Today’s Headlines for Wednesday

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  • WTTW and Block Club spread the good news about Chicago’s Slow Streets plan
  • Driver charged in fiery Chinatown DUI crash that critically injured 4 (WGN)
  • Blue Line signal upgrades require overnight lane restrictions on Kennedy Near O’Hare (Mass Transit)
  • Ride-hail drivers and passengers required wear masks, keep windows open if possible (NBC)
  • Lyft driver charged with raping passenger outside her Bridgeport home (NBC)
  • Is this post from right-wing Illinois Policy anti-transit? We’re not sure
  • Active Trans quietly held a comedy fundraiser, will hold a virtual Bike the Drive (ABC)

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Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, May 26

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  • A Q & A with the Active Transportation Alliances‘ new executive director Amy Rynell
  • Andrew Peterson, 37, died from injuries sustained when driver struck him at Taylor/Ruble (Sun-Times)
  • Hit-and-run driver fatally struck young female pedestrian Monday at Harrison/Canal (ABC)
  • Man dies after being struck by 2 drivers in West Humboldt Park (Sun-Times)
  • Driver fatally struck man, 62, in Homan Square Sunday afternoon (Sun-Times)
  • Red Line service resumes after possible human remains found on tracks at Jarvis (Sun-Times)
  • 6 people seriously injured in two different Eisenhower crashes within an hours (Sun-Times)
  • Driver hits CTA bus in Woodlawn after shots fired, 2 injured (ABC)
  • As a transportation hub, Chicago is particularly vulnerable to C-19 economic fallout (Chicago Mag)
  • We held an unofficial ribbon-cutting for the Lincoln Village Pedestrian Bridge, aka the Stone Free Bridge

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Today’s Headlines for Friday, May 22

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  • While IL restaurants can offer outdoor dining 5/29, Chicago won’t participate (Tribune)
  • Uptown alderman: Area must become more ped-friendly in response to C-19 (Block Club)
  • Driver killed Carlos Maciel-Paulido, 31, in Wheeling, ran into house, and fled (Sun-Times)
  • Motorist died after running red, crashing through guardrail into Kankakee River (CBS)
  • Bus driver is sixth CTA employee to die from the coronavirus (Sun-Times)
  • Zotti: Ventra cards could be used for contact tracing (Sun-Times)
  • Hinsdale school parking garage is costing $9.6M, more that twice what was projected (Tribune)
  • More walk/bike etiquette tips during the pandemic (Sun-Times)
  • Virtual town hall on CTA Lawrence to Bryn Mawr modernization project on 6/4, 6 PM

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Today’s Headlines for Thursday, May 21

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  • Courtney discusses Chicago’s open streets movement with Fox Chicago
  • Active Trans hopes to raise $60K starting with its first-ever Giving Day tomorrow 5/22
  • Outdoor seating OK at IL restaurants after 5/29, hopefully not in “bus lanes and bike lanes” (Block Club)
  • To draw back riders, Metra offers $10 daily pass (Tribune)
  • Man, 51, cuts and pepper sprays man, 29, on Wilson platform during altercation (ABC)
  • Active Trans and Star:Line Chicago ask Metra to consider racial equity when making cuts
  • Safety tips for transit riders during COVID-19 (Active Trans)
  • Webinars on draft recommendations for Elmhurst ped/bike plan 5/27 at noon and 5:30 PM
  • Courtney’s promotion to SBC assistant editor, got a shout-out in Robert Feder’s media news blog

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