Today’s Headlines for Thursday, July 12

  • Forest Preserve Worker Allegedly Killed a Man in DUI While Driving Official Vehicle (Tribune)
  • Child’s Foot Struck by Train After He Tried to Retrieve Football From Tracks (NBC)
  • 3 Held After South Loop Police Pursuit Ends in Crash (Tribune)
  • Contrary to Park District Rules, Cyclists Were Ticketed for biking on the LFT at 3 AM (Facebook)
  • IDOT’s Safety Signs Are on Point When It Comes to Distracted Driving & Hotdog Toppings
  • Chicago Bike Week Rally Rescheduled for Wednesday July 18, 5-7 PM in Daley Plaza
  • Beverly Area Planning Association Hosts Bikes & Brews Race on Friday, July 20

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