Today’s Headlines for Friday, May 13

  • Amtrak Launches Roll-on Service for Chicago-to-Grand Rapids Line (Active Trans)
  • Bikes N’ Roses Will Ride to Springfield to Lobby for Support of Youth Programs (Active Trans)
  • Friends of the Parks Fights City Appeal Over Lucas Museum (Crain’s)
  • Resident Vote for Bike & Pedestrian Improvements in 35th in PB Election (DNA)
  • Solis: Development of 62 Acres at Roosevelt/Clark Will Include New Riverwalk (DNA)
  • Main Post Office Redevelopment Will Also Include a Riverwalk Segment (DNA)
  • Checking in on Navy Pier Flyover Construction — 2 Years Left Until Completion (Curbed)
  • New Rules for Wrigley Plaza Expand Game Day Use, Limit Special Events (DNA)
  • Got My Paintbrush Working: Artists Create Muddy Waters Mural in on State (DNA)

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