Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, March 23

  • After Mayor Announces Plan to Widen Lakefront Trail, Active Trans Declares Victory
  • Following Brussels Attack, Chicago Police Step Up Security at CTA Stations (Tribune)
  • Group That Attacked Red Line Rider With Hammer Faces Attempted Murder Charges (DNA)
  • Intoxicated Uber Passenger Attacks Driver, Nearly Causing Car to Run Off Road (Tribune)
  • Imagine What a Nightmare It Would Be if the ‘L’ Had a D.C.-Style Shutdown (RedEye)
  • Glenview Metra Crossing Will Close for up to 4 Days for Urgent Repairs (Tribune)
  • Construction Set to Begin on Wrigleyville Development With 405 Garage Spots (Curbed)
  • Developer Turns to Crowdfunding to Raise $10K for Wicker Park Bike Counter (DNA)
  • McKinley Park Will Be Getting 2 Divvy Stations (DNA)

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  • Pat

    What happened to the developer footing the entire bill for the bike counter as was stated in SB’s initial article?

  • Erik Swedlund

    According to the article, the extra money will be used to widen the sidewalk so the bike counter can sit out of pedestrians’ way.

  • Pat

    The curb bumb-out was initially envisioned in the first SB article:

    “The Eco-TOTEM will be installed on a new curb bump-out at the northwest corner of Division/Ashland/Milwaukee, in front of the development, Howard said.”

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