Today’s Headlines for Thursday, October 31

  • Trucker fatally struck Nancy Rainey, 56, in Des Plaines, in location with no crosswalks (Patch)
  • Driver jumped curb in Evanston last week, breaking leg of male pedestrian, 37 (Evanston Now)
  • Red Line rerouted yesterday to elevated tracks Wednesday due to problem at Grand (ABC)
  • Downed tree, power lines cleared from Metra Rock Island tracks in Beverly yesterday (Sun-Times)
  • West Town Bikes has been hosting CPS students during the teachers strike (Fox)
  • [Sad emoji] Trick-or-treating on 606 is canceled — here’s where you can take kids instead (Block Club)
  • Friends of the Major Taylor Trail meeting 11/18, 7 PM at Ridge Park field house (Chainlink)

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Thanks for your support, and enjoy your autumn.

– John Greenfield, editor, Streetsblog Chicago