Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, December 22

  • Impressions of Loop Link‘s First Weekday Service (Tribune, Sun-TimesDNA, CBS, Chicagoist)
  • Ashland & Western Express Bus Service Started Monday (Sun-Times)
  • New Study Links Chicago Expressway Pollution With an Uptick in Violent Crime (DNA)
  • Violence Discourages Walking & Biking to School in Underserved Communities (Active Trans)
  • Metra Adding Special Passes, Extra Service for the Holidays (Sun-Times)
  • New Renderings of Development With 493 Parking Spots Proposed for Wrigleyville (DNA)
  • Plan Commission Approves Condo Tower With 57 Units, 105 Spaces, 1 Block From ‘L’ (DNA)
  • Controversial Hermosa Speed Cams Begin Issuing Tickets Tomorrow (DNA)
  • Part of LSD & Surrounding Streets Will Be Closed for Navy Pier Flyover Work (DNA)
  • Winter Bike Challenge & Bike to Work Day Will Take Place Next Month (Active Trans)
  • Active Trans-Run Greenline Wheels in Oak Park Offering Free Winter Cycling Clinics
  • Some Useful, and Not-So-Useful, Tips for Winter Cycling (Tribune)

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Today’s Headlines

Claypool Pooh-Poohs Proposal to Combine Transit Agencies Under One Board (Sun-Times) How’s the Red Line Running? (RedEye, DNA) Signal Problems Briefly Stop Red Line Service at 63rd (Tribune) Emanuel Calls for Higher Fines for Parking Infractions, Car Towing (Tribune) Couple Killed in Glenview Garbage Crash Owned Korean Restaurant in Chicago (KoreAm) Metra Trains Running After […]