Today’s Headlines for Thursday, June 15

  • The State Budget Impasse Could Halt Roadwork Across Illinois (Chicagoist)
  • Police: Driver Critical Injured In Logan After Crossing Into Oncoming Traffic, Hitting Tree (CBS)
  • Next City Looks at Chicago’s New Vision Zero Action Plan
  • Enterprise Is Shutting Down Car-Share Operations in Chicago, Blames Vandalism, Theft (Tribune)
  • Lincoln Park Bus Pilot Gets Another 90 Days to Improve Ridership (Tribune)
  • U. of C. to Renovate Interior of the Garfield Green Stop as Part of Arts Block Effort (DNAUCNews)
  • Female CTA Rider Discusses Confronting Exhibitionist on Train, CTA & CPD’s Response (Chicagoist)
  • Burnett Considers Removing Madison Planters — Could This Make Room for Bike Lanes? (Gazette)
  • Upcoming Rehab of Uptown Viaducts Will Displace Homeless Encampments (DNA)
  • Driverless Cars (With Drivers) Are Being Tested at Itasca Metra Station (Crain’s)
  • Please Don’t Dunk Divvy Bikes (Chicagoist)
  • Meeting on Jeff Park Station Area Master Plan Monday 6/19 6 PM at Copernicus Center

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