Today’s Headlines

  • Mayor Touts Infra Projects of 1st Term, Promises to Grow Divvy to 6K Bikes in 2nd (Sun-Times)
  • CTA Inking $32.5 Million Deal With Wireless Providers to Provide 4G Service in Subways (Tribune)
  • Metra Riders Discuss System Improvements They Want to See in the Wake of Fare Hikes (Herald)
  • Man Dies From Injuries 5 Years After Being Struck in Portage Park (Sun-Times)
  • Driver Crashes Into Corner of House in Washington Heights (DNA)
  • Emanuel Open to Adding Ped Countdown Signals at Intersections With Red Light Cams (Tribune)
  • Mayor’s Motorcade Has Run Red Lights 5 Times Since November (Expired Meter)
  • Loop Train Lines Will Be Rerouted for Construction Work This Weekend (DNA)
  • Chicago to Indianapolis Amtrak Service Extended for Another 2 Months (Sun-Times)
  • DNA Looks at The Campaign to Add a Sidewalk on 130th by Rosebud Farm Stand

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  • Dennis_Hindman

    How about making a daily updated chart or graph showing where the funding total is in relationship to what’s needed. That could help build interest and spur more donations.

  • Thanks for the suggestion — we may do just that in the future. I can tell you that — from small-to-medium donations contributions via our “Donate” button, a few major donations, and ad sales — we are over 1/3 of the way to funding a year of operations. I have submitted our application for 501c3 nonprofit status, and we’ll soon be applying for some major grants. At this point, I’m cautiously optimistic we’ll have enough funding lined up to relaunch by our April 8 deadline.

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