Today’s Headlines

  • Chicago’s Biggest Development Controversies of 2014 (Curbed)
  • Kevenides‘ Top Local Biking Stories of 2014
  • Illinois Adding Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Along Historic Route 66 (Expired Meter)
  • Pedestrians Die From Recent Crashes in Park Forest, Des Plaines, and Warrenville (Tribune)
  • Police Investigator Charged With DUI on Early New Year’s Day (RedEye)
  • Region Has Seen About a Dozen “Crash-and-Grabs,” AKA “Ram Raids,” Since Fall (LA Times)
  • … Including a Lincoln Park Best Buy Yesterday (Sun-Times)
  • 2 Men Charged With Assaulting, Robbing Men Who Fled Car Crash (Tribune)
  • Teens Snatch Bicyclists’ Purses in West Garfield Park & West Humboldt Park (RedEye)
  • As Man Files Report for Stolen Phone, Thief Ganks His Bike From Police Station Foyer (DNA)
  • Tattler Poll: What Is Your Biggest CTA Pet Peeve?

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