Today’s Headlines for Friday, February 27

  • ATA action alert: Support bill to make state roads safer for people walking and biking
  • CTA SUV was reported stolen from 95th station early Friday, later found crashed into a tree (ABC)
  • CPD: Driver rear-ended squad car in River North, injuring 2 officers, no citations (ABC)
  • Judge: Man fleeing traffic stop used car “like a weapon” before killing Lakisel Thomas, 42 (Sun-Times)
  • Federal prosecutors have charged 3 men with setting fire to CTA van during May civil unrest (Sun-Times)
  • On Monday speed cams will begin issuing $35 tickets for speeding by 6 mph (Sun-Times)
  • Remembering Chicago’s dapper Tweed Ride series on British 3-speeds (The Chainlink)

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