Today’s Headlines for Thursday, January 14

  • Will Chicago be able to get rid of our giant Trump sign? (Tribune)
  • Yonah Freemark: Metra’s new cars are welcome, but it’s stupid that they’re still “built like bricks”
  • Police: 1 dead, 3 injured after speeding driver hits another vehicle in South Deering (Sun-Times)
  • Teresa Dan, 56, fights to recover from River Grove hit-and-run, police seek driver (CBS)
  • Driver doors cyclist in Uptown, causing head and back injuries (Block Club)
  • Cook County officials set to demolish 2 buildings at jail campus this spring (Block Club)
  • West Side groups working to redesign Sears sunken garden (Block Club)

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