Today’s Headlines for Monday, April 13

  • CTA machinist Antonio Martinez becomes 1st employee to die of COVID-19 (NBC)
  • Man held without bail in killing of ex-Marine pushed into CTA train; 2nd alleged attacker still at large (Sun-Times)
  • Police: After his gun went off on train, CTA security guard tossed weapon, claimed teen shot him (Tribune)
  • Motorcyclist critically injured after pickup driver turns left into his path, driver not cited (Sun-Times)
  • 6 injured, including 4 teens, after mercedes driver runs red in the Loop (Sun-Times)
  • In response to trail crowding, Madison, WI, may open streets rather than closing paths (
  • A guy in Toronto made a real-life version of our social-distancing device to lobby for open streets
  • New Metra Electric schedule addresses some concerns of south suburban officials, commuters (Tribune)
  • Longtime Chicago courier DJ Hank puts out a 12″ titled “Traffic Control” (Reader)

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