Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, November 13

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  • City tweaks ride-hail tax plan to provide a discount for wheelchair users (Tribune)
  • Chicago Reporter: The Uber tax would improve equity, but why not tax companies directly?
  • More data on why the ride-hail tax will largely be paid by the wealthy, not the poor (CNT)
  • Lime endorses the ride-hail tax, which would encourage micromobility device use (Crain’s)
  • Residents demand action after groping attacks on women along Frankfort bike trail (Fox)
  • School bus stuck on LFT after making wrong turn near Lake Shore Drive, Bryn Mawr (ABC)
  • Party like it’s 1999: Bike Winter 20th anniversary party 12/4, 7-9 PM at RevBrew’s Kedzie Taproom

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Thanks for your support, and enjoy your autumn.

– John Greenfield, editor, Streetsblog Chicago

Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, November 12

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  • Uber is using receipts to spread its propaganda against the fair ride-hail tax plan (Sun-Times, Crain’s)
  • 1 stabbed to death, 3 injured in Portage Park after minor crash turns into deadly brawl (WWTW)
  • Palos Park police officer injured in rear-end crash (Sun-Times)
  • Driver nearly hits pedestrian in Heart of Chicago, then lunges at him with a knife (CBS)
  • A bunch of victim-blaming letters about the Carla Aiello bike fatality case from Tribune readers
  • Chicago Magazine looks at Cook County’s plan for more frequent, affordable South Side Metra service
  • Brown, Orange trains re-routed downtown as weekend work spilled into Monday morning rush (WGN)

I’d like to give a big thanks to everyone who has donated so far this year to help us raise $50K by our December 1 deadline in order to win the $50K challenge grant from the Chicago Community Trust. Can you help us win the grant by chipping in? You can make a tax-exempt donation here.

Thanks for your support, and enjoy your autumn.

– John Greenfield, editor, Streetsblog Chicago

Today’s Headlines for Monday, November 11

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  • Tribune editorial: Carla Aiello’s death is a remember that drivers need to start seeing bike riders
  • Aiello is remembered by former coworkers: “You couldn’t find a nicer human being” (Cape Cod Times)
  • Pickup truck driver, 16, injured male cyclist, 41, in Lakeview Saturday, left the scene (CBS)
  • Police release photo of vehicle from hit-and-run crash that killed Vincent Tran, 26, last month (ABC)
  • After driver critically injures boy, 5, near Avondale school, residents demand a stop sign (Block Club)
  • Chicago traffic fatalities are down so far this year with 77 so far compared to 108 in 2017 (Tribune)
  • Op-ed from Uber allies makes bogus claim that new fee structure will raise tax 300% on all rides (Crain’s)
  • Lack of car parking blamed for failure of Fulton Market food hall a short walk from the ‘L’ (Block Club)
  • Red Line trains bypassed Grand subway after someone set off fire extinguisher (CBS)

I’d like to give a big thanks to everyone who has donated so far this year to help us raise $50K by our December 1 deadline in order to win the $50K challenge grant from the Chicago Community Trust. Can you help us win the grant by chipping in? You can make a tax-exempt donation here.

Thanks for your support, and enjoy your autumn.

– John Greenfield, editor, Streetsblog Chicago

Today’s Headlines for Friday, November 8

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  • Greg Hinz calls out “Uber’s phony war against Lightfoot’s ride-hailing tax” in Crain’s
  • Transportation experts endorse Lori’s Uber plan, which would generate $2M for CTA (Crain’s)
  • Former “Straight Dope” writer Ed Zotti calls for cheaper, CTA-integrated MED service (Sun-Times)
  • 5 injured, including 3 children, in south Austin crash (CBS)
  • Driver, 72, critically injures 5-year-old boy in Avondale crosswalk (Block Club)
  • No citations for woman, 89, who critically injured man, 28, in Lincoln Square while backing out (Sun-Times)
  • Tribune editorial: Chicago’s former mayors get bodyguards. Maybe they should get CTA passes instead

I’d like to give a big thanks to everyone who has donated so far this year to help us raise $50K by our December 1 deadline in order to win the $50K challenge grant from the Chicago Community Trust. Can you help us win the grant by chipping in? You can make a tax-exempt donation here.

Thanks for your support, and enjoy your autumn.

– John Greenfield, editor, Streetsblog Chicago

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