Today’s Headlines for Friday, July 15

  • Chicago Transit Authority Union president Keith Hill discusses new hiring plan on WGN Radio
  • Pedestrian struck and killed by Metra train in Evanston (CBS Chicago)
  • P.S. Sriraj, director of the Urban Transportation Center at UIC warns that Metra ridership may not return to pre-pandemic levels (Crusader)
  • Meanwhile, CTA ridership is back to pre-pandemic levels during weekends (NBC Chicago)
  • Incoming policy chief discusses We Will Chicago 10-year plan with WBEZ’s Natalie Moore
  • Some criminal charges dismissed for driver in fatal I-74 bike path crash (WQAD 8)
  • Tribune columnist David McGrath recounts the bike crash that made him take cycling safety more seriously
  • 1st Ward Ald. Daniel LaSpata is seeking public input on how to spend $1 million on infrastructure projects (Block Club)

The family of Victor Vasquez, who was fatally struck on his bike on July 17, 2021, near Roosevelt Road and Fairfield Avenue, will install a ghost bike memorial at the crash site this Sunday, July 17, at 3 p.m. They have invited bike community members to attend the installation.

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