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Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, May 7


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• Greg Hinz and Amy Guth discuss: "Embattled CTA is taking another hit from Springfield, this time from a bill that" would combine transit agencies (Crain's)

Capitol Fax's Rich Miller asks, "In Chicago, 'CTA' means 'Can’t Travel Anywhere.'" Can a state service tax change that? (River Cities' Reader)

WBBM looks at upcoming CTA community meetings to unveil RPM draft community space designs for 10 blocks between Lawrence and Ardmore

Tribune, discuss plans for new Metra Peterson/Ridge station opening 5/20, increased UPN service

• Probably good only for a hate-read: Right wing National Review: "Chicago Transit Authority embraces homeless-shelter status"

• Lincoln Square parking ban starts Tuesday as part of streetscape construction with new protected lanes on Lincoln (Block Club)

Block Club: Will hike for beer: New book pairs local trails with breweries to get Chicagoans outside

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