Today’s Headlines for Friday, June 18

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  • After hit-and-run driver injured Oscars Olivares, 27, in Avondale, neighbors are raising money for him (Block Club)
  • 13-year-old boy shot in leg while riding bike in West Pullman (Sun-Times)
  • Group of people of Divvy bikes attack man on bike at Madison/Wabash, steal his cycle (CBS)
  • New service offers by-the-month scooter rentals, advocates say more PBLs are needed (Tribune)
  • Letter: Rename Grant Park for DuSable instead of LSD (Sun-Times)
  • Chicago cyclist attempts world record bike ride around Lake Michigan (ABC)
  • Here’s a guide to local bike routes from the Daily Herald

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Today’s Headlines for Thursday, June 17

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  • As of Tuesday, Metra had more than 56,637 passenger trips, a post-COVID high (Sun-Times)
  • Daily Northwestern looks at changes to Evanston Metra Union Pacific North line service
  • CPD: Speeding driver, 19, died after crashing into guardrail on LSD near North Ave. (ABC)
  • One driver flipped over, another vehicle caught fire in a crash on Garfield near the Ryan (CBS)
  • Vaccine shots now offered at some CTA stations, including Pfizer for those 12 and up (ABC)
  • Ald. Moore filed notice to say he’ll call for a vote on DuSable Drive at 6/23 Council meeting (WBEZ)
  • Ex-Tribune transportation reporter Wisniewski: Honor DuSable by shrinking LSD to human scale

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Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, June 16

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  • CBS: In the first 5 weeks of 6 mph speed tickets, about 400K citations were issued
  • Metra extends $10 All-Day Pass through September (Fox)
  • Residents say hundreds of motorcyclists have been illegally using the 41st Street pedestrian bridge (CBS)
  • Chicago’s water fountains will be turned on this summer, but not for weeks (Block Club)
  • Tribune’s Eric Zorn looks at the racial divide in support for DuSable Drive
  • The Bronzeville Freedom Ride takes place on Juneteenth at noon at Wintrust Arena
  • Historical society of OPRF to host Juneteenth bike tour across Oak Park (Tribune)

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Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, June 15

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  • Editorial: New $180M State/Lake CTA station would be a boon to downtown — and the city (Sun-Times)
  • Police release image of truck whose driver injured cyclist at Madison/Kostner (NBC)
  • Over $2.5 million earmarked for Lake County bike paths and sidewalks (IL Senate Democrats)
  • Elmwood Park purchases lot near Metra station, hopes to see it developed (Tribune)
  • After much discussion, Northbrook Days fest finds new home near downtown Metra station (Tribune)
  • Sun-Times columnists Mary Mitchell and Neil Steinberg endorse DuSable Drive
  • Ojibwe artist Andrea Carlson on the need to uplift DuSable’s Potawatomi wife Kitihawa (Sun-Times)
  • A good problem to have: Cubs fans biking to game leave a huge pile of Divvy bikes (Sun-Times)

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Today’s Headlines for Monday, June 14

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  • CTA welcomes back riders at full capacity, introduces Transit Ambassadors (NBC)
  • 2 Chicago police officers, another driver hurt in South Austin crash (NBC)
  • Prosecutors detail incident where maskless man refused CTA bus entry shot at driver (ABC)
  • Reilly and Hopkins’ $12K survey confirmed most Chicagoans unopposed to DuSable Drive (Crain’s)
  • New pedestrian and bike bridge over Fox River opens in downtown Aurora (Tribune)
  • Why was there a massive pileup of Divvy bikes in Wrigleyville yesterday?
  • Is there anywhere to park a bike indoors in the Loop for the weekend nowadays? (The Chainlink)

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