Today’s Headlines for Monday, June 18

  • More Commentary on Musk Building O’Hare Express (TribuneSun-Times, Chicago Mag, ATA)
  • City Breaks Ground on Garfield Gateway in Washington Park Neighborhood (Curbed)
  • 5 Chicago Transportation Proposals That Never Got off the Ground (Tribune)
  • WTTW Journalist Elizabeth Brackett Has Died From Injuries After Lakefront Trail Bike Crash
  • Pedestrian Struck in Southwest Suburban Matteson (Sun-Times)
  • Boy, 9, Killed in Burbank Hit-and-Run Crash, Mother and Child Injured (Sun-Times)
  • Bail Denied to Man Accused of Unprovoked Attack on Senior on Red Line (WGN)
  • Officer Injured After Crashing Into Pole While Patrolling LFT on an ATV (Sun-Times)
  • Letter: More Enforcement of Drivers Needed to Make Chicago Biking Safer (Tribune)
  • 100-Unit TOD With 10 Affordable Units, 30 Parking Spots Approved for Logan (Curbed)

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  • Deni

    That Trib list of never built transportation projects is missing the Circle Line.

  • rwy

    Is the O’Hare express a done deal? Is there any penalty to Chicago for backing out of the deal?

    Is enforcement of bike lanes going to decrease obstructions that much? Certainly protecting it with a curb is going to have a bigger impact.

  • what_eva

    there is no contract yet. Musk’s company was selected from proposals to go into a contract negotiating phase.

  • planetshwoop

    Police enforcement of the LFT trail and the Loop has been significantly increased. This is mostly by bicycle though I have seen ATVs too. I have seen the police write a lot more tickets in the Loop.

    This has been the case since after memorial day.

  • what_eva

    tickets to motorists, cyclists?

    Can they start ticketing the uber drivers who pull into the dearborn PBL next to Chase Tower?

  • planetshwoop


    People waiting at 19 E Washington in the bike lane; the Gordon Food Service who delivers at Wells and Kinzie ..

  • Kevin M

    I’m not sure if this SB News has covered this: