Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, October 23

  • City urges commuters to use CTA since teachers union rally will take over downtown streets (WGN)
  • Officials discuss their strategies for coping with rising lake levels this winter (Block Club)
  • Genoa City, WI, police announce internal review of chase that ended in fatal Fox Lake crash (Tribune)
  • 2 hospitalized after 3-vehicle crash in South Loop (Sun-Times)
  • In the midst of TOD controversies, Logan Square Preservation election sees record turnout (Block Club)
  • New York Times article on green waves cites Chicago’s Wells Street as a best practice
  • CBS: City confirmed that sinkhole near Desplaines bike lane was fixed, but it wasn’t
  • Webster bridge will close during daytime hours starting Monday through 11/25 (Block Club)
  • What it was like riding vintage ‘L’ cars during the CTA’s 72nd anniversary (Active Trans)

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– John Greenfield, editor, Streetsblog Chicago