Today’s Headlines for Thursday, December 5

  • Hit-and-run driver killed schoolteacher Rone Leja, 61, in Orland Park (Sun-Times)
  • Macksantino Webb, 20, fatally shot at Howard Red Line station (Sun-Times)
  • Driver crashes into police command van in Douglas Park, no injuries (Sun-Times)
  • The new Chicago ride-hail tax was just one of many setbacks for Uber last month (Quartz)
  • Oswego officials are optimistic about getting a Metra station (Tribune)
  • Self-driving trucks are operating on the Jane Addams Tollway (Tribune)
  • Skyway toll will go up to $5.60 per car this year (Block Club)
  • Lyft launches monthly subscription service in Chicago to compete with Uber (Sun-Times)
  • Redfin ranks Chicago the 3rd most bikeable large U.S. city after Minneapolis and Portland

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– John Greenfield, editor, Streetsblog Chicago