Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, August 22

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  • Driver Falls Asleep, Crashes Into Squad Car in Carol Stream (Sun-Times)
  • Folks Who Rode Amtrak to Carbondale for Total Eclipse Avoided 15-Hour Drives Home (CBS, Tribune)
  • Pedestrian Bridge Over Fox River in Aurora Slated for 2018 Construction (Tribune)
  • Could a New App Make Reporting Cars in Bike Lanes Easier? (The Chainlink)
  • Burglar Climbs 10-Foot-High Fence to Steal $1K Bike in Ranch Triangle (DNA)
  • Chicago Theater Ride on September 9 Honors Actress and Fallen Cyclist Molly Glynn
  • CDOT Will Outline Plans for Pedestrianizing Cornell at Open Houses Wednesday & Thursday (DNA)

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Today’s Headlines for Monday, August 21

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  • Danielle Palagi, Who Lost Leg in Truck-Bike Crash Last Year, Is Training for Triathlon (Tribune)
  • Obama Foundation Now Plans to Build Its Own 450-Spot Garage (DNA)
  • Teen Faces Reckless Homicide Charges After Alegedly Driving Over 100 MPH, Killing 2 (ABC)
  • Police Release Image of Suspect in Thursday’s Red Line Shooting (Patch)
  • Evanston Cops Arrest Black 12-Year-Old Boy for Riding on Back of Bike That Ran a Red (Tribune)
  • Park District Breaks Ground on Next Phase of Lakefront Trail Separation Between 44th & 55th (DNA)
  • Homeless Coalition Close to Suing ┬áthe City Over Plan for Sidewalk Bike Lanes in Uptown (Tribune)

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Today’s Headlines for Friday, August 16

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  • Residents Protest Plan to Redevelop Men’s Hotel Next to Wilson Stop (Chicagoist)
  • Man Fires Into Red Line Car From Jackson Platform, Wounding a Passenger (Tribune)
  • Driver Crashes Into Bulls Practice Facility Across From United Center (NBC)
  • Metra Has Hired Joe Schwieterman to Calculate Cost-of-Delay Estimates (Tribune)
  • Uber & Lyft Are Refunding Extreme Surge Pricing Fares Charged During CTA Shutdown (DNA)
  • CTA to Offer Notifications to Avoid Cubs Crowding, Incentives to Ride During Other Times (Tribune)
  • Developer Vows to Reuse Historic Facade in Logan Square TOD (Curbed)
  • $5K Bike Stolen From Wicker Park Recovered by Officer Posing as a Buyer (DNA)
  • Metra Extends Service for the Air & Water Show (Patch)

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Note: The headline regarding the Air and Water Show previously included a common nickname for the event, which, after comments from readers and further reflection, I now feel was inappropriate for the site. I’ve edited the headline accordingly. Thanks for the feedback on this. -JG

Today’s Headlines for Thursday, August 17

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  • Metra Taps James Derwinski, Longtime Employee & Occasional Rail Commuter, to Run Agency (Tribune)
  • Metra to Boost Hyde Park Service, Cut Some Trains to Blue Island, South Chicago (Tribune)
  • Metra’s Rock Island Line Ends Weekday Express Service Pilot (DNA)
  • 3 Aldermen Call for Extending the #155 Devon Bus to Metra’s Edgebrook Station (DNA)
  • Robert Amos James, 25, Fatally Struck While Biking in Woodstock (Sun-Times)
  • Prosecutors: Driver Who Killed Dominique Wilbourn Returned to the Scene, Left Again (Tribune)
  • MPC: Whites Who Oppose Affordable Housing Via Density Arguments Are Part of the Problem (Tribune)
  • Experimental Station Hopes to Buy a Vacant Firehouse to Expand Blackstone Bikes (DNA)
  • Slow Roll Back to School Family Ride 9/9, 9 AM, at Dyett High School, 555 E. 51st
  • Active Trans Is Seeking Volunteers for the Kickstand Classic Ride on 10/1 in Bartlett

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Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, August 16

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  • CTA Service at Fullerton Station Suspended for 2 Hours After Body Found on Tracks (WGN)
  • City: Uber, Lyft “Took Advantage” of Commuters With Surge Pricing During CTA Shutdown (DNA)
  • Divvy Day Pass Use Doubled During the Fullerton Stop Closure (DNA)
  • 3 Arrested After Man Walks in Street During Rally Against Alleged White Supremacist (Tribune)
  • Metra Board Expected to Vote Today for New CEO to Replace Don Orseno (Tribune)
  • “The Northland” TOD in Old Town With 60 Units, 20 Spaces Nears Completion (Curbed)
  • Work on S. Tower of Children’s Memorial Redevelopment Has Begun (DNA)
  • 37-Unit TOD With 7 Garage Spaces Pitched Near the Bloomingdale in Bucktown (DNA)
  • DuPage County Plans Better Multiuse Trail Connections (Active Trans)
  • Blue City Cycles Hosts Fundraiser for Victims of Charlottesville Car Attack Thursday at 7:30 (DNA)

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