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Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, February 14


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• Driver of pickup with high front grill, fatally struck man, 41, on bike around 6:15 AM in 1900 block of Golf Road in Des Plaines, no charges or citations (ABC)

• Stretch of Pulaski on SW Side where a pedestrian and a motorist were killed in the last week poses major safety risk, residents and business owners say (ABC)

• After driver struck and injured 8th grader crossing Peterson at Keating in Sauganash Tuesday, parents want a ped-activated flashing beacon (WGN)

• ISP: Driver wanted in Chicago carjacking crashed on I-57 in Markham after police chase (ABC)

• Oakbrook Terrace man sentenced to 20 years for 2006 bombing of Hinsdale Metra station (Tribune)

• CTA could widen Addison Red Line platform to handle overcrowding after Cubs Games, concerts (Block Club)

• Chicago Transit Justice Coalition argues it was wrong for Sun-Times to publish story behind paywall with claim that bus driver refused to help robbery victim

Beverly Review: Since Metra encouraged more riders to use the Ventra app to buy tickets, the railroad should have taken steps to make sure it wouldn't crash

• Ride-hail drivers will strike and rally on Wednesday (Block Club)

• Are bike riders once again being told that they can't ride on the downtown Riverwalk, even though it was federally funded as a bike-ped project? (Reddit)

• Cartoonist Lucy Knisley’s new picture book, "Ride Beside Me," celebrates family and bicycles (Block Club)

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