Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, July 5

  • A Budget Soon? IL Senate Overrides Rauner Veto, House Expected to Do So Thursday (Politico)
  • NYC Papers Mock Rahm’s Op-Ed, Citing Chicago’s Smaller Train System, 6X Higher Murder Rate (DNA)
  • Driver Critically Injures Woman, 30, at Fullerton/Kedzie in Logan, No Charges (DNA)
  • 2 Officers Among 3 Injured in Englewood Crash (NBC)
  • Collapse of Roof Next to Red Line in Edgewater Causes Train Delays (WLS)
  • Active Trans Looks at the Proposal for a Complete Grid of Bikeways in Edgewater
  • Chicagoist Looks at Conflicts From Friday’s Critical Mass Ride, Including Motorist Pulling a Gun
  • DNA: Someone Vandalized Signs for Parking Ban Aimed at Curbing Gang Parties on Near West Side
  • City Releases Full Schedule of PlayStreets Events, Which Create Car-Free Space for Recreation
  • See You at Our Reader Appreciation Party Tonight 6-8 PM at RevBrew Taproom, 3340 N. Kedzie

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  • Chicagoan

    The reaction of the NYC press, as well as Joe Lhota, made me think of the following: ‘Thin Skin’

  • planetshwoop

    Re: Safe Streets….

    Everyone should have a block party. It feels incredibly liberating to reclaim public space from cars. Everyone loves it on our street, and I think having that feeling spread would encourage safer streets.

  • Anne A

    This morning I was on the purple line going past Thorndale. It was a slow zone in that area due to ongoing emergency demolition of the collapsed building.