Today’s Headlines for Friday, July 6

  • Anti-Violence Protesters Get Ready to Shut Down the Dan Ryan Saturday (Tribune)
  • Ex-Metra Board Member Oberman Named to U.S. Surface Transportation Board (CTJ)
  • Driver Who Fled Police in Woodlawn, Causing Fatal Crash, Charged With Homicide (Fox)
  • U-Haul Driver Injured Chicago Fire Player Johan Kappelhof, Fled the Scene (WGN)
  • Audi Driver Throws Tire Iron at Cyclist, Pulls Her Off Her Bike by Her Hair (Block Club)
  • Pilsen Alliance Discusses Housing Issues and El Paseo Trail (Gazette)
  • A Block of Fulton Will Be Closed for Streetscape Work Starting Next Week (Block Club)
  • New TOD Near Milwaukee/Armitage Should Be Completed This Summer (Curbed)
  • Chicago Ridge Metra-Ridgeland Crossing To Be Closed for Repairs (Patch)
  • Chicago’s SpotHero Argues Dockless Scooters Should Be Stored in Garages (Chicago Inno)

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  • david vartanoff

    When the Audi driver is caught, not only should her license be revoked for several years, but the Audi nuggetized.

  • Snotty

    Spouting nonsense to strangers is a bad idea. Whether you are at a bar, home depot, riding your bike, and so and so on.