Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, March 24

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  • In addition to Divvy, CTA deals, South Shore and Metra are offering freebies for riders (CBS)
  • What it’s like being a CTA worker during the pandemic (Tribune)
  • 4 injured, including 2 officers, in Washington/Kildare pin-in crash (Sun-Times)
  • Construction of The 78, including raised bike lanes, pushes through the pandemic (Block Club)
  • Parents hold drive-by birthday parade for son (this would have been even cooler by bike) (Block Club)
  • Teddy bear-lined ‘Bear Walk’ connects neighbors during social distancing (Block Club)
  • Are there any job openings for delivery bikers during the pandemic? (The Chainlink)
  • More tributes of former CDOT chief John LaPlante, who died of COVID-19 (ATA, WBEZ, ENR)

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Today’s Headlines for Monday, March 23

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  • Ex-CDOT chief and bike/walk advocate John LaPlante, 80, died from COVID-19 (Sun-Times, CBS)
  • Transit workers union wants the CTA to shut down during pandemic (NBC)
  • CTA bus driver working out of Forest Glen garage tests positive for coronavirus (NBC)
  • Crain’s looks for the need for a transit bailout and worries that ridership may never recover
  • 4 people hurt, including 2 officers, in police van / SUV rollover crash in Calumet Heights (NBC)
  • Freight train derails in Elgin, Metra trains delayed (ABC)
  • The backstory behind the successful push to keep bike shops open during the pandemic (ATA)
  • Rocker Jon Bon Jovi gives an Instagram shout-out to Chicago window singalong (Block Club)
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Today’s Headlines for Friday, March 20

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  • Metra has cut service in half due to low ridership. Here’s the new schedule (Tribune)
  • Loop Alliance: Foot traffic has dropped 63 percent during the pandemic (Curbed)
  • A pandemic update from Active Trans: Bike the Drive is still planned for 5/24
  • What it’s like taking a drive-up coronavirus test (Tribune)
  • How the coronavirus is impacting the hotel industry (Tribune)
  • What it’s like to live in a dorm-like coliving building amid coronavirus (Curbed)
  • Active Trans, local bike stores push legislators to keep shops open, ensure safe working conditions
  • Tips on maintaining your bike during the pandemic, and a directory of still-open bike shops (BLU)

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