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Today’s Headlines for Monday, December 5

  • Tribune Editorial Praises the Creation of the North Side Transit TIF
  • Crain’s Cartoon Portrays Obama as Santa, With a Bag Full of Grant Money for RPM
  • 6 Injured, Including 2 Chicago Police Officers, in Bridgeport Crash (Sun-Times)
  • 210 Snowplows Deployed for Chicago’s First Storm of the Season (Sun-Times)
  • IDOT Message Boards in Effingham Area Dark Due to State Budget Crisis (Roses & Thorns)
  • Architect Carole Ross-Barney Discusses the Chicago Riverwalk Project (Tribune)
  • Food Truck Owners Await Ruling Today That Could Ease Restrictions (Tribune)
  • RedEye Talks With Transplanted Aussie About Breaking the CTA ‘L’ Challenge Record
  • Students Learn About Climate Change By Identifying Trees on the Bloomingdale (DNA)
  • “Walk With Light” Takes Place Sunday 12/11 on the Bloomingdale Trail (Curbed)

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Today’s Headlines for Thursday, December 1

  • More Coverage of the Passage of the RPM Transit TIF (Tribune, Sun-TimesCrain’sDNA)
  • Cubs & Bike Shop Owner Todd Ricketts Picked for Deputy Commerce Secretary (Tribune)
  • Homeowners Question Red Line Extension’s Impact on Property Values (Chicago Reporter)
  • Prosecutors: Before Raping Passenger, Uber Driver Harassed Other Riders (DNA)
  • Former CTA Bus to Bring Produce to South, West Side Neighborhoods (Sun-Times)
  • Driver Crashes Through Health Club Window, Members Keep Working Out (Patch)
  • Jefferson Park ‘Holiday Sparkle’ Will Greet Transit Commuters Thursday (DNA)

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Today’s headlines for Tuesday, November 29

  • Bail Set at $40K for Hit-and-Run Driver Who Killed Phillip Levato Jr. (DNA)
  • Transit TIF Ordinance Passes in Committee, Full Council Votes Tomorrow (Tribune)
  • IDOT: Plans to Add Toll Lanes on I-55 Going Well, I-290 Also Under Consideration (Crain’s)
  • Suburban Leaders Weigh In on Trump’s Infrastructure Proposal (Herald)
  • 752 New Meters Will Be Used to Offset City’s $12M Annual Debt to Concessionaire (DNA)
  • West Loop Petition Calls for Height Limits, More Parking in Developments (Curbed)
  • Logan Mega Mall Will Be Demolished 12/5 to Make Room for Car-Centric Development (Curbed)
  • After Low Voter Participation, Arena Calls Off Next Year’s 45th Ward PB Process (DNA)
  • Police Crack Down on a Safety Menace: Cyclists Crossing Street With Walk Signal (DNA)
  • Why the LAB Recognized Schaumburg as a Bike-Friendly Community (Herald)
  • Divvy Offers Discounts This Week, Launches #HOLIDIVVY Photo Contest (Tribune)

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Today’s Headlines for Monday, November 27

  • $75 Million Approved for Preliminary Engineering for South Red Line Extension (Tribune)
  • Grimshaw, Zotti, Hummel Endorse Central Committee Plan for New Transit (Sun-Times)
  • Infant Girl on Life Support After 2-Car Crash on I-290 Crash in Forest Park (Sun-Times)
  • Police Chase Ends in Crash on the Dan Ryan, No Serious Injuries (CBS)
  • ABC Looks at the City’s Upcoming Vision Zero Plan to Prevent Traffic Deaths
  • Kamin: With Ongoing Renovations, Union Station Is Moving Into the Future (Tribune)
  • CTA, Chicago Public Libraries Partner to Offer Free Content for Transit Riders (CBS)
  • Hearing Set on Extending the Skokie Valley Trail in Lake County (Tribune)
  • Meet Active Trans‘ Top Volunteers of 2016
  • Ex-Active Trans Victim Advocate Jason Jenkins Joins Bike Parking Company (Dero)

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Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, November 23

  • Transit TIF for the Red/Purple Project Could Go Before Council Next Wednesday (Tribune)
  • I Might Take a Train, a Plane or a Bus: Kansas City Invests in BRT (Active Trans)
  • State Will Crack Down on Holiday Shoppers Who Park in Disabled Spots (Tribune)
  • Wabash Lights Art Installation Launches Crowdfunding for 2-Block Expansion (Curbed)
  • Something to Be Thankful for: Metra Adding Extra Trains This Afternoon (DNA)
  • Metra Will Collect Coats for End of November Drive (Northwest Herald)
  • Oak Park Avenue Reconstruction Completed With Memorial for Buried Remains (DNA)
  • “Pyrrhic Victory” Against Bike-Riding, Squirrel-Hating Alderman Makes National Headlines

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Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, November 22

  • Active Trans: Under Trump “We Will Stand With Our Partners in Diverse Communities”
  • Black Live Matters Protestors Plan to Take Over Michigan Ave. on Black Friday (DNA)
  • “Parking Fairy” Provides Free Passes to Every Family With an Infant in Lurie’s ICU (Chicago)
  • Ex-Bull Dennis Rodman Charged With Hit-and-Run on S. California Freeway (Tribune)
  • TOD Near Granville Stop Would Have 20 Units, 5 Parking Spaces (DNA)
  • Metal-Clad TOD Proposed Near Montrose & Ravenswood Train Stops (Curbed)
  • New This Year on the CTA Holiday Train: An “Elves’ Workshop” Car (DNA)
  • Payback? Alderman Hurt by Squirrel in Spokes Had Railed Against the Rodents (Tribune)
  • After Brookins’ Crash, Chainlinkers Share Stories of Being Attacked by Geese

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Today’s Headlines for Monday, November 21

  • Hit-and-Run Driver Killed Phillip Levato, 23, Early Sunday Morning at Chicago/LaSalle (WGN)
  • After Critically Injuring Passenger in Evanston, Driver Tries to Flee Crash Scene (Tribune)
  • Young Girl Injured After Driver Ignores “Stop for Pedestrians” Sign in Andersonville (Vimeo)
  • Alderman Brookins Hospitalized for a Week After “Freak” Bike Crash on Cal-Sag Trail (Sun-Times)
  • After Noah Katz’s Death, Sposato Prioritizes Traffic Flow Over Preventing More Tragedies (DNA)
  • Speed Bumps Will Help Keep Motorcyclists From Doing Doughnuts Near Soldier Field (DNA)
  • Blue Nativity: Woman Gives Birth to Baby Girl on LaSalle Station Platform (CBS)
  • RTA Chair Kirk Dillard Speaks Before City Club of Chicago Today at 12:30
  • Meeting Tonight on Plan to Create an 8-Mile “Walking Museum” in Portage Park (Nadig)
  • 11/30 Application Deadline to Present at Transportion Research Forum at UIC 4/20-21
  • 12/6 SUMC Webinar: Building an Equitable Transportation System With Shared Mobility

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Today’s headlines for Friday, November 18

  • Driver Fatally Struck Melanie Setterbo, 37, on Naperville Sidewalk — No Charges Yet (Tribune)
  • Ben Joravsky Discusses Whether All of the RPM Project Features Are Needed (ChiGov)
  • Fullerton Avenue Streetscape Will Include Decorative Crosswalks, Bioswales (DNA)
  • CTA, Metra Plan Extra Service for Mag Miles Festival of Lights (Sun-Times)
  • Second Lane Opens on Western as Overpass Removal Project Progresses (DNA)
  • Never Mind the 70-Degree Weather, the CTA Holiday Train Rolls Out Sunday (NBC)
  • Instead of Shopping on 11/25, #OptOutside With Big Marsh‘s Inaugural Cyclocross Race

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Today’s Headlines for Thursday, November 17

  • CTA Board Approves $400M in Borrowing for Red/Purple Grant Matching Funds (Sun-Times)
  • Tribune Editorial Board Member: Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Is an Illusion
  • 2 Hurt After SUV Driver T-Bones Semi in Skokie and the Truck Falls on Its Side (CBS)
  • Active Trans E-Newsletter Provides Updates on Regional Transportation Projects
  • Evanston, Aurora, Schaumburg, DeKalb, Carbondale Win Awards From Bike League
  • New Renderings of the Centrum Development, Next to The 606’s Milwaukee Entrance (Curbed)
  • CTA Gifts Rolls Out a New Toy Holiday Train, ‘L’-Inspired Kids’ Backpacks
  • Hearing on 41st Ward Participatory Budgeting Process 6 PM Tonight at Taft High (DNA)
  • Community Input Meeting on the Paseo Plan 8 PM Tonight at La Catrina In Pilsen (DNA)

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Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, November 16

  • CTA Expected to Pass Budget With No Fare Increases or Service Cuts Today (Tribune)
  • Not Surprising: With Limited Hours, Lincoln Bus Pilot Has Low Ridership (DNA)
  • At Least 4 People Injured After Police Chase Ends With a Crash in Gresham (Tribune)
  • Trucker Pleads Guity to 5 Homicide Counts for 2014 Will County Crash (Tribune)
  • A New Theory About Why CTA Bus Ridership Is Falling (City Notes)
  • Did Chicago Deserve to Be Ranked the Top U.S. Bike City by Bicycling? (Klest)
  • Children’s Memorial Developer Fails to Save White Elephant Facade (Curbed)
  • WBC Presents “The Early History of Women’s Cycling in Chicago” on 12/3 at BFF Bikes
  • Strong Towns’ Chuck Marohn Will Appear at CMAP Panel on 12/6 in Aurora

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