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    • Transit Agencies Seeking 100 Volunteers to Test Ventra Ticketing App (Sun-Times)
    • Rail Advocates: Gutting Amtrak Would Discourage Businesses From Moving Here (CBS)
    • Pedestrian Mark A. Cipolla Killed After 2 Allegedly Drunk Drivers Collide in Joliet (CBS)
    • Hit-and-Run Driver Fatally Strikes Pedestrian in Mount Prospect (Sun-Times)
    • 7 People Injured in 2-Car Car Crash in Elk Grove Village (NBC)
    • 5 Injured in 3-Vehicle Collision on Bishop Ford (CBS)
    • Elderly Couple Woken Up By Driver Tearing Through Their House at 3 a.m. (WGN)
    • Cyclist Seriously Injured in Wood Street Dooring Sues for Damages (Keating)
    • Kevenides Has a Close Call While Biking on Milwaukee Avenue
    • Transit-Oriented Development Planned for Lot Next to Roosevelt 'L' Stop (Curbed)
    • Half-Baked Idea Refuses to Die: Bike Tax an Issue in 43rd Ward Debate (DNA)

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