Today’s Headlines for Friday, August 7

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  • Chicago regional transit bosses discuss transit relief on Chicago Tonight (WTTW)
  • South Side bike rides creating new form of activism, solidarity (Block Club)
  • Urban farm to bring jobs, energy to Auburn Gresham area (Sun-Times)
  • Chicago TIF income hits record $926 million (Crain’s)
  • TIF funds could be tempting source for funds during pandemic (Sun-Times)
  • Wells Street in River North to close for outdoor dining (Block Club)
  • Nurse attacked on Red Line train (CBS 2)
  • How school busing will adapt during COVID (ABC 7)
  • Questions about equity remain in lead up to second electric scooter pilot (Hyde Park Herald)

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Electric Divvy against a monument

One Rider’s Impression of the Divvy E-Bike

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On July 29th, Divvy launched access to e-bikes in the Chicago and Evanston-based bike share system. These bikes are the no-sweat approach of getting from point A to point B. “To date, we’ve seen between 800-1,000 e-bike rides per day, as we continue focusing deployment on the South Side. We will continue to ramp up […]

Today’s Headlines for Thursday, August 6

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  • Congressional Dems support more federal aid for public transit (Washington Post)
  • Lakefront restaurants to reopen this week while beaches remain closed (Sun-Times)
  • Early 2021 groundbreaking planned for Lincoln Yards megadevelopment (Tribune)
  • A look at the impact of erosion along the North Shore lakefront (Tribune)
  • Colorful Black Lives Matter mural covers Clifton Avenue in Uptown (Block Club)
  • Shared streets dining program expands to Wells and Clark in River North (ABC 7)
  • Demand for bicycles rises as supply chain issues continue (Bicycle Retailer)
  • Inspired by CTA’s “Ride the Rails” videos, Sound Transit in Seattle area recreates transit commute videos (The Stranger)

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Today’s headlines for Wednesday, August 5

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  • Divvy’s $50 million expansion to the far South Side underway (Divvy)
  • Chicago Public Schools to go fully remote for the autumn (Sun-Times)
  • Some CTA entrances along Blue Line will be closed for repairs (Block Club)
  • Neighborhood battle brewing over affordable housing on northwest side (WTTW)
  • Artist Don’t Fret showcases new installation along riverwalk (Tribune)
  • Apartment boom continues in Oak Park (OakPark.com)
  • Open House Chicago event will be outdoors only this year (Tribune)
  • Lakefront parking garages experience decreased demand during COVID (Crain’s)
  • How Chicago restaurants are adapting during the pandemic (Tribune)
  • Spike in Chicago COVID deaths could be weeks away (Sun-Times)

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Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, August 4

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  • How a new corner store in Englewood could help combat poverty (Citylab)
  • Weighing the risks of recreational travel during the pandemic (Tribune)
  • Suburban bars and restaurants asked to take steps in combating COVID (Sun-Times)
  • CTA bus drivers say many riders still not wearing masks (ABC 7)
  • Gov. Pritzker opens door to fines for those not wearing masks (Tribune)
  • Divvy rider hit by CTA train near Ravenswood (CBS 2)
  • More details on $50 million adaptive reuse office campus in Humboldt Park (Block Club)
  • Illinois travel order to be revised today by Gov. Pritzker (NBC 5)
  • Pop-up library in Avondale allows residents to exchange books for free (Block Club)

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Today’s Headlines for Monday, August 3

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  • The Atlantic notes the folly of Lightfoot keeping beaches closed while indoor restaurants, gyms are open
  • Local leaders discuss how to keep Chicagoland transit from falling into a “death spiral” (Crain’s)
  • Police: Boy, 17, killed after striking pole in Plainfield while speeding (Sun-Times)
  • Police release image of SUV from hit-and-run crash that injured girl, 11 in Rogers Park (ABC)
  • Starting today, southbound Red trains to bypass Edgewater stations through mid-August (Sun-Times)
  • From midnight to 4 AM, Blue Line riders will have to take a shuttle from O’Hare to Rosemont (ABC)
  • Prine real estate: Maywood officials recently adopted an updated TOD plan (Progressive Railroading)
  • Bike-share debuts this weekend in Elgin, Aurora, Batavia and Montgomery (Tribune)

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