Today’s Headlines for Friday, October 18

  • Lightfoot proposes tripling ride-share tax on solo rides in or out of downtown (Tribune)
  • State legislator sponsors bill to ban red light cameras in Illinois (NPR)
  • Driver found guilty of DUI, homicide in crash that killed Annajeanne Dewey (Sun-Times)
  • $1,000 reward offered to find driver who killed pedestrian Robert Szabo, 59, in Lombard (Sun-Times)
  • Illini and Saluki trains have among the worst on-time performance records in the nation (Tribune)
  • A manifesto against illegal Sunday church parking in bike lanes (The Chainlink)
  • Mechanical issues prompt delays on Metra UP-NW Line (Sun-Times)
  • Open House Chicago is this weekend — here are suggestions on what to check out (Block Club)

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Thanks for your support, and enjoy your autumn.

– John Greenfield, editor, Streetsblog Chicago