Today’s Headlines for Thursday, July 18

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  • Man, 68, fatally struck in Humboldt Park, reportedly by dirt bike rider (ABC)
  • The scooter pilot isn’t so bad, says writer Ryan Smith for Chicago mag
  • This weekend’s heatwave could cause some severe strain on paved road and rail tracks (Tribune)
  • Oscar Mayer rents out its Wienermobile to the public through Airbnb (Crains)
  • A segment from last night’s Chicago Tonight covered the Port of Chicago (WTTW)
  • Nearly 50 cars damaged in a series of recent parking garage break-ins (WGN)
  • The CTA weighs in on the Tribune’s reporter rush to O’Hare challenge
  • Would you swim in the Chicago River? WGN Radio is taking a poll 

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Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, July 17

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  • Kane County is looking into a bike sharing system (Daily Herald)
  • Google Maps will now display information at bike share stations (The Verge)
  • John looks at non-cyclists’ fears of being struck by people on bikes (Chicago Reader)
  • ProPublica event toolkit on how to start a local conversation about parking tickets (ProPublica)
  • Going to Pitchfork this weekend? The Tribune has a detailed map and transit options (Tribune)
  • Swimming in the Chicago River? It’s likely to happen by next summer (Sun-Times)
  • 146-unit development proposed for bank and surface lot in Belmont Cragin (Nadig Newspapers)

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Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, July 16

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  • Lake County board removes language supporting the Rte. 53 highway extension from strategic plan (ATA)
  • The Tribune sends reporters out to O’Hare by rideshare, Metra, and CTA to find quickest route (Tribune)
  • Humboldt Park lagoon alligator, Chance the Snapper, finally captured (Block Club)
  • Riverfront Wolf Point East tower shows off new renders of amenities (Curbed Chicago)
  • Pigeon grabs a seat on CTA’s Brown Line, causes slight delay (WBBM)
  • Crain’s Chicago op-ed highlights need for more green space and less diesel fumes in busy corridors (Crain’s)
  • 45-unit, $20 million affordable housing development gets lukewarm reception in Pilsen (Block Club)

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Today’s Headlines for Monday, July 15

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  • Purple buses will signal Pace’s new Pulse Line service along Milwaukee Avenue on the northwest side (CBS Chicago)
  • Penalties leveled against seven of the ten scooter operators for various violations (Sun-Times)
  • Faulty communication equipment and mechanical problems caused passengers to crowd on tracks at Union Station, creating a hazardous situation (Daily Herald)
  • Chicago’s large parks prepare for summer festivals, and subsequent cleanup efforts (Tribune)
  • Department of Housing commissioner Marisa Novara wants to see a “homeownership market in our most divested communities.” (WBEZ)
  • A fatal crash between an Amtrak train and minivan took place in Morton Grove on Sunday (Sun-Times)
  • Amazing 3D sidewalk chalk drawing festival was hosted in Rogers Park this past weekend (Block Club)

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Today’s Headlines for Friday, July 12

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  • An Interview With Outgoing Active Trans Director Run Burke, Who’s Taking a Job at Lyft.
  • Video Shows Crash That Killed Gerimiah Staple Jr., 19, as He Fled a Police Stop for Phone Use (ABC)
  • TOD With 246 Apartments, 13 Affordable Units, 107 Car Spots Proposed Near Addison Red Stop (Curbed)
  • Outside Magazine Calls the Riverwalk a “New Trail” That Makes Chicago a Top City for Outdoor Fun
  • Artist Wants to Make the Hubbard St. Mural “A Pedestrian Experience,” in a Good Way (Sun-Times)
  • Another Day, Another List of Grievances Against the Chicago Scooter Pilot (Chicago Now)
  • Kids, Don’t Try This at Home: Man “Skitches” Onto Back of Semi Barreling Down the Ryan (Block Club)

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Today’s Headlines for Thursday, July 11

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  • 1 Killed, 5 Injured After Driver Flees Traffic Stop in Englewood (Sun-Times)
  • Driver Charged With DUI for Wicker Park Crash That Injured 2, 1 Critically (Sun-Times)
  • Judge Refuses to Dismiss Charges for Driver Who Killed Mother and 3 of her Children (NBC)
  • Video Shows Chicago Police Tazering, Pepper Spraying Bystander Filming Traffic Stop (Block Club)
  • A Non-Cyclist Tries Riding a Dockless Electric Scooter (Chicago Magazine)
  • The Chicago Tribune Offers a Guide to 80 Regional Bike Trails
  • West Ridge Senior Has Refurbished 2,000 Bikes, Including for Local Yeshiva Students (Chabad.org)
  • Glen Ellyn Will Host Bike Race as Opening Stage of DuPage Triple Crown (Daily Herald)
  • Take a Survey to Provide Input on Active Trans’ Proposal for a Diversey-to-Belmont River Trail

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