Today’s Headlines for Friday, November 21

  • Trayvion West, 13, Killed in S. Chicago crosswalk, 2 weeks after boy, 5, injured in Avondale (Tribune, Block Club)
  • 5 officers injured, 2 critically, after chase ends in crash at Jackson/Francisco (ABC)
  • Officer injured in Aurora after allegedly drunk driver fails to yield while turning left (Sun-Times)
  • Driver charged with hit-and-run for August crash that killed Mark Dandridge, 54, in Burnside
  • Downtown light pole crashes down, injuring pedestrian (CBS)
  • SRO next to Wilson stop is being turned into 76 micro-apartments, only 15 affordable (Block Club)
  • Mayor’s Office: If you’re going to use recreational marijuana, don’t drive
  • Meet the people behind the beloved street performance phenomenon the Puppet Bike (WGN)
  • Here’s the full schedule for the CTA Holiday Train (NBC)
  • John discusses the fair ride-hail tax tonight 9 PM on NEIU radio WZRD 88.3 FM

I’d like to give a big thanks to everyone who has donated so far this year to help us raise $50K by our December 1 deadline in order to win the $50K challenge grant from the Chicago Community Trust. Can you help us win the grant by chipping in? You can make a tax-exempt donation here.

Thanks for your support, and enjoy your autumn.

– John Greenfield, editor, Streetsblog Chicago