Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, May 22

  • Latest Steps in the Your New Blue Initiative Include Belmont, Jeff Park Rehabs (NBC)
  • Emanuel Asks His Supporters to Back OPC Plan, Including $175M Road Expansions (Crain’s)
  • Cook County Commissioner: Prevent Carjackings Through Community Investment (Crain’s)
  • “Folded Map” Project Introduces Residents on Opposite Sides of Chicago to Each Other (Tribune)
  • Arena Criticized for Demanding Parking at Police Station for Cubs/Sox Game (Sun-Times)
  • Kids Ride Free on Metra All Summer Long (CBS)
  • Active Trans’ Bike the Drive Fundraiser Is This Sunday

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  • Tooscrapps

    You expect an alderman to pay the obscenely high parking rates on their measly $112K salary?

  • david vartanoff

    Where’s the ADA required elevator??? $17 million isn’t “enough” to trigger ADA upgrade?

  • johnaustingreenfield
  • david vartanoff

    Yes, John, and I stand on my comments then–someone should sue CTA, and Ms Chase should practice using a wheelchair for a while until she gets the concept.

  • Cameron Puetz

    The ADA is 28 years old, the lack of progress on accessibility is embarrassing. Accessibility improvements are an afterthought at best. Large stretches of the busiest El lines have no accessible stations, despite major rehab projects. Also Metra continues to buy an antiquated car design with many built in barriers that requires cumbersome lifts to be added.

  • planetshwoop

    I don’t doubt that happened. But I’d be stunned if Arena were the only one who asked for that kind of privilege.

    Because of some of the events in his ward, there are certainly police officers who are very anti-Arena. So the fact the story leaked about him specifically is just another salvo in a long simmering battle.

  • johnaustingreenfield

    Yes, the police spokesman is normally pretty tight-lipped, but he spoke quite freely about this situation.

  • Jared Kachelmeyer

    Wait, so they have an ASAP plan with a 20 year time frame?

  • ohsweetnothing

    Nailed it.