Today’s Headlines for Friday, May 29

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  • Lightfoot is announcing her Slow Streets plan today at 1 PM at press conference on Facebook
  • Internal CTA report gives poor marks for train cleaning as city moves into Phase 3 (ABC)
  • CTA: We will watch crowds, make announcements to keep riders apart during Phase 3 (Tribune)
  • Metra announces additional guidelines as Chicago prepares to begin Phase 3 (Daily Chronicle)
  • Man pushed another man onto Red tracks at 87, where the victim was fatally struck (Block Club)
  • 2 children among 5 seriously hurt in McKinley Park crash (Sun-Times)
  • Cyclist in critical condition after teens driving stolen SUV hit him in West Town, charges made (ABC)
  • 5 arrested in South Side Red Line attack, robbery of men 62 and 72 (WGN)
  • Video provides update on Big Marsh and Ford Calumet Environmental Center
  • WTTW checks out the new book “Transit Hikes” — Here’s our review

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Today’s Headlines for Thursday, May 29

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  • Wabansia, Wood, and Roscoe are also getting Slow Streets treatments (Sun-Times)
  • Biagi says CDOT may create emergency bus lanes as part of reopening strategy (Crain’s)
  • Daily Northwestern looks at the challenges facing transit agencies, workers, and riders
  • Meet Active Trans’ new bus organizing fellows, conducting surveys of essential workers
  • Juan Cabral, 55, dies nearly 3 weeks after driver struck him in Back of the Yards (Sun-Times)
  • Teen driving stolen car injured bicyclist on 1300 block of W. Hubbard (WGN)
  • Chicago may re-legalize accessory dwelling units, aka “granny flats” (Tribune)
  • Boystown is getting rainbow bike racks (Block Club)

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Today’s Headlines for Wednesday

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  • WTTW and Block Club spread the good news about Chicago’s Slow Streets plan
  • Driver charged in fiery Chinatown DUI crash that critically injured 4 (WGN)
  • Blue Line signal upgrades require overnight lane restrictions on Kennedy Near O’Hare (Mass Transit)
  • Ride-hail drivers and passengers required wear masks, keep windows open if possible (NBC)
  • Lyft driver charged with raping passenger outside her Bridgeport home (NBC)
  • Is this post from right-wing Illinois Policy anti-transit? We’re not sure
  • Active Trans quietly held a comedy fundraiser, will hold a virtual Bike the Drive (ABC)

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Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, May 26

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  • A Q & A with the Active Transportation Alliances‘ new executive director Amy Rynell
  • Andrew Peterson, 37, died from injuries sustained when driver struck him at Taylor/Ruble (Sun-Times)
  • Hit-and-run driver fatally struck young female pedestrian Monday at Harrison/Canal (ABC)
  • Man dies after being struck by 2 drivers in West Humboldt Park (Sun-Times)
  • Driver fatally struck man, 62, in Homan Square Sunday afternoon (Sun-Times)
  • Red Line service resumes after possible human remains found on tracks at Jarvis (Sun-Times)
  • 6 people seriously injured in two different Eisenhower crashes within an hours (Sun-Times)
  • Driver hits CTA bus in Woodlawn after shots fired, 2 injured (ABC)
  • As a transportation hub, Chicago is particularly vulnerable to C-19 economic fallout (Chicago Mag)
  • We held an unofficial ribbon-cutting for the Lincoln Village Pedestrian Bridge, aka the Stone Free Bridge

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