Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, December 16

  • More local coverage of Biden picking Pete over Rahm for USDOT chief (Tribune, Crain’s)
  • Emanuel may still be getting an ambassador post (Sun-Times)
  • Driver charged with homicide in crash that killed passenger Lazaro Rosas-Garcia, 29 (Tribune)
  • Metra platform rifle shooter said he “he does stupid stuff when he drinks” (Tribune)
  • La Pasadita is selling building, eligible to be an equitable TOD, hopes to stay in business (Block Club)
  • New coach houses to be allowed under proposed law before aldermen today (Block Club)
  • ATA hosts a virtual town hall on the topic of food access and public transit on 12/15

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