Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, April 12

  • 45th Ward PB Ballot Include Bike and Pedestrian Projects (DNA)
  • Anti-Displacement Activists Blockaded Milwaukee to Protest New TODs (DNA)
  • Active Trans‘ Bikeways for All Campaign Promotes Equity for South & West Sides
  • Driver Who Killed DePaul Student in 2009 Hit-and-Run Gets 8 Years (Tribune)
  • Driver Runs Red, Crashes Into Green Door Tavern, Injuring 3 (DNA)
  • 2 Children Injured in Washington Heights Rollover Crash (Sun-Times)
  • Suspicious Package Near Federal Building Leads to Blue Line Delay (Sun-Times)
  • North Avenue Pedestrian Bridge Closed Until June 30 (Chicagoist)
  • Cartoons: Crain’s & Illinois Policy Institute Poo-Poo MPC’s Gas Tax Hike Proposal
  • Emanuel Kiboshes Proposal to Pedestrianize Streets Around Wrigley Field (DNA)
  • At What Point Does It Become Cheaper to Take a Cab Than Ride-Share (RedEye)
  • DNA: ‘L’ Riders Seat Preferences Vary According to the Train Line

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