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    • Police: Lake Shore Drive Crash Injured 4 Kids, 4 Adults (DNA)
    • NW Side Residents Packed Gompers Park Fieldhouse in Support of Bikeways & Trails (Active Trans)
    • Dunning Has No Rapid Transit Service Nowadays, But It Used to Be a Rail Hub (DNA)
    • More Coverage of the CTA's 125th Anniversary (TribuneSun-Times, Curbed, Architect's Newspaper)
    • We Chartered a CTA 'L' for a Rolling Party, Complete With Dance Music & a Disco Ball (MPC)
    • After Batavia Grocery Store Worker's Bike Was Stolen, Friends Bought Him a New Ride (WGN)
    • Cruise the Lakefront to a Soundtrack by Legendary Local DJs on the House Music Bike Ride on 6/17
    • Save the Date: Go Bronzeville & Slow Roll Are Planning a Juneteenth Ride on 6/19, 6-9 PM

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