Today’s Headlines for Thursday, February 4

  • Obama center, including pedestrianized streets, will break ground this summer (NBC)
  • CTA operators union applauds new federal mask mandate (Sun-Times)
  • Police chase that started in Chatham led to a carjacking, 2 crashes (ABC)
  • Historic Long Grove covered bridge crashed into for the 13th time (Tribune)
  • 3 people robbed at CTA Blue Line stations in Logan Square (Sun-Times)
  • Better Streets proposes Chicago develop a plan for municipal sidewalk snow removal by next winter
  • Meet ex-ATA employee Keith Holt, one of nation’s first full-time Black bike advocates (Defender)
  • Lake County opens survey on rebuilding 1.5-mile stretch of Arlington Heights Rd. (Tribune)
  • Why Chicago is lighting its railroads on fire (Popular Mechanics)
  • ATA hosts Suburban Action Week online advocacy seminars February 15-20

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