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Mike Keating
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"I LOOK FOR BIKES" and "I SHARE THE ROAD BUMPER STICKERS"

Fellow Chainlinkers,The greatest threat to safe bicyclists is negligent motorists. That is a simple fact. With this in mind I wanted to do something that related to bicycle safety that could also…Continue

Started Apr 27

Tonight! Chainlink Bar Night Is Back for Karaoke - Dan Brown Style
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Just a reminder that Chainlink Bar Night: Karaoke Dan Brown Style is Tonight! (Thursday, 8/21)Please come out for a special Chainlink bar night to celebrate the life of Chicago bicyclist and friend,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Keating Aug 25, 2014.

Chicago Bike Flags

Fellow Chainlinkers,We just got a ton of requests for the Chicago Bike Flag last week and have a little assembly line going sending them out. We have lots of Chicago Bike Flag stickers and patches…Continue

Started Aug 18, 2014

Help Needed Identifying Taxicab Involved With Hit-and-Run Of A Bicyclist on July 19th

We are trying to locate a taxi cab that was involved in a bicycle crash that severely injured a Chicago bicyclist near Halsted/Wellington on Saturday, July 19th. Below is a the text of a…Continue

Started Aug 1, 2014

 

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Mike Keating is attending Yasmeen's event
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Chainlink Bar Night - Happy Village at The Happy Village

May 28, 2015 from 6:30pm to 11pm
This month we are going to Happy Village for Chainlink's Bar Night. Come out and join us for a great night including:Beer garden Ping pongSnacks provided by Michael Keating of Illinois Bicycle LawyersTasty beer selectionCelebrate warmer weather and National Bike Month with your fellow Chainlinkers. See you there!On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/470434619776261/See More
Tuesday
Mike Keating liked Yasmeen's event Chainlink Bar Night - Happy Village
Tuesday
Mike Keating replied to Justin's discussion Hit and Run: No Injuries or Damage: Action Required?
"Several years ago Illinois joined a number of states in implementing a "Sorry Works" rule for medical malpractice situations. Basically the law is that if a doctor makes a mistake and apologizes for the mistake, that apology can't be…"
May 6
Mike Keating replied to Justin's discussion Hit and Run: No Injuries or Damage: Action Required?
"he main thing to do when there are no injuries you did, file a police report. I'd be happy to discuss it, call anytime: 312-239-6787 or email: Mike@KeatingLegal.com. Here's the link to a post I did on the responsibilities of a…"
May 6
Mike Keating replied to Justin's discussion Hit and Run: No Injuries or Damage: Action Required?
"I'm the only attorney that supports theChainlink. The Illinois outline with the Chicago Bike Flag on it is my ad. I was the very first advertiser on theChainlink and am happy to continue to support Yasmeen and theChainlink through the recent…"
May 6
Mike Keating posted a discussion

"I LOOK FOR BIKES" and "I SHARE THE ROAD BUMPER STICKERS"

Fellow Chainlinkers,The greatest threat to safe bicyclists is negligent motorists. That is a simple fact. With this in mind I wanted to do something that related to bicycle safety that could also incorporate motorists so we came up with these bumper stickers. One says "I Look For (Bikes)" and the other says "I Share The Road."The goal is for bike-friendly motorists (or even converted non-friendly motorists) to display these bumper stickers and signal to motorists that they are on the look-out…See More
Apr 27
Mike Keating replied to morebanjo's discussion Alderman Reilly introduces measure to remove Kinzie protected bike lane
"#SaveKinzie"
Apr 20
Mike Keating replied to Brian's discussion Bicyclist Critically Injured In Hit-and-Run on North Ave in Humboldt Park
"Jim, I happen to agree with you. If I remember correctly, the law was changed because electric assisted bicycles were becoming more popular. I think that this bill (now 6 years since passing) was well intentioned in addressing electric ASSISTED…"
Apr 9
Mike Keating replied to Brian's discussion Bicyclist Critically Injured In Hit-and-Run on North Ave in Humboldt Park
"Here's a post I did all the way back in 2009 on when a bicycle is maybe no longer a bicycle. Here's what the law says: Is an Electric or Motorized Bicycle Legally a Motor Vehicle or Just a Bicycle? The sales of electric and motorized…"
Apr 8
Mike Keating replied to Haddon's discussion Cars on bike paths, it's getting much worse.
"The only ways I can think of that the driver got onto the LSD bike path was to turn northbound at the Randolph turnabout and then head north. Otherwise the driver would have had to get on the path at Grand and headed southbound before turning back…"
Mar 31
Shawn A Conley left a comment for Mike Keating
"Hey Mike.  I called you.  Need to talk to you."
Mar 25
Mike Keating might attend Yasmeen's event
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Chainlink Bar Night at Black Rock Pub at Black Rock Pub and Kitchen

March 19, 2015 from 6:30pm to 11pm
We reserved the back room with fireplaces. They also have pool tables and specials:$5 appetizers$1 off all Founders drafts We will have Chainlink pint glasses for sale and the new t-shirts (hopefully!). We will also have free temporary Chainlink tattoos and a few give-aways from the Chainlink closet. See you there! See More
Mar 16
Mike Keating replied to Waymond Smith's discussion Requesting tool donations for youth based bicycle workshop in North Lawndale
"The Illinois Bicycle Lawyers at Keating Law Offices just donated all 21 of the Freewheel Removers. Let's get this done! Such a great program. Warm your heart on this cold, cold day by donating a tool. Many of these tools cost less than $10 and…"
Feb 19
Mike Keating replied to Waymond Smith's discussion Requesting tool donations for youth based bicycle workshop in North Lawndale
"Happy to contribute. Can we get an update as to what is still needed?"
Feb 5
Mike Keating replied to Yasmeen's discussion Request for Chainlinkers... Help bring back Chainlink Bar Night!
"As far as a recommendation, we commandeered the Blue Frog on more than one occasion."
Jan 10
Mike Keating replied to Yasmeen's discussion Request for Chainlinkers... Help bring back Chainlink Bar Night!
"Chainlink Bar Night made a return to celebrate the life of Dan Brown back in August. Great time was had celebrating a legendary Chainlinker and Chicago bicyclist. I'd love to see it return on a regular basis. It's how I got to know a lot…"
Jan 10

Profile Information

What I ride:
Road, Mountain, Cyclocross, Cruiser, Track, Divvy (bike share), Fixed Gear
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Competition / Racing, Around Town, My job involves biking, My business involves biking
What brings you to The Chainlink?
Bikes, news, friends. All the things that make the Chicago bicycling community so great.
About me:
I'm a Chicago-based attorney and an avid bicyclist. I'm also the author of the IllinoisBicycleLaw.com blog. Throughout my career I've consistently advocated for greater protection for cyclists, particularly those in the urban environment.
My other websites (twitter, facebook, pinterest, Google+, blogs, etc.):
http://www.illinoisbicyclelaw.com

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At 6:48pm on March 25, 2015, Shawn A Conley said…

Hey Mike.  I called you.  Need to talk to you.

At 11:28pm on October 17, 2013, Maria E Astudillo said…

Hi Mike! Good to hear from you- all is well, moving on and making the best of life. Thanks for you help- M

At 4:47pm on January 23, 2013, Jeff Markus said…

Yo Mike,

I don't think the coffee meeting format will need me to pull strings but I'll let ya know if I think a 'friendly' follow up would help.

I'm thinkin' this to be more of an introduction to LOOK for the 3 officials and to sorta feel'em out for contact info and potential leverage as we move forward with the education campaign.

Thanks for the offer and if you can make it the extra body would be handy since the hour and a half is going to be a challenge to hit all 3 since they will be burdened with many constituent concerns.

Jeff Markus

PS note address change to the other end of the 3400 block on Southport (3445, Mystic Celt)

At 4:42pm on January 19, 2011, Samantha said…
Hey thanks for the patches and stickers - wrote about you on the blog I'm apart of - check it out! www.candycranks.com
At 1:39am on January 19, 2011, lauren sailor said…
sorry! i've been cranky and defensive. overworked, ugh.
At 11:52am on January 3, 2011, Davo said…
Thanks again for the stickers and patches. I'll be sure to pass on the info in your letter too. Thank you for your service
 
 
 

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