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Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, July 11

    • Musk Shows Off Tunneling Hardware for His (Not-Invented Yet) OE Pods (Curbed)
    • Manhattan Institute Fellow Praises Emanuel's TOD, Affordable Housing Policies (Crain's)
    • Almost 900 Mixed-Income Homes Planned for Former Harold Ickes Site (Tribune)
    • Motorcyclist Killed in Crash Near 95th and Halsted (ABC)
    • Driver Flips Car, Grazes Pedestrian in Naperville, Causing Minor Injuries (Patch)
    • Cyclist Knocked off Bike and Robbed at Addison and Racine (CWB Chicago)
    • Tell Rauner to Sign the Bike Walk Education in Schools Act (Active Trans)
    • Lake Forest Considers Funding for Metra Project That Would Increase Service (Tribune)
    • After Killing Its Divvy Program, Oak Park Sells Stations to Chicago for $147K (Tribune)
    • OK Cupid's Risqué Ad Campaign Has Been Banned From the CTA, Park District (Reader)
    • MPC Think & Drink on Creativity, Urban Arts & Economic Vitality on 8/2

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