Today’s Headlines for Friday, August 30

  • DUI, reckless homicide charges filed in East Garfield Park hit and run (Sun-Times)
  • West Chicago introduces senior bus program, Ride DuPage (Daily Herald)
  • Woman struck by CTA train at Roosevelt Red Line station (CBS 2)
  • Park Ridge considers overturning ban on electronic signage for transit use (Tribune)
  • Section of State Street shut down yesterday due to falling glass from high- rise (CBS 2)
  • Chicago Tonight profiles train hopper and photographer Dale Wickum (WTTW)
  • Suburban Clarendon Hills gets another $1 million for new Metra station (Tribune)
  • Man making cross-country bicycle ride to raise awareness for gun violence (NBC 5)
  • Tooscrapps

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2019/08/29/traffic-deaths-red-light-running-aaa-study/2122242001/

    While I do not know the City level statistics, Mayor Lightfoot would be wise to fully examine the drawbacks of her promise to roll back the RLCs.

  • rwy

    Or maybe Evanston could reconsider putting them in the first place.
    https://evanstonroundtable.com/main.asp?SectionID=15&SubSectionID=26&ArticleID=16870&TM=49236.88

  • Tooscrapps

    Lightfoot made a big point about working with state politicians on issues in her State of the City speech (along with teasing congestion pricing?). She should be pushing for an expansion on where speed cameras can be located. The 1/4 mile from schools and parks just isn’t enough.

  • planetshwoop

    I think pretty much everyone feels like the 1/4 mile thing was a lie. Rahm wanted cameras and did the _vlose to parks and schools” thing to move it over the finish line.

    A simple question of “more cameras” vs fewer will always be left with fewer unless we talk about the right trade offs, and not just safety. redploy 300 police officers and add cameras? Congestion charge to reduce property taxes? Coupled with common sense reforms about the fees for fines you might get a deal.