Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, April 9

  • More Coverage of the Divvy/Lyft Expansion Deal Hearing (Sun-Times, Tribune)
  • Letter: Delay the Divvy Council Vote Until After Lightfoot Takes Office (Tribune)
  • Theaster Gates Tapestries and DJ Booth Unveiled at 95th Red Line Station (WGN)
  • Niles Police Investigating Fourth Pedestrian Within Village Death Since December (Tribune)
  • 6 Injured in Kennedy Expressway Crash (ABC)
  • 4 Injured, Including Boy, in Morgan Park Crash (Sun-Times)
  • Man Who Blew Red at Belmont/Ashland, Injuring Police Officers, Charged With DUI (ABC)
  • How Often Do CTA Elevators Go Out of Service? (CBS)

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  • Tooscrapps

    I suspect John will have more about the Niles pedestrian death, but holy crap, what a hostile intersection and area in general.

    There are rounded corners, zero crosswalks (nearest is .15miles to the north or .75miles to the south of the intersection), one ramp (SW corner) to nowhere, lack of or abruptly ending sidewalks.

  • planetshwoop

    Maine Township has a government. It is unincorporated, sure, but it has a board who does stuff, and the safety here is at least in part their responsibility, not just the village of Niles.

    In fact, they are having a meeting tonight! I wonder if it will come up.

    http://mainetown.com/event/annual-town-meeting/

    I looked at the agenda for the board meeting, and “stop killing people” isn’t even on there.

    http://mainetown.com/elected-officials/

    These people are responsible.

  • what_eva

    Not really. The Township is only responsible for public safety in the unincorporated areas of the township. They have no jurisdiction in Niles city limits.

  • planetshwoop

    The article said it was in unincorporated Maine Township .

  • what_eva

    oh, duh, sorry. I suspect they just contract out coverage to Niles PD.