Today’s Headlines for Friday, May 20

  • Moreno Proposes City’s 1st Affordable, LGBT-Friendly TOD for Logan Square (Curbed)
  • Meanwhile Somos Logan Square Targets Moreno in a Protest Over Affordability
  • Active Trans Director Ron Burke Reflects on the Meaning of the Ride of Silence
  • Council OKs Emanuel’s Plan to Use Density Fees to Fund Neighborhood Projects (Curbed)
  • 100 Lucas Museum Supporters Protest Outside Friends of the Parks Office (Tribune)
  • New Service Offers Car Rentals for as Little as $8 an Hour (DNA)
  • CTA Train Evacuated After Truck Got Caught in Wiring Under Tracks (Sun-Times)
  • Chicago Ranked 6th Best U.S.Bike City — Kudos for Getting # of PBLs Right (Active)
  • 2 Local Guys Are Biking to LA to Raise Money for World Bicycle Relief (RedEye)
  • An ‘L’ of a Cocktail Menu: Check Out These Drinks Inspired by the CTA (Chicagoist)

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