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Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, December 15

9:03 AM CST on December 15, 2020

    • Blackstone alumnus and Divvy employee Jermell Akins critically wounded in shooting (GoFundMe)
    • Boy, 15, stabbed on Jackson Red Line platform, in good condition (ABC)
    • 3 weeks after hit-and-run driver killed Eliseo Mendoza, 86, family seeks answers (Block Club)
    • Man who allegedly fired rifle on Metra platform turns himself in (NBC)
    • Crash, downed power line shut down I-190 and limited access to O’Hare (CBS)
    • Chicago Inno looks at the end of Chicago's 2nd e-scooter pilot
    • CleanTechnica: Chicago charging deserts highlight the racial divide of EVs
    • Metra will offer free rides on NYE (but you still shouldn't go to indoor parties) (NBC)

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