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Jon Hilkevitch
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Attended University of Wisconsin-Madison
Lives in Lisle, IL
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The CTA is hoping that a new deterrent will hit home with graffiti taggers who are thinking about leaving their mark on transit property. The agency is taking vandalism and graffiti defendants...
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Test your traffic safety IQ.
Crash statistics bear out the grim reality that every day, too many people — on four wheels, two wheels or on foot — put themselves and others at risk because of misconceptions about the rules of the road or simply the belief that what you don't know won't hurt you.
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Sixteen buildings will need to be razed to make way for elevated bypass tracks that will separate three CTA rail lines on the North Side -- the Red, Brown and Purple -- and speed up train trips through one of the worst bottlenecks in the system, transit officials said today.
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Drivers ;will have the option to park by smartphone in a small part of Chicago's West Loop starting Tuesday using an app to pay for on-street parking, officials will announce Monday.
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A severely deteriorated stretch of Interstate Highway 55 in DuPage and Cook counties would be resurfaced, along with a portion of Lake Shore Drive in Chicago and Skokie Highway in Lake County under a six-year state highway improvement plan announced Wednesday.
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The CTA unveiled a $320 million proposal Thursday to eliminate one of the worst bottlenecks in its system by building an elevated bypass to untangle trains on the Red, Purple and Brown lines north of Belmont Avenue.
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The CTA said Wednesday it is moving forward with a multibillion-dollar overhaul of the Red Line’s aging north branch tracks and stations, just hours after South Siders aired complaints to the agency’s board that Mayor Rahm Emanuel ’s promised southern extension of the same rail line was moving too slowly.
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Two artillery shells found inside checked luggage by security screeners at O’Hare International Airport turned out to be about as dangerous as sea shells, but the military-grade munitions prompted a high alert until authorities determined they contained no explosives, officials said Tuesday.
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Reports about planes, trains, mass transit, roads, commuter bicycling and walking and how all of it affects you.
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  • Chicago Tribune
    Transportation reporter, present
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Lisle, IL
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Madison, Wis. - Evanston, IL
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312-222-3536
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Tribune Tower / 435 N. Michigan Ave. / Chicago IL 60611
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Focuses on transportation issues in the Chicago region.
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A Chicago Tribune staffer since 1979; co-led a team of journalists that won a Pulitzer Prize for explanatory journalism in 2001 based on the "Gateway to Gridlock'' series about the challenges facing commercial aviation.
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Proud father of a son who is an airline pilot.
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  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Journalism/social psychology, 1974 - 1978
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