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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.

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.

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.

"Bicycling In An Automobile's World" Article
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I had an article I authored entitled "Bicycling In An Automobile's World"…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe Guzzardo Feb 14.

 

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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
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
Mike Keating replied to Babs Owca's discussion 3 ft of space
"The "3-foot Law" in Illinois is misunderstood. The law is not the a motorist should provide three feet, but AT LEAST three feet of space when passing. Meaning more space than 3 feet in most instances. Here is the law:  The term…"
Oct 3
Mike Keating replied to Kara B's discussion do we need to start rethinking our biking infrastructure?
"I wrote a law journal article in Trial Magazine earlier this year about these issues facing bicyclists as our roadways deteriorate. The amount of funding to bicycles versus motor vehicles is astounding. My article focused in large part on…"
Oct 3
Mike Keating replied to Yasmeen's discussion Another Tragedy: Cyclist Dies in Mount Prospect After Being Hit By Lexus SUV
"No. The new law reinforces that our rights include "right of way" laws. So anytime a bicyclist has a claim to right of way under the law, there is a clarification of that issue. Pursuant to Section 11-1512(c) of the Illinois Vehicle Code,…"
Oct 3
Mike Keating and Matt Nikkila are now friends
Oct 3
Mike Keating replied to Yasmeen's discussion Another Tragedy: Cyclist Dies in Mount Prospect After Being Hit By Lexus SUV
"For the investigators to conclude that the bicyclists was partially at fault because of entering the roadway even though the crossing signals - illuminated next to a cross walk - were lit is incomprehensible. That is no different than concluding…"
Oct 3
Mike Keating replied to John Greenfield's discussion Info on the hit-and-run driver who killed cyclist Francisco Cruz?
"I find this story perplexing. Unless the van was previously reported as stolen, then there can only be a finite number of individuals who would presumably had access to the van on that date/time. "
Sep 28
Mike Keating replied to Sarah D.'s discussion CBS's Dave Savini looks into hazards for cyclists on the news...
"Dave Savini and his producer were very, very sincere in their desire to push this story. I worked with them for weeks on this leading up to it and throughout the process they were thorough and detailed in their investigating. My two clients and I…"
Sep 28
Mike Keating updated their profile
Sep 23
Mike Keating replied to Bob T's discussion Northwestern student bicyclist killed this afternoon on Sheridan Road
"Contact Elizabeth Adamczyk at Ride of Silence - Chicago: rideofsilence.chicago@gmail.com http://rideofsilencechicago.weebly.com/contact.html. She will help you. I'm sorry for your loss of your classmate, Alex. I lived in Evanston for years…"
Sep 23
Mike Keating replied to Yasmeen's discussion Powerful Change in Legislation to Recognize the Rights of Cyclists on the Roads
"A very thoughtful write-up on Dennis's Law from DNAInfo's Alisa Hauser, who covers the Wicker Park and Bucktown beat."
Aug 27
Mike Keating replied to Yasmeen's discussion Powerful Change in Legislation to Recognize the Rights of Cyclists on the Roads
"Here is a law journal article I wrote earlier this year on Boub. It could very well be that Boub is changed through the courts than through legislation. We all need to keep "fighting the good fight." Change is often incremental. "
Aug 26
Mike Keating replied to Yasmeen's discussion Powerful Change in Legislation to Recognize the Rights of Cyclists on the Roads
"The Bench Brief (which is public record) to the traffic court judge is attached. Provides all of the legal details as to why the "not guilty" finding and dismissal of case was unwarranted. Note that the bench brief is an "Amicus"…"
Aug 26
Anne Alt replied to Mike Keating's discussion Prairie State Cycling Series Starts Today
"Looking forward to tonight's races in Beverly."
Jul 15
Yasmeen replied to Mike Keating's discussion Prairie State Cycling Series Starts Today
"Thanks Michael! I appreciate the addition of the links.  We also have a Chainlink event the organizers added: http://www.thechainlink.org/events/intelligentsia-cup-powered-by-sram And if you want to catch one of the cutest races, Michael is…"
Jul 15

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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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