Today’s Headlines for Thursday, October 11

  • No Metra Fare Increases in Proposed 2019 Budget (Patch)
  • Lyft Offers Rogers Park Residents Discounts Until Murderer Is Caught (Block Club)
  • Lake County Partners Will Help Fund New Reverse-Commute Metra Service to Fox Lake (Tribune)
  • Unmarked Chicago Police Vehicle Involved in Crash in Grand Crossing (Sun-Times)
  • Police: N. Chicago’s Walk a Cop to School Event “Helps Build Bridges” With Youth (Tribune)
  • Chicago Has Only a Fraction of the Number of Audible Ped Signals as Peer Cities (CBS)
  • Will the Dutch Reach Actually Help Prevent Doorings? (The Chainlink)
  • Former Chicago Bike Writer Joe Parkin Has Opened a Shop in Colorado (CCT)

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  • Jeremy

    What is going on with all of the police car crashes? Aren’t there better ways to track criminals than police pressing the accelerator all the way down and pursuing? Yes, surveillance cameras and drones cost money, but so do car crashes.

  • Fred

    I’ll be interesting to see if Metra already has some back room deals with state legislators, or if they are really just gambling.

  • rohmen

    There’s not much excuse for lengthy high speed chases IMHO, but this sounds like a situation where an unmarked car was driving with its lights and sirens activated (and it’s not clear how fast the police vehicle was going, whether the police were actually even chasing someone, or whether they were responding to an emergency), and the minivan driver failed to yield and struck the police vehicle in an intersection.

    I’ve seen enough ambulances and other emergency vehicles have similar instances of almost getting hit to realize failing to yield is a big problem in this City as well.