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Today’s Headlines for Friday, June 24

  • Emanuel Interested in More Metra Electric Service — Cheaper Than Red Extension (Tribune)
  • Woman Stabbed to Death on Red Line Near 47th (ABC)
  • Police Cite Drivers for Not Stopping for Pedestrians In Multi-Neighborhood Sting (DNA)
  • City Council Finalizes Rules for Wrigley Field Plaza (DNA)
  • Argyle Shared Street Will Require Public to “Shift Perspective” (Chicagoist)
  • Alleys Make Chicago the “Alley Capital of America” (Reader))
  • Wavy Divvy: Bike-Share Cycle Recovered From Lake Michigan (DNA)
  • CTA Performer Not Afraid to ‘Panda’ to Riders’ Taste in Hip-Hop (DNA)

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Today’s Headlines for Thursday, June 23

  • Teacher, Husband Accidentally Struck and Killed While Biking by Former Student, 16 (ABC)
  • Cyclist, 61, Struck at Wilson/LFT in Critical Condition, Driver Received 3 Citations (DNA)
  • Metra Passenger Injured by Brick Thrown at Window Near 18th & Western (ABC)
  • Less-Strict Ride-Share Ordinance Passes Council; Progressive Caucus Outraged (DNA)
  • CTA Seeks Input on Plan to Renovate West Side Blue Line Stations (AWN)
  • Pace & CTA Want Input on Options for Improving North Shore Transit (Active Trans)
  • Plan for McDonalds HQ, a 3-Minute Walk From ‘L’, Includes Tons of Parking (Tribune)
  • “Towing Bill of Rights” Passed in Response to Misconduct by Lincoln Towing (DNA)
  • Divvy: We Saw a 20% Spike in Ridership During Train Delays Due to Gas Leak (DNA)
  • CNT CEO Kathy Tholin Is Leaving the Organization After 38 Years (Active Trans)
  • Flowers for Dreams Delivers Bouquets by Bicycle (Crain’s)
  • A Comprehensive List of Restrooms Along the Chicago Riverwalk (Tribune)

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Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, June 22

  • Drunk Driver Who Killed Motorist Gets 5 Years; Hector Avalos’ Killer Got 3 Months (Tribune)
  • Police: Driver Injured Cyclist at Wilson/LSD/Trail Intersection (DNA)
  • Stop Signs for Drivers at This Location, Yield Signs for Path Users Creates Hazard (VWYF)
  • Drivers Struck 4 Cyclists in Last 2 Weeks — One Fatality,  Two Hospitalized, One Uninjured
  • Active Trans: Katz’s Tribune Op-Ed on Klingenberg Case “Riddled With Errors”
  • It’s Getting Real: IDOT Will Suspend Construction Due to Budget Crisis (Chicagoist)
  • Residents Say Hours for 31st St. Pilot Too Short, CTA Says They Want It to Succeed (DNA)
  • Deering’s Top Cop Recommends Eyes on the Street as Crime Prevention Strategy (DNA)
  • South Loop Gas Leak Causes Major Delays on the CTA (DNA)
  • Personal Injury Lawyer: Helmet Debate Is a “Silly — And Reckless — Argument” (L & S)
  • Northwest Transportation Library Hosts “Bicycles on Paper” Exhibit of Vintage Bike Design
  • See You Tonight at Streetsblog Reader Party 6-9 PM at RevBrew’s Kedzie Taproom

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Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, June 21

  • No Charges for Driver Who Struck & Killed Teen Who Was Mowing Lawn (Tribune)
  • Unlicensed Teen Drives Car Into Norridge IHOP, Injuring 7 (Tribune)
  • Letter: Widow of a Fallen Cyclist Responds to Katz’s Blaine Klingenberg Op-Ed (Tribune)
  • TV Star Allegedly Punched Other Driver After Crash on Taylor Street (Tribune)
  • Witnessing a Seizure Episode on the ‘L’ (RedEye)
  • Residents Thrilled About Return of Lincoln Bus, Despite Limited Hours (DNA)
  • Chicago Reporter Looks at Campaign for Rapid Service on Metra Electric
  • Seeking a Compromise, Emanuel Postpones Vote on Ride-Share Ordinance (Sun-Times)
  • Active Trans Looks at the Proposal for a Robust Neighborhood Greenway on Manor
  • Chicago Hasn’t Had Streetcar Service in Nearly 60 Years (DNA)
  • Gdańsk, Poland’s, Chief of Innovation Will Appear at Chi Hack Night Tonight

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Today’s Headlines for Monday, June 20

  • Why Does Toronto Have Higher Transit Ridership Than Chicago? (Tribune)
  • Ride-Share Ordinance Passes in Committee, Lyft Threatens to Leave Chicago (DNA)
  • Chicagoist Responds to Marilyn Katz’s Tone-Deaf Op-Ed on the Blaine Klingenberg Case
  • Driver Charged With Reckless Homicide After He Ran Away From Fatal Crash (CBS)
  • FOP May Approve Lucas Museum Plan — If 5% of Revenue Goes to Parks Fund (Crain’s)
  • Oak Park Ave. Bike Lane Project Delayed by Discovery of Dead Bodies (DNA)
  • For the 1st Time, Chicago Releases Divvy Data on City’s Open Data Portal (Route 50)
  • Why McDonalds Is Moving Its Oak Brook HQ to the West Loop (Chicago Mag)
  • Architect Recommends Pedestrian Improvements for Highland Park (Tribune)
  • Video: DNA Checks Out the Current State of the Navy Pier Flyover
  • Letter: More Riverfront Bike Paths Would Be a Boon for Chicago’s Economy (Tribune)
  • Hearing in the Bobby Cann Case on Thursday 10 a.m. at 26/California (The Chainlink)

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Today’s headlines for Friday, June 17

  • More Coverage of the Blaine Klingenberg Bike Fatality Case (Tribune, DNA)
  • …And More Clueless Safety Preaching in the Mainstream Media (CBS)
  • CTA Releases Final Designs for New 95th Street Terminal (DNA)
  • Lincoln Ave. Bus Will Reboot on Monday — With Truncated Hours (DNA)
  • Manor Ave. Neighborhood Greenway May Include Traffic Diverter (DNA)
  • Green Line Arts Center Will Anchor a Transit-Oriented Arts Corridor (Curbed)
  • Park Ridge Residents Call for Better Walking & Biking Conditions (Tribune)
  • Compromise Solution May License Full-Time Ride-Share Drivers (Sun-Times)
  • Rehab Work Has Begun on the 111th Street Metra Station (Tribune)
  • CTA Will Close Addison Blue Line Stop, Alter Loop Trains This Weekend (DNA)
  • New Wolf Point Tower Will Include a 400-Foot Public Riverwalk (Loop North)
  • South Side Critical Mass #WearOrange for Gun Violence Awareness Ride Tonight at 6:30

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Today’s Headlines for Thursday, June 16

  • Bike Courier Blaine Klingenberg Died After Crash With Tour Bus (TribuneCBS, DNA)
  • John Bills, Found Guilty in RedFlex Scandal, May Be Sentenced to 30 Years (Tribune)
  • Metra Board Approves $3 Million Contract to Renovate Calumet Station (Sun-Times)
  • Metra Honors Winners of This Year’s Safety Poster & Essay Contest (Patch)
  • New TOD Next to Belmont Red Line Stop May Include Zero Parking Spots (Curbed)
  • Loop North News Argues Traffic Jams Are a Symptom of Too Much Density
  • The 500-Cycle “Bike Builder” Giveaway Will Be in Lawndale This Year (Active Trans)

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Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, June 5

  • Design Firm Proposes Turning Alleys Into Pedestrian & Retail Space (DNA)
  • Man Who Crashed at 79-90 mph, Got 30 Months Probation, Is Suing Police (Tribune)
  • Uber Runs Full-Page Ad Back by 17 Groups Opposing New Regulations on Ride-Share
  • Loop Gas Explosion Forces Multiple CTA Reroutes (Chicagoist)
  • Chicagoist Looks at the Big Marsh Bike Park Access Issue
  • The Story Behind Aurora’s New Protected Bike Lane (Active Trans)
  • Curious City: Why Do ‘L’ Lines Have So Many Twists & Turns? (WBEZ)
  • Active Trans’ Ron Burke Talks About Chicago Bike Week on WGN Radio
  • Participate in “Dump the Pump Day” Tomorrow & You Could Win a Prize (RTA)

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Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, June 14

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Today’s Headlines for Monday, June 13

  • Hundreds Gather at Roscoe and Halsted to Honor Victims of Gay Nightclub Shooting (WCT)
  • Bike Rider Killed in Mt. Prospect by Driver Who Failed to Stop for Crosswalk Beacon (Cardinal)
  • CTA Construction Flagger Dies After Accidentally Falling on Third Rail (ABC)
  • Pilot Program Is Providing Housing to Homeless in Uptown Viaducts (DNA)
  • Oswego Continues to Push for a Metra Station (Tribune)
  • Kamin: Block 37 Redevelopment Represents a “Painful Missed Opportunity” (Tribune)
  • A Map of Chicago Area Real Estate Prices by CTA Stop (Estately)
  • City Breaks Ground on Big Marsh Bike Park, New Renderings Released (DNA)
  • Wisniewski: Why I’ve Bike Commuted for the Last 17 Years (Tribune)
  • City Announces Hours for Wrigley Plaza, Cubs Says They Were Blindsided (Crain’s)
  • Clothing-Optional Bike Ride Spread Naked Truth About Car Dependency (Chicagoist, TOC)

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