Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, March 1

  • Runoff between Johnson, who has talked at length about improving transportation, and Vallas, who hasn’t (Tribune)
  • Despite beating Mike Royko’s son by 25+%, bike-friendly Ald. La Spata (1st) is heading to a runoff (Block Club)
  • Semi driver charged with leaving scene after fatally striking pedestrian at Madison/Harlem in Oak Park (
  • Police: Colette Smith, 31, fatally struck on I-294 in Glenview after fleeing or being pushed out of vehicle (LMS)
  • Man, 52, killed in Gages Lake after the SUV he was repairing fell off rock that was holding it up and crushed him (Tribune)
  • Police release image of suspect in 2/19 armed robbery on Grand Red Line platform (ABC)
  • Right-wing site Wirepoints: “2022’s violent [CTA] crime exceeded 2019, despite 46% plunge in riders”
  • Letter: Does it actually make fiscal sense to run more Metra trains when ridership is so low? (Tribune)
  • Metra to begin rehabilitation project for Homewood station (RT&S)

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