Today’s Headlines for Friday, August 3

  • Emanuel Announces $10M Overhaul of Riverwalk From State Street to the Lake (Tribune)
  • Protesters Took Over LSD, Streets of Lakeview During Anti-Violence March (Tribune)
  • Gazette Chicago Gloats Over the Fact that the Ashland BRT Is Indefinitely Back-Burnered
  • After Death of Luster Jackson, Support for Protected Bike Lanes on Stony (Block Club)
  • Ex-Forest Preserve Worker Indicted for Homicide After Fatal On-the-job Crash (Tribune)
  • 2 Teens Abducted From CTA Bus Stops, Sexually Assaulted Within 4 Days (Patch)
  • Moody’s Boosts Outlook of CTA, RTA Debt (Crain’s)
  • The Tribune Looks at the Divvy Theft Problem
  • Batavia Offers Residents “Please Slow Down” Lawn Signs Before School Starts (Tribune)
  • Metra to Lolla Goers: “Give Regular Commuters a Break,” Don’t Ride AM Trains (Herald)

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