Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, December 22

  • $2.3B Red Line extension made “significant” step toward securing about $1B in fed funds (Sun-Times)
  • Driver who ran red in Ukrainian Village, killing Louis Uddin, 33, charged with homicide, DUI (Sun-Times)
  • After nearly being struck, Wisniewski discusses Chicago’s worsening traffic safety situation (Tribune)
  • 12 car windows on 1 block smashed by vandal in West Ridge — again (Block Club)
  • Lightfoot has reissued the voluntary Stay at Home Advisory through 1/10, so remember to keep ignoring it
  • Event to light up Douglas Boulevard for the holidays includes Working Bikes cycle giveaway (Block Club)
  • Little Village bar tests socially-distanced “Block Party ” pods from winter dining contest (Block Club)

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