Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, July 24

  • Activists Plan to March on LSD on 8/2 to Wrigley to Highlight Resource Disparities (Sun-Times)
  • Active Trans: We Need to Find Funding to Make the CTA’s Accessibility Plan a Reality
  • Hit-and-Run SUV Driver Killed Carl Santelli, 67, on Dangerous Des Plaines Street (ABC)
  • Chicago Set to Pay $3M to Families of 2 Killed During Police Chase (Associated Press)
  • Officer Attacked on State/Lake Platform, 1 in Custody (Sun-Times)
  • There’s Been a Rash of Bike Thefts From Garages in Logan Square (Block Club)
  • Shuttle Service Launches Between Elmhurst Metra and Oak Brook Businesses (Tribune)
  • Tribune: Chicago Needs to Regulate E-Scooter Before They Become a Hazard & Nuisance
  • Big Marsh Bike Convergence Will Highlight SE Side Walking & Biking Issues (Active Trans)
  • Bike Lane Uprising Met With Finance Department to Discuss Ticketing (Block Club)

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