Today’s Headlines for Friday, January 15

  • Lightfoot: Reopening bars, restaurants would address problem of unsafe secret parties (Block Club)
  • Man, 47, fatally shot while walking in Austin, stray bullet injures CTA bus driver (ABC)
  • ATA applauds the CTA for offering free mask dispensers on 20 bus routes
  • After Hilco dust disaster, city moves to increase fines for polluters (Block Club)
  • Advocates discuss how a new bike trail in south Evanston would promote equity (Evanston Roundtable)
  • Winter cycling tips from folks from Half Acre Cycling and BFF Bikes (TOC)
  • COVID-19 dining yurts with alpine, 1950s, and “Back to the Future” themes are now available (WGN)
  • Shared-Use Mobility Center hosts Transportation Inflection Reflection talk, hosted by new CEO, on 2/17

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– John Greenfield, editor, Streetsblog Chicago