Today’s Headlines for Friday, October 9

  • CTA begins testing new 7000-series cars on Red Line near Bryn Mawr (Trains)
  • Bombardier wants to hire 300 employees, make Metra cars in Kendall County (Tribune)
  • Block Club: City repeatedly breaks promises to S. Siders When approving polluters, demolitions
  • Woman, 62, stabbed near 95th Street Red Line station is in good condition (ABC)
  • Sadly, Willie Wilson, who paid for a lawsuit to overturn Illinois’ Stay at Home order, has COVID (ABC)
  • Construction begins on TOD at former Treasure Island site in Lakeview (Block Club)
  • Active Transportation Alliance virtual annual meeting Wednesday 12/2, 6-7 PM
  • The Chicago World Naked Bike Ride is officially cancelled, rescheduled for 6/12/21 (Chainlink)

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