Today’s Headlines for Thursday, September 8

  • Vista, Chicago’s 3rd-Tallest Building Officially Breaks Ground (Curbed)
  • Concerned About Gas Prices, Public & Commercial Fleets Explore Alternatives (Tribune)
  • O’Hare Bound Blue Line Trains Won’t Stop at Harlem for Two Weeks (DNA)
  • $1.5M Metra Rail Tie Replacement Project Starts in Hinsdale Saturday (Patch)
  • 35-Year-Old Man Critically Injured After Crashing Car Into Building on NW Side (Tribune)
  • Ramirez-Rosa Is Combining Several Residential Parking Zones in the 35th Ward (DNA)
  • Ravinia-esque Music Venue Proposed for Douglas Park (DNA)
  • Lots of Events on the Lakefront Trail This Month (Active Trans)
  • David Barish Tells a Story About Being Doored This Sunday at “That’s All She Wrote
  • CTA Hearing on Proposed Transit TIF for RPM Next Tuesday at DePaul (Active Trans)
  • Chicago Perimeter Ride Leaves From Buckingham Fountain on 10/1 at 9 AM

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