Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, September 28

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  • Chicago’s secret weapon for fighting the street racing menace: Issuing $150 tickets for parking in bike lanes (BGA)
  • 2 hospitalized after 4-vehicle crash on ramp from Dan Ryan to Bishop Ford, ISP says (ABC)
  • 3 ‘L’ lines delayed about 30 minutes Tuesday “due to minor incident involving rail cars at Howard” (Evanston Roundtable)
  • Osterman, A-Ville chamber discuss plans to pedestrianize Catalpa between Clark and Ashland (Block Club)
  • Mokena trustees vote to increase Metra all-day parking fees to a whopping $2 starting next year (Tribune)
  • Metra didn’t really think through its billboard slogan: “Take the easy way out” (Sun-Times)
  • Chicago tall bike riders discuss why they enjoy getting high (WFKR)
  • Recyclery nonprofit bike shop in Rogers Park is looking for a new lead mechanic

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Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, September 27

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  • Letter: Urban environmentalists calls for redesigning Chicago streets to be less car-centric and improve safety (Sun-Times)
  • Block Club looks at last Thursday’s Chicago, Bike Grid Now Jamapalooza event for World Car Free Day
  • Driver charged in Evanston hit-and-run that seriously injured man, 18 (Evanston Roundtable)
  • Bike rider is in good condition after being shot in leg near 80th/Woodlawn in Avalon Park (CBS)
  • Fifty years ago, two Loop-bound commuter Illinois Central trains crashed, killing 45 and injuring more than 300 (Tribune)
  • Mayoral hopeful Ald. Ray Lopez calls for dedicated transit police force, CPD throws water on that idea (FOX)
  • Chicago Transit Authority adds new features to cars amid safety concerns (NBC)
  • While CTA staffer went to help robbery victim at Homan/Kedzie, items were stolen from her booth (FOX)
  • Lightfoot offers TIF money to convert vacant LaSalle Street offices into housing (Block Club)
  • Supply chain shortage leaves Chicago woman without a car for months following crash (for better or for worse) (CBS)

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Today’s Headlines for Monday, September 26

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  • Mind-blowing aerial footage of Thursday’s Chicago, Bike Grid Now “die-in” on DLSD
  • Driver and passenger killed after crashing car into building on 4300 block of South Archer in Brighton Park (ABC)
  • $1,000 reward offered for info on hit-and-run driver who killed Taha Khan on 8/10 in Sauganash (CBS)
  • COPA recommends firing of CPD officer involved in 2019 crash on West Side that killed Verona Gunn, 89 (ABC)
  • After senior attacked on Red Line at 95th, racist provocateur Andy Ngô uses video of the assault as propaganda fodder (CBS)
  • Fire on wires over Metra Electric train brings service to a halt Friday; 150 people evacuate (ABC)
  • Metra pauses plans for SouthEast line as regional group calls for more study (Tribune)
  • What it was like taking Amtrak from SF to Seattle to Chicago to New Orleans to LA (VOX)
  • Ald. Matt Martin’s talk on walk/bike infra in the 47th Ward at Begyle Brewing on 9/26 is sold out
  • Ghost bike installation for fallen cyclist Sam Bell, 44,  on 9/29 at Huron/Milwaukee may be livestreamed for CDOT meeting attendees
  • Ald. Daniel LaSpata hosts a bike tour of 1st Ward walk/bike infra on 10/7. His challenger Andrew Schneider tried to block Logan PBLs.

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Today’s Headlines for Friday, September 23

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  • More footage from last night’s Jamapalooza bike convergence and DLSD die-in, organized by Chicago, Bike Grid Now
  • Driver critically injured man near Emerson/Hartrey in Evanston Thursday morning (ABC)
  • Teen charged with armed robbery of man, 27, on Blue Line near UIC-Halsted stop (FOX)
  • Man federally charged with illegally possessing a loaded handgun, cocaine and fentanyl at Adams/Wabash station (FOX)
  • Chicago cop pleads not guilty of battery after falsely accusing Puerto Rican teen of bike theft, pinning him to ground (Block Club)
  • Letter: Metra should open more cars to allow social distancing, restore late night schedules (Tribune)
  • Why is the concrete still falling on the still-new CTA Brown Line flyover, and why no fix? (CBS)
  • More on the closing of Millennium Park’s bike station, including commentary from Better Streets (Sun-Times)

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