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Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, May 17

9:24 AM CDT on May 17, 2016

    • LSNA Will Hold Meeting & March on The 606 Today to Protest Displacement (DNA)
    • Once Again, Jeff Park Urbanists & Suburbanists Square Off Over Dense Housing (DNA)
    • Concerns About Parking, Traffic Also an Issue With Portage Park Development (DNA)
    • Yet Another River North Parking Lot Will Be Replaced With a High-Rise (Curbed)
    • Portage Park Grocery Store Will Be Replace By Starbucks With Drive-Thru (DNA)
    • The Herald Looks at Recent Pedestrian Fatalities in the Suburbs
    • Insurance Industry Group: IL Needs to Do More to Prevent Car Crashes (Tribune)
    • Key Backer of the Route 53 Extension Pulls His Support (Herald)
    • A Lyft Driver Shares Her Experiences, Good & Bad (RedEye)
    • What's It Like Living in the 1611 W. Division TOD? (Curbed)
    • Sinead O'Connor Found Safe After Disappearing While Biking in Wilmette (Tribune)
    • Join MPC's 43 Minute for $43 Billion Lobbying Push Takes Place Tomorrow at 11 a.m.

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