Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, May 18

  • Group Wants to Stop Route 53 Highway Extension Plan and Build a Multi-Use Trail (Daily Herald)
  • “Bike the 12th Ward” Ride is June 18
  • Logan Square Residents Protest Accelerated Gentrification on The 606 (Tribune)
  • Lucas Museum Opponents Aren’t The Elites You’re Looking For (Reader)
  • Robot Car Hits Man Mowing Lawn in West Chicago and Drives Off (Daily Herald)
  • Coalition With Active Trans Will Petition Metra Board Today for Rapid Service on Electric Line
  • Three Politicians Make Separate Announcements That TSA Will Get More Staffers (Sun-Times)
  • Man Dies and Two Former Bears Players Injured After Crashing into Tree in Barrington Hills (Daily Herald)
  • MPC: Call Springfield Legislators at 11 A.M. To Demand Infrastructure Fixes

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