Today’s Headlines for Friday, December 31

  • Pritzker tries to justify plans to spend billions in federal funds to widen expressways in NPR interview
  • Lightfoot defended plans to host NYE fireworks as COVID-19 surges in the city (Block Club)
  • 1 dead, 2 injured after driver of car full of teens crashes into parked vehicle, tree in Humboldt Park (Sun-Times)
  • Owner of Pedestrian Coffee discusses recent robberies near Belmont station in Lakeview (CBS)
  • Saturday snow, winds, and cold could disrupt holiday weekend travel (Tribune)
  • June opening of pedestrian bridge in downtown Aurora was one of the top local stories of 2021 (Tribune)
  • Reader writer: “My secret Chicago talent is that I always catch the CTA Holiday Train”

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