9:13 AM CDT on July 26, 2023
• City will install traffic diverters instead of planned protected bike lanes on Wood in 1st Ward (Block Club)
• Lily Shambrook's father: 46th Ward says Leland ped bump-out project to start 8/22 between Clark and Kenmore (Twitter)
• CDOT: new expanded pedestrian space and contraflow bike lane installed on Wellington at Kimball.
• Hit-and-run driver killed pedestrian Soyfa Athamanah, 69, Tuesday at about 10:35 p.m. in 5100-block of N. Broadway in Uptown (Sun-Times)
• Trucker in stable condition after crashing into a building, Polson Natural Foods, Tuesday morning on Main St. in Antioch (ABC)
• New button-activated flashing ped beacon installed at Western and Belle Plaine in 47th Ward (Block Club)
• Ald. Samantha Nugent (39th) announces participatory budgeting election in her Far North Side ward (Block Club)
• "Snoopy In A Blender" sculpture moving from Thompson Center to Art Institute (Block Club)
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