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Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, August 24

  • Cynthia Tatman, 56, Fatally Struck While Jogging on Devon Near Caldwell Woods (ABC)
  • The Tribune Looks at Factors Behind Nationwide Increase in Traffic Deaths
  • Listener Comments on Yasmeen Schuller’s & John’s Discussion of Bike Safety (WBEZ)
  • The CTA Gets Read for TOD-Driven Increases in Ridership Along Blue Line (DNA)
  • Loyola Students Convert Cooking Oil to Biodiesel to Fuel Campus Buses (DNA)
  • “Cycle for Life” Raises Money for Cyctic Fibrosis Research (Tribune)
  • “Yarnbombers” Using Knitting for Placemaking — Including Bike Rack Cosies (DNA)
  • Support the Reboot of the Lincoln Bus With the 11 on 11 Pub Ride This Friday (LCPC)

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Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, August 23

  • UPS Driver Killed 78-Year-Old Woman at Peterson/Central Park (WGN)
  • Active Trans Will Highlight Need for Vision Zero With Stories About Crashes
  • Active Trans Launches E-Newsletters Focusing on Different Parts of City & Region
  • Sometimes CTA & Metra Delays Are Caused By Issues Beyond the Agencies’ Control (RedEye)
  • New Bike Lanes Coming to Polk, Plymouth & 9th; Harrison Getting Concrete (DNA)
  • Edgebrook Residents Hope N. Branch Trail Extension Will Spur Economic Investment (DNA)
  • Was the 2016 Olympics a Missed Opportunity for Chicago? (Crain’s)
  • SlutWalk Participants Step Out to Protest Sexual Harassment and Assault (Chicagoist)
  • Critical Mass for Insomniacs: Meet Chicago’s Monday Night Ride (DNA)

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Today’s Headlines for Friday, August 19

  • Phase I of North Branch Trail Extension to Open in Edgebrook in One Month (DNA)
  • RTA Developing a Contingency Plan to Reroute Buses Around Flooded Streets
  • CTA Providing Extra Bus and Train Service This Weekend for Sports, Concerts, and Air Show (Chicagoist)
  • Filmed by Bike Fest Stops in Chicago Next Friday to Benefit West Town Bikes (DNA)
  • Ad Campaign Begins to Promote Amendment to Spend Transpo Money Only on Transpo (Crain’s)
  • Metra Electric Trains Are Delayed 10 Minutes Through October for Track Work (DNA)
  • Police Are Looking for DUI Drivers This Weekend in Wrigleyville (Chicagoist)

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Today’s Headlines for Thursday, August 18

  • Francisco Cruz, 58, Killed in West Garfield Last Night by Hit-and-Run Van Driver (Sun-Times)
  • MPC’s Great Rivers Plan Calls for a Continuous Network of Riverside Trails (Tribune)
  • Mapping the 44 High Rises Under Construction in Chicago Right Now (Curbed)
  • New Law Clarifies that Cyclists and Drivers Treated as Equals under Rules of the Road (CDLB)
  • Metra Project to Fix 17 Miles of Tracks Could Cause Off-Peak Delays (DNA)
  • Feds Want John Bills, Convicted in Cam Scandal, Sentenced to at Least 10 Years (Sun-Times)
  • Tollway and Railroad Dispute Could Shelve Plans for Western Access to O’Hare (Crain’s)
  • Trendy Shuffleboard Bar Planned for Site by The 606’s Milwaukee Entrance (Crain’s)

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Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, August 17

  • More Coverage of the Lisa Kuivinen Bike Fatality Case (DNA, CBSABCKeating Law)
  • Manslaughter, DUI Charges for Driver Who Ran Red in Chicago Heights (Tribune)
  • Foxx: Metra, Other Systems Shouldn’t Delay Installing Pricey Safety System (Tribune)
  • Chicago Urban League Report on Segregation Discusses Transportation Inequality (ATA)
  • Police: Robbers Targeting 87th Street Bus Riders (ABC)
  • MPC Releasing Unified Vision Plan for Chicago’s 3 Rivers Today
  • Damaged Red Line Track Leaves Passengers Stranded Underground, Causes Delays (DNA)
  • New Uptown Survey Will “Help Guide Bike-Friendly Investments” (DNA)
  • UberPool Offering Rides for $3.12 Within the Central City This Week (Chicagoist)
  • Italian High Speed Company Rep Speaks at MWHSRA Lunch September 16
  • Illinois Bike Summit Takes Place September 19 in Bloomington-Normal

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Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, August 16

A Driver Plowed Into West Town Bakery & Diner’s Patio (DNA)

Police Arrest Alleged 606 Assailant — A 13-Year-Old Girl (DNA)

Nobody Wants to Commute to ‘Burbs — What Can We Do With Office Campuses? (Curbed)

MPC Spreads the Gospel of the #NotaCTABus BRT Scofflaw-shaming Campaign

Breaking Ground on Lakefront Trail Separation (Active Trans)

Divvy Dos & Don’ts (Actually, Riding on Sidewalk to & From a Station Is Legal) (RedEye)

Officials: 1st Phase of North Branch Trail Extenstion to Open September 21 (DNA)

Experimental Station, Home to Blackstone Bikes, Could Be Getting a Cafe (Chicagoist)

MPC Planner Will Jump Into Calumet River to Raise Funds for Cal-Sag Trail (DNA)

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Headlines for Monday, August 15

  • Spike in IL Traffic Fatalities Coincides With Raising of Speed Limits on Rural Interstates (SJR)
  • Law Center: Plan for Highway Near Lockport Would Unfairly Impact Minorities (Tribune)
  • Chicago Is a Leader in Creating Walkable New Construction (Curbed)
  • New Section of Elston Bypass With Curb-Protected Bike Lanes to Open Tuesday (DNA)
  • Emanuel’s Former Chief of Staff Going to Work for Uber (Sun-Times)
  • Driver Crashes Into Pole by Grant Park, Pulled From Wreckage Just in Time (WLS)
  • Police: Cyclist Spat on Driver Who Allegedly Cut Him Off, Resulting in Fight, Arrests (DNA)
  • Bus Stop Signs Installed Along Route for 31st Street Line Reboot (DNA)
  • More Details on Downtown Bike Lane Plans (Tribune)
  • The Chainlink Will Be Moving to a New Website Soon
  • Massive Pop-Up “Diner en Blanc” Dinner Party Held on Queen’s Landing (DNA)
  • The Struggle Is Real: Residents Outraged About New Gelato Vendor in Mariano Park (DNA)

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Today’s headlines for Friday, August 12

  • Suit: Police Profiled & Assaulted Woman in Hijab as She Entered State/Lake Station (Tribune)
  • IDOT Puts Out a Call for a Private Partners to Help Develop Toll Lane on I-55 (Tribune)
  • Ventra Is Still Causing Problems for Social Service Providers (Active Trans)
  • 2 Charged With Armed Robbery at Metra Station in Harvey (Sun-Times)
  • Plane to Extend Lakefront From Ardmore to Devon Will Appear on Ballot Referendum (Curbed)
  • Chicago Research Scientist Wants to Develop an Autonomous Wheelchair (Crain’s)
  • Transit-Oriented Development Planned for the CTA’s Sheridan Stop (Curbed)
  • Friends of the Parks’ L.A.T.E. Ride All-Night Pedal Takes Place This Weekend

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Today’s Headlines for Thursday, August 11

  • CTA Plans $23M Rehab Illinois Medical District Blue Line Stop (Sun-Times)
  • Kenwood Residents Want to Extend the #1 Bronzeville/Union Station Bus Route (HPH)
  • Dorval Carter Optimistic City Council Will Approve Transit TIF (Tribune)
  • Despite State Funding Snafu, Metra Could Still Get 21 New Rail Cars (Sun-Times)
  • After 7th DUI Conviction, Oak Brook Doctor Sentenced to 6 Years Prison (Tribune)
  • Woman Punches Another Woman on The 606, Threatens to Steal Her Dog (DNA)
  • Fullerton Ave. Streetscape in Lincoln Park, Including Wider Sidewalks, Half Done (DNA)
  • Ravenswood Residents Incorporate Brown Line Tracks Into Their Garden (DNA)

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Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, August 10

  • City Will Propose Transit TIF to Secure $600M for Red-Purple Modernization (Tribune)
  • State Budget Mess Means Metra Will Have to Delay Purchase of 357 Rail Cars (Tribune)
  • Chainlink Member Aims to Provide Links to Reports on Every U.S. Bike Fatality
  • Homicide Charge After Driver Rear-Ends Motorcycle Carrying Girlfriend (Sun-Times)
  • Injury of Worker Temporarily Shuts Down Western Segment of Forest Park Branch (CBS)
  • Police Warn of Robber Targeting CTA Riders on the Red Line Near Howard Street (CBS)
  • DNA Looks at Plans to Reopen Chicago’s Oldest ‘L’ Station House
  • Touhy/Ridge/Rogers Will Be Realigned Next Year, Won’t Get Stoplight (DNA)
  • Active Trans: The I&M Canal Trail Should Be Extended to Connect With Chicago
  • Will Oak Park Fund Its Proposed Bike Plan Next Year? (Tribune)
  • How Much Does Walkability Influence Chicago Home Prices? (Curbed)
  • WXRT DJ Emma Mac Shares GoPro Footage of Her Evening Bike Commute

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