Today’s Headlines for Friday, March 10

  • Biden’s budget earmarks $350M for $3.6B CTA Red Line extension, which has secured $1B in TIF funding (WTTW)
  • Block Club looks at city’s actions to keep unhoused people from spending night at ORD, including ‘L’ checkpoints
  • Box truck driver failed to yield while turning at Milwaukee/Maryland in Niles, killing woman, 50, in crosswalk (Tribune)
  • Man arrested Wednesday for allegedly battering CTA employee, damaging attendant booth at Kedzie Green (WGN)
  • F.K. Plous: How can we transform Metra from commuter rail to regional rail? Look at what Paris did. (Tribune)
  • DeKalb City Council candidates divided proposed Metra service (Shaw Local)
  • 2400-series ‘L’ cars listed for $35K on Facebook Marketplace in West Virginia, but you have to go get them (Sun-Times)

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