Today’s Headlines for Friday, April 13

  • When “Listening to the Community” Leads to Exclusionary Housing Policies (MPC)
  • Police Investigate Fatal Rogers Park Crash (Sun-Times)
  • Man Charged in Buffalo Grove Crash That Injured 10 People (Tribune)
  • New DUI Policy: Refuse Breath Test, Cop Will Seek Instant Warrant for Blood Draw (Tribune)
  • Unauthorized Person on Tracks Causes Major Delay on Pink Line (NBC)
  • Elgin Cracking Down on Seatbelt Scofflaws, Distracted Driver (Tribune)
  • Pranksters Are Already Messing With Rockford’s LimeBikes (WREX)
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  • rohmen

    The media coverage of the LimeBikes vandalism becomes a type of self-fulfilling prophecy. One photographed instance of someone doing something stupid was given serious news coverage, which in the end just gave the type of attention the person was looking for when they did it in the first place. Media is obviously free to cover whatever they want, but this type of coverage seems like an overreaction that’ll just quickly lead to more instances of the conduct.

  • johnaustingreenfield

    You’ve got a point. On the other hand, the media would be remiss if we didn’t point out that resistance to theft and vandalism is a major advantage of docked systems, so just because dockless systems are quick and cheap to install, and the rental prices are lower, doesn’t mean that they are better than docked systems. In some respects, you get what you pay for.

  • Jeff Carlson

    That Pink Line delay was really a cheap trick.

  • Carter O’Brien

    Homewood’s strange Blue Line take on the “Come to Wisconsin” ads on the Brown Line:

    https://www.citylab.com/life/2018/04/the-suburb-wooing-millennials-with-avocados-kombucha-and-cheap-houses/557414/

  • planetshwoop

    The MPC article is great and should get more attention.

  • johnaustingreenfield

    Yeah, I tweeted about this yesterday: https://twitter.com/streetsblogchi/status/984452029182562305

    I kind of like the Homewood campaign — it’s sort of the antidote to the Wisconsin campaign, respecting the fact that many Chicagoans value the ability to take transit to work. I spent a fair amount of time in the Homewood-Flossmoor area in the early 1990s. It’s probably changed a fair amount in the last quarter-century, but back then I appreciated the fact that they were integrated middle-class communities that were easy to get to by Metra, and it sounds like they area has gotten some good stuff since then. The Metra-adjacent Flossmoor Station brewpub is a must for the return trip of any bike excursion to Three Floyds brewery in Munster, Indiana.