Today’s Headlines for Thursday, December 29

  • Hit-and-run driver critically injured army vet Tom Kownacki at Irving Park/Rockwell, near where IDOT blocked ped improvements (ABC)
  • …In June a distracted driver killed pedestrian Peter Paquette, 75, five blocks east at Irving Park/Hoyne
  • 2 people died early Thursday morning in fiery single-car rollover crash on Kennedy near Addison (ABC)
  • CPD: Speeding driver who struck semi at Taylor/Desplaines shot at man who went over to the crash scene (FOX)
  • 3 suspects in custody after man, 26, beaten, kicked, hit in face with bottle on Monroe Red platform (ABC)
  • Ben Joravsky praises passage of Red Line extension TIF, but claims it “will raise property taxes on every Chicago property” (Reader)
  • Megan Kirby: CTA wraparound vehicle ads deprive us of one of the key pleasures of riding transit: checking out views (Reader)

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