Today’s Headlines for Friday, January 22

  • ATA hosts week-long event aimed at creating better walking, biking, and transit in the suburbs
  • Contrary to what Lyft-funded super-PAC says, ride-hail drivers are better off as employees (One Illinois)
  • On of the twins, 14, struck by a driver while skateboarding in Elgin has died (NBC)
  • Amid surge in carjackings, top cop to send in more detectives (Block Club)
  • Plan to turn Morton Salt plant into music venue is facing scrutiny over parking (Block Club)
  • Chicago Park District programs returning after being suspended due to coronavirus (Block Club)
  • We Keep You Rollin’ is raising money to buy electric cargo bikes for outreach during COVID-19

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