnaustingreenfield

    The address in the FB event needs to be edited as well.

  • Carter O’Brien

    Yeah, people have been commenting on that, the creator hasn’t picked up on it yet. but I wouldn’t worry too much about it – anyone interested is going to know this isn’t in far eastern Uptown.