Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, July 18

  • Can We Learn From The 606 Experience & Prevent Future Displacement? (Curbed)
  • Why Wasn’t Reverting N. LSD to a Surface Road Considered? (Transport Politic)
  • Driver in Critical Condition After Crashing Into Homewood Dairy Queen (NBC)
  • Avondale Food Pantry Closed After Hit-and-Run Driver Injures Manager (Block Club)
  • Lawsuit Accuses City of Exceeding $250 Cap on Fines for Drivers (Sun-Times)
  • Audrey H. Nixon Pedestrian Bridge Opens in Waukegan (Herald)
  • Metra’s Fox River Bridge in Elgin on Track for 2020 Completion (Tribune)
  • Western Spring Residents Say They Want a Sound Wall for I0294 Expansion (Tribune)
  • “Black Tiberinus” Sculpture Is Coming to the Riverwalk (Tribune)
  • Meet the Musicians Who Turned the Former N/D/M Slip Lane Into a Stage (Block Club)

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