Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, March 9

  • Metra, landlords join forces in “come back downtown” push with “Safe Return to Work Summit” (Crain’s)
  • CTA is piloting tech on 79th bus to measure ridership to prevent crowding and reduce wait times
  • Driver killed mother, father, and son as they left shopping plaza in Mount Prospect (ABC)
  • Train window shattered by bullet discovered at 87th Red Line, no injuries (CBS)
  • Letter: Keep Chicagoans part of the conversation for a Bubbly Creek pedestrian bridge (Tribune)
  • Tribune: “Outdoor biking isn’t a year-round option unless you live in a temperate climate.”
  • Meanwhile, nearly 350 Chicagoans participated in ATA and Keating Law’s Winter Bike Challenge

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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