Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, August 22

  • More Coverage of Illinois Adding the “Dutch Reach” to Driver Curriculum (CBSTribune)
  • Sun-Times Is Looking for Bike Crash Footage for a Follow-up to Recent Editorial (Chainlink)
  • After Angela Park’s Death, Letters Blame Main-Street Bikeways, Cyclists (Sun-Times)
  • NWU Prof: Let’s Implement Congestion Pricing Instead of a Ride-Share Cap (Crain’s)
  • Metra Gets an Earful Over Massive Delays Caused by Bogus Tornado Warning (CBS)
  • Rauner Vetoes Bill to Give Property Tax Break to Urban Agriculture Sites (WTTW)
  • Rents at TOD at 2342-48 N. California Are Higher Than Originally Proposed (Block Club)
  • Artists Discuss the Folded Map Project to Connect S. & N. Siders 9/4 at LUMA Museum (MPC)
  • Free Divvy Passes Will Be Offered on 9/2 to Promote a TV Show (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 $49,355, so we’ve got only $645 left to raise.

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