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Today’s Headlines for Monday, August 3

9:22 AM CDT on August 3, 2020

    • The Atlantic notes the folly of Lightfoot keeping beaches closed while indoor restaurants, gyms are open
    • Local leaders discuss how to keep Chicagoland transit from falling into a "death spiral" (Crain's)
    • Police: Boy, 17, killed after striking pole in Plainfield while speeding (Sun-Times)
    • Police release image of SUV from hit-and-run crash that injured girl, 11 in Rogers Park (ABC)
    • Starting today, southbound Red trains to bypass Edgewater stations through mid-August (Sun-Times)
    • From midnight to 4 AM, Blue Line riders will have to take a shuttle from O'Hare to Rosemont (ABC)
    • Prine real estate: Maywood officials recently adopted an updated TOD plan (Progressive Railroading)
    • Bike-share debuts this weekend in Elgin, Aurora, Batavia and Montgomery (Tribune)

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