Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, February 17

  • Pritzker issued a disaster proclamation after snow storm (Associated Press)
  • 6 Chicago buildings have had roof collapses from snow this month (Sun-Times)
  • Belmont Cragin youth urge CTA board to upgrade bus service (ATA)
  • Witnesses: Woman jumped on Blue tracks and died after altercation at Pulaski stop (ABC)
  • Driver crashes off I-355 bridge — 2nd case of a motorist plunging from an Interstate in a week (ABC)
  • Namesake of all-affordable, LGBT-friendly Logan TOD is denied housing there (Block Club)
  • Tribune editorial: Instead of doing “Dibs,” help a neighbor shovel out a parking spot

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