Today’s Headlines for Friday, September 18

  • Metra director Romayne C. Brown will become the first Black woman to lead the board (Herald)
  • Person killed after running into traffic on I-290 after police stop for alleged carjacking (CBS)
  • Yellow Line trains were stopped last night after a “medical emergency” in Skokie (Sun-Times)
  • Multiple female pedestrians report being groped by man on bike in Wicker Park (Block Club)
  • Police say they’ve arrested a CTA sexagenarian pickpocketing crew (Sun-Times)
  • 8 sculpture parks and walks near Chicago (Chicago Parent)
  • Roll N Peace Ride takes place in Englewood tonight, rolling out at 8 PM (Block Club)

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