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Today’s Headlines for Friday, July 7

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Metra's service to Rockford will likely be more expensive to ride than other commuter routes (Register Star)

• Driver, 36, held on $1.5M bond after being charged with with DUI near Winfield that killed 2 (Patch)

• Protesters accuse Oak Lawn police of racism in handling of unpunished crash death of Palestinian American Murod Kurd, 28 (New Arab)

• Driver charged in hit-and-run that killed Renato Vargas-Gutierrez, 40, on bike in West Chicago (ABC)

• CDOT: 6 mph speeding ticketing rule has been successful in slowing drivers down (ABC)

Block Club: Logan Square and Avondale are losing the most affordable housing In Chicago, study shows

• Fireworks scofflaws still put on a show at Winnemac Park, but Ald. Vasquez's efforts led to a smaller event (Block Club)

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