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Today’s Headlines for Friday, August 4


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• CPD is reporting violent crime on CTA is down 13% so far this year while overall transit crime is down 9% (WGN)

• Building crash: SUV driver strikes building in in the 400-block of S. Cicero in Austin, causing partial collapse, flees on foot (ABC)

• Metra Union Pacific Northwest trains disrupted late Wednesday night due to police activity in Woodstock (CBS)

• Morton Grove continues plans to build new Metra train station to replace "embarrassment" (Tribune)

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

• Lincoln Square’s Lawrence project with bike-ped safety upgrades between Western and river will continue Into 2024 (Block Club)

• Royal George Theater at 1641 N. Halsted, near North/Halsted Red stop, will be converted to 134 apartments, 15% affordable, with 35 car spots (Block Club)

• Meet Beverly’s "Bike Whisperer" Louie Burrel, who has helped over 200 kids ditch training wheels (Block Club)

• Aurora eyes spending $1.7 million for sidewalk and bike path work (Tribune)

• The northern border of the West Ridge eruv is the Yellow Line tracks just north of Howard St. (WBEZ)

• In ‘The Bear,’ Chicago’s public transportation never goes off the rails (Eater)

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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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