Today’s Headlines for Thursday, October 4

  • Contrary to the Hype, Less Than 2% of Pedestrians Struck in IL Were Using Phones (Active Trans)
  • CTA Saw 471 Service Disruptions Over 10 Minutes During a 6-Month Period (NBC)
  • GoFundMe for Injured BFF Bikes Owner Annie Byrne Has Raised Over $26K (Block Club, BRAIN)
  • CTA Rider Perpetrates a Kavanaugh-Like Beverage Attack on Bus Driver  (NBC)
  • Active Trans’ Jim Merrell Is a 2019 Chicagoans United for Equity Fellow
  • Video: New Concrete Protection Along the Dearborn Bike Lanes (Chainlink)
  • Rotary Club Subsidizes Rotary-Club-Branded Bike Racks at School Near O’Hare (Herald)
  • DoBi Users: Please Don’t Park in Such a Way That Cars Are Boxed-in (Chainlink)

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  • Guest

    “CTA Rider Perpetrates a Kavanaugh-Like Beverage Attack on Bus Driver (NBC)”

    Is an assault on a CTA bus driver — the kind of assault that is occurring with alarming frequency — really an appropriate thing to make a joke about?

  • johnaustingreenfield

    I don’t make jokes about incidents where a person is injured, but I think an act that wouldn’t be out of place in a slapstick comedy routine is fair game. FWIW, a CTA spokesperson “liked” the quip when I tweeted it out.

    But we’re certainly living in strange times. I never would have predicted that I’d be making a joke about a police report of a future Supreme Court nominee allegedly throwing ice in the face of a man he mistook for the singer of UB40.