Today’s Headlines for Monday, May 23

  • 4,000 People Fill 79th Street to Raise Awareness of Chicago Street Violence (DNA)
  • People Are Lining Up to Rent in Luxury TODs Along Milwaukee Ave. (Curbed)
  • City’s 1st Affordable, LGBT-Friendly TOD Will Have 88 Units, 24 Parking Spots (DNA, WCT)
  • After Crash in Belmont Gardens Both Vehicles Careen Into Buildings (Sun-Times)
  • No Charges for Ticket Scofflaw Who Threatened Meter Maid (DNA)
  • Party Time, Excellent! Aurora Is Looking Into Installing Bike Rental Stations (Tribune)
  • A Round-Up of Area Bike Trails (Tribune)
  • Why Just Call a Cab When You Can Take a Karaoke Taxi? (DNA)
  • Get Ready for Bike the Drive Next Weekend (Daily Herald)
  • Memorial Day Event Kicks Off New Season at Carpentersville Bike Park (Herald)
  • Edgewater Group Will Share Vision for Overhaul of Beaches, Trail on June 1 (DNA)

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