Today’s Headlines for Friday, August 16

  • Woman, 71, dies, after driving through solid red light in Mt. Greenwood, crashing into building (Sun-Times)
  • Drivers have crashed into 2 different Naperville businesses in the past week (Tribune)
  • Derailment halted Metra UP-West trains near Geneva (ABC)
  • Metra BNSF train partially derailed in South Loop yard, no injuries (Sun-Times)
  • Dangerous waves shut down parts of the Lakefront Trail, including near Fullerton (CBS)
  • This is Stone exciting! Photos of progress on the bike bridge that Berny blocked (The Chainlink)
  • How to get to the [cough] Air and Water Show, or avoid the noise by going car-free camping (Patch, Reader)

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Thanks for your support, and enjoy the rest of your summer.

– John Greenfield, editor, Streetsblog Chicago

  • planetshwoop

    You can go car-free camping in Chicago without a tent if you register for one of the events hosted by the Park District. In fact, the first one is tonight at North Park Village. Many of the suburbs have camp outs through the park district too. The Highland Park one at Rosewood is nice.

    https://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/programs-memberships/camping

    Nice to see the Stone Bridge coming; I’m also totally jazzed about the Horner Park bridge as it is really coming along too.