Today’s Headlines for Monday, December 9

  • CBS: Better signage is needed to clear up driver confusion about Western bus lanes
  • Driver fatally struck Robert Szabo, 52, in Lombard, said “He’ll be OK,” and drove off (Tribune)
  • Hit-and-run driver fatally struck Akin Jones, 22, in Proviso Township (Sun-Times)
  • Retired priest accused of hit-and-run DUI crash that killed Catholic school teacher Rone Leja, 61 (CBS)
  • Driver charged with aggravated DUI in death of motorcyclist Eric Smith, 42, on Bishop ford (WGN)
  • Why were murals by Mexican-American artists at Pilsen’s 18th Street station painted over? (Sun-Times)
  • Yorkville looks at sites for potential Metra station (Tribune)
  • Bike repair station installed as a memorial to Arlington cycling enthusiast Jim Shoemaker (Herald)
  • Sun-Times columnist Neil Steinberg weighs in on the dystopian “thin wife needs to get fit” Peloton ad

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