Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, December 20

  • Metra gets nearly $40 million to boost accessibility at 59th Street station (Block Club)
  • ATA celebrates the passage of the Transit TIF to fund the south Red Line extension
  • Driver of stolen pickup crashes into Goethe statue at Diversey/Sheridan, fled with passengers, all were arrested (ABC)
  • Video shows suspect accused of shooting 16-year-old boy in face on CTA Red Line train near Cermak-Chinatown (FOX)
  • CTA worker, 48, hurt Saturday when he fell from a platform while working below train tracks at Roosevelt/Wabash (Sun-Times)
  • ATA endorses #PlowTheSidewalks municipal sidewalk clearance campaign, reminds property owners to clear walks for now
  • “Luxury container home village” planned at 7231 S. Vincennes Ave., near 69th Red, 75th St. restaurant row
  • CTA Holiday Bus stops at Stagg Elementary, so students can see the artwork they created for it (ABC)

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