Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, February 3

  • Former Chicago resident and South Bend mayor Buttigieg confirmed as USDOT chief (Politico)
  • Authorities investigate whether snow was to blame for driver stranded, hit on Metra tracks (Tribune)
  • Section of Aragon Ballroom wall collapses under snow, delaying Red and Purple trains (Tribune)
  • Evanston advocates: Improved east-west bike connects would benefit public health (Evanston Roundtable)
  • Lake County’s first bike-share program is coming to Grayslake (Daily Herald)
  • Police warn W. Loop neighbors not to leave keys in cars after 60 thefts, carjackings in 3 months (Block Club)
  • Facebook group has helped recover over 200 stolen cars (Block Club)

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