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Today’s Headlines for Monday, August 7

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    • Advocates urge Johnson to appoint a "bold and visionary" new CDOT chief (Better Streets)

    • Illinois transit bill includes reduced fares, requires zero-emission buses (NBC)

    • "Pritzker signals leadership role for Illinois with support for Chicago rail investment" via the Chicago Hub Improvement Program (HSRA)

    • CPD releases image of Mercedes whose driver seriously injured pedestrian around 10:30 PM at near Division/Ashland Blue Line stop (NBC)

    • 2 people heading to Lollapalooza electrocuted Saturday while trying to take photos on tracks at Ridgeland Green station, one is in critical condition (NBC)

    • Bike rider rescued from lake after being swept in this weekend at Oak St., a poorly protected spot on the Lakefront Trail (WGN)

    • Evanston Council member seeks aid for "deeply unhoused" people living on sidewalk near Howard in CTA station viaduct (Evanston Roundtable)

    • Permits issued for Auburn Gresham Metra station (Urbanize)

    • Big turnout for Taste of the Bike Grid ride Sunday morning, including alders (CBGN)

    • A bike helped a Bucktown data analyst find solace during the pandemic, so he had it tattooed on his thigh (Sun-Times)

    Major Taylor Trail Keepers ride and fundraiser Saturday 8/26

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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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