Today’s Headlines for Friday, March 1

  • Normal Friday Metra Commute, 1 Day After Signal Problems Stranded 60K Commuters (Tribune)
  • 3 Injured When Officers Running Light Without Activating Siren Crash in Woodlawn (Sun-Times)
  • 3 Officers in Unmarked SUV Injured in Collision With Dump Truck in Morgan Park (Sun-Times)
  • Wisconsin Man Charged With Homicide in Crash Death of Illinois Trooper (CBS)
  • UIC Implementation Plan Includes Bike/Ped Improvements (Gazette)
  • Active Trans Talks With SBC’s Lynda Lopez About the Intersection of Mobility and Equity
  • Mayor’s Bike Council Meeting Thursday 3/14, 3-4:30 PM at City Hall (The Chainlink)

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  • Leo

    3 Injured When Officers Running Light Without Activating Siren Crash in Woodlawn (Sun-Times)
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    Article says “The Kia’s driver was cited for not yielding to a police vehicle with emergency lights on, police said.”

    Nothing clearly states that siren was not activated, so are you making an assumption, or are you citing facts reported elsewhere?

  • Jeremy

    Article on Bloomberg about how high speed rail will help people live in medium size cities while working in large cities due to lower commute times. Makes the case that this is an issue regarding housing affordability.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-02-28/high-speed-rail-can-solve-housing-shortages

  • Fred

    I thought about that when the Columbus to Chicago HSR route was announced. At a half hour, someone could commute from Columbus every day. As the COL in IL rises, that could be bad for the state.

  • johnaustingreenfield

    The police mentioned that lights were in use; they would have mentioned sirens if they had been used. It appears to be a common CPD tactic to approach in-progress crime scene without a siren, so as to avoid giving the suspect advance warning that officers are on the way, but that may do more harm than good in terms of public safety.

  • Karl

    1. You have taken an ambiguous detail of a news story and made it into an unwarranted assumption of fact.

    2. “It appears to be a common CPD tactic to approach in-progress crime scene without a siren.” Is there a documented source for this, or is this your own personal viewpoint?

  • johnaustingreenfield

    It’s my own personal viewpoint based on compiling local crash headlines just about every workday for six years, plus writing a couple of articles about cases in which police got in crashes after reportedly not activating their sirens before blowing an intersection.