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Today’s Headlines for Thursday, January 11

10:03 AM CST on January 11, 2024


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• Presented without comment: CTA press release says "Customer surveys show increased satisfaction with CTA service

• Commuters Take Action op-ed: The CTA vows to double rail operator trainees this year. Its data shows that’s impossible (Tribune)

Obituary posted for Jason Kardish, 40, killed by hit-and-run SUV driver while walking in crosswalk early Sunday at Diversey/Ashland in Lincoln Park.

• Hit-and-run driver who killed retired CPD officer Rick Haljean, 57, on speed-plagued stretch of Touhy in January 2022 sentenced to 4.5 years prison (FOX)

Sun-Times "City must move quickly on bollards to curb crash-and-grabs in Streeterville." Side note: They would also stop drivers from killing pedestrians.

• CTA seeks public input for redevelopment of vacant land in Edgewater, Uptown (FOX)

• Although less than 1/12 of Metra tickets are sold at counters Sun-Times reader complains "Metra’s throwing the human touch out the ticket window"

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