Today’s Headlines for Friday, January 24

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  • CMAP study finds several Metra, CTA stations, have shortage of nearby sidewalks (Tribune)
  • 4 adults injured in crash involving school bus, 2 other vehicles at 79th/Stony (CBS)
  • Cam footage leads to arrest for robbery, attempted sexual assault on Red Line near Morse (NBC)
  • CPD: Teens targeted by armed robbers on the Red Line twice this month (CBS)
  • 2 police officers injured by unruly Metra rider who refused to pay fare (Patch)
  • Millennium Station evacuated just after Metra resolves issues that caused lengthy delays (Tribune)
  • The Real Chi looks at efforts to bring more Divvy stations to the West  and Southwest sides
  • Two Batavia schools selected to participate in Kane County Cycle Club program (KCC)
  • Cosmic Bikes’ Justyna Frank joins BRAIN’s 2020 State of Retail panel
  • Palatine board asks for a road widening, Active Trans and others oppose it (Daily Herald)
  • Residents worry 14-story, 90-spot office West Loop office tower would be too near Metra tracks (Block Club)

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Today’s Headlines for Thursday, January 23

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  • Lipinski, running for reelection, touts his efforts to improve Metra (Sun-Times)
  • IL Senate candidate Ken Thomas voices support for more frequent, affordable Metra (Sun-Times)
  • Bike and pedestrian safety advocate Maggie Trevor is running for the Illinois House (Sun-Times)
  • At least 4 injured in ambulance crash in Marquette Park (Sun-Times)
  • CPD warn about 2 more recent Red Line robberies near Washington, Division (ABC)
  • $900K grant to Big Marsh bike park will fund upgrades including a campground (WTTW)
  • Local cycling advocates offer tips for cold-weather biking (Curbed)

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Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, January 22

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  • CPD: Police chase after man, 43, critically shot ended with crash at Montrose/Western (WGN)
  • Police chase for “minor traffic violation” on LSD ends with crash by Burnham Harbor (Sun-Times)
  • Man charged for driving while high in possible 1st pot-related DUI in IL after legalization (CBS)
  • Metra train hit semi in Edgebrook yesterday, the 2nd Metra/vehicle crash this week (NBC)
  • Blue Line trains won’t stop at Grand Avenue station this weekend (Block Club)
  • Better signs and upgrades are on the way for Chicago’s Pedway system (Tribune)
  • LeBron announce free bike-share memberships for teens in NYC, SF & Chicago (Fast Company)
  • 8 Metra excursions to take with your kids (Chicago Parent)
  • Streetsblog funding victory party this Wednesday 1/22, 6-9 PM at RevBrew, 3340 N. Kedzie

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Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, January 21

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  • DPD report: Obama center would have a mild “adverse” effect on boulevard system (WTTW)
  • Off-duty police officer charged with DUI for crash that killed officer who was riding with her (Tribune)
  • Man charged with DUI for Englewood crash that critically injured his 4-year-old daughter (Tribune)
  • Hit-and-run driver seriously injured male pedestrian in in South Shore (Sun-Times)
  • Driver crashes into clothing store on 3000 block of N. Milwaukee, no injuries (ABC)
  • Active Trans: Hiring more Metra cops to prevent fare evasion would be a waste of money (Sun-Times)
  • Metra fare evader who refused to leave train charged with trespassing (Tribune)
  • Letter: Metra is wrong to consider eliminating cash fares (Sun-Times)
  • Myth busted: You can’t get sued for shoveling your sidewalk if someone slips on it (WTTW)

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