Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, December 29

  • Multiple downtown bridges will be closed, streets pedestrianized for NYE fireworks display (City of Chicago)
  • 2 Garfield Park stops kept the most riders during 1st year of COVID, Merchandise Mart saw highest drop (Tribune)
  • Hit-and-run driver killed Ian Clark, 41, as he walked across 5-lane road in Des Plaines (NBC)
  • No serious injuries, long delays on the Kennedy after two semi drivers crash (WGN)
  • WBEZ looks at the process to create Cook County’s 1st bike plan, which has an emphasis on equity
  • 60-story Salesforce Tower rises in transit-friendly spot near Merchandise Mart with 59 car spots (YIMBY)
  • Anti-sustainable transportation gadfly Roger Romanelli pushes to delay Chicago’s vaxx card mandate (WTTW)

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