Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, September 29

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  • Lightfoot reopens indoor service for bars w/o kitchens, increases restaurant capacity (Block Club)
  • Homewood’s historic Amtrak train station overhaul underway; Metra station is next (Tribune)
  • National Park Service seeking public input on Environmental Assessment for Obama Center plan
  • New Pilsen mural pays tribute to essential workers (Block Club)
  • Ride Illinois prepares 10-year Bikeway Implementation plan for Rockford (RR Star)
  • 7 Chicagoland bike trails where you can take a long ride (Time Out)

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Today’s Headlines for Monday, September 28

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  • ATA, MPC, and Lyft: To avoid post-COVID carpocalypse, walk/bike/transit-friendly streets needed (Sun-Times)
  • CTA, Pace, and Metra release new, updated Ventra App
  • Metra: No cuts in weekend service are currently planned (Daily Herald)
  • IPD: Since Metra ridership has been down during COVID, they should gut the system
  • Plans for Chicago to Rockford passenger rail service gain traction (Tribune)
  • Right-wing state senate candidate: The Chicago-Rockford train would be an “expensive fantasy” (RR Star)
  • Railway collisions plummet nationwide, but not in Illinois (Daily Herald)
  • Driver of stolen vehicle crashed into Mag Mile Jewelry store Sunday afternoon (NBC)
  • State rep LaShawn Ford led bike ride Sunday to bring awareness to the 2020 census (Tribune)

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Today’s Headlines for Friday, September 25

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  • Tribune takes a deep-dive into how COVID has affected Chicago travel patterns
  • Agencies: Overnight ‘L’ trains, weekend Metra service in danger if federal aid isn’t provided (Crain’s)
  • Police: Women, 83 killed in Chatham after accidentally hitting gas instead of brakes (Sun-Times)
  • Man, 25, seriously injured in shooting on CTA Red Line platform in Englewood (NBC)
  • After some neighbors complain, city removes colorful graffiti along 606 (Block Club)
  • Lyric Opera will hold drive-through performances in its parking garage (Sun-Times)
  • John discusses the South Shore Line’s “Mask Optional Car policy on WGN Radio

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Today’s Headlines for Thursday, September 24

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  • Residents protest outside Chicago police HQ in the wake of Breonna Taylor decision (NBC)
  • CTA service diverted from near police HQ to discourage participation in the protest (NBC)
  • Father Pfleger leads march, rally in Auburn Gresham after the Taylor decision (NBC)
  • NBC looks at South Shore Line’s “Mask Optional” service between Indiana and Chicago
  • Indiana is lifting capacity limits on restaurants, bars, clubs, gyms, and large events (ABC)
  • Effort to launch second Chicago-Twin Cities Amtrak train receives $31.8 million grant (Trains)
  • Andersonville car-free movies called off after city says patrons must attend in cars (Block Club)
  • To promote LGBTQ inclusivity, Boystown will officially be called Northalsted (Block Club)
  • Chicago Bike Collective Ride celebrates cycling resources in Black and Brown communities on 10/2

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Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, September 23

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  • Work has started on all-affordable Logan TOD, will be documented with videos (Block Club)
  • Strava data showed 34% increase in Chicago biking in July (Bloomberg)
  • Driver ejected, car split in half after crash in Arlington Heights (CBS)
  • Niles seeks to add stoplight to intersection where Sam Yousif, 13, was killed on his bike (Tribune)
  • Dreadhead Cowboy charged with animal cruelty, reckless conduct after ride on Dan Ryan (ABC)
  • Ald. LaSpata seeks safety improvements on The 606 after incidents of people driving on it (CBS)
  • Help raise $7,500 for Blackstone Bicycle Works by riding the 1919 Chicago Race Riot bike route
  • Equiticity and Imagine Englewood If… host a walking tour of the neighborhood on Saturday 2 PM

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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.

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