Today’s Headlines for Monday, August 19

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  • Driver critically injured man on bike, 22, at Oak/Michigan, where Blaine Klingenberg died (Block Club)
  • 2 injured after driver rear-ends CTA bus in Hyde Park (Sun-Times)
  • Forest preserve worker waiting for bus pulls man from fiery wreck (WGN)
  • Police release images of pickup from crash that killed Mark Dandridge, 54, in Burnside (Block Club)
  • Fox News interviews hit-and-run bike crash survivor Sorin Coneac, 17
  • CTA bus shot with pellet gun in East Garfield Park (Sun-Times)
  • The city has received dozens of complaints about sidewalk cafes blocking pedestrians (Sun-Times)
  • CBS looks at effort to count pedestrians on State by using sidewalk sensors
  • Curbed looks at West Town Bikes’ Chicago Bike Revolution on September 7

I’d like to give a big thanks to everyone who has donated so far this year to help us raise $50K by our December 1 deadline in order to win the $50K challenge grant from the Chicago Community Trust. Can you help us win the grant by chipping in? You can make a tax-exempt donation here.

Thanks for your support, and enjoy the rest of your summer.

– John Greenfield, editor, Streetsblog Chicago

Today’s Headlines for Friday, August 16

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  • Woman, 71, dies, after driving through solid red light in Mt. Greenwood, crashing into building (Sun-Times)
  • Drivers have crashed into 2 different Naperville businesses in the past week (Tribune)
  • Derailment halted Metra UP-West trains near Geneva (ABC)
  • Metra BNSF train partially derailed in South Loop yard, no injuries (Sun-Times)
  • Dangerous waves shut down parts of the Lakefront Trail, including near Fullerton (CBS)
  • This is Stone exciting! Photos of progress on the bike bridge that Berny blocked (The Chainlink)
  • How to get to the [cough] Air and Water Show, or avoid the noise by going car-free camping (Patch, Reader)

I’d like to give a big thanks to everyone who has donated so far this year to help us raise $50K by our December 1 deadline in order to win the $50K challenge grant from the Chicago Community Trust. Can you help us win the grant by chipping in? You can make a tax-exempt donation here.

Thanks for your support, and enjoy the rest of your summer.

– John Greenfield, editor, Streetsblog Chicago

Headlines for Thursday, August 15

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  • Lynda, John, Reed, Quandt, Edwards, Geraci, and Alt discuss sustainable transportation in Crain’s op-eds
  • CBS looks into the “checkered driving history” of the man who killed Beverly Barney in a bus shelter
  • Family of woman killed on Blue Line tracks sues CTA, security company (CBS)
  • CTA crime up more than 60% between June and July (CBS)
  • More photos released of suspects in homophobic attack at Roosevelt station (CBS)
  • Next meeting on Dickens greenway Thursday 8/22, 6 PM at Lincoln Park Cultural Center
  • Chicago-area students can ride the CTA for free on the first day of school (ABC)

I’d like to give a big thanks to everyone who has donated so far this year to help us raise $50K by our December 1 deadline in order to win the $50K challenge grant from the Chicago Community Trust. Can you help us win the grant by chipping in? You can make a tax-exempt donation here.

Thanks for your support, and enjoy the rest of your summer.

– John Greenfield, editor, Streetsblog Chicago

Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, August 14

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  • Steinberg: MADD’s campaign against drunk driving offers hope for gun control (Sun-Times)
  • 3 injured, including 2 police officers, in Englewood crash (Sun-Times)
  • U.S. News looks at the growth of e-bike-share, including the Divvy expansion
  • 500K square-foot office building proposed for parking lot near Chicago Brown Line stop (Crain’s)
  • John discusses bike initiatives at the Chicago Cycling Club meeting Tonight at 6:30 PM at Earth Rider
  • Mount Prospect hosts a family bike ride on August 17 (Daily Herald)
  • Preservation Chicago leads a bus tour of Chicago’s most endangered landmarks on August 17 (Curbed)

I’d like to give a big thanks to everyone who has donated so far this year to help us raise $50K by our December 1 deadline in order to win the $50K challenge grant from the Chicago Community Trust. Can you help us win the grant by chipping in? You can make a tax-exempt donation here.

Thanks for your support, and enjoy the rest of your summer.

– John Greenfield, editor, Streetsblog Chicago

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