Over the weekend I drove out to Evergreen Park via 99th St. and was very happy to see a coat of new asphalt on 99th and the formerly rough part of California. Now I'll be able to ride my bike safely on 99th again, after a year of tough conditions. Yeah!
Of course, I did end up waiting for freight trains at 99th & Rockwell in each direction. To the NIMBY whiners in Barrington, it's time to share the burden of freight traffic. The EJ&E deal will benefit far more communities than it will hurt. I'd love to see a bit less freight traffic in the southland.