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Today’s Headlines for Monday, August 6

    • After Driver Killed Alyssa Lendino, 16, Friends Set up Lemonade Stands to Benefit Family (ABC)
    • Concrete Falls off Englewood Building, Injuring Pedestrians (CBS)
    • Ben Joravsky Discusses the CPD's Racially Skewed Bike Ticketing Practices With ChiGov.com
    • ...And John Discusses the Issue on Outside the Loop Radio
    • The Daily Herald Looks at How the CREATE Program Will Help Improve Metra Service
    • Dockless Bike-Share Is Coming to Champaign-Urbana (News-Gazette)
    • Youth for Black Lives Hosts a Teach-In, Including Bike Mechanics, at Blackstone Bikes on 8/12

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Unfortunately, due to a major sponsorship that didn't materialize in time, we didn't hit $50K by the midnight 8/1 deadline. Fortunately, The Trust has graciously offered us another month to meet that goal. We're currently at $47,400, so we're going to try to raise the last $2,600 by Wednesday 8/8 at midnight.

So if you appreciate Streetsblog Chicago's daily transportation coverage and haven't already chipped in, there's still time to do so. You can make a tax-exempt donation on our Public Good page.

Thanks again to everyone who has stepped up during the fund drive so far -- we really appreciate your support.

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- John Greenfield, editor, Streetsblog Chicago

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