Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, January 19

  • Under state crime bill, motorists would not lose license for unpaid traffic cam tickets (ProPublica)
  • 8 injured, including 3 children, in Lake Shore Drive crash at North Ave. (ABC)
  • Driver strikes 2 twin brothers, 14, on skateboards in Elgin, seriously injuring them (NBC)
  • Map: After a record year for carjacking in Chicago, the trend is continuing in 2021 (Tribune)
  • A CTA bus driver was carjacked in employee parking lot Friday afternoon (WGN)
  • State loosening COVID restrictions in Chicago, allowing museums to reopen and sports to return (Block Club)
  • The Navy Pier Flyover bike bridge now has a drawbridge (The Chainlink)

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