Today’s Headlines for Thursday, January 3

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  • Ald. Hopkins Invites Residents to Weigh in on Lincoln Yards Via Survey (Curbed)
  • Driver Who Fatally Struck Woman in Waukegan Charged With Hit-and-Run (Tribune)
  • Police Officer Injured in Austin Crash (WGN)
  • Police: Drunk Driver Crashed Near Riverside High School (Sun-Times)
  • Driver Charged With DUI After Geneva Crash (Sun-Times)
  • North Shore Towns Seek to Ease the Reverse Commute to Suburban Offices (Tribune)
  • WBEZ, ProPublica Discuss How Parking Fees Impact the Poor 1/30 at John Marshall

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Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, January 2

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  • Transit, Tollway, and Road Projects on the Agenda for 2019 (Tribune)
  • Schlickman, Schwieterman & Savage Offer Transpo Predictions for 2019 (Herald)
  • Higher Illinois Distracted Driving Fine, Dutch Reach Law Kicked in Yesterday (Tribune)
  • Remembering the 6 People Who Died in Chicago Bike Crashes in 2018 (The Chainlink)
  • CPD Seeks Hit-and-Run Driver Who Critically Injured Pedestrian in Chatham (Fox)
  • Police: Dozens of Teens Attacked 3 People at Chicago Ave. Red Line Station (NBC)
  • 3 Juveniles Charged With Stealing Car Involved in Avondale Bus Crash (ABC)
  • Tow Truck Driver Crashes Into Logan Station Following Collision With Car (CBS)
  • Metra Train Nearly Hits Cars After Gates Fail to Warn Drivers (CBS)
  • Lynda Discusses the Book “Making the Second Ghetto” on the Lit Review Podcast

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CDOT Commissioner Rebekah Scheinfeld. Image: Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Transportation Chief’s Pitch for Elon Musk’s O’Hare Express, Annotated

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Chicago Department of Transportation commissioner Rebekah Scheinfeld has overseen the completion of several good projects during her four years on the job, including the Loop Link bus rapid transit corridor, the Bloomingdale Trail, the Chicago Riverwalk, and 100 miles of new and upgraded bike lanes. (However, it’s worth noting all of these initiatives were launched […]

Today’s Headlines for Friday, December 28

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  • Active Trans’ Top Transportation News Stories of 2018 (Here’s John’s Take)
  • Kamin: The Lincoln Yards Plan Calls for Too Much Density & Would Make Traffic Worse (Tribune)
  • Hit-and-Run Driver Fatally Struck Michael Potwora, 72, in Niles (Sun-Times)
  • 10 Injured in Multi-Car Crash in Brighton Park (ABC)
  • CPD Credits Arrest of Robbery Suspect to Strategy of Deploying Officers to ‘L’ Stations (Sun-Times)
  • Come to Chicago for the Museums & LGBT Scene, Stay for the Biking (Bay Area Reporter)
  • After Bill Daley Calls for Renaming Ryan for Obama, Fioretti Calls for Renaming Daley Plaza (Sun-Times)
  • How to Get a Free Ride on New Year’s Eve (Curbed)

Streetsblog Chicago will be off early next week and will resume publication on Wednesday. Have a great New Year!

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Today’s Headlines for Thursday, December 27

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  • Op-ed: Instead of Casino, Let’s Help SE Side With Nature Tourism, Including Biking (Sun-Times)
  • 7 Injured, 3 Seriously, in 1-Car Rollover Crash Near Pilsen (Tribune)
  • Family of Missing UIC Student Asks CTA to Turn Over Surveillance Video (ABC)
  • Days After 2 Officers Killed by MED Train, Officer Nearly Struck by RIL Train (ABC)
  • Mary Mitchell: No Honor in Renaming the Dan Ryan Express After Obama (Sun-Times)
  • …So Maybe We Should Rename Halsted Street for Him Instead?
  • Block Club Checks Out Women Trans Femme Night at the Recyclery

Streetsblog Chicago will be publishing intermittently this week, including the daily headline stack (except for on December 25) and occasional articles. Have a great week!

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