Today’s Headlines for Friday, August 23

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  • Letter from RTA’s Kirk Dillard: Invest in transit to help level the economic playing field (Sun-Times)
  • CTA, MPC will survey residents on what kind of development should go on 8 lots near 95th stop (Crain’s)
  • CTA service changes will impact Blue, Green, and Pink lines over the weekend (NBC)
  • Man allegedly grabbed steering wheel of charter bus in NW Indiana, causing crash that injured 4 (NBC)
  • Chicago cop admits to accepting bribes in exchange for names of crash victims (Sun-Times)
  • How Chicago’s alleys could be used for creative community spaces (Curbed)
  • Forbes looks at “bicycle-oriented developments” in Wrigleyville and River West
  • USA Today says renting a Divvy, taking a spin on the lakefront is a must for Chicago visitors

I’d like to give a big thanks to everyone who has donated so far this year to help us raise $50K by our December 1 deadline in order to win the $50K challenge grant from the Chicago Community Trust. Can you help us win the grant by chipping in? You can make a tax-exempt donation here.

Thanks for your support, and enjoy the rest of your summer.

– John Greenfield, editor, Streetsblog Chicago

Today’s Headlines for Thursday, August 22

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  • Trump’s trade war with China puts South Side CTA car manufacturer’s future at risk (ABC)
  • ABC: Deadly Bellwood ambulance crash last year involved cocaine, high speeds, no seatbelts
  • Evanston bike advocates give the suburb a “D” grade for bikeways (Evanston Roundtable)
  • Signs of progress on building a continuous lakefront bike path on the North Shore? (Tribune)
  • North Branch Trail’s Howard Street crossing closed due to construction — here’s the detour (Chainlink)
  • Tim Bannon, 14, born without arms, will compete in triathlon via adaptive cycle (Tribune)
  • Community meeting on Dickens Greenway tonight 6-8 PM at Lincoln Park High, 2001 N. Orchard Ave.

I’d like to give a big thanks to everyone who has donated so far this year to help us raise $50K by our December 1 deadline in order to win the $50K challenge grant from the Chicago Community Trust. Can you help us win the grant by chipping in? You can make a tax-exempt donation here.

Thanks for your support, and enjoy the rest of your summer.

– John Greenfield, editor, Streetsblog Chicago

Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, August 21

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  • Metra to make schedule changes on 5 lines starting next month (Tribune)
  • Metra receives $17.8M USDOT grant for MD-North bridge over Milwaukee Avenue (Railway Technology)
  • Seniors march to Cappleman’s office to complain about relocation of Montrose/Broadway bus stop (Block Club)
  • High-speed police chase ends with suspect crashing car into a tree in Riverdale (CBS)
  • Aldermen Gardiner and LaSpata commit to improving bus service in their wards (Active Trans)
  • Active Trans looks at ways to create a safe bike connection between Gompers and River parks
  • River Forest police donated 45 cycles to Working Bikes Cooperative (Tribune)

I’d like to give a big thanks to everyone who has donated so far this year to help us raise $50K by our December 1 deadline in order to win the $50K challenge grant from the Chicago Community Trust. Can you help us win the grant by chipping in? You can make a tax-exempt donation here.

Thanks for your support, and enjoy the rest of your summer.

– John Greenfield, editor, Streetsblog Chicago

Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, August 20

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  • Uber is expanding its offices at Chicago’s old main post office (Curbed)
  • Driver fatally struck woman, 67, in Forest Park (Sun-Times)
  • Driver fatally struck Cook County officer Ronald Prohaska, 50, on Illinois River bridge in Morris (CBS)
  • Woman charged with DUI for Peotone crash that killed male passenger, 46 (Sun-Times)
  • Hit-and-run driver injured two women at Archer/Halsted in Bridgeport (Block Club)
  • 2 robberies reported at California Green Line station (Sun-Times)
  • Inflatable sculpture of DuSable, Kitihawa, Harold Washington will visit several Green Line stations (Curbed)
  • Active Trans rallies support for the Dickens Greenway in the face of opposition from “local NIMBYs”
  • Four Star Family Cyclery is offering free pro-greenway designs, just in time for Thursday’s Dickens hearing

I’d like to give a big thanks to everyone who has donated so far this year to help us raise $50K by our December 1 deadline in order to win the $50K challenge grant from the Chicago Community Trust. Can you help us win the grant by chipping in? You can make a tax-exempt donation here.

Thanks for your support, and enjoy the rest of your summer.

– John Greenfield, editor, Streetsblog Chicago

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