Today’s Headlines for Monday, February 6

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  • Chicagoland received a $5 million grant aimed at making streets safer for pedestrians and cyclists (Herald)
  • No driver, no bus: Inside the CTA’s campaign to put more drivers on the road (WBEZ)
  • Driver killed in head-on collision on DLSD at 4:24 AM Sunday (WGN)
  • 1 killed in 2-car crash at about 11:33 PM Saturday night on southbound Dan Ryan near 95th (ABC)
  • 4 injured after driver ran red at 111th/Michigan, striking CTA bus, which careened into currency exchange (ABC)
  • 2 charged with murder for fatal stabbing of restaurant manager Michael Byrnes, 41, at LaSalle/Van Buren on 9/6 (FOX)
  • Man in good condition after being stabbed on Blue Line in 700 block of South Austin around 5 a.m. Saturday (FOX)
  • Man previously convicted for random attacks on CTA charged with attacking CTA employee at Washington Blue (WTTW)
  • Block Club looks at the proposal for protected bike lanes on Clark in Uptown as part of Clark Street Crossroads plan
  • Wilson says “dibs,” privatizing street parking via vandalism threats, equals “neighbors looking out from each other” (Axios)

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Today’s Headlines for Friday, February 3

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  • Lightfoot: “What we heard from those workers, from riders, is we want more police on the CTA” (Reader)
  • Could Duckworth’s appointment to key Senate subcommittee pave the way for an O’Hare express train? (Crain’s)
  • Aurora man charged with leaving scene of deadly crash on southbound I-94 (CBS)
  • Hit-and-run driver struck Humboldt Park dialysis unit (CBS)
  • New property management contract awarded for Red Line Extension project (Chicago Crusader)
  • Metra Union Pacific North Line rebuild gets $117 million “Mega” grant (Patch)
  • City seeks to engage businesses on $10M equitable transit-oriented development grant program (Biz Journal)
  • Rotary looks at Working Bikes’ and World Bicycle Relief’s efforts to bring bikes to developing nations

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Today’s Headlines for Thursday, February 2

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  • Mayoral hopeful Kam Buckner talks about CTA, biking, and “dibs” (Block Club)
  • SUV driver fatally struck man, 77, trying to cross street at Martin/Brom in Naperville (WGN)
  • Norfolk Southern continues Englewood expansion —but will the company meet community demands? (Block Club)
  • Ogden between Western and Pulaski is getting a streetscape project, but apparently no bike lanes (Block Club)
  • Final proposals revealed for We Will Chicago Woodlawn RFQ to develop land near Cottage Grove Green station (YIMBY)
  • Pedway accidentally locked between Macy’s and Red Line during frigid Wednesday morning commute (CBS)
  • Check out this proposed new Metra / South Shore Line map design
  • Super-romantic gift idea: Buy your Valentine a CTA sign (CBS)

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Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, February 1

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  • City plan to ticket drivers who block bike lanes downtown draws mixed reaction from cycling advocates (Block Club)
  • Driver hospitalized after flipping car on 3900 block of DLSD, ending up between trees on parkland (CBS)
  • Man charged after allegedly sideswiping CTA bus, pointing gun at driver in Back of the Yards (FOX)
  • CTA’s Brown Line flyover fixed by contractor after concrete fell off shortly after opening (Block Club)
  • NICTD’s future plans include track and signal upgrades on Metra Electric District corridor (LPR)
  • Hazmat crews clean up spill at Metra maintenance center on far South Side (CBS)
  • Chicago Winter Bike Swap returns to the Kane County Fairgrounds on 2/12 (BRAIN)

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