Today’s Headlines for Friday, March 5

  • General Iron hunger strikers end their fast near Lightfoot’s home but campaign continues (Block Club)
  • One dead, 2 injured in fiery crash on I-88 In Naperville (CBS)
  • Driver cited for fatally striking Refaat Shafikmeshreki, 71, at 34th and King (Sun-Times)
  • CPD: Man, 71, fatally struck by Red Line after he accidentally fell on Loyola platform (ABC)
  • Metra North Central Service train strikes empty car parked too close to tracks in Wheeling (Sun-Times)
  • Will Chicago take down Bowman and Spearman sculptures by Croatian artist Ivan Meštrović? (Croatia Week)
  • Celebrate ATA’s 35th anniversary at its ’80s-themed online awards reception on Thursday 3/25

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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.

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Thanks for your support, and have a great March.

– John Greenfield, co-editor