Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, March 22

  • 3-year Kennedy Expressway construction project, including closure of two southbound lanes, now underway (ABC)
  • “Significant delays” expected on DuSable LSD through May for Obama Center road widening (Block Club)
  • Woman, 78, killed, 6 injured, including 2 children, after teen driver struck another vehicle at Peterson/Kimball (NBC)
  • 2 injured, 1 critically, after driver hit tree around midnight near Fullerton/Central in Belmont Cragin (ABC)
  • Woman, 46, stabbed another woman near eye with screwdriver during late-night fight at Forest Park terminal (FPR)
  • Letter: Smoking on the ‘L’ is a health hazard that discourages ridership, and could be easily addressed through more policing (Sun-Times)
  • Letter: Metra’s plan to switch to regional rail with more frequent non-rush service is a great idea (Tribune)
  • Cook County approves $5M for Metra’s $38M rehab of 95th/Cottage Grove station in Roseland (Connect CRE)
  • John argues that fixing potholes for drivers should be deprioritized in ward budgets in favor of walk/bike/transit projects (WBEZ)

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