Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, May 24

  • Authorities: Expressway Shootings Are on the Rise (Tribune)
  • Survey Asks 47th Ward Residents if They’d Support Pedestrianizing Belle Plaine (DNA)
  • Thanks to Mild Winter, CDOT Has Less Pothole Repair to Do, Is Starting Earlier (DNA)
  • Taxi Driver Idol: City Announces Contest to Find Chicago’s Top Cabbie (YouTube)
  • Active Trans Is Encouraging the Use of Adaptive Cycles at Bike the Drive
  • Feline Federation: The 50+ Cut Cats Food Couriers Sign a Fiscal Operating Agreement (DNA)
  • 100s of Bike Riders Kick Off Peak Cycling Season at Bike Brookfield (City of Brookfield)
  • Someone Ganked Alderman Burnett’s Bicycle From His Office (DNA)
  • Life Move Pretty Fast: 30 Years After “Buehler” Parade Scene Recreated in Daley Plaza (ABC)

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