Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, October 8

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  • Metra looks to buy new locomotives, rail cars with state capital money (Tribune)
  • Metra runs first trains over new Z-100 Fox River Bridge in Elgin on the MD-West line (Mass Transit)
  • Metra UP-North bridge repairs to close Lawrence Avenue until October 14 (Sun-Times)
  • Tanisha Jackson, 39, killed in pile-up on Dan Ryan after car stalled out (CBS)
  • Female pedestrian, 20, critically after SUV and car drivers collide in South Loop (Sun-Times)
  • Multiple injuries from car / Pink Line crash in Cicero after motorist reportedly drove around gate (NBC)
  • Photos released of suspect in attack on 71st Street bus in Marquette Park, a possible hate crime (ABC)
  • Driver ticketed for failure to yield after striking boy, 11, on bike in Niles, causing minor injuries (Tribune)
  • CFD: Fire on SD bridge over Chicago River was unrelated to Navy Pier Flyover work (Curbed)

I’d like to give a big thanks to everyone who has donated so far this year to help us raise $50K by our December 1 deadline in order to win the $50K challenge grant from the Chicago Community Trust. Can you help us win the grant by chipping in? You can make a tax-exempt donation here.

Thanks for your support, and enjoy your autumn.

– John Greenfield, editor, Streetsblog Chicago

Today’s Headlines for Monday, October 7

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  • The Blue Line resumes normal service this morning (ABC 7)
  • Increasing pickpocketing incidents on downtown trains and platforms (CBS 2)
  • Privately operated bus crashed into bus shelter in Humboldt Park (Sun-Times)
  • WBEZ looks into resolution forbidding aldermen from riding scooters
  • Be on the lookout for deer in the roads, Mary Wisniewski writes (Tribune)
  • Scooter startup Bird estimated value to be $2.5 billion (Fortune)
  • The I-294 pedestrian bridge connecting Hinsdale and Western Springs to be removed (Tribune)

Today’s Headlines for Friday, October 4

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  • Local chambers seek business owner feedback on new Division Street parking meters (Block Club)
  • How New Yorkers preyed on Chicago taxi drivers, making tens of millions flipping medallions (New York Times)
  • Multiple people injured after vehicle collides with Pink Line train (NBC 5)
  • Globe Street looks at the $2.1B first phase of the CTA’s Red-Purple modernization project
  • Chicago’s scooter pilot program ends Tuesday, October 15 (Curbed)
  • Another key North Branch riverfront site is up for grabs (Crain’s)
  • Duckworth and other elected leaders celebrate completion of bridge for heavy rail in Elgin (Tribune)

 

Today’s Headlines for Thursday, October 3

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  • Advocates for cheaper, more frequent Metra service state their case on “Chicago Tonight
  • Pritzker wants embattled state senator Martin Sandoval gone from the transportation committee (Sun-Times)
  • Van driver strikes woman, 69, near McCormick Place, vehicle flips over, catches fire (ABC)
  • 2 Chicago police officers injured in Oak Park T-bone crash (Tribune)
  • Family of Woodfield Mall attacker, who has schizophrenia, hope he won’t be convicted of terrorism (Tribune)
  • Lyft: Unlike in NYC, we will not block riders from accessing Divvy bikes via the Transit app (WTTW)
  • According to a Lime Survey, support for Chicago e-scooters is strongest among Latino & Black residents
  • 5 dockless electric scooters found in the river near Diversey and Logan (CBS)
  • Uber Works, an on-demand staffing service from the ride-hailing giant, launches in Chicago (Crain’s)
  • Bike Lane Uprising throws a 2-year birthday party 10/9, 6-8 PM at Kasey’s Tavern, 701 S. Dearborn

I’d like to give a big thanks to everyone who has donated so far this year to help us raise $50K by our December 1 deadline in order to win the $50K challenge grant from the Chicago Community Trust. Can you help us win the grant by chipping in? You can make a tax-exempt donation here.

Thanks for your support, and enjoy your autumn.

– John Greenfield, editor, Streetsblog Chicago

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