Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, August 14

  • Sun-Times: ATA’s Call for Moratorium on Road Widening “Takes [Pro-Transit Argument] Too Far”
  • CPD’s Glen Brooks Discusses Bike Ticketing & Other Community Issues on Chicago Tonight
  • CTA Is Adding 4,800 Hi-Def Security Cams, on top of 4,800 Announced in February (NBC)
  • Driver Taken Into Custody for Possible DUI in Fatal N. Lawndale Rollover Crash (WGN)
  • GoFundMe Launched to Support Family of Fallen Cyclist Angela Park (Block Club)
  • Forest Preserve Sued Over Fatal Crash Involving Impaired Employee (Tribune)
  • Beale and Burke Hope to Cap Number of Ride-Share Drivers, Impose a Minimum Wage (Crain’s)
  • Old Division St. Bridge May Be Repurposed for Bike/Ped Access to Goose Island (Tribune)
  • How Metra Enforces Alcohol Laws and Rules on Its Trains (Herald)

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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 $48,700, so we’ve got only $1,300 left to raise.

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