Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, May 24

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  • Chicago Casino set for final city vote Wednesday after committee OKs Bally’s plan (Block Club)
  • Why is Chicago’s hit-and-run arrest record so much lower than New York or LA’s? (NBC)
  • Dump tuck diver killed after being struck by MD-N train on private road with no RR gates or lights (ABC)
  • I-294 pileup crash involving at least 8 vehicles leaves 2 injured; SB traffic blocked at Willow Road (ABC)
  • Man visiting Chicago who was struck by hit-and-run driver on Mag Mile loses both legs (NBC)
  • James R. Parsons, 43, found fatally stabbed last night on Blue Line near Clinton station (NBC)
  • Water Tower Place has been a key anchor of Michigan Ave. Can it be saved? (WBEZ)
  • Let’s make sure city officials use available funds to build a protected bike lane network (Active Trans)

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The unveiling of Lucy Gonzalez Parsons Apartments on Friday. Photo: Erin Rensink

Lucy Gonzalez Parsons Apartments affordable TOD: an experiment in re-integration

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As I’ve said before, if housing affordability in Chicago’s swiftly gentrifying Logan Square neighborhood is like a sinking ship, the new all-affordable transit-oriented development that opened next to the eponymous Blue Line station last Friday is like a lifeboat. It provides low-income and working-class longtime with an opportunity to weather the storm. Streetsblog Chicago strongly […]

Today’s Headlines for Monday, May 23

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  • Committee on Public Safety approved Lightfoot’s proposal to lower curfew from 11 to 10 PM (Block Club)
  • Ray Basulto may lose leg after hit-and-run pickup driver pinned him against a car Saturday in Irving Park (Block Club)
  • 3 Injured in multi-vehicle crash at Huron/LaSalle in River North (NBC)
  • Boy, 14, charged with murder after he kicked Bernardo Gomez, 26, in head on Cicero Green platform (ABC)
  • 2 men try to rob man, 55, on Red Line near 95th, 1 of the alleged offenders critically stabbed with own knife (NBC)
  • 2 robberies happen 1 day apart at CTA bus stop in Calumet Heights, Chicago police say (ABC)
  • Changes to MED schedule due temporary closure of 147th Station in Harvey start today (ABC)
  • Aurora event gives new bikes to students who excelled in the classroom (Tribune)
  • What cyclists love and hate about biking in Chicago (Sun-Times)
  • A guide to getting around Chicago on a bike (The DePaulia)

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Today’s Headlines for Friday, May 20

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  • State, CTA to seek $400 million from feds for Blue Line, I-290 work (Crain’s)
  • Efforts to make transit-oriented development equitable starting to pay off, Chicago officials say (WTTW)
  • Man, 48, killed by motorcyclist, who was critically injured, while crossing 5-lane Irving Park (FOX)
  • 2 killed, 8 injured in shooting outside Chicago Ave. Red stop, train services temporarily halted (WGN)
  • Man, 18, allegedly attacked person at Libertyville Metra stop with brick before robbing them (Patch)
  • Metra to pay $12M to settlement after teen driver stopped on tracks, resulting in death of 2 girls (CBS)
  • Ride of Silence honors bicyclists killed by drivers in deadly year for Chicago bike riders (Block Club)
  • CDOT is seeking community input on South Lawndale (Little Village) Neighborhood Bike Network
  • NBC: Truckers from other cities are getting stuck under bridges, then scammed by tow operators (NBC)
  • Franklin Park Railroad Day on 6/11 will line up vintage rail cars so attendees can tour them (Tribune)
  • Equiticity is hosting several weekly Community Rituals walks and bike rides on the South and West sides

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Today’s Headlines for Thursday, May 19

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  • Coverage of last night’s Ride of Silence honoring fallen cyclists (ABC, WGN)
  • Block Club looks at potential bus priority streets from the city’s Better Streets for Buses initiative
  • 4 injured in crash at Addison/Kimball in Irving Park after speeding driver runs red light (ABC)
  • CTA bus driver involved in crash at Lawrence/Marine in Uptown Wednesday morning (ABC)
  • Man overpowered woman early Sunday morning at Clark/Lake Blue platform, stole her purse (FOX)
  • Paint-and-post treatment at the site where driver killed cyclist Gerardo Marciales is only semi-effective (Block Club)
  • CDOT deputy commissioner Sean Wiedel discusses plans for Divvy e-bike charging stations (Smart Cities)
  • Preservationists push rescue plan for endangered State Street skyscrapers (Crain’s)
  • No, Howard Street is not the northernmost border of Chicago. Here’s what exists north of Howard (Chicago Mag)

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