Today’s Headlines for Friday, December 18

  • Coalition of advocate led by ATA calls for transparency on any future transit cuts
  • South Cook Fair Transit program gets final green light without CTA participation (Tribune)
  • Politico: Rahm Emanuel was considered “too toxic” for USDOT post, got a personal call from Biden
  • Driver fatally struck female pedestrian in Joliet (Sun-Times)
  • Naperville sisters die after car crash on drive home to visit their parents (Tribune)
  • More coverage of Divvy employee Jermell Akins’ fight to recover from a shooting (Block Club)
  • Lakeview merchants discuss the challenges of COVID plus the RPM work disruptions (Block Club)
  • Plan for 62 units, 6 affordable, 13 spots, Double Door near Wilson stop gets key approval (Block Club)

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