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Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, July 19

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• Community groups and organizations urge alders to vote yes on Plow the Sidewalks pilot (Better Streets)

• Alderpersons expected to vote on the pilot at today's Council meeting (CBS)

• Metra hopes service to Rockford will help its struggles to bring back commuters (Tribune)

• Three critically injured after driver flipped over on Metra tracks in South Shore last night (CBS)

• Priest of boy, 14, critically injured when driver slammed into sub shop in Hinsdale discusses his family's "agony" (CBS)

• Take transit instead if possible? Temporary overnight lane closures, new traffic patterns coming to already-jammed Kennedy Expressway (Block Club)

Englewood Nature Trail gets $3.8 Million boost from Jeff Bezos’ Earth Fund (Block Club)

• Bicycle Pilgrimage ride Sat. 7/22, 9:30 AM at St. Spiridon Church, 12307 Ridgeland Ave. in Palos Heights (Ride Illinois)

• Bike tour of 1919 race riot takes place Saturday as art project to honor victims gets $200,000 boost (Block Club)

• Specialized Lincoln Park bike shop hiring lead service technician (Chainlink)

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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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