Today’s Headlines for Thursday, September 17

  • Some aldermen say little has changed since Lightfoot sought to end aldermanic prerogative (Block Club)
  • Illinois doctors rank masked transit commuting as a medium-risk activity during COVID (Block Club)
  • Motorcycle injury crash shuts down all outbound Kennedy lanes at Addison (ABC)
  • Crash blocks all northbound lanes of Interstate 55 near Joliet (NBC)
  • NWU implements University-issued Ventra cards for free admission to CTA 201 bus route (Daily Northwestern)
  • Michelle Obama discusses the time CPD officers accused her brother of stealing his own bike (Independent)
  • John will discuss the Chicago scooter pilot on WBEZ 91.5 FM today at about 11 AM

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