Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, October 30

  • Why does Chicago still lack a permanent transportation commissioner? (Tribune)
  • Communities are grappling with how to fill holes in suburban transit commutes (Tribune)
  • Lincoln Square master plan calls for more TOD, walking, biking, transit improvements (Block Club)
  • Male bicyclist, 26, dies a week after being struck by hit-and-run driver at Irving/Kimball (Sun-Times)
  • Red, Purple, Yellow trains were halted after woman, 21 struck and killed near Loyola (Sun-Times)
  • Driver who fatally struck IDOT contractor charged with reckless homicide, DUI (ABC)
  • Douglas DeMott’s relatives blame his death on “our outdated transportation system” (Southtown)
  • Why won’t CPD provide details about a 2017 crash that injured 2 officers? (NBC)
  • Slippery leaves on tracks led to delays on Metra UP-N and UP-NW lines yesterday (Tribune)

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Thanks for your support, and enjoy your autumn.

– John Greenfield, editor, Streetsblog Chicago