Today’s Headlines

  • Foxx Drops by to Announce $120 Million in Federal Funds for Your New Blue (DNA)
  • Jeff Park Plan Highlights City’s Failure to Think Big With Station Rehabs (Steven Can Plan)
  • CDOT Plans to Dramatically Shorten Pedestrian Crossing Distance at Touhy/Rogers (DNA)
  • Jewel Considers Shrinking Parking Lots to Create More Retail Space (Crain’s)
  • Cop Who Fatally Struck Woman in ’02 Charged With New DUI, Hit-and-Run (Tribune)
  • Police Arrested 2 Drivers During DUI Sting in Bridgeport Last Weekend (DNA)
  • Thief Steals School Bus, Crashes It Into the Front of a “Card Frenzy” Store (CBS)
  • 2 Metra BNSF Trains Canceled This Morning Due to Switching Problems (Tribune)
  • While Chicago Warns Shoveling Scofflaws, Evanston & Naperville Ticket Them (Tribune)
  • If “Dibs” Is Fair for Parking, Why Not Apply It to Restaurants & Theaters? (Crain’s)
  • A Sneak Peek at the Bike Winter Art Show, Which Open This Friday (DNA)

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