Today’s Headlines for Friday, May 8

  • COVID-19 cost IL $560 M in gas tax revenue this year, possibly delaying infra plans (Tribune)
  • Reps from ATA, Friends of the Parks, CDOT, and SBC discuss open streets (WTTW)
  • Hammersley Architecture proposes a citywide open streets plan (Block Club)
  • Family of man killed while walking down the middle of Metra tracks sues Metra (FOX)
  • Mom, 3 children ‘traumatized’ after police point gun at their car in Humboldt Park (Block Club)
  • Sun-Times editorial: We like the Michael Reese plan, including new Metra station
  • UIC epidemiologist: It’s OK to hang out in socially-distanced groups in parks (Block Club)
  • WTTW looks at the history of Chinatown’s Ping Tom Park
  • Childhood bike rides to a ballpark helped launch Matt Zahora’s baseball career (Tribune)

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