Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, November 2020

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  • Driver killed Justin Fanslau, 51, in Hammond grocery store lot and fled the scene (NWI Times)
  • Officer suffered severe facial injuries after being dragged by driver during traffic stop (CBS)
  • Multiple crashes reported on Dan Ryan expressway as slick conditions continue (CBS)
  • Police seeking man wanted for phone robbery on CTA train in Bronzeville (Fox)
  • Bus drivers wouldn’t let passenger on shirtless w/ mask, let him on mask-less w/ shirt (HPH)
  • ATA: The Rte. 53 extension was a bad idea — let’s make sure it never happens
  • Need a gift idea — how about a used bike or accessories from West Town? (Block Club)
  • Volunteers sought for December 5 Humboldt Boulevard cleanup event (Block Club)

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Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, November 24

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  • Ald. Martin is proposing an EZ Pass-style downtown congestion pricing system (Twitter)
  • CNT’s Jacky Grimshaw discussed Lightfoot’s infrastructure spending plan (WTTW)
  • Police: Teen boy crashed stolen car in the South Loop, 3 injured; charges pending (ABC)
  • Hit-and-run driver inflicts serious head injury on man, 70, on bike in Palatine (Sun-Times)
  • Suspect arrested in Franklin Park hit-and-run that injured male pedestrian, 29 (Tribune)
  • Crain’s: Rahm, discussed as a possible USDOT chief, under consideration for U.S. Trade Rep
  • 78 units, 9 affordable, 44 car spots proposed for parking lot near Morse stop (Block Club)
  • Recommended reading from Daily Herald bike columnist Ralph Banasiak

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– John Greenfield, editor, Streetsblog Chicago

Today’s Headlines for Monday, November 23

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  • COVID theft spike: Chicago Stolen Bike Registry has seen a 48% increase in submissions (Sun-Times)
  • Tribune looks at the Fair Transit South Cook pilot, launching in January
  • 3 people injured, 1 seriously, in Schaumburg crash after driver fails to yield (CBS)
  • Crestwood officer seriously hurt after driver crashes into stopped squad car (ABC)
  • Chicago History Museum unveils plans for plaza renovation, history trail (Block Club)
  • New mural comes to The Plant food business incubator in Back of the Yards (Sun-Times)
  • Mobility justice group Equiticity hopes to raise $10K by end of the year

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Today’s Headlines for Friday, November 20

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  • Ald. Rodriguez-Sanchez blasts idea of Rahm for USDOT chief, notes O’Hare Express debacle (Jacobin)
  • 60 protesters sue city, alleging CPD abused them “without justification” at summer protests (Block Club)
  • Driver was allegedly high and doing 80 mph when he killed cyclist Troy Young, 41, in Lombard (Sun-Times)
  • Plan Commission approves Bridgeport Amazon warehouse despite community opposition (Block Club)
  • Steel installed on Belmont Flyover pylons in Lakeview (Block Club)
  • West Side park officially renamed for Anna and Stephen Douglass (Block Club)
  • City seeks proposals for ped-friendly development with community space in S. Chicago (Block Club)
  • Wharton Sinkler wants to pave the way to better walking and biking conditions in Des Plaines (ATA)
  • CTA Holiday Train, Bus returning for 2020, but without riders (ABC)

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Here are some tips on preventing the spread of COVID-19, and advice for Chicagoans on what to do if you think you may have been exposed to the virus.

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I’d like to give a big thanks to everyone who has donated so far to help Streetsblog Chicago raise $50K by January 1. Along with the $75K pledged by the Chicago Community Trust for our 2021 budget, this will allow us to promote assistant editor Courtney Cobbs to co-editor and launch a new weekly series on mobility justice issues impacting Chicago’s Latino communities. Can you help us win the grant by chipping in? You can make a tax-exempt donation here.

Thanks for your support, and enjoy your autumn.

– John Greenfield, editor, Streetsblog Chicago

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