Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, February 8

  • CTA will tout progress supposedly made on its “Meeting the Moment” action plan today (CBS)
  • CTA argues Transit Ambassadors would have little impact, while spending $101M on dubious safety tactics (Illinois Answers)
  • Hit-and-run Lincoln SUV driver killed person crossing the street Monday evening at 56th/Racine in W. Englewood (FOX)
  • Driver charged with reckless homicide, street racing for a hit-and-run that killed Shawman Meireis last August in Clearing (ABC)
  • Authorities: Man driving home from hospital had medical incident, crashed into Bridgeview pool and died (CBS)
  • ISP chase of alleged  carjackers out of south suburbs ends in East Chatham crash with 1 injured, 3 arrested (ABC)
  • Woman, 25, charged with attempted murder for 8/27 shooting at Lake Red Line station (ABC)
  • Crosswalk coming to California Blue Line station in Logan, making a common pedestrian move safer (Block Club)
  • Metra upgrades to improve reverse-commute service in Lake Forest begin (Patch)
  • Developers pitch apartments, lofts, restaurants, and more for vacant land near Cottage Grove Green stop (Block Club)

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