Today’s Headlines for Friday, October 8

  • Thatcher Swanson, 7, killed in multi-vehicle crash on Indiana Toll Road (NBC)
  • Hit-and-run driver critically injured male pedestrian in 3900 block of W. Chicago Ave. (CBS)
  • Police searching for 4 women accused of robbing woman at Lake Green Line stop (WGN)
  • Police seek suspects in robbery near 63rd Red Line station last month (Fox)
  • Metra completes $32.5M project to upgrade 47th, 49th Street repair facilities (Progressive Railroading)
  • City seeks input on how lot at Howard/Ashland, near Red Line, should be developed (Block Club)
  • Lightfoot says trick-or-treating is OK, releases safety guidelines (Tribune)
  • 4 Star Family Cyclery has converted its back lot into a pumpkin patch (Block Club)

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