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Today’s Headlines for Thursday, July 19

    • Sign an Active Trans Letter in Support of Bus Lanes Without Road Widening on LSD
    • CTA Plans for Accessible Stations, Although Funds Aren't Available (Tribune)
    • Metra Struggles With Overcrowding, Broken Air Conditioning on BNSF (Tribune)
    • DUI Charges in Crash That Killed Walter Bajorek, 65, in Round Lake Park (Tribune)
    • Police Officers Injured in Crash While Responding to Call Near United Center (ABC)
    • NBC Chicago: Obstructed Bike Lanes Are an Increasing Problem for Cyclists
    • Developer Breaks Ground on $18M Logistics Center in Little Village (Block Club)
    • Sterling Bay Unveils $5B Plan for Lincoln Yards With up to 5,000 Units (Crain's)
    • After Quitting Chicago DoBi Pilot, Ofo Is Scaling Back N. American Operations (Quartz)
    • Fast Facts About the History & Present Status of the CTA (KPAX)

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