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Obama Library Plans Massive Parking Garage, Lacks Holistic Transportation Plan

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At public meetings on Wednesday and Thursday, officials from the Chicago Department of Transportation and the Obama Foundation revealed the latest site plans for the Obama Presidential Center (“the library”), which included details about how the foundation plans to build an aboveground parking garage on parkland. CDOT commissioner Rebekah Scheinfeld described how her department intends […]

Sunday’s LSD Crisis Highlighted Value of Chicago’s Diverse Tranpo Network

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Yesterday’s nine-hour standoff between police and an alleged murderer, which shut down North Lake Shore Drive and created Carmageddon on nearby surface streets, highlighted why Chicago is fortunate to have multiple transportation options. Around 12:30 p.m., officers began chasing accused killer Joseph Andrew Felton Jr., 43, in his car from south-suburban Harvey, through the South […]