Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, December 1

  • Chicago aldermen weigh in on the idea of Rahm Emanuel as USDOT chief (Associated Press)
  • Letter: Rahm Emanuel lacks “character and moral rectitude” to be USDOT chief (Tribune)
  • Zachary Plantz, 27, advisor to Dan Lipinski, killed in Florida crash on Thanksgiving morning (ABC)
  • Hit-and-run driver injures state trooper on Kennedy Expressway (CBS)
  • CBS looks at crash statistics for Lake Shore Drive’s Oak Street curve
  • Cyclist hit by waves on LFT near Oak yesterday; here’s our inland detour map (ABC)
  • CDOT has started work on the new 43rd Street bike/ped bridge over LSD (Block Club)
  • 88-unit, all-affordable/CHA, LGBT-friendly housing development opens in Logan (Block Club)

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