Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, March 3

  • Man, 41, dead after 2 semi drivers crash on Tri-State Tollway near Roberts Road (ABC)
  • Wrigley Field recommended as mass vaccination site due to Red Line proximity (ABC)
  • 35th Ward residents vote to repair 5 sidewalks, install new street lamps (Block Club)
  • New $8.6M New Lennox Metra station in now open (Patch)
  • BGA, citizen note lack of transparency in Chicago Monuments Project process (Block Club, Sun-Times)
  • Young West Siders will help make map of N. Lawndale Community Gardens (Block Club)
  • Block Club is considering hiring a dedicated transportation reporter

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Here are some tips on preventing the spread of COVID-19, and advice for Chicagoans on what to do if you think you may have been exposed to the virus.

Great news! We surpassed our $50,000 fundraising goal. I’d like to give a big thanks to everyone who donated to help Streetsblog Chicago hit the target. Along with the $75K pledged by the Chicago Community Trust for our 2021 budget, this allows us to promote assistant editor Courtney Cobbs to co-editor and launch a new weekly series on mobility justice issues impacting Chicago’s Latino communities. Stay tuned for an announcement about an online fundraising victory party.

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Thanks for your support, and have a great March.

– John Greenfield, co-editor