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"Dennis's Law" Went Into Effect January 1st
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"Dennis's Law" got a lot of attention when the bill was signed in August, but it is now the law of the land. With the start of a new year, Illinois bicyclists will find themselves with greater…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by David P. Jan 9.

Prairie State Cycling Series Starts Today
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The "Intelligentsia Cup" and the Prairie State Cycling Series kicks off today in Beverly. Even though it is only a few years old it is now…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anne Alt Jul 15, 2016.

Need Temporary Admin/Receptionist - 1 Month
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I would like to fill this position with someone from the bike community. Keating Law Offices needs some help with answering the phone…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Keating Oct 6, 2016.

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!
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Happy Saint Patrick's Day!"May the road rise up to meet you and the wind always be at your back." -Irish ProverbContinue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom A.K. Mar 17, 2016.

 

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David P. replied to Mike Keating's discussion "Dennis's Law" Went Into Effect January 1st
"We do not have all of the same restrictions (many, but not all). It is explicitly legal for cyclists to ride between the curb (or parked cars) and car traffic. Cars may pass when safe on two-lane roads - those laws have not changed."
Jan 9
Caitlin Rafferty and Mike Keating are now friends
Jan 8
Chitown_Mike replied to Mike Keating's discussion "Dennis's Law" Went Into Effect January 1st
"Didn't see the link originally since I'm on my phone. Sorry for,the stupid question but thanks for the answer!"
Jan 6
Ed replied to Mike Keating's discussion "Dennis's Law" Went Into Effect January 1st
"I have been a little confused by this. If we have the same rights as cars, do we also have the same restrictions? Does this mean that it is illegal to ride between the cars and the curbs as we come up to stop lights? is it now illegal for cars to…"
Jan 6
David P. replied to Mike Keating's discussion "Dennis's Law" Went Into Effect January 1st
"Mike, There is a link to the wording in Mike's post above. It is in section 625."
Jan 4
Chitown_Mike replied to Mike Keating's discussion "Dennis's Law" Went Into Effect January 1st
"Do you have the link to the actual law wording? In very interested to see what area of the codified law that falls under. I'm hoping 625 and not some other area so it is at least enforceable as traffic law."
Jan 4
Ken Gray replied to Mike Keating's discussion "Dennis's Law" Went Into Effect January 1st
"I heard a bit about this on WBEZ the other day. Glad that it is the law but I hope that it gets more press soon so that it has the greatest possible positive impact on the biking community. Drivers (and bike riders) need to know more about it. And…"
Jan 3
Yasmeen replied to Mike Keating's discussion "Dennis's Law" Went Into Effect January 1st
"Thanks Mike! And thanks for the work you did to make "Dennis's Law" happen. So important to our community."
Jan 3
Mike Keating posted a discussion

"Dennis's Law" Went Into Effect January 1st

"Dennis's Law" got a lot of attention when the bill was signed in August, but it is now the law of the land. With the start of a new year, Illinois bicyclists will find themselves with greater protection under the Illinois Rules of the Road. Starting January 1, 2017, Illinois law clearly states that bicyclists receive the same rights to the "right-of-way" as drivers of motor vehicles. This law is…See More
Jan 3
Mike Keating replied to Caitlin Rafferty's discussion Accident Alert! Diversey and Logan Blvd:
"Sure. I'll be in all day. Call anytime."
Dec 29, 2016
Mike Keating replied to Caitlin Rafferty's discussion Accident Alert! Diversey and Logan Blvd:
"Caitlin, give me a call or shoot me an email, I'd be happy to go over what the options are in a crash like this and answer whatever questions you have. Hope you're ok.  Mike Keating Mike@KeatingLegal.com 312-239-6787"
Dec 29, 2016
Mike Keating replied to Yasmeen's discussion Reader Article: "Stop Victim Blaming..."
"If there were going to be charges based solely on the actions of the driver, those charges would have been brought already. If they are "waiting" on test results, a fair conclusion could be that charges are only going to be brought if…"
Dec 14, 2016
Mike Keating replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion A Tribune article sympathetic to cyclists
"Bob did you see that you were referenced, by name, in the comments on the Trib article. Keep fighting the good fight!"
Dec 13, 2016
Mike Keating replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion A Tribune article sympathetic to cyclists
"I was fortunate to have a chance to be interviewed by both DePaul's Chaddick Institute and in the Tribune article. It is great to see a policy institute come out in favor of the Idaho Stop. I have been a long, long time supporter of the Idaho…"
Dec 12, 2016
Mike Keating replied to willow naeco's discussion URGENT: Joseph Zmuda medical fundraiser
"Bump. I just donated. Hope to see Joseph back in the saddle soon!"
Dec 1, 2016
Mike Keating replied to Mike Keating's discussion Need Temporary Admin/Receptionist - 1 Month
"This temp position is open again. We are hoping to fill the position soon. If you (or someone you know) are interested please let me know. Thanks!"
Oct 6, 2016

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What I ride:
Road, Cyclocross, Mountain, Cruiser, Track, Divvy (bike share), Fixed Gear
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town, Competition / Racing, 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 4:35pm on September 7, 2015, Jim Reho said…

Thanks for the friend invite.  Yes, I must admit that I'm a lawyer, although I usually identify myself as a English major, period.  I appreciate the good work you guys are doing for the biking cause. 

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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