Today’s Headlines for Monday, August 13

  • ATA Report Calls for Removing Highway Expansions From CMAP’s Priority List (Tribune)
  • Sign a Letter In Support of a Moratorium on Expressway Expansion (Active Trans)
  • Chicago’s Duplicate City Sticker Tickets Are Becoming an Issue in Mayoral Race (Block Club)
  • 7 Injured in Crash on Lake Shore Drive at Foster (Sun-Times)
  • After Luster Jackson’s Death, S. Side Cyclists Advocate for Bike Lanes on Stony (Block Club)
  • More Discussion of the Angela Park Case (The Chainlink, Keating Law)
  • CTA Bus Driver Robbed at Gunpoint in the East Side Neighborhood (ABC)
  • Lime Makes Their Pitch for Bringing More Dockless Electric Scooters to Chicago (WGN)
  • Tribune: Spending $10M to Upgrade the East Riverwalk Is a Sound Investment
  • Aurora Likely to Spend $54K on Security Fences for Downtown Parades (Tribune)

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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 $48,450, so we’ve got only $1,550 left to raise.

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