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• Heavy rains flood Chicago roads and force NASCAR to cut shutdown its street race (AP News)

• Now that NASCAR is over, here’s when downtown streets will reopen (Block Club)

• Heavy rains flood Chicago as 110M under extreme weather alerts (Axios)

• The New York Times did a profile on the NASCAR Street Race in Chicago

• What commuters need to know about the proposed new Metra fares, zones (Daily Herald)

• Record rainfall floods Chicago, halts CTA trains, causes power outages (Daily Herald)

• Heavy rain and flooding caused CTA reroutes and train schedule issues (NBC Chicago)

• Construction to rebuild the Blue Line’s entire West Side branch starts next month (Block Club)

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