Today’s Headlines for June 5, 2017

  • Driver Killed Edith Guevara, 58, Injured Another Pedestrian in Portage Park (Sun-Times)
  • Hit-and-Run Driver Fatally Struck Man Who Fell Out of Party Bus on the Tri-State (Herald)
  • Man Jumped Out of Car, Punched and Robbed Divvy Rider in South Loop (ABC)
  • City Removes Red Light Cams at 6 Low-Crash Intersections (DNA)
  • Cab Drivers’ Union: Due to Ride-Share 42% of Chicago Taxis Aren’t Being Used (Chicagoist)
  • Letter: Don’t Cut Service on Metra Electric Branches, Turn the Line Over to CTA (Sun-Times)
  • Construction Begins on 41st Street Bike-Ped Bridge (DNA)
  • Suburban Shopping Mall Construction Slows as Retailer Favor Urban Sites (Crain’s)
  • Chicago’s ‘L’ System Debuted 125 Years Ago (Tribune, CBS)

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