Today’s Headlines for Monday, August 26

  • The Chicago Tribune investigates the Lincoln Yards deal and its massive TIF bounty [Tribune]
  • What Washington D.C.’s Metro could learn from Chicago’s ‘L’ [Washington Post]
  • Cog Cycles Chicago opens in North Park storefront [Block Club]
  • Chicago’s pedicabs have gotten bigger and gone electric [Tribune]
  • Swim portion of Chicago Triathlon canceled at last minute due to unfavorable condition [Sun-Times]
  • Pedestrian struck and killed on UP-NW track in Des Plaines, Metra confirms [Tribune]
  • Letter to Sun-Times editors says PGA-grade makeover of Jackson Park golf course “shameless” [Sun-Times]
  • New OurBus transport company makes Chicago-Indianapolis route permanent [Tribune]

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– John Greenfield, editor, Streetsblog Chicago