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Today’s Headlines for Thursday, August 10

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• Reader: Poor bathroom access, shortened recovery times, and safety concerns impact CTA employee morale and, by extension, the commuter experience.

• Oak Park PD releases report claiming officers acted properly in investigating killing of Murod Kurdi, 28, by driver who declined breathalizer (Tribune)

• More coverage of new Augusta protected bike lanes (Sun-Times)

• Evanston Roundtable: CTA, Metra rail lines won’t address problems along service road

• ‘Billiken,’ massive projection showcasing Black joy In Chicago, at Art On The Mart at the Merchandise Mart this week (Block Club)

• Benjamin O'Malley biked across Chicago’s 77 community areas in 1 day (Block Club)

• Drink, don't drive: Bars within walking distance of (all but 3) Red Line stations (WGN)

• CTA holds online-only community meetings on “Neighborhood Identifier” station designs for Lawrence, Argyle, Berwyn and Bryn Mawr 8/29-30

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