Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, January 5

  • More coverage of the launch of Fair Transit South Cook (Sun-Times, ABC, WGN)
  • 6 mph speed cam threshold, city gas tax hike, and new meter rates kick in (Block Club)
  • ISP trooper among 3 injured in crash on Eisenhower Expressway (CBS)
  • Man, 53, caught in crossfire at 69th Street Red station Monday afternoon (CBS)
  • Unlike Metra, CTA didn’t offer free rides on New Year’s eve this year (CBS)
  • Teachers work outside in 27-degree weather to protest CPS reopening plan (Block Club)
  • A friendly reminder from ATA: Shovel your sidewalk

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