Today’s Headlines

  • Illinois Traffic Deaths Are Up 9% This Year, Compared to 14% Nationally (WYGM)
  • Active Trans Releases Report on Creating Complete Streets Policies in Illinois Communities
  • Police Arrest Man Who Had Been Evading DUI Charges for 8 Years (Sun-Times)
  • Police: Teens Have Been Robbing Bike Riders Near Garfield Park (NBC)
  • Advocates Help Restore Access to Busse Woods After Path Closed by Construction (Active Trans)
  • Union Pacific Gives Up on Plan for Pedestrian Bridge in Wheaton (Tribune)
  • Illinois Policy: Driverless CTA Trains Would Save Money on Wages
  • Monday’s Storm Shut Down a Section of the Pink Line (CBS)
  • What’s Causing the Work Delay on the Argyle Shared Street? (DNA)
  • Uber Is a More Popular Option for Morning Commutes in Chicago Than NYC or SF (DNA)
  • Cool Vintage Photos of the Blue Line in Logan Square (DNA)
  • Bike 45 Hosts a Repair Workshop This Sunday (DNA)

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