Today’s Headlines for Monday, March 1

  • This morning is the last chance to testify for more equitable IDOT road funding policy
  • 52,498 warnings were sent to people speeding by 6-9 mph in first week of grace period (Tribune)
  • SUV driver seriously injured after crashing into Portage Park home, displacing 6 people (Sun-Times)
  • Night Ministry provides care to homeless CTA riders at both ends of the Blue Line (Sun-Times)
  • Chicago-Cook Workforce Partnership helps prepare residents for construction jobs with CTA (ABC)
  • Could a “green weave” of parkland connect every Chicagoan to open space? (Architectural Record)
  • New owners of Lakeshore Bike rental and repair herald the arrival of warmer weather (WGN)

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Thanks for your support, and have a great March.

– John Greenfield, co-editor