Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, January 26

  • Aldermen want Metra upgrades in their wards before approving $850K for W. Loop (Sun-Times)
  • ATA applauds RTA decision to focus federal transit stimulus funds on high-need areas
  • With tevised $20B One Central plan, including transit hub, developer hopes to win over neighbors (Tribune)
  • Prosecutors: Driver who killed Cire Robinson, 12, in Vittum Park was nearly 6X over BAC limit (Tribune)
  • Driver charged with reckless homicide after two die in Aurora crash (Tribune)
  • South Shore to lease double-decker trains from Metra (Tribune)
  • NYT: Chicago, which added nearly 2000 bike parking spots in 2020, is role model for New York
  • Seasoned riders share their biking resolutions for 2021 (Daily Herald)
  • My Block, My Hood, My City is looking for volunteers to shovel snow for seniors (Block Club)
  • A look back at how Chicago’s 10 biggest snowfalls since 1886 affected the city (Tribune)

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