Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, August 28

  • LSD Is Reduced From 8 to 4 Lanes for Repaving, Chicago Doesn’t Grind to a Halt (Tribune)
  • Driver Fatally Struck Jake Brummitt, 18, in South Barrington (Sun-Times)
  • Man Charged in Stabbing at 95th Street Red Line Station (CBS)
  • Metra Trains Snarled at Union Station After Signal Problems (Tribune)
  • Feds Warn Amtrak Not to Discriminate Against Other Railroads Sharing Union Station (Railway Age)
  • TOD by Loyola Station Would Have 27 Units, 3 Affordable, and 11 Spots (Curbed)
  • Wilmette Seeks Input From Residents as It Plans Possible Bike, Pedestrian Routes (Tribune)
  • Witnessing a Bike-Bike Crash at Wacker and Dearborn (The Chainlink)

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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 $49,765, so we’ve got only $235 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.

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