Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, May 18

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  • City announces “Rediscover Summer” program to provide recreation opportunities for kids
  • Delayed updates on O’Hare shuttle system frustrating airline passengers (CBS 2)
  • Paid parking meters are being installed at Montrose Harbor (Block Club)
  • NPR’s Marketplace program looks into how transit agencies are bringing riders back
  • Amtrak route between Chicago and Detroit being bumped up to 110 mph (Detroit News)
  • Developer returns with updated apartment plan for parking lot in Lincoln Square (Block Club)
  • Tribune reporter Sarah Freishman discusses CTA and Metra story on WGN Radio
  • Chicago school bus companies are seeking drivers for this autumn (CBS 2)
  • Employees at Experimental Station, which owns and operates Blackstone Bicycle Works, vote for union (Block Club)
  • Active Trans seeks signatures to advance effort for HB 270 in Springfield

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Today’s Headlines for Monday, May 17

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  • Here’s what riders are finding as they return to the CTA and Metra (Tribune)
  • A look at the CTA’s “When you’re ready, we’re ready” campaign (CTA)
  • Chicago area traffic is increasing as more people return to driving (ABC 7)
  • Chicago’s Congressional reps are requesting funds for infrastructure improvements (Daily Herald)
  • The Lawrence and Berwyn Red Line stations will be closed for the next three years (Fox 32)
  • My Block, My Hood, My City hosting pop-up fashion show on the Red Line (Block Club)
  • Man charged with planting fake bomb at Bryn Mawr Red Line station (Block Club)
  • Metra adds bike cars to BNSF and Rock Island lines (NBC Chicago)
  • Register for this weekend’s Bike Out Negativity ride through North Lawndale and Little Village here

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Today’s Headlines for Friday, May 14

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  • CTA is launching a media and public relations blitz to lure back riders (Crain’s)
  • CTA to begin work on North Side Red Line stations this weekend (WGN)
  • CTA board board approves extension of three bus pilots on California and Kedzie routes (Mass Transit)
  • ISP: 1 dead, 1 hurt in fiery I-294 crash after driver crashes into maintenance truck (ABC)
  • Shift Transit, led by ex-Divvy manager Eddie Inlow, takes over Millennium bike station (Sun-Times)
  • Demand for block parties is sky high but city hasn’t started the permitting (Block Club)
  • Chicago is rapidly losing its signature home, the two-flat, to tear-downs (Block Club)

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Today’s Headlines for Thursday, May 14

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  • 66% of Chicago police chases in 2019 ended in crashes — 8 of them fatal (Sun-Times)
  • 2 officers, civilian seriously injured in multiple-vehicle crash Wednesday evening (NBC)
  • Man stabbed in finger during fight on Monroe Red Line platform last night (NBC)
  • Police release photo of car from fatal hit-and-run crash in Gresham (Sun-Times)
  • Massive protest for Palestinian rights takes over downtown streets (Block Club)
  • Lee Bey: Reuse, rather than demolish, fallen cyclist Helmut Jahn’s Thompson Center (Sun-Times)
  • Rotary Club of Hinsdale returns to give away 100 bikes for military kids (Tribune)

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Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, May 12

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  • CDOT announces plans to pilot Copenhagen-stye bike lanes between road and sidewalk level (Sun-Times)
  • Metra Chicago ridership rises as more get vaccinated, work downtown (ABC)
  • Hit-and-run driver critically injured woman, 21, walking across Addison at Janssen (WGN)
  • Charges expected for teen in stolen car who fatally struck Annette Odneal, 62, in Posen (Tribune)
  • ATA, MPC weigh in on how to prevent bike-car crashes, like the one that killed Helmut Jahn (Herald)
  • Bloomerg: Pedestrianizing Chicago’s Fulton Market during COVID-19 has boosted business
  • Letter: What if we renamed Lake Shore Drive “DuSable Lake Shore Drive”? (Sun-Times)

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