Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, June 28

  • MPC: An Underutilized Market Exists in Chicago for “Naturally Occurring Affordable Housing”
  • Most African Americans Leaving Cook County Are Low-Income (MPC)
  • Beale: Reilly’s Call to Close Ohio St. Underpass Reflects Chicago’s Double Standard on Crime (Sun-Times)
  • Police: Driver Who Fled River North Crash That Killed His Passenger Later Committed Suicide (Tribune)
  • CPD: Police Tried to Pull Over Off-Duty Police Officer Befor Crash That Killed 2 (Sun-Times)
  • CPS May Pay Private Company About $1M to Manage CTA Fare Card Distribution (Tribune)
  • Luxury Developer Who Had Casa Aztlan Mural Painted Over Says He Will Replace It (Chicagoist)
  • Lots of Popular Biking Streets Are Torn Up for Utility Work Right Now (The Chainlink)
  • CMAP Panel on 8/15 Looks at How Governments Will Fund Infrastructure With Fewer Resources

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