Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, August 17

  • CTA completes environmental review for Red Line extension on Far South Side (ABC)
  • Crain’s reporter Greg Hinz looks at CTA’s plan to increase police presence
  • Joshua Brumfield, 26, killed after driving the wrong way on Rte. 41 in Wadsworth and striking truck (CBS)
  • Man, 52, critically injured after reportedly trying to run across DLSD near Addison and being struck by a driver (WGN)
  • For the first time, Metra and Pace, as well as CTA, will offer free rides to elementary and high school students on 1st day
  • Development with 50+ apartments, 15% affordable, proposed near California Blue stop in Logan (Block Club)
  • A viral video may be to blame for wave of Hyundai and Kia thefts in Cook County (Block Club)
  • Traffic reporter Sarah Jindra explains Chicago’s expressway naming system (WGN)
  • Chicago, Bike Grid Now! Lincoln Ave. Bike Jam ride today at 5:30 PM, Legion Park South Playground, Catalpa/Virginia
  • Major Taylor Trail Keepers ride this Saturday 8/20 in Whistler Woods, 7-7:30 AM registration, 8 AM start

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