Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, February 24

  • Chicago lakefront, playgrounds, indoor pools reopening after 11 months of COVID-19 closures (Tribune)
  • ATA endorses fight against permit for General Iron car crushing and metal recycling facility on SE Side
  • City’s plow truck tracker showed some blocks in S. Shore were not plowed for two weeks (Block Club)
  • Driver charged with homicide for killing pedestrian Lakisel Thomas, 43, in Englewood (CBS)
  • Man who tried to help domestic violence victim in Hammond assaulted with his own bike (Tribune)
  • Dolton mayor candidate wants a safe community where her daughter can ride her bike (CBS)
  • Loyola students turn to CTA with absence of intercampus shuttle service (Loyola Phoenix)
  • Skokie official explains why there are no car parking spots at local ‘L’ stop (Tribune)
  • As snow melts, Fox Valley bicyclists look to take to the streets again (Tribune)
  • Chicago’s SRAM bike part manufacturer buys Time’s pedal business from Rossignol Group (BRAIN)
  • South Side Summit on Transportation today through Thursday (Active Trans)

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