Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, September 28

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  • The Obamas, Pritzker, Lightfoot will break ground on the presidential center today (Sun-Times)
  • Reilly wants a crackdown on downtown cyclists, car booting and ticketing has increased (Sun-Times)
  • Two drivers killed in fiery head-on crash on the Stevenson in Orland Park (Tribune)
  • Motorcyclist dies after striking turning SUV on Harlem Avenue in Norwood Park (WGN)
  • Chicago-Seattle train that derailed in Montana, killing 3, was going just under speed limit (NBC)
  • Chicago Ave. in Austin could get protected bike lanes, pedestrian islands, curb extensions (Block Club)
  • Eater Chicago: The proposed West Loop Metra station would be good for local restaurants

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Today’s Headlines for Monday, September 27

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  • Investigators probe Amtrak derailment that killed 3 in Montana on train from Chicago to Seattle (Tribune)
  • Hit-and-run driver killed woman, 65, crossing street near the Jefferson Park Transit Center (ABC)
  • Harayna Tolbert, 31, killed after driver of car she was riding in hit Englewood bridge pillar, fled (NBC)
  • Hit-and-run driver crashed into Griddle 24 restaurant in River North, injuring 4 customers (ABC)
  • Male suspect who shot man, 37, in hip on Kimball bus in Irving Park during altercation is still at large (Fox)
  • Aurora seeks federal money to develop safer walking and biking routes to school (Tribune)
  • Tribune looks at Metra’s new weekend Heritage Corridor service, marketed for recreational trips
  • Open House Chicago is back starting Friday with new sites, self-guided tours and in-person events (Block Club)
  • Meeting on proposed Metra Fulton Market station scheduled for October 12 (Crain’s)

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Today’s Headlines for Friday, September 24

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  • Federal ruling: UP is under no obligation to keep providing service on 3 lines it runs for Metra (Courthouse News)
  • Driver charged with DUI after killing female motorist, 44, and injuring child, 4, near Woodstock (ABC)
  • Driver killed in fiery crash after hitting semi on I-57 in University Park (ABC)
  • Driver knocks out fence near Midway Airport, no injuries (Fox)
  • Video: Metra officers stop man from jumping off bridge: “Nothing is worth you taking your life” (NWI Times)
  • People from tent city in viaduct on Chicago near Kedzie say city threw out their possessions (Block Club)
  • Marathon “bandit” who disarmed CTA robber gets $5.5K from Carnegie Hero Fund (Sun-Times)
  • Site next to Metra Cheltenham station could get health center or Black inventors museum (Block Club)
  • Action alert: Help save the e-bike benefit in Congressional budget bill (ATA)

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Today’s Headlines for Thursday, September 23

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  • CMAP, ATA, and other groups unveil proposal for $27M Lake Calumet bike/ped bridge (Block Club)
  • More coverage of CDOT’s current 100-mile bike lane push (Sun-Times, NBC, CBS)
  • A driver crashed through a guardrail on the Eisenhower in suburban Hillside (NBC)
  • Two Metra police officers stop fleeing man from jumping off bridge in Blue Island (Fox)
  • Man gets fined $500 for chopping up a Brighton Park alley speed hump with a pick axe (Block Club)
  • Loyola Phoenix: Wear a mask on the CTA, or else get off the train or bus
  • National Road Safety Foundation and Chicago Auto Show hold safety PSA contest for teens

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