Today’s Headlines for Thursday, April 8

  • City Council Approves $2B in TIF Money for Lincoln Yards, The 78 (Curbed)
  • MPC’s Wennink Discusses How Lincoln Yards Will Affect Transportation (CBS)
  • More Coverage of the Passage of the Divvy Expansion Deal (Sun-Times)
  • CTA Calls Halsted Bus/Bike Lane Experiment a Success, Wants to Try It Elsewhere (Tribune)
  • Man Hospitalized After Being Punched in the Face at Jackson Blue Line Stop (Block Club)
  • Driver Who Killed Man, Dumped Body, Won a Seat on Park Forest Library Board (Tribune)
  • Blue Line Service Restored After Derailment Between Rosemont and O’Hare (WGN)
  • Residual Delays on BNSF After Signal Problems at Union Station (ABC)

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  • FlamingoFresh

    Re: Park Forest Library Board:
    This guy should not have been able to run for public office considering his criminal history. While I’m not completely against people with a felony to run for office, I believe there should be a logical time frame in which the person must live in society without any additional crimes. Perhaps a 10 year window. Even following that 10 year window, if one chooses to run, their past crimes should be reviewed by a committee to ultimately decide if their past felonies are too egregious for a person in office. Not all felonies are created equal and how Draconian our laws have been at times, it would be foolish to immediately rule everyone out based on a felony.

  • david vartanoff

    Barring felons from office is much like barring them from employment and voting. If you believe they have served their time,they should be accepted back into society with the hope they have learned to behave. As to a review committee, no, no, and no. I don’t want anyone other than the voters in this process.

  • FlamingoFresh

    Sometimes it doesn’t matter what the people want because the guy who won in the article ran unopposed. So you’re fine with the recently released Ripper Crew member running for a position? What if he ran unopposed?