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  • Cameras take away fair play — and chance to face accuser

    Without prior knowledge or intent, I recently was inducted into a club I had no interest in joining, especially in light of the $200 initiation fee. In fact, I had no idea I had joined until the bill arrived notifying me that a camera had caught me...
  • Traffic: Collision on I-70 East

    Traffic: Collision on I-70 East
    The state Department of Transportation reported a collision on Interstate 70 East in Woodbine at Watersville Road at 8:34 a.m. on Tuesday. No additional information was given. Emergency roadwork on MD 150 East in Dundalk at Pembrooke Boulevard has closed...
  • Motorcycles legal in HOV lanes, but what about FasTrak?

    Motorcycles legal in HOV lanes, but what about FasTrak?
    Most Southern California motorcyclists know they are allowed to ride in HOV and carpool lanes. But what about Los Angeles-area FasTrak toll lanes? Do motorcyclists qualify for those lanes? Regardless of time of day? Are they required to have a...
  • 'Road diet' could reduce lanes on Route 31 in Geneva

    'Road diet' could reduce lanes on Route 31 in Geneva
    The city of Geneva is setting aside $208,000 for a possible reconfiguration of Illinois Route 31 that would reduce a stretch of the road from four lanes to two through lanes and one turn lane. A handful of residents, along with their aldermen, have been...
  • Healthier, cleaner forms of transportation

    My suggestions to improve safety and quality of life for the city of Chicago would include: - All sidewalks on commercial strips should be at least 12 feet wide. Wider sidewalks should come from narrowing the street by either removing center turn...
  • Pipe construction underway in Tinley Park

    Pipe construction underway in Tinley Park
    Tinley Park officials have begun work on a $336,000 project to repair pipe culverts under the roadway on 161st Street and 160th Place. The project began Sept. 15 and should be finished Nov. 1, village officials said. The pipes are 50 years old and...
  • La Grange Road construction behind schedule

    La Grange Road construction behind schedule
    Orland Park drivers likely will have to put up with construction traffic from the La Grange Road widening project for a few extra months, Illinois Department of Transportation officials said. IDOT is still working toward its expected completion date...
  • The law is on cyclists' side, readers say

    The law is on cyclists' side, readers say
    Los Angeles drivers are protective of their road space, an attitude made clear by the three letters published Thursday admonishing cyclists to follow traffic laws strictly and to get out of the way of faster cars in exchange for a state law giving them...
  • Ex-Des Plaines cop gets 6 months in prison for faking DUI arrest tally

    Ex-Des Plaines cop gets 6 months in prison for faking DUI arrest tally
    A former Des Plaines police commander who padded DUI arrest records so the department could get federal grant money was sentenced today to six months in prison. Timothy Veit, 57, apologized in Chicago's Dirksen U.S. Courthouse for his role in defrauding...
  • Is Driving a Certain Car Your Ticket to Traffic Court?

     
    Look, just because you drive a Subaru WRX doesn't mean you're more likely to be the type of person who exceeds the speed limit or breaks other traffic laws. OK, it actually does mean that, but we're not the ones......
  • Traffic: Crash stalls traffic in both directions on U.S. 29

    Traffic: Crash stalls traffic in both directions on U.S. 29
    A single-vehicle crash on U.S. 29 in Ellicott City has prompted closures in both directions at the Baltimore National Turnpike exit at the close of Thursday's morning commute, according to the state Department of Transportation. The incident at 8:37 a.m....