Today’s Headlines

  • MPC‘s MarySue Barrett Shares Her Experience Co-Shairing Rauner’s Infrastructure Committee
  • Suburban Republican Introduces Yet Another State Bill to Ban Red Light Cams (Herald)
  • Driver Killed in Auburn Gresham Collision, the Neighborhood’s 2nd Fatal Crash This Week (Sun-Times)
  • Trucker Injured After Crashing Into Bedford Park Power Lines, Dozens of Homes Lose Power (Tribune)
  • Families Impacted by Fatal Crash on I-88 Want Stiffer Penalties for Driver (NBC)
  • Mechanical Problems Caused Metra to Cancel 2 Trains This Morning (Tribune)
  • RTA Launches Clever Ad Campaign to Encourage Transit Use (Tattler)
  • Berwyn ‘L’ Stop Gets a Colorful New Tile Mural (DNA)
  • An In-Depth Look at CDOT’s Abandoned Bike Removal Process (DNA)
  • Local Messenger Nico Departago-Cabrera Races a Chicago Cabbie in a Red Bull Ad
  • Successful Kickstarter Campaign Means Artist Can Continue Doing Creative Pothole Fixes (DNA)
  • “Kiddie Cartage” Seminar on Family Biking 7 PM Tonight at Green Machine Cycles (DNA)

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Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, February 16

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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 […]

Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, November 24

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City Announces Lyft May Service Airports, McCormick Place; No Word on Uber Yet (Sun-Times) Carter: Springfield Paying Its Normal Share of CTA Funding Wouldn’t Be a “Bailout” (Tribune) 2 “Traffic Experts” Say Chicago’s Speed Cam Program Is Bogus, a “Supporter” Says It Isn’t (Tribune) Pawar Thanks the Dozens of People Who Successfully Advocated for Restored […]

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NTSB Meeting Today on Cause of 2014 Escalator Crash at O’Hare Blue Line Stop (Sun-Times) Activists Hope New CTA Chief Could Mean Return of 31st, Lincoln Bus Lines (DNA) Workers Remove Concrete Bridge West of Wilson Red Line Stop (Uptown Update) Englewood Fitness Center Owner Applauds Divvy’s Expansion to the Neighborhood (DNA) Motorcyclist Strikes Pedestrian […]