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    • Joravsky: We Need a Citywide Hearing on the Lincoln Yards Development (Reader)
    • Repairs Are Planned for Some Older CTA Stations, Money Still Lacking for Others (Tribune)
    • LimeBike Is Demoing Dockless Scooters at Fests, Hopes to Get City Approval (Sun-Times)
    • Cahill: "Sharing Economy" Needs More Regulation; Lobbyist: No It Doesn't (Crain's)
    • 2 Dead After Driver Crashes Into Parked Cars in Gresham (Sun-Times)
    • Police Officer Injured in Crash at Diversey and Kedzie (WGN)
    • A Bike Lanes Was Installed on Foster Between Milwaukee and Elston (Chainlink)
    • Loop North News Looks Into the Divvy Theft Issue
    • Park Forest Police Give Bike to Teen Who Walked 2 Miles to Work (ABC)
    • Local Parking App CEO Says Company Is Getting Ready for Driverless Future (Tribune)
    • The CTA Has a Nifty New Line of Beach Towels
    • Equity Assessment Meeting for Logan Square Traffic Circle Project on 7/25 (Block Club)

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