Today’s Headlines for Thursday, August 2

  • Today’s Anti-Violence March May Take Over All Lanes of North LSD (Tribune)
  • 4 Years After Construction Began, Navy Pier Flyover Is Nowhere Near Finished (CBS)
  • Cook County Funds Bike/Walk/Transit Priorities (Active Trans)
  • Motorist Consuelo Pina, 18, Died in a Crash in Elgin Saturday (ABC)
  • Northbrook Formalizes Bike and Pedestrian Plan (Tribune)
  • Libertyville Approves Down Metra Station Bids, Working on Temporary Site (Tribune)
  • How to Get to Lollapalooza Without a Car (Sun-Times)

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