Today’s Headlines for Thursday, August 18

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  • Metra board approves plan to convert up to 6 of the oldest diesel locomotives to battery power
  • Union Station will get $3M in federal funding for design process for renovations concourse level (Durbin)
  • Block Club talks with planners and South Siders about the Red Line Extension
  • Memorial held for Angela Short, 14, killed by allegedly intoxicated driver at bus stop (ABC)
  • Anthony Dinion, 40, died Tuesday after being shot in thigh during altercation at 69th stop days earlier (Tribune)
  • Fox Chicago rides the south Red Line with a large group of CPD transit officers
  • Letter from SBC reader James Anderson: Instead of widening Ike, reopen shuttered stations (Sun-Times)
  • City lets drivers park in bike lanes for days, forcing cyclists into dangerous situations (Block Club)

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Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, August 17

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  • CTA completes environmental review for Red Line extension on Far South Side (ABC)
  • Crain’s reporter Greg Hinz looks at CTA’s plan to increase police presence
  • Joshua Brumfield, 26, killed after driving the wrong way on Rte. 41 in Wadsworth and striking truck (CBS)
  • Man, 52, critically injured after reportedly trying to run across DLSD near Addison and being struck by a driver (WGN)
  • For the first time, Metra and Pace, as well as CTA, will offer free rides to elementary and high school students on 1st day
  • Development with 50+ apartments, 15% affordable, proposed near California Blue stop in Logan (Block Club)
  • A viral video may be to blame for wave of Hyundai and Kia thefts in Cook County (Block Club)
  • Traffic reporter Sarah Jindra explains Chicago’s expressway naming system (WGN)
  • Chicago, Bike Grid Now! Lincoln Ave. Bike Jam ride today at 5:30 PM, Legion Park South Playground, Catalpa/Virginia
  • Major Taylor Trail Keepers ride this Saturday 8/20 in Whistler Woods, 7-7:30 AM registration, 8 AM start

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Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, August 16

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  • Head of civil engineers group: “Please widen the Ike, encouraging more driving, so we can make more money.” (Sun-Times)
  • WBEZ takes a closer look at the CTA’s efforts to address its reliability problems
  • DePaul transit expert Joe Schwieterman weighs in on plan for additional policing of CTA (CBS)
  • Man shot in thigh Sunday night at 69th Red Line station (CBS)
  • $15K reward offered to help find men who shot Diunte Moon, 29, at 79th Street Red Line stop (CBS)
  • Car found from reported vehicular homicide outside Jeffery Pub gay bar, incident is not yet being treated as hate crime (WTTW)
  • 100s showed up for a music-filled memorial to Devonta Vivetter, one of the 3 victims of Jeffery Pub killing (Block Club)
  • CPD releases images of car whose driver fatally struck man 58, at 5th/Pulaski in Garfield Park (FOX)
  • Mural depicting history of Jefferson Park being installed in pedestrian alley across from CTA terminal (Nadig)

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Today’s Headlines for Monday, August 15

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  • Driver murdered 3 men, including Devonta Vivetter, 27, and Donald Huey, 25, during fight outside Jeffery Pub (ABC)
  • Driver dies after rear-ending another vehicle on Eisenhower near 1st Ave., other motorist uninjured (FOX)
  • Police seek help IDing man struck and seriously injured by driver 8/2 at Jackson/Pulaski in Garfield Park (CBS)
  • Crain’s editorial: Here’s hoping CTA and CPD will follow through on promise to make transit reliable and safe
  • Man dies after falling onto tracks at Francisco Brown Line station, train operator hospitalized (FOX)
  • Letter: Why spend $3.6B to extend Red Line when we could get similar results by upgrading MED? (Tribune)
  • CBS looks at the $20M federal grant to upgrade the Harvey Transportation Center for Metra, Pace riders

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