Today’s Headlines for Monday, February 1

  • CMAP report: Traffic safety has been getting worse in the region during the pandemic
  • Alexander Solis, 9, dies days after car/semi crash on I-88 (Sun-Times)
  • Driver sustains minor injuries after fleeing traffic stop, crashing into Metra train (Sun-Times)
  • Metra Electric train halted in south suburbs after wires come down (CBS)
  • Tribune theater critic recalls struggling to get home by transit during the blizzard of 2011
  • Blair Kamin’s departure means Chicago has no full-time architecture critic (ArchDaily)
  • 40 pieces of public art in Chicago flagged as potentially problematic (Block Club)
  • How to stay safe while shoveling your sidewalk (Tribune)

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