Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, January 25

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  • CTA says it’s reached tentative agreement with operators unions for a 9.25% pay hike over life of contract (Sun-Times)
  • Driver charged with hit-and-run killing of Alyssa Charles, 24, last Saturday in North Chicago (LMS)
  • How to help unhoused people who are sheltering at Jeff Park Transit Center? Local leaders: It’s complicated (Nadig)
  • Semi driver flees after vehicle is struck by Metra train at Arlington Heights, leaves behind license plate (Sun-Times)
  • Northern Illinois Food Bank brings fresh produce to Fort Sheridan Metra station (Daily Herald)
  • It’s that time of year again: Metra lights fires next to tracks to keep trains running in cold (Fox)
  • Better Streets Chicago makes multiple news appearances today to discuss #PlowTheSidewalks campaign

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Today’s Headlines for Monday, January 24

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  • Activists take call to shut down CTA if killer cop Van Dyke is released to Mag Mile and NW Side (WGN)
  • Better CTA service discussed as a strategy for fighting global warming during town hall on climate change (Tribune)
  • Driver charged- with hit-and-run crash that killed female pedestrian, 56, at Chicago/Kedzie on 9/16/21 (Fox)
  • Man charged in March 2021 Bishop Ford crash that killed William Collier, 4, in South Holland (ABC)
  • Man stabbed in head on Red Line at 79th Wednesday was 3rd stabbing on the ‘L’ within one week (Sun-Times)
  • Police release images of suspect from 12/26 armed robbery on Blue Line at Medical District station (Fox)
  • Night Ministry rep: More people are sleeping on ‘L’ due to cold, COVID hardships, overtaxed shelters (CBS)
  • Letter: I moved to Chicago partly for transit, but lawless environment on the ‘L’ will kill ridership (Tribune)
  • 13-car pileup on the Kennedy near Montrose on snowy Sunday morning, no reported injuries (Fox)
  • Block Club looks at Better Streets Chicago’s campaign for municipal sidewalk snow clearance
  • West Siders are planning a beautification campaign to make Lawndale litter-free (Block Club)

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Today’s Headlines for Friday, January 21

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  • Hit-and-run driver killed retired police officer Richard Haljean, 57, as he crossed Edison Park street (ABC)
  • Driver fatally struck Alyssa Charles, 24, in North Chicago and fled the scene (Daily Herald)
  • Carjacker stole Jeep with 2 young girls inside in West Ridge, crashed, children were unhurt (ABC)
  • There have been 2 cases of Metra trains hitting cars at 111th – Morgan Park in one week (Tribune, ABC)
  • To accommodate signal work, Blue Line riders will have to switch trains at Rosemont on weekends (CTA)
  • North Lawndale police parking lot is slated to become affordable housing (Block Club)
  • The old Garfield Green station is now a hub for South Side businesses thanks to U. of C. program (Block Club)
  • Daily Herald bike columnist: Here’s some inspiration to make your 2022 cycling goals happen

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Today’s Headlines for Thursday, January 20

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  • Aldermen slam CTA, hold up $26.1M in funding after agency fails to send rep to meeting (Sun-Times)
  • To deter crime on CTA, License Committee approves stiffer penalties for reselling stolen phones (Sun-Times)
  • Blue Line O’Hare branch’s $207M signal upgrade project reaches final stage (Railway Technology)
  • 1st Ward PB election funds 6 livable streets projects, including Wood PBL, Chicago Ave. bus lanes (Block Club)
  • DPD’s Committee on Design reviews Altenheim Line elevated trail development plan (Urbanize)
  • CTA station is a major asset as Mart owner tries to upgrade building to attract tenants (Crain’s)
  • Speeding driver killed after hitting tree in Sauganash, passenger critically injured (ABC)
  • Suspect arrested for hit-and-run killing of Emil Benak, 68, on Christmas Day in Schiller Park (ABC)
  • ’85 Bears star, 4-time DUI offender Dan Hampton gets probation after driving at 2X legal limit (Sun-Times)
  • 2 Naperville bike stores burglarized last week, bringing regional total to 15 cycle shop burglaries (ABC)
  • Chicago-based bike parts company SRAM buys cycling tech company Hammerhead (European Cycling)
  • Meet Eric Hernandez from Tour de Pizza, a project to bike to every local pizzeria (Maroon)

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