Today’s Headlines

  • Active Trans Launches Petition to Support “Vision Zero” Fatality Reduction Strategy
  • Driver Killed in Crash, Passenger Injured, After Running Stoplight in Aurora (CBS)
  • 79-Year-Old Woman Dies After Crashing Her Van Near DeKalb (Tribune)
  • Semi Driver Injures Pedestrian in Elmhurst, Flees the Scene (Sun-Times)
  • Man Shot in Stomach Duting Belmont Craigin Road Rage Incident (DNA)
  • Video: Real Estate Guy Goes Ballistic During Rogers Park Road Rage Melee (DNA)
  • Bike Cops Save the Life of Elderly Tourist on the Mag Mile (Sun-Times)
  • Plan Commission Approves TOD Projects in West Loop & Logan Square (Curbed)
  • Hacker Derek Eder Says Transit Agencies Could Think Bigger With Ventra App (RedEye)
  • Steinberg Does the Right Thing by Not Stealing a Loose Divvy Bike (Sun-Times)

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