Today’s Headlines for Monday, February 22

  • Lightfoot defends raising bridges during civil unrest, IG report condemns it (Block Club)
  • Sun-Times: It appears the Chicago lakefront east of Lake Shore Drive is finally reopening
  • Jeep driver veers off road in Rolling Meadows, killing 4 in stopped car, including boy, 6 (WGN)
  • Woman, 3 children injured in rollover Lake Shore Drive crash near Belmont (Tribune)
  • Driver of stolen SUV crashed into back of CTA bus in Chatham (WGN)
  • Hit-and-run survivor Alex Betzel is breathing on her own, GoFundMe has raised $50K+ (WGN)
  • Metra equipment train derails at Museum Campus, no injuries (Tribune)
  • North Center residents say Cloud Kitchens is causing traffic, parking hassles (Block Club)
  • Ex-Block Club reporter Alisa Hauser compares Portland to Chicago, including transportation

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