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Today’s Headlines for Friday, December 22


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• NASCAR, CTA train crash and more: Chicago's biggest transportation headlines, headaches of 2023 (NBC)

• A permit request for a Burger King drive-thru helped bring about Ed Burke's downfall for racketeering (WTTW, Block Club)

• CTA "wraps up banner year of outreach to disadvantaged and small businesses"

• Driver swerves into oncoming traffic, crashes into light pole Thursday night on Western in Little Village leaving female passenger, 20, critically injured (FOX)

• Actions of truck driver, trucking company led to fatal collision with Metra train 5/11 in Clarendon Hills, NTSB says (

• Crisis responder says he witnessed suspect attack three people, including a CTA worker loading a Ventra machine, on 12/14 at Central Green station (CBS)

• SBC's Igor Studenkov: Metra riders with SNAP to get reduced fares (RBL)

CTA: Don't be a Grinch by driving to holiday activities if our trains and buses offer a "more economical and convenient" alternative to driving and parking

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Streetsblog Chicago will be off on Monday 12/25; operating on a light publishing schedule (Today's Headlines plus occasional posts) from Tuesday 12/26 to Friday 12/29, while we focus on fundraising; and off on Monday 1/1. Enjoy the holiday season!

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