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Today’s Headlines for Friday, December 1

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Active Trans applauds CDOT's protected bike lane progress, but correctly notes a "clear plan is still needed"

RogersEdge Reporter: Red, Purple, and lots of green: The CTA’s $2.1B project’s impacts on Rogers Park and Edgewater 

• 4 injured, 2 critically when driver crossed into oncoming traffic and struck a minivan Wednesday around 10:45 PM in 6300 block of N. McCormick (FOX)

• Porsche driver made improper lane change near Morton Arboretum, makes truck driver spill purple salt, no life-threatening injuries (CBS)

• Metra train hit van in Edgebrook Thursday evening, no reported injuries, caused traffic during rush hour (CBS)

• IL Supreme Court ruling could solve insurance legal struggles for pedestrians and bike riders hit by vehicles (ABC)

Block Club runs a detailed article about delay in getting stop signs at August/Hoyne w/o giving airtime to NIMBYs claiming PBLs are dangerous

•Western Brown Line riders want better lighting, weather protection and bike access (Block Club)

• Today is the first day of December and it's cold and rainy. Are you ready for the "Windy, chilly holiday season"? CTA says it is

• Could the Metra line to Rockford be extended west to Freeport, Illinois' "Pretzel City," or will there be a funding crunch? (WIFR)

• "Introducing Metra – not just a railroad, actually epic results" (Terry Day)

• Here's how to ride the CTA's magical Holiday Train and Bus in Chicago (Thrillist)

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