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    • CDOT Announces 61 Miles of Arterial Streets to Be Repaved This Year
    • What Motivates Mayoral Candidates to Glad-Hand at CTA Stations? (Tribune)
    • Some Metra Commuters Say Fare Hike Will Cause Them to Take CTA Instead (Sun-Times)
    • Several People Injured In Pileup Involving Pace Bus in Geneva (Tribune)
    • Yesterday's Brown Line Switching Problems Wreaked Havoc on Morning Commutes (Sun-Times)
    • CTA & Metra Can Provide Train Delay Notice Slips to Explain to Your Boss Why You're Late (CBS)
    • Look Like the Punkin' Donuts Will Soon Be Replaced by TOD at Belmont/Clark (Curbed)
    • The City Is Looking for Input as It Develops Its Placemaking Guidelines (Active Trans)
    • Moreno to Division Businesses: Fix Damaged Tree Pits or No Cafe Permits This Year (DNA)
    • Hyde Park Shop DJ's Bike Doctor Turns to Crowdfunding in Order to Stay in Business (Maroon)
    • Pedestrian Island Will Be Installed on Irving Park Road Near Portage Park (DNA)
    • Advertising Bikes Are Taking Up Space on Wicker Park Racks -- Orange You Annoyed? (DNA)

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