Today’s Headlines for Thursday, December 21

  • Institute for Housing Studies Report on Displacement Finds “The 606 Effect” Is Real (Chicago Mag)
  • Institute for Housing Studies Looks at the Paseo’s Potential Gentrification Impacts (Crain’s)
  • Driver Fleeing Police Crashes Into Forest Park Apartment Building (WGN)
  • Appeals Court Upholds Ruling That Chicago May Dictate Where Food Trucks Park (CCR)
  • Reader’s “Worst of Chicago” Includes Rude CTA Riders, Poor PBL Sight Lines, Metered Sunday Parking 
  • Chainlinkers Discuss the Ups and Downs of Divvy, Including Yesterday’s System Crash
  • Metra Resurrects Rock Island Line Colors for a Locomotive Named for Outgoing CEO (Tribune)
  • Custard’s Next Stand: Drive-Thru Approved for Elmwood Park Culver’s (Tribune)

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  • planetshwoop

    As you are a fan of hot dog puns, I might recommend “Mustards Last Stand” in Evanston near Ryan field.

  • rwy

    Police chases should be a last resort only used for someone in the middle of a murder spree. It is not worth putting bystanders safety at risk over a stolen car.

  • That is one sharp looking locomotive.

  • johnaustingreenfield

    And, obviously, if you’re a fan of hot dog puns, the Chicago area is the place to be.

  • F. Hayek 69

    The simplest solution and the only one with proven success is to eliminate all zoning rules for lots near the Paseo trail.

  • planetshwoop

    Zoning is part of the problem; removing all zoning entirely has not been proven to ensure affordable housing.

  • Courtney

    I really wish Divvy had an online form to report the need for a station to be rebalanced. I appreciate that they have great customer service hours (I recently called around 10:30pm at night, if not later……) but I think it would be more convenient to just be able to go on their website/ use an app to report the need for a station to have more/less bikes.
    I live right by a station that sees a good amount of use and I’ve had some anxiety walking out my door and wondering if there would be a bike for me. I’ve had had to walk to the train more often than I’d like vs the 4 minute bike ride. #FirstWorldProblems yes but I also think Divvy should be a bit better about tending to this station given the heavy use it gets.

    Even if dockless bikes come to town I’ll probably still stick with Divvy or eventually buy my own bike.