Skip to Content
Streetsblog Chicago home
Streetsblog Chicago home
Log In
Today's Headlines

Today’s Headlines for Friday, February 17

    • Metra board approves 5-year strategic plan (Trains.com)
    • CTA, US Army announce new veteran recruitment partnership (FOX)
    • Heavy snowfall in norther suburbs blamed for multiple car crashes (CBS)
    • Man charged with shoving Steven Spangler onto tracks at Joliet Metra station on 10/26, causing decapitation (Patch)
    • Man arrested and charged for allegedly being in possession of a gun and knife at Kedzie-Homan station (FOX)
    • Tammy Anderson, Chicago’s dancing crossing guard, to be honored in ‘Windy City Weekend’ segment (Block Club)
    • LA-based comedian David Razowsky used to bike for transportation in Chicago (Axios)
    • Fourth annual International Women's Day Bike Ride 3/8-12 spreads the message of diversity, equity and inclusion (Herald)donate buttonI’d like to give a big thanks to everyone who has chipped in so far to help Streetsblog Chicago raise $50K, hopefully by February 28, to keep the site rolling smoothly in 2023. You can make a tax-exempt donation here.Thanks for your support, and have a great winter.– John Greenfield, editor, Streetsblog Chicago

Stay in touch

Sign up for our free newsletter

More from Streetsblog Chicago

We are all in an underperforming Chicagoland transit network. But some of us are looking at the Star:Line.

According to Star:Line Chicago, "The 2034sight Plan is an ambitious — and achievable — ten-year framework to lay the groundwork to modernize Chicagoland’s existing local passenger rail system."

July 19, 2024

A semi driver fatally struck a person walking on Lower Wacker Drive. Did a locked gate contribute to the crash?

The victim may have been walking in the street because a gate limiting pedestrian access on the south side of Wacker was locked at the time.

July 19, 2024

This is Grand! CDOT cuts ribbon on new protected bike lanes on a key West Side diagonal street

The project also has lots of other nifty Complete Streets features, like raised crosswalks, bus islands, and the conversion of a dangerous slip lane to a new plaza.

July 18, 2024
See all posts