Today’s Headlines for Friday, January 15

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  • Lightfoot: Reopening bars, restaurants would address problem of unsafe secret parties (Block Club)
  • Man, 47, fatally shot while walking in Austin, stray bullet injures CTA bus driver (ABC)
  • ATA applauds the CTA for offering free mask dispensers on 20 bus routes
  • After Hilco dust disaster, city moves to increase fines for polluters (Block Club)
  • Advocates discuss how a new bike trail in south Evanston would promote equity (Evanston Roundtable)
  • Winter cycling tips from folks from Half Acre Cycling and BFF Bikes (TOC)
  • COVID-19 dining yurts with alpine, 1950s, and “Back to the Future” themes are now available (WGN)
  • Shared-Use Mobility Center hosts Transportation Inflection Reflection talk, hosted by new CEO, on 2/17

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Today’s Headlines for Thursday, January 14

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  • Will Chicago be able to get rid of our giant Trump sign? (Tribune)
  • Yonah Freemark: Metra’s new cars are welcome, but it’s stupid that they’re still “built like bricks”
  • Police: 1 dead, 3 injured after speeding driver hits another vehicle in South Deering (Sun-Times)
  • Teresa Dan, 56, fights to recover from River Grove hit-and-run, police seek driver (CBS)
  • Driver doors cyclist in Uptown, causing head and back injuries (Block Club)
  • Cook County officials set to demolish 2 buildings at jail campus this spring (Block Club)
  • West Side groups working to redesign Sears sunken garden (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 Wednesday, January 13

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  • CPS cuts off pay and access to learning platform for teachers who won’t teach in person (Block Club)
  • Ald. Villegas  is introducing an ordinance to strip the “Trump” sign from Tower (Block Club)
  • Driver strikes woman in Hammond, causing head injury (NWI Times)
  • Motorist charged with “intentionally” driving into barricade near Trump Tower (ABC)
  • Chicago’s travel order simplified — but city says you still shouldn’t go anywhere (Block Club)
  • Developer to raze SFHs near Naperville Metra for new town houses, duplexes (Tribune)
  • Empty Metra lots have south and southwest suburbs looking at cost-cutting options (Tribune)

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Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, January 12

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  • ATA’s list of top 10 sustainable transportation stories of 2020
  • Second stimulus is big win, but more work to do to save Chicago transit (ATA)
  • WTTW checks in with CTA on the Belmont Flyover project
  • Driver fatally strikes Williams Tee Ervin, 58, in Gary, claims he didn’t see him (Sun-Times)
  • CPD: Woman arrested after “intentionally” striking a barricade near Trump Tower (Sun-Times)
  • 35th Ward participatory budgeting election includes bike lane option (Block Club)
  • Wheel & Sprocket is opening 3rd Chicagoland bike store this spring in Park Ridge (MJS)
  • Chicago commissioning public art with $750K in funding (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.

Thanks for your support, and have a great January.

– John Greenfield, editor, Streetsblog Chicago

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