Today’s Headlines

  • 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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