Today’s Headlines for Monday, November 29

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  • Chicago officials say they’re optimistic about chances to win big federal infrastructure grants (Tribune)
  • Driver ticketed after fatally striking Kaidon Bell, 14, and critically injuring a girl, 12, in N. Lawndale (ABC)
  • Man died after driving into pole on Hayes Dr., which will be widened as part of Obama Center work (ABC)
  • Teen, 18, robbed, shot and critically wounded while riding bike in Austin, Chicago police say (ABC)
  • Alleged pickpocket stabbed North Ave. bus driver in 2nd stabbing of CTA employee in 2 weeks (NBC)
  • Rail unions countersue Metra over COVID vaccine policy (Progressive Railroading)
  • Wait, what? Smart Cities Dive says Chicago saw a *decrease* in cycling during the pandemic

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Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, November 24

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  • Watch CDOT’s TV special for World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims here
  • WBEZ looks at plans for spending Illinois’ federal infrastructure funding
  • Person shot driver on the Eisenhower, and they crashed into a North Riverside lounge (CBS)
  • People driving on the West Side are the most likely to be pulled over by police (Austin Weekly News)
  • Study using Chicago data: Ride-hail may help reduce alcohol-impaired crashes (EurekAlert!)
  • As Council fights over ward boundaries, a resident-backed map is delivered to City Hall (Block Club)
  • WTTW talks with Michael Salvatore, owner of Heritage Bicycles & Coffee (WTTW)
  • Daily Herald bike columnist recommends books for the cycling enthusiast on your shopping list

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Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, November 23

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  • CDOT marked World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims with a CAN-TV segment
  • Suspect in Waukesha parade murders was out on $1,000 bail for running over a woman on 11/2 (CNN)
  • Jeep driver killed Mekhi Sutton, 1, by rear-ending SUV he was traveling in at N. Chicago stoplight (Herald)
  • Metra ticket machine contract aims to eliminate on-train cash sales (Railway Gazette)
  • Franklin Park may get faster train traffic: Metra, CP, CREATE officials herald upgrades (Tribune)
  • UP says CP-KCS merger could impact Chicagoland Metra and Amtrak service (Trains.com)
  • CTA Holiday Train, Bus coming back for 2021 (ABC)

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Today’s Headlines for Monday, November 22

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  • IDOT hopes to use federal infra money to widen Ike, Stevenson, and Tri-State Tollway (Tribune)
  • SUV driver who killed 5, injured 40+ in Waukesha parade may have been fleeing another incident (CNN)
  • Driver strikes ride-hail vehicles from behind on 1500 block of N. DLSD, killing passenger (CBS)
  • CPD: Man critically wounded in shootout with robber on CTA bus in Park Manor (Sun-Times)
  • Hammond man charged with fatally shooting person with developmental disabilities on bike (Tribune)
  • Man, 50, lying on Forest Park branch tracks survives being struck by Blue Line train (CBS)
  • Police: CTA bus driver suffered medical emergency before striking KFC and bicycle in Tri-Taylor (CBS)
  • Tribune looks at 147th/Sibley renovation, other upcoming Metra station rehabs
  • NYC-based chain offering grocery delivery by bike could open in Wicker Park (Block Club)

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