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Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, April 20

8:57 AM CDT on April 20, 2016

    • CTA May Be in Line for $100M More for the North Red Line Reconstruction (Crain's)
    • Editorial: The New Lucas Museum Plan Has Pluses, Would Still Require Legal Wrangling
    • Just as Aldermen Are Trying to Restrict Ride-Share, Uber Opens New Office (Sun-Times)
    • Details on Plan to Fund Neighborhood Projects Via Downtown Density Fees (MPC)
    • Work on Logan's Crossing (and Its 313 Parking Spots) to Begin Next Month (DNA)
    • E. Dundee Board Votes Against Measure to Drop Support for Longmeadow Parkway (Herald)
    • Active Trans, Enlace & CLOCC Lead Walkability Assessment Tour in Little Village
    • Brick-and-Mortar Florists Unhappy About Ordinance Legalizing Flower Carts (DNA)
    • Police: Lack of Registration to Blame for Low Stolen Bike Recovery Rate (DNA)
    • DNA: These 10 Blocks Have the Highest Stolen Bike Rate in the City
    • Hoosiers Use South Shore's Bikes-on-Board Service to Explore Chicago (Tribune)
    • Meet Some of the Volunteers Who Help Make Bike the Drive Happen (Active Trans)

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