Today’s Headlines for Monday, March 5

  • Hit-and-Run Driver Killed Cyclist Carlos D. Ocana-Castillo, 21, in West Englewood (Sun-Times)
  • Man Drove Into Back of CTA Bus Killing Male Passenger, 22, in Englewood (Sun-Times)
  • Woman Charged With Attempted Murder After Pushing Senior Onto Tracks at Morse (CBS)
  • Driver Critically Injured Male Pedestrian, 51, in Austin Friday Afternoon (Tribune)
  • Man Groped Female Passenger on Blue Line Near Irving Park Sunday Night (ABC)
  • Western Spring Residents Argue That a Bike Trail Paralleling Wolf Road Will Be Unsafe (Tribune)
  • Letter: How About Offering 1st Class Cars on the Blue Line for O’Hare Travelers? (Crain’s)
  • Developer Cancels Plan for 37-Story Tower Near Evanston’s Davis Stations (Curbed)
  • Northern Illinois U. Launching App-Based Bike Library With 30 Cycles (Northern Star)
  • Columnist Who Wished for Another Hurricane Katrina Discusses the IL Exodus at City Club Tuesday
  • March Events on the Lakefront Trail (Active Trans)

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  • Chicagoan

    Kristen McQueary is nuts.

  • ardecila

    Doesn’t sound like the Western Springs folks oppose a bike path, they just want it moved deeper into the forest preserve and further away from oncoming cars.

    Of course, the only reason they’re building this in the first place is to remove an unsignaled bike crossing at Ogden/Woodland, so Ogden can become even more of a drag strip.

  • johnaustingreenfield

    “The only reason they’re building this in the first place is to remove an unsignaled bike crossing at Ogden/Woodland, so Ogden can become even more of a drag strip.” This has Western Springs resident and anti-bike columnist John Kass’ fingerprints all over it.

  • Anne A

    There’s so much cool old stuff on the downtown Evanston block where that huge tower was proposed. I can’t blame Evanston people for opposing it. That block is a significant piece of what’s left of the character of downtown Evanston. I don’t want it to all become high rises with the same chain businesses you can find anywhere. Why not put it on a block where that kind of character won’t be destroyed?

    I do like the idea of having Northlight Theater in a much more transit friendly location than its current spot in Skokie. I think that piece would be a big win.

  • Anne A

    I would have said that even before she wrote this piece.

  • Dennis McClendon

    That’s a pretty wild and random accusation. Is there any sort of evidence or known connection, other than Kass living in the same village?

  • johnaustingreenfield

    It was a joke, too dry apparently.