Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, March 10
- Metra supports $6.5 billion in state financing for dubious One Central transit hub proposal (Crain’s)
- Community “living room” and food hub planned in Englewood includes new plaza (Architect’s Newspaper)
- Judge could block General Iron metal scrapper permit as soon as next month (Block Club)
- What if ward maps were drawn “for Chicagoans, by Chicagoans’ instead?” (Block Club)
- 1 killed, 2 hurt in I-57 crash near 111th Street after driver hits dump truck on shoulder (Sun-Times)
- Police release surveillances images of suspects from Green Line robbery at Bronzeville-IIT (ABC)
- Art installation planned near the Kedzie-Homan stop in effort to make area more walkable (Block Club)
- Time to start planning your next bike adventure (Daily Herald)
- Find one of 50 giant lemons scattered around the city, win a new bike (Sun-Times)
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