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Today’s Headlines for Thursday, July 20

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• More coverage of the Plow the Sidewalks Pilot passing (Block Club, WTTW, NBC)

Eric Zorn looks at Johnson’s transition plan calling for 20 mph speed limit, 10 mph on residential streets

• CTA offering free and reduced rides during Forest Park Blue Line branch rebuild

• Off-duty CPD officer Raheem Mills, 29, dies from injuries from ATV crash in Tuesday in West Ridge (CBS)

• Metra wants your opinion on proposed fare change (CBS)

• Officials celebrate groundbreaking on Pace’s new ADA paratransit transfer facility in Schaumburg

• Can female pop stars save transit? After Taylor Swift credited with encouraging high CTA ridership, S. Shore service extended for Beyoncé concerts (NBC)

• New TOD at 4644 N. Western near Western Brown stop will have 74 apartments, 15 affordable, 10 car spots (Block Club)

• ATA: Chicago’s bike network comes up short in People for Bikes ranking 

• Intelligentsia Cup brings intense racing to suburbs (Daily Herald)

• Get a free bike tune-up Saturday before riding the Far South Side with cycling group We Keep You Rollin’ (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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