Today’s Headlines for Friday, March 4

  • CTA gave $3M security contract to politically-connected firm; guards and CAs discuss safety issues (Block Club)
  • Chicagoans voice concern as violent crime on the CTA has risen 17% (NBC)
  • CDOT reopens Buena Ave. underpass to Lakefront Trail after deeming it structurally sound (Block Club)
  • Despite smoking, littering, and radio playing, Red Line is a rare example of an integrated Chicago space (Reader)
  • After homeowner removes sign of home sold on contract, Englewood activist will adjust art project (Block Club)
  • R.I.P. Kevin J. Falkner, who loved riding his bike in the forest preserves
  • Want to go on a mellow group ride? North Side Bike Ride debuts Sunday 3 PM at north end of LFT (Block Club)
  • Elgin Community Bikes founder will host two free programs in March at Borden Public Library (Tribune)

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