Today’s Headlines for Monday, April 11
- City Announces $154K in Funding for Bike N’ Roses Youth Education Program (Tribune)
- Kendall Board Member Balks at Doing Already-Funded Study on Extending Metra Into County (Tribune)
- Memorial Planned for Le Bouchon’s Jean-Claude Poilevey, Who Died in I-290 Crash (Tribune)
- Video: Reckless Driving Leads to Crash Near “Cars & Coffee” Convention (Yahoo)
- Quigley: Closing Streets Around Wrigley for Game Day Needed for Security Reasons (Crain’s)
- Neighbors Say Planned S. Loop Tower Would Have Too Many Parking Spaces (Curbed)
- Another Tower Project in S. Loop Would Have 292 Units, Only 80 Spaces (DNA)
- Paging Andrew W.K.: Father & Sons Is Planning Solar-Powered Pizza Truck (DNA)
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