Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, October 17

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  • $2.07M in Budget Set Aside for Jobs for Ex-Offenders, Including CTA, Greencorps (Block Club)
  • CBS Looks at Chicago Drivers’ Failure to Yield to Pedestrians in Crosswalks
  • 26 People Hurt, None Seriously, After #71 Bus Driver Hits Pole in Grand Crossing (ABC)
  • Name of Hegewisch Thrift Shop Honors Twin Sisters Who Died in a Crash (CBS)
  • Metra’s Threat of Service Cuts Fails to Grab State’s Attention (Daily Herald)
  • Lake Forest Approves $100K for Enhanced Milwaukee District-North Service (Tribune)
  • Metra to Replace Collapsed Wall on Rte. 45 Bridge Near Libertyville (Tribune)
  • Affordable TOD with 54 Units, 20 Spaces Read to Rise in Rogers Park (Curbed)
  • Dukmasova: Cook County Is Coming Up With Creative Ideas to Address Poverty (Place Journal)

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Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, October 16

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  • 27 CEOs Ask Rauner & Pritzker to Commit to $50M State Bike Walk Fund (Active Trans)
  • Active Trans Director Ron Burke Joins Chicago’s New Mobility Task Force
  • After Death of Daniela Chavez, 5, Mary Mitchell Voices Support for RLCs (Sun-Times)
  • Balconies Collapse, 2 Injured After Driver Crashes Into Edgewater Building (Sun-Times)
  • Mother of Antonio Cowan, 24, Killed as a Result of Police Chase, Is Suing the City (Sun-Times)
  • A Man With Loaded Guns, Hundreds of Rounds of Ammunition Arrested on Metra (CBS)
  • Chance the Rapper Goes Undercover as a Lyft Driver to Raise Money for CPS (Tribune)
  • Lincolnwood Opens New Touhy Avenue Overpass for Skokie Valley Trail (Tribune)
  • It’s Cold. Should the CTA to Turn on the Heat Lamps on ‘L’ Platforms? (CBS)
  • Could Water Taxis Become Part of the CTA System? (Time Out)
  • Activists Will March for Development Without Displacement on 10/20 (Block Club)

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The Lake Street protected bike lane in Garfield Park. Photo: John Greenfield

Bike Walk Fund Campaigns Could Bring More Safety Projects to Underserved Areas

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Update 10/16/18: Active Trans announced yesterday that 27 local CEOs have sent a letter to Governor Bruce Rauner and gubernatorial challenger J.B. Pritzker asking them to commit to establishing a $50 million annual state Bike Walk Fund.  Last week I tweeted out before-and-after photos of a slip-lane removal at Roscoe/Paulina/Lincoln in the affluent, majority-white Lakeview neighborhood. […]

Today’s Headlines for Monday, October 15

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  • State Lawmakers Say There Could Finally Be a Big Transpo Infra Bill After Election (Tribune)
  • Community Groups From Across the City Endorse Active Trans’ Call for a Bike/Walk Fund
  • Women’s March Takes Over Downtown Streets for a March to the Polls (Tribune)
  • Driver Ran Red at 43rd/Western, Killing Daniela Chavez, 5, Injuring 7 Others (Tribune)
  • Oswego Officials Hope to Speed up Talks About Extending Metra to Kendall County (Tribune)
  • 100% Affordable Building With 48 Units, 24 Spots Planned Near Kimball Station (Block Club)
  • Buffalo Grove Police Participated in National Walk and Bike to School Day (Tribune)
  • Bicycling Mag Edits Chicago Bikeway Mileage Numbers Following SBC Post Correcting Them
  • Man: I Shouldn’t Be Charged for Taking $1K Bike Because I Left My Own Bike Behind (WBBM)
  • Curbed Talks With Daniel Hertz About His New Book “The Battle of Lincoln Park”
  • Curbed Checks Out Bike Lane Uprising’s Efforts to Document, Stop Bikeway Obstructions
  • Bike Lane Uprising at Hack Night This Tuesday — Online RSVP Required by Noon That Day

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Today’s Headlines for Friday, October 12

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  • Pace Head T.J. Ross Is Retiring and 2019 Budget Includes Service Cuts (Tribune)
  • Wronski Looks at ON TO 2050’s Recommendation to Raise Gas Tax, Add VMT Fee
  • Driver Who Struck Man on Lawnmower While Fleeing Another Crash Charged (NBC)
  • SUV Driver Charged With DUI After Crashing Into Oak Park Storefronts (Tribune)
  • Unlicensed Driver Flees on Foot After Crash in Front of Chicago Theater (ABC)
  • Boy, 8, Goes Missing Near North/Clybourn, Is Found at Howard Station (ABC)
  • Cyclocross Racing Returns to Capentersville This Sunday (Tribune)

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