Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, January 27

  • CPS tells all students to stay home Wednesday as teachers prepare for potential strike (Block Club)
  • Plan to block apartment buildings from being deconverted along 606 and in Pilsen advances (Block Club)
  • Downtown leaders discuss challenges of reduced foot traffic in Loop during COVID (WTTW)
  • Man stabbed in throat with box cutter, robber on Red Line near Berwyn in stable condition (WGN)
  • Latest filings with STB show significant differences remain in Amtrak, Metra dispute (Trains.com)
  • Police adding 40 officers to carjacking unit in response to ‘chronic’ problem (Block Club)
  • Ald. Ray Lopez wants CPS to stop shoveling snow into the street

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