Today’s Headlines for Friday, March 31

  • Council votes to increase number of committees from 19 to 28, enacts new rules to give alders independence (Block Club)
  • After UIC study finding some speed cameras weren’t improving safety, CDOT relocated 16 of them (ABC)
  • Following COVID stalemate, Union Pacific says it will transfer commuter rail operation to Metra in early 2024 (Railfan)
  • What’s next for Milwaukee Avenue? Logan, Avondale residents share ideas as city plans special district (Block Club)
  • Plan for 24 condos at Twisted Hippo site with 1:1 parking ratio criticized for lack of affordable units (Block Club)
  • What’s keeping Chicago from kicking cars out of our public spaces like Paris did? (Slate)
  • Looking back at the conversion of Miegs Field to Northerly Island Park, which started 20 years ago (Sun-Times)

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