Today”s Headlines for Thursday, October 8

  • Hit-and-run driver killed Mitchell Climons, 55, walking near 5th Avenue and Pulaski (ABC)
  • State Police: Darren Green Jr. killed during struggle with trooper over gun during traffic stop (ABC)
  • Car driver seriously injured man walking, 56, in Chatham and fled the scene (Sun-Times)
  • Hit-and-run SUV driver caused $100K in damage to Buckingham Fountain fence (Sun-Times)
  • Lightfoot moves to acquire CTA land next to site of $95 million police academy in W. Garfield (Sun-Times)
  • Andersonville neighbors say development at 5457 N. Clark needs more affordable units (Block Club)
  • New contraflow bike lane on Grace will make a handy Mellow Route even more useful (Block Club)
  • Only alderman who voted against e-cargo bike ordinance was — wait for it — Ray “Showpez” Lopez (Block Club)
  • Metra’s Chicago & North Western heritage unit makes debut run (Trains)

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