Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, August 7

  • Emanuel, Carter, Scheinfeld, Schlickman discuss why the CTA is more reliable than DC’s Metro (WaPo)
  • Via expands citywide, offers $2.50 rides under 2 miles to transit stations (Curbed)
  • Cook County police officer Thomas Nortman charged with homicide in fatal Niles crash (Sun-Times)
  • Hit-and-run driver fatally struck male pedestrian, 54, in Burnside viaduct (Sun-Times)
  • Driver struck and killed Markese Jones, 9, on his bike in Gary, fled the scene (Sun-Times)
  • Man, 68, dies after bike crash in Naperville Spring Triathlon (Tribune)
  • Suburban woman charged with hit-and-run, DUI after Divvy rider critically injured on Grand (NBC)
  • Driver crashes into Golden Nugget diner in Belmont Cragin (Sun-Times)
  • Bike Wheaton Festival this Saturday celebrates cycling in the western ‘burbs (Herald)

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– John Greenfield, editor, Streetsblog Chicago