Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, March 29

  • CDOT Will Install “Whiter, Crisper” LED Lighting in Crime-Plagued Neighborhoods First (DNA)
  • Driver Charged With DUI That Killed Boy, 5, in Cicero (CBS)
  • Police: 2 Officers, 17-Year-Old Boy Injured After the Teen Ran a Stop Sign (Tribune)
  • To Make a Difference, Vision Zero Needs Dedicated Funding (Active Trans)
  • After Struggle Over Evictions, Plati Finally Purchases Property for Logan TOD (DNA)
  • Why Are Some People Leaving Chicago and Why Are Some People Staying? (Curbed)
  • Active Trans Cheers N. Branch Plans Proposal for 606 Extension, “Enhanced Streets” (DNA)
  • All Proposed 41st Ward PB Projects, Including Ped Improvements, Will Be Funded (DNA)
  • Reilly Drops Plan To Ban Musicians From Michigan, Says “Compromise” Is in the Works (DNA)
  • Check Out Videos of Active Trans‘ Tactical Urbanism Events in the ‘Burbs

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