Skip to Content
Streetsblog Chicago home
Streetsblog Chicago home
Log In
Today's Headlines

Today’s Headlines for Friday, September 17

    • ATA: Pandemic discounts on CTA passes should be made permanent
    • ATA, CNT, MPC, High Speed Rail and dozens of other orgs call for zero-emissions Metra
    • Female pedestrian killed after two drivers crash at Chicago/Kedzie in Humboldt Park (CBS)
    • Allegedly intoxicated, distracted driver seriously injured after head-on collision with school bus (NBC)
    • Driver charged in 2016 hit-and-run killing of cyclist Francisco Cruz, 58, in West Garfield (Sun-Times)
    • Mexican Independence Day celebrated by hundreds of people with flags on cars (and bikes) (CBS)
    • CTA board expands contracting opportunities for local small businesses (Mass Transit)
    • Metra launches weekend “Rails, Trails and Ales” runs on the Heritage Corridor (Trains.com)
    • Plan Commission approves tower next to Morgan stop with 282, 28 affordable, 89 spots (Block Club)
    • Here are some community bike rides going on in the 'burbs this weekend (Herald)
    • How to get to Sunday's Bears home opener by transit (NBC)
    • By request: Here's John's Mellow Bike Route from Lincoln Square to Riot Fest in Douglass Park

Get national headlines at Streetsblog USA

donate button

Did you appreciate this post? Consider making a tax-deductible donation to Streetsblog Chicago to help ensure our ongoing publication.

Stay in touch

Sign up for our free newsletter

More from Streetsblog Chicago

We are all in an underperforming Chicagoland transit network. But some of us are looking at the Star:Line.

According to Star:Line Chicago, "The 2034sight Plan is an ambitious — and achievable — ten-year framework to lay the groundwork to modernize Chicagoland’s existing local passenger rail system."

July 19, 2024

A semi driver fatally struck a person walking on Lower Wacker Drive. Did a locked gate contribute to the crash?

The victim may have been walking in the street because a gate limiting pedestrian access on the south side of Wacker was locked at the time.

July 19, 2024

This is Grand! CDOT cuts ribbon on new protected bike lanes on a key West Side diagonal street

The project also has lots of other nifty Complete Streets features, like raised crosswalks, bus islands, and the conversion of a dangerous slip lane to a new plaza.

July 18, 2024
See all posts