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Today’s Headlines for Friday, August 10

    • After Trucker Killed Cyclist, Bike Advocates Call for More Side Guards (Sun-Times)
    • ...Others Blame the Tragedy on Bottleneck Caused by Construction Site (CBS)
    • Driver Who Fatally Struck Lorenzo Bryant, 37, Wanted on Homicide Charges (Sun-Times)
    • Active Trans Releases Recommendations for Fixing Logan/Western
    • Curbed Checks Out the Car2Go Pilot
    • Fast Facts About the CTA (CBS)
    • Active Trans' Boulevard Lakefront Tour Is This Sunday

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