Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, February 16

  • Snowstorm and switching problems cause delays on multiple CTA lines (NBC)
  • Snow also caused delays on Metra lines, grounded planes, and clogged roads (Tribune)
  • Metra UP-W bused travelers after freight train derailment in West Chicago (ABC)
  • Driver rear-ended state trooper on I-55 in Joliet, seriously injuring him (Sun-Times)
  • Here’s how to get shoveling help after the blizzard (Block Club)
  • Side streets are close to impassible during blizzard — unless you’re biking (CBS)
  • Lightfoot asks for patience with side-street plowing (Block Club)
  • CTA offering college scholarships through Elevating Futures Scholarship Fund (Fox)

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