Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, May 25

  • Amtrak Is Seeking a Master Developer for Union Station (Crain’s)
  • Bridgeporters Fear I-55 Noise Walls Will Spoil Views of Skyline, Sox Fireworks (DNA)
  • Hated Meter Concessionaire Raked in $156M in Parking Cash Last Year (Sun-Times)
  • Fines Doubled for Drivers Who Try to Cross Metra Tracks When Gates Are Down
  • Kids Ride Free on Metra Summer Long (Time Out)
  • Public Meeting Wednesday on Plan for Bikeways That Will Take You to Bucktown (DNA)
  • Want to Provide Input to Improve Lake County Trails? There’s an App for That (Tribune)
  • Local Bike Shop Staffer Offer Tips on Shopping for a Cycle (Tribune)
  • Now Arriving: RedEye’s Transit Diaries Podcast
  • Moss Design Proposes Building a Kayak Park on the River — See Designs at CAF Exhibit

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