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Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, August 8

8:51 AM CDT on August 8, 2023

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• NBC looks at advocates' call for CDOT's next commissioner to "enact transformational change" (NBC)

• Suspect critically injured Sunday in shootout with police in S. Shore, officer OK after crash at 71st/Cornell while heading to scene, MED trains delayed (ABC)

• CPD: A least 5 people walking and biking targeted is North Side robberies (ABC)

• Metra took its board members on a train ride to a monthly meeting. It cost the agency more than $10,000. (Tribune)

• More details released about controversial Metra UP-N bridge replacement project (Chicago YIMBY)

• Court: Union Pacific can stop running commuter trains for Metra (Evanston Now)

• Construction project to affect Metra Milwaukee North Line service 8/11-12

• CDOT viaduct work on Canal St., requiring 18-month full closure between Jackson and Adams, began Monday (CBS)

• 13 Most Affordable Chicago Suburbs for Metra Commuters 2023 (Suburbs 101)

• Lime may lobby the city for e-scooter-share access to the Lakefront Trail (Crain's)

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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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