Today’s Headlines for Friday, January 22

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  • ATA hosts week-long event aimed at creating better walking, biking, and transit in the suburbs
  • Contrary to what Lyft-funded super-PAC says, ride-hail drivers are better off as employees (One Illinois)
  • On of the twins, 14, struck by a driver while skateboarding in Elgin has died (NBC)
  • Amid surge in carjackings, top cop to send in more detectives (Block Club)
  • Plan to turn Morton Salt plant into music venue is facing scrutiny over parking (Block Club)
  • Chicago Park District programs returning after being suspended due to coronavirus (Block Club)
  • We Keep You Rollin’ is raising money to buy electric cargo bikes for outreach during COVID-19

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Today’s Headlines for Thursday, January 21

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  • CPD lieutenant sued cityalleging he was punished for refusing to meet illegal traffic stop quotas (CBS)
  • New STB filing outlines areas of agreement between Metra, Amtrak in Union Station dispute (Trains.com)
  • Girl, 13, killed, 4 injured after driver veers into oncoming traffic in Garfield Ridge (WGN)
  • Robberies reported near CTA stations in Englewood (Sun-Times)
  • New development planned near S. Chicago MED stop with 78 affordable units, 50 car spots (Block Club)
  • Cancer charity, Beverly Bike and Ski are are giving away kids’ bikes (Beverly Review)
  • Logan Square artist creates ‘absurdist’ outdoor dining experience on the boulevard (Block Club)
  • Who is filling potholes with concrete and bike parts in Rogers Park? (Bill Savage)
  • “Bernie Sanders sitting at the inauguration” meme craze includes the CTA and “Dibs” (CBS)
  • Community meeting on the 4715 N. Western TOD plan tonight at 6:30

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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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Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, January 20

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  • ATA looks back at 2020 scooter pilot, and forward to an equity-focused program
  • Avondale merchants letting teachers work outside their businesses to protest CPS reopening (Block Club)
  • Suburban restaurants have been violating Illinois’ indoor dining ban (Tribune)
  • Police release photos of suspects in Red and Green line robberies and thefts (Sun-Times)
  • Someone broke 8 windows in the Glenview Metra station and warming shelter (Tribune)
  • Horner Park coil mound could break ground in spring after Army Corps Of Engineers approval (Block Club)
  • City officials will offer updates on controversial Hilco site during community meeting Thursday (Block Club)

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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.

I’d like to give a big thanks to everyone who has donated so far to help Streetsblog Chicago meet our goal of raising $50K. Along with the $75K pledged by the Chicago Community Trust for our 2021 budget, this will allow us to promote assistant editor Courtney Cobbs to co-editor and launch a new weekly series on mobility justice issues impacting Chicago’s Latino communities. Can you help us win the grant by chipping in? You can make a tax-exempt donation here.

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Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, January 19

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  • Under state crime bill, motorists would not lose license for unpaid traffic cam tickets (ProPublica)
  • 8 injured, including 3 children, in Lake Shore Drive crash at North Ave. (ABC)
  • Driver strikes 2 twin brothers, 14, on skateboards in Elgin, seriously injuring them (NBC)
  • Map: After a record year for carjacking in Chicago, the trend is continuing in 2021 (Tribune)
  • A CTA bus driver was carjacked in employee parking lot Friday afternoon (WGN)
  • State loosening COVID restrictions in Chicago, allowing museums to reopen and sports to return (Block Club)
  • The Navy Pier Flyover bike bridge now has a drawbridge (The Chainlink)

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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.

I’d like to give a big thanks to everyone who has donated so far to help Streetsblog Chicago meet our goal of raising $50K. Along with the $75K pledged by the Chicago Community Trust for our 2021 budget, this will allow us to promote assistant editor Courtney Cobbs to co-editor and launch a new weekly series on mobility justice issues impacting Chicago’s Latino communities. Can you help us win the grant by chipping in? You can make a tax-exempt donation here.

Thanks for your support, and have a great January.

– John Greenfield, editor, Streetsblog Chicago

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