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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