Today’s Headlines for Thursday, August 16

  • Reverend Who Closed LSD Plans Labor Day Anti-Violence March to Block O’Hare Traffic (Tribune)
  • Rauner Signs Dutch Reach Safety Bill Into Law (Active Trans)
  • Tribune Coverage of South Siders’ Plea to Save the 31st Street Bus
  • Metra BNSF Line Exec Promises to Fix Crowding, Air conditioning Problems (TribuneCTJ)
  • No Citations for Minivan Driver Who Fatally Struck Pedestrian on I-80 in Joliet (Sun-Times)
  • GoFundMe Launched for Lost Lake Bartender Left-Hooked Bike by CTA Driver (Block Club)
  • CTA Adds Hi-Def Cameras at 4 Blue Line Station (ABC)
  • Wisniewski Discusses Illinois’ Structurally Deficient Bridges on “Chicago Tonight
  • Little Village Residents Worry Giant Warehouse Will Worsen Semi Traffic (Block Club)
  • Plan Commission Considering TOD at 1750 N. Western With 109 Units, 42 Spots (Block Club)
  • How Community Members Saved the New Lennox Train Station From Demolition (Tribune)
  • After 50 Years in the Biz, Mt. Prospect Bike Shop Owner Is Closing His Store (Herald)

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  • planetshwoop

    I think the Little Village claim about fairness should be seriously considered. There were significant concerns about the pollution the old plant generated, and to replace that with diesel not only continues to mess with the air, it adds an additional element of unsafe truck traffic everywhere.

    If they do go forward with a large logistics facility (a physical consequence of our collective abandonment of retail for “same day delivery”), I suggest that the developer should be required to endow a park in the neighborhood. Little Village needs a village square to offset the real costs of such a behemoth.

  • Carter O’Brien

    If the developer could be required to plant and maintain enough trees to offset the pollution (and for that to be measured. transparently recorded and enforced) that could be an interesting real-time offset project. The devil would obviously be in the details…