Today’s Headlines for Thursday, November 5

  • Hundreds of Chicagoans take to the street to demand that every vote be counted (Tribune)
  • Pritzker warns of “painful” cuts after Fair Tax proposal fails at the ballot box (Tribune)
  • 1 killed in Eisenhower Expressway crash after driver rear-ends semi-truck (ABC)
  • Metra, Amtrak ask to continue mediation of Chicago Union Station dispute (Trains)
  • Meet Lee Crooks, the Milwaukeean who records CTA announcement (On Milwaukee)
  • Ex=messenger Andrea Jablonski is painting a mural at Ainslie/Western arts plaza (Block Club)
  • Homewood brothers organize a 24-hour bike ride for charity (HF Chronicle)
  • Who’s the former state senator known to bike from his Chicago home to Springfield? (Politico)

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