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9:04 AM CST on January 16, 2015

    • IDOT: At Least 924 Illinois Traffic Fatalities Last Year, Down from 991 in 2013 (RedEye)
    • CDOT: Bike Fatalities Increased from 3 in 2013 to 8 in 2014; Our Records Show 4 in 2013 (RedEye)
    • Dump Truck Driver Kills 94-Year-Old Woman, Injures Another Person in Strip Mall Lot (CBS)
    • Woman Killed by Addison Stop, Where Neighbors Have Asked for Better Ped Acces (Tribune)
    • Motorist Killed Woman Who Had Spent 6 Months in Rehab Recovering From Bus Crash (DNA)
    • Driver Injured After Crashing Into Building in the West Ridge Neighborhood (DNA)
    • 9th Lawsuit Filed Over Last Spring's Blue Line Derailment at O'Hare (Sun-Times)
    • Some Red and Green Trains Will Be Rerouted or Suspended During Weekend Work (DNA)
    • Metra Promotes Rail Safety With Seminars in Schools and Online (Tribune)
    • String of Cell Phone Thefts at the Wilson Red Line Stop (Tribune)
    • West Loop Parking Restrictions Have Led to $150K in Tickets (Reader)
    • Chicago Stolen Bike Registry Analysis of 2014 Bike Theft Trends (The Chainlink)

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