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Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, April 26

    • Residents Worry Density Will Spoil Old Town -- They Should Talk to Pawar (DNA)
    • Moser: Divvy's Good Safety Record May Be Due to Novice Riders (Chicago Mag)
    • Male Passenger Charged With Sexually Assaulting Female Uber Driver (DNA)
    • CDOT Is Trying to Eliminate Slip Lanes But Root/Halsted Is Getting a New One (DNA)
    • City Launches Pilot Program to Find Housing for People Living in Viaducts (Sun-Times)
    • Semi Driver Crashes Into House After Blowing Red Light in Englewood (ABC)
    • Naperville Launches Initiative to Better Manage Downtown Parking (Herald)
    • Chicago Firm Navteq Is Helping to Develop Self-Driving Cars (Crain's)
    • Ain't That America? Hoosier State Rail Service Is  Fun Way to Get from CHI to Indy (Tribune)
    • Bike-Themed Cafe The Spoke & Bird Opens a Bakery in Pilsen (DNA)
    • Huge Prince Tribute Mural Will Grace Avalon Park Wall (DNA)
    • Bike to School Day Is Next Wednesday, May 4 (Active Trans)

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Streetsblog Chicago is currently in the thick of raising funds for our next year of publication. Once again, the Chicago Community Trust, a charitable foundation that was one of the early funders of SBC, has very generously offered us a challenge grant. If Streetsblog reaches $50K in donations and sponsorships by the end of May, the Trust will provide the last $25K needed to keep the site running into 2017 and beyond.

Thanks to the generosity of readers like you, we've made good progress since we announced the challenge grant. We expect a significant chunk of revenue to come in during the next few weeks in the form of ad renewals and corporate sponsorships.

However, we still have a lot of work to do in order to win the grant from the Trust, so it's time to shift our fundraising effort into high gear. If you haven’t already done so, please consider donating to Streetsblog Chicago today today. SBC is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, so donations are tax deductible.

If you’ve already contributed, thanks so much for helping us win the challenge grant. As an added incentive to first-time donors, as well as those who’d like to make an additional contribution, anyone who donates $100 or more from this point on will get a copy of my book “Bars Across America.

Donate $200 or more and we’ll also throw in a copy of the anthology “On Bicycles,” to which I contributed a chapter about Chicago’s West Town Bikes, while supplies last.

Please feel free to spread the word about the challenge grant to potential donors, or contact me at 312-560-3966 or greenfieldjohn[at]hotmail.com with leads on other possible funding sources. To keep you apprised on our progress, I’ll be updating the above Donate-O-Meter along with Today’s Headlines each morning.

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