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Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, July 18

8:30 AM CDT on July 18, 2023

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• Commuters Take Action op-ed: Chicago needs a CTA board that cares about holding agency leadership accountable (Tribune)

• Man, 32, dies after punching through Beach Park bar window, causing crash en route to hospital (FOX)

• 5 injured, including critically injured teen pedestrian, after driver slams into Hinsdale sub shop (CBS)

• Here's why CDOT says it's using plastic, not concrete, curbs, to upgrades PBLs on 18th St. Bridge

• Reilly says says Canal will become NB-only between Lake and Kinzie, with no SB option for bike riders

• Upgrades to Des Plaines River Trail will reroute it from flood-prone areas, make it safer to reach trail from areas like Forest Park Blue stop (ATA)

• Auto body shop at 5745 N. Broadway to be replaced by apartment building with 42 units, no affordable units, 21 car spots (Block Club)

• Bicycle Retailer discusses ATA cofounder, SRAM bike advocacy leader Randy Neufeld's retirement plans

• Barrington High School alums feted at summer Metra Lot Concert series in Barrington, with ‘06 grad as headliner (Tribune)

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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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