Today’s Headlines for Friday, December 30

  • NBC: Evanston police were able to solve a hit-and-run pedestrian injury case thanks to quick action after crash, unlike CPD
  • NBC: Speeding driver who killed pastor Neely Dotson, 87, in late May was allowed to decline DUI tests despite smelling of alcohol and pot
  • Hit-and-run SUV driver fatally struck man near 95th/Ashland, dragged him 5 blocks, seriously injured man in wheelchair he was pushing (CBS)
  • Girl, 17, dies after veering off road at 143rd/Frontage in Plainfield, into deep embankment (Sun-Times)
  • CTA, Metra, and Pace offering free rides for New Year’s Eve (CBS)
  • Daily Herald looks back at the top Chicagoland bike stories of 2022
  • Rising Amtrak from New Orleans to Chicago, with history in mind (CounterPunch)
  • The Wicker Park Walgreens that repurposed the old Noel State Bank building, including a “vitamin vault,” is closing (Block Club)
  • Chicago rated the most-Googled World Naked Bike Ride city in the U.S. (LawnStarter)

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