Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, August 1

  • Tribune: Plan for 4/2 Anti-Violence March on North LSD Has Gotten People’s Attention
  • DuPage County Is Pushing for a Western O’Hare Airport Terminal (Crain’s)
  • MSRHA’s Fast Track Initiative Is a Realistic Alternative to the Hyperloop Fantasy (Chicago)
  • Downstate Candidate Makes Racist Joke About Assault of Latino Girl on Bike (BND)
  • Natalie Moore Questions Name of “Urban Renewal” Brewery, Owner Defends It (Reader)
  • Pigeon-Feeding Women Curses Out State Rep in Viaduct by Blue Line Stop (Block Club)
  • South Side Critical Mass Rides to Rainbow Cone This Friday

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