Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, July 15

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  • Lime: Rides starting on S. and W. sides would be 50% off if we’re included in scooter pilot (Block Club)
  • More discussion of how the transit shutdown during protests impacted Chicagoans (ATA)
  • 3 young women shot in drive-by near 79th Street Red Line station (CBS)
  • 3 in custody, suspected of causing crash on LSD to rob victims at gunpoint (CBS)
  • Video: Passenger threw punch before now-fired CTA worker body-slammed him (Sun-Times)
  • Podcast: Metra leaders discuss the future of commuter rail (Railway Age)
  • Neighbors object to plan for 406-unit tower with 6-story parking garage (Block Club)

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Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, July 14

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  • ATA: Safe Routes Partnership report says Illinois lags other states in walking and biking policy
  • City expands reopening of Riverwalk, restoring path to full, daylong use (Tribune)
  • Jack Roche, fatally struck in Mount Greenwood, mourned by football team he managed (KansasCity.com)
  • Car sliced in two, no fatalities reported in 6-vehicle crash at Park Ridge-Niles border (Tribune)
  • Skokie carjacking ends with police chase into Chicago, a crash and 2 arrests (Tribune)
  • Proposed Oswego station area could include multifamily housing, retail, commuter lot (Tribune)
  • ATA hosts “Transit Justice Talk: COVID-19 and Beyond” on July 20, 6 PM

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Today’s Headlines for Monday, July 13

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  • Planned disruptions at the Granville, Thorndale and Bryn Mawr stations start Friday (WTTW)
  • Motorist fatally struck man, 72, on bike in North Lawndale (CBS)
  • SUV driver fatally struck young man in Mount Greenwood (Sun-Times)
  • 3 Chicago police officers hurt in squad car crash In Lawndale (CBS)
  • CPD reports 8 recent violent robberies on CTA platforms downtown and in Lincoln Park (NBC)
  • A look at Chicago pedestrian safety stats (Chicago Now)
  • Lack of masks on pedestrians on riverwalk sparks safety concerns (CBS)
  • The Sun-Times looks at public art in CTA Stations
  • Tour de France has been postponed, but there’s a virtual TDF going on right now (Chainlink)
  • Street Love Ride: Rolling Deep for Peace in North Lawndale on 8/15 at 5 PM, 3147 W. Douglas

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Today’s Headlines for Friday, July 10

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  • Slow streets plan approved by Oak Park village board, will mirror Chicago program (Tribune)
  • Dorval Carter discusses the future of CTA, including PPE vending machines (Evanston Now)
  • Shooting and chase ended with driver striking a building in the River North (CBS)
  • Shooting Investigation Disrupts CTA Service On Red Line At 79th Street (CBS)
  • Black woman-led architecture firm opening South Shore studio, camp for kids (Block Club)
  • Howard streetscape project in West Ridge will include a new bike lane (Block Club)
  • Rosa scolds developer for posting flyers pushing for upzone with affordable housing (Block Club)
  • Riverwalk is returning to normal 6 AM – 11 PM hours, more vendors returning (Block Club)

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