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Today’s Headlines for Friday, June 16

8:52 AM CDT on June 16, 2023

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  • Sun-Times editorial: Red Line Extension stop could help revive Roseland's Michigan Avenue
  • NTSB issues final report on CTA employee electrocuted crossing LaSalle/Van Buren tracks (Trains)
  • Fired CTA worker pleads not guilty to murder in homeless man’s death (Sun-Times)
  • Donald Kinsey, Chicago Blues Fest guitarist and singer, in intensive care after Gary car crash (Sun-Times)
  • Traffic stop on Lake Shore Drive leads to police pursuit, crash on I-55 (NBC)
  • Metra: 30-minute delays on midday UP-NW trains could last thru 6/20 due to UP tie work
  • At Bike Grid meeting in Woodlawn, residents discussed area’s problem streets and possible solutions (Herald)
  • U of C. urbanism prof: "University needs inclusive and transparent ped safety initiatives" (Marooon)
  • U.S. reps propose Congressional Gold Medal for Black bike champion Major Taylor (Block Club)
  • The Equiticity racial equity movement is currently hiring for 6 full-time positions
  • Major Taylor Cycling Club hosts Freedom Ride Chicago this Monday, Juneteenth

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Streetsblog Chicago will resume publication on Tuesday, June 20. Have a great Juneteenth!

Editor's note: After being seriously injured on his bicycle in southern Illinois on April 21, Streetsblog Chicago editor John Greenfield is in the process of recovering. He recently returned to running SBC on a low-key basis, including publishing Today's Headlines and occasionally putting out original articles. We appreciate all who have been supportive during this time. Thanks for reading!

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