Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, December 7

  • WBEZ and Crain’s look at the looming fiscal cliff for local transit agencies if RTA doesn’t get more federal funding
  • Right-wingers argue that nationwide pandemic-era transit service and safety issues on transit are unique to CTA (Wirepoints)
  • CMAP: Congestion in neighborhoods has generally worsened, downtown car commutes times back to pre-pandemic levels (WGN)
  • CTA Yellow Line suspended briefly this morning after 2 CTA automobile drivers collided when entering Skokie rail yard (CBS)
  • Elderly driver crashes into Morton Grove Culvers, causing minor injuries to family of four dining there (FOX)
  • Car dealership employee charged with reckless driving, speeding after crashing SUV into Elmhurst house during test drive (ABC)
  • Fundraiser launched (TW: graphic image) for chef Jose Duran, 28, injured after he was pushed onto Division Blue tracks (Block Club)
  • Always Giving Back Foundation will give away 200 bikes to families in Auburn Gresham on Saturday 12/10 (Block Club)
  • Metra, Marines holding Toys for Tots drive on Tuesday 12/13 at all five downtown Metra stations

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