Extremely Local News 05.06.20

Bob Sirott

In this photo taken Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, in Chicago, a lone cyclists navigates the bike path along Lake Michigan at the North Ave. beach. An early bone-zapping blast of snow and ice hasn’t stopped a surprising number of cyclists from spinning through the slush in Chicago this winter, thanks in part to a city so serious about accommodating them that it deploys mini-snow plows to clear bike lanes. A city councilwoman’s recent proposal to institute a $25 annual cycling tax set off a lively debate. Mayor Rahm Emanuel has made bike lanes and bike programs a signature issue, believing it makes downtown an attractive place for bright young people and innovative companies. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Shamus Toomey, the Editor in Chief and co-founder of Block Club Chicago, joined Bob Sirott to discuss some Chicago Neighborhood news. He provides details on a protective bike lane being installed where a cyclist was killed last year; a downtown developer’s purchase of Uptown’s City Sports Building; and plans for former Michael Michael Reese site including housing, a new Metra station, and more.

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Bob Sirott's acclaimed broadcasting career has spanned nearly five decades and has included stints at WMAQ, WBBM-FM, WLS, WGN and various television stations. (Click for more.)
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