Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, April 7

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  • Health officials hope Chicagoans will “stay home” in today’s 70F sunny weather (Block Club)
  • Liquor stores will be closing early in attempt to reduce congregating (Block Club)
  • Illinois bans all activity in state parks in an attempt to stop the spread (NBC)
  • Block Club looks at the CPD parks crackdown during the pandemic (Block Club)
  • Dave Simmons from Ride Illinois encourages residents to take up biking during pandemic (J & T)
  • Burr Ridge cycling studio rents bikes for home use during coronavirus shutdown (Tribune)
  • Local cyclist Jon Gottleib passes the 100,000 mile mark in his cycling career (Chainlink)

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Today’s Headlines for Monday, April 6

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  • ACLU: CPD shutting down West Side blocks during COVID-19 may be unconstitutional (Block Club)
  • Curbed looks at life in Chicago under the pandemic
  • Hector Cortez Tatia, 14, killed in crash on I-290 on near Paulina Street (Sun-Times)
  • 2 teens seriously injured in Naperville after driver runs stop sign (Sun-Times)
  • Officer in good condition after being struck by driver during Lawndale traffic stop (Tribune)
  • Bike shop owners discuss falling sales during the pandemic (Sun-Times)
  • Tips for safely biking on trails during COVID-19 (The Chainlink)
  • John discusses how the pandemic is impacting transportation on WGN Radio

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Today’s Headlines for Friday, April

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  • Here’s a full breakdown of the recent drop in CTA ridership (WTTW)
  • CBS: Why is CTA still running normal schedules? (Spoiler: to transport workers, avoid crowding)
  • Metra will be closing one car on all of its trains to protect train crews (Patch)
  • Chicago Family Biking’s Rebecca Resman discusses car-free parenting (Chicago Parent)
  • 8 beautiful bike rides in the region (sadly at least 2 of them are closed) (Chicago Parent)
  • Here are some fun online bike/ped education resources for kids during SAH (Active Trans)
  • Illinoisans discuss their love of cycling (Illinois Times)

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Today’s Headlines for Thursday, April 2

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  • Cops kick runners and cyclists off paths in parks west of LSD (Block Club)
  • COVID-19 concerns temporarily close several suburban Metra stations (Tribune)
  • Male driver killed in crash with CTA bus in Englewood (WGN)
  • Man boards empty CTA bus in Brainerd, attacks driver, who crashes onto sidewalk (Sun-Times)
  • Granville, Thorndale and Bryn Mawr stations closing this weekend for RPM work (WTTW)
  • Metra launches 2020 construction program (Mass Transit)
  • Metra releases Illinois-themed commemorative locomotive No. 402 (Trains)
  • Since you can’t ride on The 606, contribute a drawing to The Endless Bloomingdale Trail project

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Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, April 1

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  • Aurora DUI suspect allegedly spat at police, said he might have COVID-19 (Tribune)
  • Driver charged with DUI, child endangerment after Aurora crash (FOX)
  • Hotel Essex will offer free parking, rooms, meals to exhausted first-responders (Sun-Times)
  • Police ordered to block access to West Side blocks — but is it constitutional? (Sun-Times)
  • 41sr St. bike/ped bridge named project of the year, best landscape, urban development (ENR)
  • Ald. Reilly wants riverwalk reopened for bike commuting, mayor refuses: “You know the rules, and so do I” (Loop News)
  • Kamin took our advice? Wrote about cool architecture to view during pandemic (Tribune)

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