Today’s Headlines for Monday, March 8

  • 3 killed in Mount Prospect after driver strikes another motorist leaving shopping plaza (ABC)
  • Right-turning driver fatally struck a female, possibly on a bike, in West Lawn (Sun-Times)
  • SSL rider, 33, in critical condition after rail officer shot him during struggle at Hegewisch (WGN)
  • Driver crashes into Portage Park gown cleaning business, charges may be pending (WGN)
  • CPD: Senior had a medical emergency while driving, crashed into Montclare medical center (NBC)
  • CTA operators demonstrate at the 95th station for hazard pay, no concessions in contract (FBN)
  • Proposed Metra extension into Kendall County focus of virtual open house (Tribune)

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Thanks for your support, and have a great March.

– John Greenfield, co-editor