Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, December 4

  • Bureaucratic snag delays Divvy expansion until spring; ridership has dropped a bit (Tribune)
  • Crain’s calls the Madison planter removals with no community input “a Meigs-style move”
  • Braidwood mayor charged with DUI, 3 injured after 3-car crash
  • Driver fleeing traffic stop crashes, flips car in Humboldt; police deny chasing him (CBS)
  • Man beaten, robbed on Red Line part of recent string of violent CTA attacks, data shows (ABC)
  • Lawsuit: Ex-CTA employee was fired after blowing whistle on security glitch (Tribune)
  • Metra holds public meeting on extension into Kendall County (Patch)
  • 2 Pace routes will subsidize riders’ last-mile trips via taxi or ride-hail (Curbed)
  • Bike Lane Uprising argues that reporting bikeway blockage to 311 is “a placebo” (WTTW)
  • Instead of renaming LSD for DuSable, should we rename it for his wife Kitihawa? (Tribune)

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– John Greenfield, editor, Streetsblog Chicago