Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, August 3

  • Block Club: CPD is arresting 1000s more Black drivers after traffic stops than they report
  • Transit TIF for Red Line extension would use $1B in property taxes, including from areas far from project (ABC)
  • Reboyras promises affordable housing at Belmont/Pulaski/Milwaukee after community push (Block Club)
  • Homeless shelter near Jarvis stop wins Hadden’s approval after drop-in center scrapped (Block Club)
  • Man, 58, killed after being struck by a hit-and-run driver, run over again at Pulaski/5th (ABC)
  • 1 dead, 1 injured in car crash at intersection of 159th/Cicero, 2 six-lane streets in Oak Forest (ABC)
  • On 7/22 a driver fatally struck Zain Jaber, 14, on his bike on 159th in Tinley Park
  • CTA once again offering its back-to-school tradition: “First Day, Free Rides” (Defender)
  • Crain’s reporter Greg Hinz recovers a lost wallet on the CTA, sees dozens of turnstile jumpers at State/Lake
  • Chicagoan Jim Kreps has biked 1400 miles around all 5 Great Lakes (WGN)

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