In addition to editing Streetsblog Chicago, John writes the transportation column for the Chicago Reader weekly paper. A Chicagoan since 1989, he enjoys exploring the city on foot, bike, bus, and 'L' train.
A hit-and-run van driver fatally struck Connie Mangrum, 52, Thursday morning as she walked in Englewood. Witnesses said the crash appeared to be intentional. According to police, at about 11:15 a.m. Mangrum was walking with Javonte Kirkland, 19, on the 5600 block of South Racine when the driver of a silver van, possibly a Dodge […]
The death of five-year-old Daniela Chavez, and injury of seven other people, including five children, last Sunday morning at 43rd and Western was a stark case of a tragedy caused by a driver’s decision to disobey a red light. According to authorities, at about 10:25 a.m. the driver of a Ford Focus ran the light […]