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    • Tractor Driver Struck and Killed 7-Year-Old Girl in West Englewood (Tribune)
    • Woman Who Fatally Struck 51-Year-Old Man, Fled the Scene Charged With DUI (Tribune)
    • Police Release Security Footage of Men Suspected of Chasing Couple Onto LSD (Tribune)
    • Illinois Pedestrian Fatalities Increased by 18 Percent Last Year (Tribune)
    • Man Rescued After Falling From Downtown Bridge Onto Metra Canopy (Tribune)
    • South Side Weekly Looks at Concerns Over Trail-Related Gentrification
    • Ald. Hopkins Releases Rendering of 606 Extended East to Lincoln Park (DNA)
    • Line at Bucktown Emissions Facility Creates Gridlock in Lincoln Park (DNA)
    • Free Trips to & From New River Taxi Stop at 600 W. Chicago Through 6/3 (Curbed)

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