Today’s Headlines

  • Driver Fatally Strikes 12-Year-Old Boy in Elgin (Tribune)
  • Man Who Killed Musician in Wrong-Way Crash on I-290 Charged With DUI (Sun-Times)
  • Hit-and-Run SUV Driver Seriously Injures Crossing Guard in West Pullman (ABC)
  • Uber Driver Charged With Kidnapping, Sexually Assaulting Passenger (DNA)
  • Motorist Falls Into Chicago River Following Crash on Congress Parkway Bridge (Tribune)
  • DUI Strike Force Patrols in Jefferson Park This Weekend (DNA)
  • City Gets 1,800 Applications for Shared-Cost Sidewalk Repair Program (DNA)
  • Outpouring of Support for Sick Girl After Her Nurse’s Car Was Trashed by Dibs Thugs (DNA)
  • Roll the Cold Winter Biking Challenge Is Doubling as a Fundraiser for Active Trans (RedEye)
  • Ordinance Against Valet Parking in Tow Zones Moves Forwards in Committee (Sun-Times)
  • A Hoosier Tries Out Divvy, Likes It (Elkhart Truth)
  • Ex-Postman Is on a Mission to Make Sure Chicago’s Street Signs Are Correct (Sun-Times)

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Aviation Commissioner Confirms O’Hare Express Won’t Use Blue Line Tracks (Crain’s) Frustrated With Trains Blocking Intersections, City Seeks Fines Against CSX Transportation (DNA) Driver Fatally Strikes Woman in Morton Grove and Flees the Scene (Sun-Times) Reckless Homicide Charge for Driver in Fatal DUI Crash Who Fled (Sun-Times) Man Says He Was Assaulted on the Red Line […]