Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, June 21

  • Fewer Divvy Riders Ride to Work Than in NYC, DC, But They Patronize Small Businesses (Curbed)
  • Metra Board Voting Today on Whether to Renew $2.7M in Contracts With Lobbying Firms (Tribune)
  • Cross-Country Cyclist Tim Lalla From Orland Park Seriously Injured by Driver in Alabama (NBC)
  • Evanston Police: Man Faces Charges of Being a So-Called “Pedestrian Under the Influence” (Tribune)
  • Police: Rash of “Bump-and-Run” Car Thefts Near Old Town (DNA)
  • Obama Center Plans Performance Lawn, Sled Hill, Playground to Replace 6-Lane Road (Tribune)
  • Ride Uber With Less Guilt: As CE-Bro Steps Down, Company Adding In-App Tipping in Chicago (DNA)
  • New O’Hare Bus Lets Travelers Move Between Terminals Without Leaving Secure Area (DNA)
  • The Suburb of Brookfield Is Planning a Bike Boulevard for Arden Avenue
  • Yasmeen Schuller Discusses Chainlink’s & SBC’s Mellow Chicago Bike Map on Outside the Loop Radio
  • Active Trans Launches a Petition Calling for Bike Lanes on Milwaukee Ave in Wicker Park
  • E-Bike Expo Takes Place in Lincolnwood This Weekend

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