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Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, August 9

9:25 AM CDT on August 9, 2023

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• CPD allegedly visited owner of car used to severely injure Nakari Campbell, 17, at Division/Ashland Friday, but owner refused to talk, no arrests (Block Club)

• Family of Murod Kurdi, 27 killed in Oak Lawn by driver who was drinking and declined breathalizer, received a traffic ticket, demand criminal charges (ABC)

• 3 hospitalized after crash at Ontario/Orleans, near Kennedy feeder in River North (FOX)

• CPS gives families $3,500 for Ventra cards, citing bus driver shortage (CBS)

• Pace will open 2nd Pulse express bus route on Dempster this weekend (NBC)

Letter from Ald. Nugent: Protected lanes on Montrose from Kostner to Pulaski funded, ped improvements in Forest Glen funded in 39th Ward PB election

• John: Clever's ranking of Chicago as a moderately bike-friendly big US city makes more sense than PFB's rock-bottom rating (Sun-Times)

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