Today’s Headlines for Friday, May 27

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  • Chicago and suburban Cook County have moved into High COVID Community Level (City of Chicago)
  • Lonely Planet has published a guide to visiting Chicago on a budget and getting around by L
  • Local public health officials advise residents mask up on transit and in other public spaces (Sun-Times)
  • The South Side’s beloved dancing crossing guard is facing eviction (Block Club)
  • The Sun-Times has released a feature story/photo essay on the community in Rogers Park
  • Oak Park coalition aims to get everyone housed (Crain’s)
  • Man charged in deadly Clinton Blue Line station stabbing (CBS 2)
  • Metra restores full Saturday service on seven lines, adjusts UP Northwest schedule (Trains)
  • Retired Army colonel plans 1,700-mile bicycle trip to honor soldiers who died under his command (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
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Today’s Headlines for Thursday, May 26

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  • Casino, including road widening, approved after Lightfoot screams “You are a liar!” at opposing alder (Block Club)
  • Despite being presented with evidence that curfews don’t work, Council approves 10 PM curfew (Block Club)
  • The Reader looks at why stricter curfews are the wrong approach to reducing violence
  • Why did it take CPD five years to arrest hit-and-run driver who killed cyclist Francisco Cruz, 58? (CBS)
  • Bernardo Gomez, 26, died after being kicked in the head by a boy, 14, on the Cicero Green platform (Sun-Times)
  • After someone smashed a bottle on a man’s head on Red Line, bystanders stepped in to stop attack (NBC)
  • Gas leak at 30 E. Lake in the Loop causes major CTA delays (NBC)
  • What generosity! News outlets give free campaign ads to traffic jam creator Willie Wilson (NBC, ABC, Block Club)
  • Letter: Municipalities should invoice Wilson for taxpayer-funded police and traffic-control services (Tribune)
  • Metra sends staff to homes next to UP-N to listen to concerns, residents complain Metra’s not listening (WGN)
  • Neighborhood greenway is coming to Erie between Damen and Noble in West Town (Block Club)

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Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, May 25

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  • Here are the new rules for minors at Millennium Park (Block Club)
  • 1 person killed, 11 injured in multi-vehicle crash Tuesday morning on I-294 near Willow Road (NBC)
  • At least 5 drivers involved in crash on Tri-State Tollway near Milwaukee Avenue (CBS)
  • Woman, 27, shot in arm near 95th/Dan Ryan Red Line station (NBC)
  • CPD releases photos of suspect in fatal stabbing of James R. Parsons IV, 43, found on Blue train near Clinton (FOX)
  • Man pleads guilty to setting unoccupied CTA van on fire during 2020 civil unrest in Loop (Sun-Times)
  • Contract with one of CTA’s security guard contractors sheds light on what guards are supposed to be doing (CBS)
  • Willie Wilson gives away groceries and plans yet another traffic-clogging, air-polluting gas giveaway (Block Club)
  • 27th Ward survey on how to use $2.9M, including potential walk/bike/transit improvements (Block Club)
  • Chicago transpo advocates and experts call for better infrastructure to address the US bike death epidemic (NPR)
  • Letter to Sun-Times: Cyclists endanger pedestrians on Sheridan in Edgewater. Here’s what we should actually do.
  • Ted McClelland bikes the entire 23.5 length of Western Ave. on a Divvy bike (Chicago Mag)

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Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, May 24

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  • Chicago Casino set for final city vote Wednesday after committee OKs Bally’s plan (Block Club)
  • Why is Chicago’s hit-and-run arrest record so much lower than New York or LA’s? (NBC)
  • Dump tuck diver killed after being struck by MD-N train on private road with no RR gates or lights (ABC)
  • I-294 pileup crash involving at least 8 vehicles leaves 2 injured; SB traffic blocked at Willow Road (ABC)
  • Man visiting Chicago who was struck by hit-and-run driver on Mag Mile loses both legs (NBC)
  • James R. Parsons, 43, found fatally stabbed last night on Blue Line near Clinton station (NBC)
  • Water Tower Place has been a key anchor of Michigan Ave. Can it be saved? (WBEZ)
  • Let’s make sure city officials use available funds to build a protected bike lane network (Active Trans)

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