Today’s Headlines for Monday, July 15

  • Speeding SUV Driver Killed Man, 64, at Fullerton/Laramie in Cragin (Sun-Times)
  • 6 Injured in Bishop Ford Crash (Tribune)
  • Man Who Called a Stranger the N-Word Got Punched Onto Blue Line Tracks (Sun-Times)
  • O’Hare Express Contractor Musk Baselessly Called a Thailand Cave Rescuer a “Pedo” (WaPo)
  • How Community Organizations Are Using Active Trans Bus Advocacy Grants
  • Active Trans: To Succeed, Chicago’s Dockless Bike-Share Pilot Needs More Cycles
  • Coalition for a Better Chinese American Community Works to Improve Walkability (Active Trans)
  • Irving Park Stop’s Pulaski Entrance Will Be Closed for Staircase Construction (Block Club)
  • An SBC Reader Is Selling “Milwaukee Avenue: Honorary Hipster Highway” T-Shirts via Threadless

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