Today’s Headlines for July 31

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  • Nightly O’Hare stop checkpoint will restrict terminal access to ticketed passengers, employees (Sun-Times)
  • Driver fleeing police in Elgin struck 2 cyclists, killing Sandra Sampey, 52 (Sun-Times)
  • Intoxicated driver allegedly killed friend in crash after fleeing from police (Sun-Times)
  • Man, 31, in critical condition after being struck at or near massive Devon/Sheridan intersection (Sun-Times)
  • Hit-and-run driver ran red light in Grand Crossing, injuring another motorist (Sun-Times)
  • Chicago’s 3rd Columbus statue in the South Chicago neighborhood has been taken down (NBC
  • Innertown Pub says it needs a cafe permit to stay in business, city won’t issue one (Block Club)
  • Bike the Boulevard ride 8:30 tonight will go from Douglas Park to Garfield Park (Block Club)
  • This year’s Illinois Bike Summit on 9/15 will be held online, with an equity focus (ATA)

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Today’s Headlines for Thursday, July 30

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  • Bird, Lime, and Spin — but not Lyft — are this year’s e-scooter concessionaires (City of Chicago)
  • Findings from ATA’s COVID mobility listening tour on the Southwest Side
  • CPS parents question safety of students taking CTA if schools reopen this fall (Sun-Times)
  • Police: Man, 28, walking in the street on 1400 block of W. Roosevelt fatally struck (Sun-Times)
  • Hit-and-run SUV driver critically injured man, 49, walking near Division/Pulaski (ABC)
  • 5 hospitalized after crash involving multiple semi drivers on I-80 in New Lennox (NBC)
  • How did the Logan Square traffic circle come to have its current, awful design? (Block Club)
  • Outdoor dining has helped hundreds of restaurants, but others still waiting on permits (Block Club)

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Today’s Headlines for Wednesday

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  • ATA looks at the impending return of e-scooters to Chicago
  • Southwest Side community leaders discuss COVID transportation issues (ATA)
  • William R. Schaafsma, 57, killed after driver blew red at Homan/Ogden (Sun-Times)
  • Man, 29, hospitalized in fair condition after being shot on bike in Chatham (Fox)
  • Pedestrian bridge along Fox River in Aurora may be replaced (Tribune)
  • There’s still a Columbus statue in South Chicago (Sun-Times)
  • ATA member Jon Gottlieb achieves goal of biking 100,000 miles
  • John discussed the Mellow Chicago Bike Map on Outside the Loop Radio

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