Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, October 6

  • Metra Has Added Charging Kiosks to 4 Downtown Stations (Tribune)
  • Driver With History of DUIs Struck Man on Expressway, Drove off With Body on Windshield (DNA)
  • Homicide Charge for Driver Who Fatally Struck Police Officer on Tri-State Tollway (Sun-Times)
  • Motorist Crashes Into Grayslake Church, Injuring 5 Church Volunteers (ABC)
  • Englewood Driver Rams Police Car, Sideswipes CTA Bus During High-Speed Chase (DNA)
  • School That’s Unsafe to Walk to Encourages Families to Walk Laps Before Classes (Active Trans)
  • Divvy Employees Launch Petition Asking for Higher Wages (Chainlink)
  • MPC’s Barrett Discusses Need for Gas Tax Hike With CBS, Will Be on WBBM Sunday Evening
  • New “Room Escape” Play Challenges Theater Goers to Get Out of a Pretend CTA Railcar (DNA)

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Today’s Headlines

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Robert Vais, 54, an administrator at Stroger Hospital, is charged with a felony aggravated DUI and two misdemeanor DUI charges after he fatally struck cyclist Hector Avalos, 28, with his van Friday night. Avalos, from the 1800 block of West Cermak, was biking back to the Southwest Side after leaving his job as a cook […]