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    • Drunk Driver Sentenced to 6 Years for Crash That Killed His Passengers (Tribune)
    • Elderly Woman Injured After Her Car Skidded Under Metra Crossing Gates (ABC)
    • Lawsuit Claims Speed Cam Tickets Were Illegally Issued During Non-School Days (Sun-Times)
    • CDOT Installs 212 Lights in Metra Viaducts Near Ogilvie Center (DNA)
    • 63rd Street Bridge Closes for 10 Months of Repair Work (Expired Meter)
    • While Nurse Aided Sick Child, Neighbors Trashed Her Car, Parked in Dibs-Reserved Spot (DNA)
    • Survey Says: CTA Riders' Number One Pet Peeve Is Standees Who Block Doors (Tattler)
    • Award to Admiral Theater for "Beautifying" Business Strip Sparks Controversy (DNA)
    • Seasoned Winter Cyclists, From a Bike Lawyer to a Streetwise Vendor, Share Pro Tips (DNA)
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