Today’s Headlines for Friday, November 8

  • Greg Hinz calls out “Uber’s phony war against Lightfoot’s ride-hailing tax” in Crain’s
  • Transportation experts endorse Lori’s Uber plan, which would generate $2M for CTA (Crain’s)
  • Former “Straight Dope” writer Ed Zotti calls for cheaper, CTA-integrated MED service (Sun-Times)
  • 5 injured, including 3 children, in south Austin crash (CBS)
  • Driver, 72, critically injures 5-year-old boy in Avondale crosswalk (Block Club)
  • No citations for woman, 89, who critically injured man, 28, in Lincoln Square while backing out (Sun-Times)
  • Tribune editorial: Chicago’s former mayors get bodyguards. Maybe they should get CTA passes instead

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