Today’s Headlines for Friday, August 23

  • Letter from RTA’s Kirk Dillard: Invest in transit to help level the economic playing field (Sun-Times)
  • CTA, MPC will survey residents on what kind of development should go on 8 lots near 95th stop (Crain’s)
  • CTA service changes will impact Blue, Green, and Pink lines over the weekend (NBC)
  • Man allegedly grabbed steering wheel of charter bus in NW Indiana, causing crash that injured 4 (NBC)
  • Chicago cop admits to accepting bribes in exchange for names of crash victims (Sun-Times)
  • How Chicago’s alleys could be used for creative community spaces (Curbed)
  • Forbes looks at “bicycle-oriented developments” in Wrigleyville and River West
  • USA Today says renting a Divvy, taking a spin on the lakefront is a must for Chicago visitors

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