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• Ventra crash during Metra ticketing change was vendor issue: 'It’s embarrassing’ (Tribune)

• Residents criticize Ventra rollout at Metra board meeting (NBC)

Indiana-dwelling Metra CEO Jim Derwinski's pay hiked 3.7 % to more than $325,000 (Tribune)

• Car crash at Skokie Boulevard and Dempster Street Wednesday morning leads to raging fire (CBS)

• Driver dies after crashing stolen U-Haul truck into Little Calumet River during police chase (ABC)

• Unsanctioned building next to Puerto Rican Museum in Humboldt Park to be demolished next week (Block Club)

• Huge crowd biked across the NIMBY-despised Dickens Greenway traffic diverter plaza during Chicago, Bike Grid Now! bike jam yesterday (Twitter)

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