Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, August 7

  • Active Trans Annual Crash Report: 53% of Crashes in Region Happen on Arterials
  • Activists in Logan, Rogers Park & Uptown Petition for Ballot Initiative on Rent Control (Tribune)
  • Kenny Ivory, 17, Fatally Shot While Riding Bike in Gresham (Sun-Times)
  • 2 Punched in Separate Random Attacks Near South Loop Red Line Stations (ABC)
  • Despite Lawsuit Against Obama Center, Trees Are Coming Down to Make Room for It (Sun-Times)
  • A Look at Why Ofo Failed in U.S. Cities, Including Chicago (CityLab)
  • City’s Graffiti Blasters Removed a Mural by Hebru Brantley in Wicker Park (Block Club)
  • Planning Meetings  on Future of Little Village Industrial Corridor This Week (Block Club)

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