Today’s Headlines for Thursday, June 22

  • Cyclist Found in Street After Being Dragged, But CPD Isn’t Looking for a Hit-and-Run Driver (NBC)
  • CMAP: Chicago Metro Region Is Losing Its Families (Crain’s)
  • Residents Weigh in on Plan to Pedestrianize Cornell at Jackson Park Framework Meeting (DNA)
  • New Metra Seats Will Include Cup Holders, But Will Leave Half of Riders Facing Backwards (Sun-Times)
  • Active Trans Ran a “Kids on Wheels” Bike Education Course in Northbrook
  • The Belmont/Western Overpass Project Is Almost Completed (DNA)
  • Stevenson Ramp to LSD Closing Saturday Night (DNA)
  • Marketing Firm Sets up an In-House Bike Shop for the Bike Commuter Challenge (Active Trans)
  • Ride With the North Branch Trail Alliance This Saturday (Active Trans)

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