Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, June 20

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  • The CTA Is Extending the Lincoln Bus Pilot, But Not Its Hours. Now What? (DNA)
  • No Citations Yet for Driver Who Killed Richard Schnittker, 21, in Naperville (Tribune)
  • Aurora Man Gets 7 Years for 2013 DUI Crash That Killed Elderly Woman (Sun-Times)
  • Burnett, CDOT: Upcoming Damen Streetscape With No Bike Lanes Complies With Vision Zero Goals
  • Oberman Quitting Metra Board, Says Rahm Has “Other Things in Mind” for Him (Tribune)
  • Hundreds of New Residences Planned for North Branch Industrial Corridor (Curbed)
  • Huh? Crain’s Detroit Says the ‘L’ Is Obsolete Because the Loop Is No Longer Chicago’s Downtown
  • A Cartoon Guide to Outdoor Dining and Drinking Along The Bloomingdale Trail (Chicago Mag)
  • Former Head of Chicago’s Office of Innovation & Technology Speaks at ChiHackNight Tonight at 6:30
  • The Chainlink’s Ferris Beuller-Themed Scavenger Hunt to Benefit World Bicycle Relief Is This Thursday

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Today’s Headlines for Monday, July 19

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  • Prepaid Bus Boarding Coming to 69th St. Red Line Station, Lakeview LSD Bus Stop (DNA)
  • The Tribune Looks at How the State Budget Crisis Could Lead to Shutdown of 700 Road Projects
  • Speeding Hit-and-Run Driver Killed Eric Judge, 23, at 1:30 AM Sunday at Division/Damen (DNA)
  • 13 suffer Minor Injuries in CTA Bus/Car Collision at Michigan & Adams (Sun-Times)
  • Charges Pending After Shots Fired Inside Clark/Division Red Line Station (Tribune)
  • 2 Warehouses Slated for Adaptive Reuse Along Future Paseo Path in Pilsen (Curbed)
  • 166 New Housing Units Will Replace Bank by Ravenswood Metra Station (Curbed)
  • The Tribune Visits One of the City’s Free Adult Bike Riding Classes
  • New People Space in Portage Park’s 6 Corners Features Lovely Hand-Painted Public Piano (DNA)
  • Go Bronzeville / Slow Roll’s Juneteenth Ride Meets at 6 PM Tonight at Monument at 2620 S. King
  • Active Trans Discusses New Cycling Initiatives at the Timbuk2 Store Tomorrow 6-8 PM — Free Refreshments
  • Meeting on 6/24 to Discuss CDOT Pilot to Create Network of Neighborhood Greenways in 48th Ward

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A live performance of Blackstone Bicycle Works' fantastic safety video "Stay in Your Lane." Photo: Anne Evans

CDOT Presented Awards to Advocates at Today’s Soggy, Fun Bike to Work Rally

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This morning’s dismal weather didn’t seem to dampen people’s spirits at the annual Bike to Work Rally, the traditional kickoff for Chicago’s Bike Week.  The highlight of the event was a rain-soaked live rendition of youth education center Blackstone Bicycle Works’ awesome new Rhymefest-produced safety video “Stay in Your Lane,” featuring kids holding up colorful […]

Today’s Headlines for Friday, June 16

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  • Ald. Osterman wants 48th to become “model neighborhood” in multi-modal transportation (newsletter)
  • CTA to test two more prepaid bus boarding locations, but hasn’t committed to two previous ones (DNAinfo)
  • Alder. Napolitano opposes apartments near Cumberland CTA station (DNAinfo)
  • CMAP is hosting a “future mobility technology” forum next week at IIT
  • Cook County state’s attorney won’t prosecute motorists who drive on licenses lost for financial reasons (Defender)
  • Vintage buildings around Woodlawn CTA stations at risk (Chicago Patterns)
  • Department of Finance bike team gets award for increasing citations they issued

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