Today’s Headlines

  • MPC‘s MarySue Barrett Shares Her Experience Co-Shairing Rauner’s Infrastructure Committee
  • Suburban Republican Introduces Yet Another State Bill to Ban Red Light Cams (Herald)
  • Driver Killed in Auburn Gresham Collision, the Neighborhood’s 2nd Fatal Crash This Week (Sun-Times)
  • Trucker Injured After Crashing Into Bedford Park Power Lines, Dozens of Homes Lose Power (Tribune)
  • Families Impacted by Fatal Crash on I-88 Want Stiffer Penalties for Driver (NBC)
  • Mechanical Problems Caused Metra to Cancel 2 Trains This Morning (Tribune)
  • RTA Launches Clever Ad Campaign to Encourage Transit Use (Tattler)
  • Berwyn ‘L’ Stop Gets a Colorful New Tile Mural (DNA)
  • An In-Depth Look at CDOT’s Abandoned Bike Removal Process (DNA)
  • Local Messenger Nico Departago-Cabrera Races a Chicago Cabbie in a Red Bull Ad
  • Successful Kickstarter Campaign Means Artist Can Continue Doing Creative Pothole Fixes (DNA)
  • “Kiddie Cartage” Seminar on Family Biking 7 PM Tonight at Green Machine Cycles (DNA)

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