Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, October 8

  • Metra looks to buy new locomotives, rail cars with state capital money (Tribune)
  • Metra runs first trains over new Z-100 Fox River Bridge in Elgin on the MD-West line (Mass Transit)
  • Metra UP-North bridge repairs to close Lawrence Avenue until October 14 (Sun-Times)
  • Tanisha Jackson, 39, killed in pile-up on Dan Ryan after car stalled out (CBS)
  • Female pedestrian, 20, critically after SUV and car drivers collide in South Loop (Sun-Times)
  • Multiple injuries from car / Pink Line crash in Cicero after motorist reportedly drove around gate (NBC)
  • Photos released of suspect in attack on 71st Street bus in Marquette Park, a possible hate crime (ABC)
  • Driver ticketed for failure to yield after striking boy, 11, on bike in Niles, causing minor injuries (Tribune)
  • CFD: Fire on SD bridge over Chicago River was unrelated to Navy Pier Flyover work (Curbed)

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– John Greenfield, editor, Streetsblog Chicago