Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, June 7

  • MPC: We Need Strategies That Address Both Desegregation and Increased Opportunities
  • New Edgewater Metra Stop Ready To Go — But Snagged In State Budget Impasse (DNA)
  • South Shore Line Derailment Results in Minor Injuries, Delays at Millennium Station (NBC)
  • Protest Planned for Tonight’s Open House on Development Near Pilsen BNSF Station (DNA)
  • TOD at 2835 W. Belden Loses Height, Parking, Will Include 15% Affordable Units (Curbed)
  • Osterman Says TOD Is Important for Edgewater’s Future, But So Is Affordability (DNA)
  • Wrigleyville Residents Fighting to Keep Their Privilege of Free Parking Under ‘L’ Tracks (ABC)
  • Pranksters Have Been Turning Kempf Plaza’s Fountain Into a Sudsy Mess (DNA)
  • Chicago’s World Naked Bike Ride Takes Place This Saturday (Chicagoist)
  • The Promontory Hosts a Spring Tune-Up Day on 6/17 With Free Tune-Ups by Blackstone Bikes

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  • Anne A

    There was some discussion at tonight’s Streetsblog meetup about the recent fire at the 115th St. Rock Island Metra station. Today’s Beverly Review had an article on it. The fire was discovered by Metra police while they were making their rounds. The current theory is that it was vandalism. Apparently an adjacent portable toilet was set on fire at the same time. No news yet about the future of the burned structure, so we don’t know whether it will be rebuilt or demolished.