Today’s Headlines for Friday, March 5

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  • General Iron hunger strikers end their fast near Lightfoot’s home but campaign continues (Block Club)
  • One dead, 2 injured in fiery crash on I-88 In Naperville (CBS)
  • Driver cited for fatally striking Refaat Shafikmeshreki, 71, at 34th and King (Sun-Times)
  • CPD: Man, 71, fatally struck by Red Line after he accidentally fell on Loyola platform (ABC)
  • Metra North Central Service train strikes empty car parked too close to tracks in Wheeling (Sun-Times)
  • Will Chicago take down Bowman and Spearman sculptures by Croatian artist Ivan Meštrović? (Croatia Week)
  • Celebrate ATA’s 35th anniversary at its ’80s-themed online awards reception on Thursday 3/25

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Today’s Headlines for Thursday, March 4

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  • Chicago expects 55,000 more students in its biggest reopening test yet (Block Club)
  • O’Hare vaxx sites opening for CTA, Metra workers, Uber drivers, flight crews (Tribune)
  • 2 killed, including 83-year-old driver, 5 injured in high-speed Scottsdale crash (ABC)
  • IL Policy: Cams issued a 6 mph+ ticket every 12 seconds (during week no one knew about the new rule)
  • What are the ramifications of the new 6 mph speed cam rule for Chicago cyclists? (The Chainlink)
  • Divvy is part of the national e-bike-share revolution (New York Times)
  • Century-Old Logan Square church transformed into luxury apartments (Block Club)

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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.

Great news! We surpassed our $50,000 fundraising goal. I’d like to give a big thanks to everyone who donated to help Streetsblog Chicago hit the target. Along with the $75K pledged by the Chicago Community Trust for our 2021 budget, this allows 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. Stay tuned for an announcement about an online fundraising victory party.

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Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, March 3

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  • Man, 41, dead after 2 semi drivers crash on Tri-State Tollway near Roberts Road (ABC)
  • Wrigley Field recommended as mass vaccination site due to Red Line proximity (ABC)
  • 35th Ward residents vote to repair 5 sidewalks, install new street lamps (Block Club)
  • New $8.6M New Lennox Metra station in now open (Patch)
  • BGA, citizen note lack of transparency in Chicago Monuments Project process (Block Club, Sun-Times)
  • Young West Siders will help make map of N. Lawndale Community Gardens (Block Club)
  • Block Club is considering hiring a dedicated transportation reporter

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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.

Great news! We surpassed our $50,000 fundraising goal. I’d like to give a big thanks to everyone who donated to help Streetsblog Chicago hit the target. Along with the $75K pledged by the Chicago Community Trust for our 2021 budget, this allows 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. Stay tuned for an announcement about an online fundraising victory party.

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Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, March 2

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  • Schwieterman, Sposato praise the new 6 mph speed cam threshold (WTTW)
  • Car driver dies after crash with trucker in Naperville (NBC)
  • 5 injured, including 3 children, after driver flips vehicle near LSD/Marquette (Sun-Times)
  • Woman arrested for 2 carjackings, 1 of which involved driving off with boy, dragging his mom (ABC)
  • …Police suspect the SUV from the other carjacking was was used to critically injure Alex Betzel (NBC)
  • Oak Park is getting new sidewalk extensions as part of a sewer and repaving project (Tribune)
  • Time Out Chicago: Uptown Bikes, long woman-owned, is now entirely staffed by women

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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.

Great news! We surpassed our $50,000 fundraising goal. I’d like to give a big thanks to everyone who donated to help Streetsblog Chicago hit the target. Along with the $75K pledged by the Chicago Community Trust for our 2021 budget, this allows 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. Stay tuned for an announcement about an online fundraising victory party.

If you haven’t chipped in yet and would like to donate to help keep Streetsblog Chicago running past 2021 you can still make a tax-exempt donation here.

Thanks for your support, and have a great March.

– John Greenfield, co-editor

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