Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, December 27

  • Chicago Tribune editorial looks at $800M+ Jane Byrne Interchange expansion debacle
  • Tribune: Violent crime rate began to drop on CTA trains in 2022, but it was still double pre-pandemic levels
  • Man, 21, fatally shot while driving in 10400-block of S. Prospect in Beverly, crashed into another vehicle (ABC)
  • 3 injured in 8-car Rockton, IL crash, near Rockford, amid winter weather (ABC)
  • 2 different crashes on the Eisenhower this morning, near 17th and Kostner, shut down lanes of traffic (CBS)
  • Contraflow bike lane on Pauline, protected lanes on California, on 1st Ward participatory budgeting ballot (Block Club)
  • Closed Sears site in Austin to get $100M medical facility, grocery store, townhomes and apartments, neighbors told (Block Club)
  • Photos: Chicagoans walk, bike, use transit and scooters during polar vortex (Block Club)

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