Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Chicago News & Events


Chicago will receive more than $153 million in federal funding over the next two years to test a carrot-and-stick combination of ideas aimed at reducing traffic congestion
  • Lanes dedicated to buses-only, one could be Lake Shore Drive
  • Buses will make fewer stops—four to five blocks apart. Kiosks will be installed at the bus stops to enable passengers to pre-pay their fares and board quickly.
  • Technology will be added to some traffic signals to extend green lights for buses running behind schedule
  • The plan also calls for new parking meters downtown that would charge more during rush-hour to discourage people from driving there.


  • Nate Berkus (Oprah’s favorite interior designer) and Michelle Obama fund-raiser on behalf of Sen. Barack Obama's campaign is May 12 at the Park West
  • Simone (Nina Simone’s daughter), who once fronted the Chicago-based acid-jazz band Liquid Soul, returns to the Windy City on Saturday for a concert at the Old Town School of Folk Music in Lincoln Square
  • Sex and The City cast will be on Oprah thursday 05/01/08

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