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Today’s Headlines for Monday, August 27

    • Hit-and-Run Driver Killed Cyclist Jimmy Lispier, 42, at Division Cicero Last Thursday (ABC)
    • Driver Fatally Struck Pedestrian in Melrose Park (Sun-Times)
    • Drivers Injured 2 Children on Foot and Bike Friday Afternoon in Oak Park (Tribune)
    • Police Chase on the Eisenhower Ends in Multiple Vehicle Crash (ABC)
    • Officer Who Rushed Into 'L' Car After Man Set a Fire Last January Is Suing the CTA (NBC)
    • Daniel Kay Hertz Discusses His Upcoming Book "The Battle of Lincoln Park" (Belt)
    • Workers Are Displaying CTA Vests in Their Vehicles to Avoid Tickets Near 95th Stop (ABC)
    • Should the CTA Post Reminders About Backpack Etiquette? (Tribune)
    • 5 Zagster Bike-Share Stations Could Be Coming to Graylake (Herald)
    • Households That Fill Out CMAP's "My Daily Travel" Survey Will Get $50
    • Maldonado, Who Made $300K Flipping 606 Land, Hosts Meeting on 606 Grant Program Today
    • South Side Critical Mass Leads the "Rep Your School" Ride Friday 9/7 5:45 PM at Nichols Park

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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 $49,735, so we've got only $265 left to raise.

So if you appreciate Streetsblog Chicago's daily transportation coverage and haven't already chipped in, there's still time to do so. You can make a donation on our Public Good page.

And be sure to come to our party on Thursday, August 30, 6-8 p.m. at Revolution Brewing's Kedzie Avenue taproom (not to be confused with their Milwaukee Avenue brewpub), 3440 North Kedzie in Avondale. All $100+ donors will get a free book and a free pint. Thanks again to everyone who has stepped up during the fund drive so far -- we really appreciate your support.

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- John Greenfield, editor, Streetsblog Chicago

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