Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, October 14

  • Advocates call for keeping transit running during any post-election protests (ATA)
  • CTA rolls out a program to help businesses cope with RPM construction disruptions (Block Club)
  • Trucker fatally struck Jo’Ovyonne Kortize Du’shon Williams, 16, on bike in Joliet (Patch)
  • Robbie Klapp, 51, fatally struck by two drivers in Joliet (Patch)
  • Driver ran light before crash that killed Cecilia Bautista, 16, Sunday in Archer Heights (Sun-Times)
  • Oak Lawn, a ‘car-centric’ village, eyes improving pedestrian experience along SW Highway (Tribune)
  • New Tower at 110 N. Wacker includes a stretch of covered riverwalk (RE Journals)
  • There’s fresh green and red paint on the Dearborn bike and bus lanes (CDOT)
  • John, other local reporters discuss covering eTOD at Elevated Chicago panel Thursday 5:30 PM

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