Today’s Headlines for Thursday, May 17

  • Obamas Are in Town to Muster Support for Center at Plan Commission Hearing (Sun-Times)
  • Sun-Times Voices Support for the OPC’s Proposed Jackson Park Location (Sun-Times)
  • Uber Express Pool Offers Cheaper Rides in Exchange for Walking to Pick-up (Sun-Times)
  • Hit-and-Run Driver Killed Man, 57, Near 69th Street Red Line Station (Sun-Times)
  • Police Are Searching Repair Shops for Vehicle From Rafal Ryndak Hit-and-Run Crash (ABC)
  • Officer Disciplined for Failing to File a Report After Man Beaten on Lakefront Trail (Tribune)
  • CTA Vows To Improve Screening Of Bus Drivers After $60 Million In Settlements (CBS)
  • At Least 15 Metra Trains Halted by Unattended Luggage Scare at Ogilvie Center (Tribune)
  • Increasingly, Suburban Homebuyers Are Looking for Walkability, Transit Access (Tribune)

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  • rohmen

    There’s definitely an interesting divide going on in some suburbs regarding the whole push towards walkability/transit oriented development, and keeping things car-centric. There’s a pretty sharp dividing line in Oak Park right now, and any TOD development announcement gets pretty crazy push back. That said, the population’s stance is clearly changing towards majority-support for more density, and it’s feeling more and more like a vocal minority pushing against it (though man are they vocal).

  • Cameron Puetz

    It’s also a battle between people who live there now and like the status quo, and people looking for a place to live that would move there if these features existed. Politicians are beholden to the people who live there now unless change happens in an election cycle. However long term that suburbs that get what people looking for a place to live want will prosper long term.