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Today’s Headlines for Friday, August 11

8:55 AM CDT on August 11, 2023

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• Pritzker is calling on feds to help pay for a $1.1B upgrade to Chicago region's rail infrastructure including Union Station (New Civil Engineer)

• CTA: Overall and violent crime on the system reportedly declined in July, continuing a downward trend in 2023

ATA endorsed "CTA’s recent initiatives to improve service and elevate transparency with launch of a more robust interactive performance dashboard"

• Man, 30, fatally struck early Thursday morning while standing or walking in SB lane of Route 83 under 55th Street in Clarendon Hills (ABC)

• Driver crashes into power pole causing road closure in Alsip (CBS)

• Chicago police policies on searching pedestrians, vehicles need a new review, activists say (Sun-Times)

• Officials unveil first Pace Pulse Dempster Line bus stop in Des Plaines before Sunday "sneak preview" service from Evanston to O'Hare starts

• Daily Northwestern: The Chicago area has one of America’s most robust transportation networks. Here’s how NU students can use it.

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