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Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, July 5

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• Red and Purple tracks N. of Belmont getting sound barriers as part of RPM project (Block Club)

• Unhoused encampment takes root near Oak Park Metra station (Wednesday Journal)

• "Chicago's slow drivers make streets safer than other big cities" (Axios)

• Man 35, critically injured after driver struck him, person in the car shot him early Sunday in McKinley Park (ABC)

• W. Chicago police close Hawthorne Ln. between Rte. 59 and Rosewood Dr. for hot-and-run investigation (Herald)

• CPD release photos of 2 men suspected of beating man at Grand Red stop, stealing wallet (ABC)

• Man, 27, accused of robbing man, 19, on May 12 on 'L' in first block of W. Lake St. (FOX)

The Tribune looks at Divvy bike-share's 10 year anniversary

• "The 10 Best Suburbs to Commute to Chicago" by Metra (and car) (PureWow)

• Loyola Park’s ‘whimsical’ new toy libraries gives kids toys to play with on the beach (Block Club)

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Editor's note: After being seriously injured on his bicycle in southern Illinois this spring, 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 putting out daily articles. We appreciate all who have been supportive during this time. Thanks for reading!

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