Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, August 8

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  • Tribune: A Gas Tax Hike Is Needed to Help Combat Climate Change
  • Driver Injures Cyclist in Old Town, Flees, Injures 5 Police Officers (ABC)
  • Video: Hit-and-Run Driver Seriously Injured Cyclist in June on 1200 Block of W. Cortland (NBC)
  • Photo Released of Car From February Hit-and-Run That Injured Pedestrian in Bowmanville (Patch)
  • Suspects Armed With Taser Rob Woman on Hyde Park Metra Platform (ABC)
  • New Illinois Ride-Hailing Background Check Law Takes Effect (Tribune)
  • Metra Commuters Complain of New Schedule, Crowding in Conjunction With PTC Install (Fox)

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Unfortunately, due to a major sponsorship that didn’t materialize in time, we didn’t hit $50K by the midnight 8/1 deadline. Fortunately, The Trust has graciously extended the deadline to 9/1. We’re currently at $48,060, so we’ve got $1,940 left to raise.

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Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, August 7

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  • Active Trans Annual Crash Report: 53% of Crashes in Region Happen on Arterials
  • Activists in Logan, Rogers Park & Uptown Petition for Ballot Initiative on Rent Control (Tribune)
  • Kenny Ivory, 17, Fatally Shot While Riding Bike in Gresham (Sun-Times)
  • 2 Punched in Separate Random Attacks Near South Loop Red Line Stations (ABC)
  • Despite Lawsuit Against Obama Center, Trees Are Coming Down to Make Room for It (Sun-Times)
  • A Look at Why Ofo Failed in U.S. Cities, Including Chicago (CityLab)
  • City’s Graffiti Blasters Removed a Mural by Hebru Brantley in Wicker Park (Block Club)
  • Planning Meetings  on Future of Little Village Industrial Corridor This Week (Block Club)

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First of all, a huge thanks to all the advertisers, sponsors, and readers who have helped out with the effort to win the $50K challenge grant from the Chicago Community Trust. The additional $25K The Trust is offering this year will allow us to hire a part-time reporter to expand our coverage of the South and West sides, communities of color, and women’s transportation issues.

Unfortunately, due to a major sponsorship that didn’t materialize in time, we didn’t hit $50K by the midnight 8/1 deadline. Fortunately, The Trust has graciously offered us another month to meet that goal. We’re currently at $47,970, so we’re going to try to raise the last $2,030 by Wednesday 8/8 at midnight.

So if you appreciate Streetsblog Chicago’s daily transportation coverage and haven’t already chipped in, there’s still time to do so. You can make a donation on our Public Good page.

Thanks again to everyone who has stepped up during the fund drive so far — we really appreciate your support.

– John Greenfield, editor, Streetsblog ChicagoBanner for our fundraising campaign that says Donate and help us win a $50,000 grant from The Chicago Community Trust to hire a new reporter

Today’s Headlines for Monday, August 6

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  • After Driver Killed Alyssa Lendino, 16, Friends Set up Lemonade Stands to Benefit Family (ABC)
  • Concrete Falls off Englewood Building, Injuring Pedestrians (CBS)
  • Ben Joravsky Discusses the CPD’s Racially Skewed Bike Ticketing Practices With ChiGov.com
  • …And John Discusses the Issue on Outside the Loop Radio
  • The Daily Herald Looks at How the CREATE Program Will Help Improve Metra Service
  • Dockless Bike-Share Is Coming to Champaign-Urbana (News-Gazette)
  • Youth for Black Lives Hosts a Teach-In, Including Bike Mechanics, at Blackstone Bikes on 8/12

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First of all, a huge thanks to all the advertisers, sponsors, and readers who have helped out with the effort to win the $50K challenge grant from the Chicago Community Trust. The additional $25K The Trust is offering this year will allow us to hire a part-time reporter to expand our coverage of the South and West sides, communities of color, and women’s transportation issues.

Unfortunately, due to a major sponsorship that didn’t materialize in time, we didn’t hit $50K by the midnight 8/1 deadline. Fortunately, The Trust has graciously offered us another month to meet that goal. We’re currently at $47,400, so we’re going to try to raise the last $2,600 by Wednesday 8/8 at midnight.

So if you appreciate Streetsblog Chicago’s daily transportation coverage and haven’t already chipped in, there’s still time to do so. You can make a tax-exempt donation on our Public Good page.

Thanks again to everyone who has stepped up during the fund drive so far — we really appreciate your support.

– John Greenfield, editor, Streetsblog ChicagoBanner for our fundraising campaign that says Donate and help us win a $50,000 grant from The Chicago Community Trust to hire a new reporter

Today’s Headlines for Friday, August 3

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  • Emanuel Announces $10M Overhaul of Riverwalk From State Street to the Lake (Tribune)
  • Protesters Took Over LSD, Streets of Lakeview During Anti-Violence March (Tribune)
  • Gazette Chicago Gloats Over the Fact that the Ashland BRT Is Indefinitely Back-Burnered
  • After Death of Luster Jackson, Support for Protected Bike Lanes on Stony (Block Club)
  • Ex-Forest Preserve Worker Indicted for Homicide After Fatal On-the-job Crash (Tribune)
  • 2 Teens Abducted From CTA Bus Stops, Sexually Assaulted Within 4 Days (Patch)
  • Moody’s Boosts Outlook of CTA, RTA Debt (Crain’s)
  • The Tribune Looks at the Divvy Theft Problem
  • Batavia Offers Residents “Please Slow Down” Lawn Signs Before School Starts (Tribune)
  • Metra to Lolla Goers: “Give Regular Commuters a Break,” Don’t Ride AM Trains (Herald)

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First of all, a huge thanks to all the advertisers, sponsors, and readers who have helped out with the effort to win the $50K challenge grant from the Chicago Community Trust. The additional $25K The Trust is offering this year will allow us to hire a part-time reporter to expand our coverage of the South and West sides, communities of color, and women’s transportation issues.

Unfortunately, due to a major sponsorship that didn’t materialize in time, we didn’t hit $50K by the midnight 8/1 deadline. Fortunately, The Trust has graciously offered us another month to meet that goal. We’re currently at $47,290, so we’re going to try to raise the last $2,710 by Wednesday 8/8 at midnight.

So if you appreciate Streetsblog Chicago’s daily transportation coverage and haven’t already chipped in, there’s still time to do so. You can make a tax-exempt donation on our Public Good page.

Thanks again to everyone who has stepped up during the fund drive so far — we really appreciate your support.

– John Greenfield, editor, Streetsblog ChicagoBanner for our fundraising campaign that says Donate and help us win a $50,000 grant from The Chicago Community Trust to hire a new reporter

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