Today’s Headlines for Friday, April 22

  • Senate Panel Backs $100M for Red and Purple Modernization Program (Tribune)
  • CTA Bus Driver Charged With Attacking Woman With Bat During Traffic Dispute (DNA)
  • At Long Last, Fullerton Will Get Wider Sidewalks Between Racine & Ashland (DNA)
  • Lee Bay: What if We Put the Lucas Museum Inside McCormick Place East? (Reader)
  • Harrison Bridge Reopens After 2 Years of Construction (DNA)
  • Service on Green, Pink Lines Briefly Suspended After Report of Fire on Tracks (Sun-Times)
  • Kevenides: Big City Bikes Soldiers on, Despite Being Sued by Wealthy Condo Owners
  • New Northwest Doctor’s Office Opens Next to the Bloomingdale Trail (DNA)
  • Have You Been Thinking About Trying Divvy? Rides Are Free Today (City of Chicago)
  • Kids Can Ride Metra for Free on “Take Your Kids to Work Day” Next Thursday (DNA)
  • Like John’s Reader Column? Consider Signing This Petition to Save the Paper (DNA)

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Streetsblog Chicago is currently in the thick of raising funds for our next year of publication. Once again, the Chicago Community Trust, a charitable foundation that was one of the early funders of SBC, has very generously offered us a challenge grant. If Streetsblog reaches $50K in donations and sponsorships by the end of May, the Trust will provide the last $25K needed to keep the site running into 2017 and beyond.

Thanks to the generosity of readers like you, we’ve made good progress since we announced the challenge grant. We expect a significant chunk of revenue to come in during the next few weeks in the form of ad renewals and corporate sponsorships.

However, we still have a lot of work to do in order to win the grant from the Trust, so it’s time to shift our fundraising effort into high gear. If you haven’t already done so, please consider donating to Streetsblog Chicago today today. SBC is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, so donations are tax deductible.

If you’ve already contributed, thanks so much for helping us win the challenge grant. As an added incentive to first-time donors, as well as those who’d like to make an additional contribution, anyone who donates $100 or more from this point on will get a copy of my book “Bars Across America.

Donate $200 or more and we’ll also throw in a copy of the anthology “On Bicycles,” to which I contributed a chapter about Chicago’s West Town Bikes, while supplies last.

Please feel free to spread the word about the challenge grant to potential donors, or contact me at 312-560-3966 or greenfieldjohn[at]hotmail.com with leads on other possible funding sources. To keep you apprised on our progress, I’ll be updating the above Donate-O-Meter along with Today’s Headlines each morning.

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– John

  • R.A. Stewart

    D*e*sperate plea to change the spelling of “d*i*spute” in the second headline so you don’t bring d*i*srepute on Streetsblog’s d*i*stinguished reputation.

  • johnaustingreenfield

    Fixed, thanks.