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Today’s Headlines for Thursday, July 6

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• $275M in state funds will be used by Metra to provide passenger rail service to Rockford and other cities (Register Star)

• The South Side needs better bike infrastructure. These big projects aim To close "Notable gaps" (Block Club):

• Somehow people are arguing Chicago's storm-plagued, heavily canceled race was a "home run" for NASCAR (NBC)

• Hit-and-run drivers killed pedestrian Julio Salinas-Pino, 16, and male bike rider in 2 different West Chicago crashes (ABC)

• Woman dead, 2 young children and another woman seriously injured in head-on crash in Elmhurst (ABC)

• Crash involving a trucker on I-55 at Weber Road near I-355 has caused closure of 3 outbound lanes (NBC)

Dozens honored Humboldt Park cyclist Ron Mendoza at Ghost Bike vigil: "He had a heart of gold" (Block Club)

• Some Metra trains were at a standstill during Wednesday’s rush hour due to mechanical issues (WGN)

• Streets near Portage Park elementary school getting curb extensions, other safety improvements (Block Club)

• CPS engineering scholars tour 'L' stop project, ponder possible careers (Sun-Times)

• Construction permit issued for new Argyle Red Line station (Chicago Cityscape)

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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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