Today’s Headlines for Thursday, August 9

  • Right-Turning Trucker Fatally Struck Female Cyclist at Madison/Halsted This Morning
  • Driver Injured Kristen Green From Ghost Bikes Chicago (GoFundMe) (TW: Injury Photo)
  • Survey of About 500 Residents: Transportation Is a Top Lincoln Yards Concern (Block Club)
  • How the CTA’s New Electric Buses Could Help Balance the Power Grid (ENN)
  • The Best Places to Take a Train-Obsessed Kid (Chicago Parent)
  • South Side Critical Mass Is Riding to to MLK Memorial, Rainbow Cone Friday
  • ON TO 2050 Regional Plan Launch Event 10/10 in Millennium Park

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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 extended the deadline to 9/1. We’re currently at $48,160, so we’ve got $1,840 left to raise.

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