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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