Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, July 31

  • Active Trans’ Kyle Whitehead, IDOT Rep Discuss Converting N. LSD Lanes to Bus-Only (WTTW)
  • Is the Chicago Metro Area Gaining or Losing Jobs (Crain’s)
  • Driver Who Doored Luster Jackson, 58, Causing Fatal Bike Crash, Not Cited (Sun-Times)
  • Man Who Killed Denise Cavada, 48, in DUI While Doing 100 MPH Gets 6.5 Years (Tribune)
  • Construction Permit Issued for Jeff Park Transit Center Renovation (Curbed)
  • TOD With 60 Units, 26 Spots Proposed Near 606, Western Blue Stop (Block Club)
  • Active Trans Supports State and Local Regulations for E-Bikes
  • Man Who Cleans up Sedgwick Station Area Starts His Own Garbage Service (Block Club)
  • Tips for Adding Some Serenity to Your Morning ‘L’ Commute (Tribune)
  • Discussion of Efforts to Bring Metra Service to DeKalb Today 3-4 PM on WCPT 92.5 FM

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  • Tooscrapps

    Re: Dooring Fatality

    The CPD needs better training regarding citing for dooring. I was doored midblock by a motorist who admitted fault to the officer. Despite my insistence, the CPD refused to cite the motorist because I was not injured, an officer “did not witness it”, and my witness was not on the scene (sorry, but I wasn’t going to make her wait 40 minutes for a patrol car to come). The CPD sees dooring as nuisance, rather then the potentially fatal thing it clearly is.

  • Chicagoan

    Jeff Park is an interesting neighborhood at a crossroads. A lot of the older families are expats from white flight neighborhoods like Austin, East Garfield Park, et cetera. They take pride in their neighborhood, which is great, but sometimes they go a bit too far. Anti-affordable housing, anti-renter, anti-young urban professional. Community meetings are contentious, as you have this big group of established Jeff Park’ers fighting like hell to ‘stop’ the younger generation of Jeff Park’ers, who appear to have migrated from further south on the Blue Line more often than not. Mostly, it’s just sad to see these established Jeff Park’ers making themselves anti-cycling, anti-pedestrian safety, and anti-public transit not because they want to be, but because they’re so set on fighting new neighbors.