Today’s Headlines for Monday, August 20
- After 2nd Crash at Madison/Halsted, Sun-Times Says Chicago Is Not Bike-Friendly
- Tribune Editorial: Chicago Needs to Start Planning for a Driverless Future
- The Tribune Looks Into Beale & Burke’s Proposal to Cap Number of Ride-Share Drivers
- Man Charged With Aggravated DUI in Fatal Schaumburg Crash (ABC7)
- Woman Stabbed Several Times Near Clark/Division Red Line Entrance (ABC)
- Nippon Sharyo Is Closing Western Illinois Plant That Built Metra, Amtrak Cars (Tribune)
- Judge Tosses Out Conviction of Man for Locking Bike to Railing of Wheelchair Ramp (US News)
- Sun-Times: All We Are Saying Is Give Dockless Scooters a Chance
- Rose Pedals Women’s Bike Group Leads Ride From Bikes N’ Roses Wednesday (Block Club)
- Gallery Opening for Dmitri Samarov’s Drawings of the CTA 8/24, 7 PM at Firecat Productions
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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 $49,235, so we’ve got only $765 left to raise.
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