Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, December 17

  • Chicago’s Low-Income Housing Trust Fund subsidizing unsafe units, new audit shows (Sun-Times)
  • CTA bus driver who was fired after striking a cyclist in River North racked up overtime pay (WTTW)
  • Semi-truck driver crashes in Volo, spills garbage all over the road (CBS)
  • After a terrifying crash in Arlington Heights, residents want traffic calming (NBC)
  • Police: Report of teenage girl groped on CTA Brown Line is ‘unfounded’ (Tribune)
  • “Train surfer” spotted atop Brown Line train at Belmont (WBBM)
  • Couple met, got engaged at a bus stop, so the CTA gave them a bench as an anniversary gift (CBS)
  • NBC: For the first tiem ever, Metra is offering free rides on New Year’s Eve

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– John Greenfield, editor, Streetsblog Chicago