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• Metra SWS line halted after freight train strikes car at Ashland this morning (CBS)

• Leopoldo “Leo” Ambriz, 82, missing after going on bike ride in Roseland (WGN)

• CPD releases images of suspect in 7/23 robbery at Green Line Pulaski stop around 7:30 PM (FOX)

• Metra to add to Electric line’s Blue Island Branch schedule (Trains)

Block Club looks at the Leavitt Street Neighborhood Greenway plan

• Updated Elgin parks and rec plan calls for more bikeability between parks (Tribune)

• Info on the 40th Ward "People's Budget" participatory budgeting election (Ald. Vasquez)

• 8,000 CPS students won’t have school bus service on first day of school (Block Club)

• "Lollapalooza traffic, road closures, rideshare drop-off areas to know about" (or you could just take CTA or Metra) (NBC)

• Chicagoans can get a taste of the Bike Grid this Sunday with 7.8 miles side street tour (Chicago, Bike Grid Now!)

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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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