Today’s Headlines for Friday, August 7

  • Chicago regional transit bosses discuss transit relief on Chicago Tonight (WTTW)
  • South Side bike rides creating new form of activism, solidarity (Block Club)
  • Urban farm to bring jobs, energy to Auburn Gresham area (Sun-Times)
  • Chicago TIF income hits record $926 million (Crain’s)
  • TIF funds could be tempting source for funds during pandemic (Sun-Times)
  • Wells Street in River North to close for outdoor dining (Block Club)
  • Nurse attacked on Red Line train (CBS 2)
  • How school busing will adapt during COVID (ABC 7)
  • Questions about equity remain in lead up to second electric scooter pilot (Hyde Park Herald)

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