Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, November 29

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  • What should we do about Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago’s busiest and most crash-prone on-street bike route? (Block Club)
  • What are the challenges for people with disabilities navigating Chicago? (WBEZ)
  • Metra Rock Island inbound train hit a car at grade crossing between Willow Crest and 149th Street this morning (ABC)
  • 14-year-old shot while riding bike in Chicago’s Jeffrey Manor neighborhood (WGN)
  • Portage, IN man charged after police said he struck and seriously injured a juvenile on a bike and fled (Tribune)
  • Bike repair stations are popping up around the suburbs (Daily Herald)
  • Op-ed: The Grand Illinois Trail network needs to be upgraded (Shaw Local)
  • Wishful thinking: Commuters Take Action hosts a Dorval Carter retirement party Sat. 12/3 at Emporium in Logan Square

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Today’s Headlines for Monday, November 28

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  • Transit consultant Ed Zotti: Red Line extension is too expensive and we should upgrade MED instead (Crain’s)
  • Decades after Racine Green Line station closed, Englewood activists renew push to reopen it (Sun-Times)
  • Wrong-way driver slams into several cars at 87th/Cottage Grove, killing self and passenger and injuring 16 bystanders (CNN)
  • SUV driver, 71, veers off 400 block of East Northwest Highway in Des Plaines onto sidewalk, killing woman, 42, and man, 80 (Herald)
  • CPD releases image of pickup truck whose driver struck pedestrian at 2559 S. Drake Ave. in North Lawndale (FOX)
  • Hit-and-run driver strikes another vehicle on 3100 block of West Fullerton in Logan Square, injuring the other motorist (NBC)
  • Letter: Trial lawyer uses CTA crime as an excuse to slam Illinois’ Safe-T Act bail reform measure (Sun-Times)
  • Here are the schedules for the CTA holiday train and bus, which are running now (NBC)

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Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, November 23

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  • Cop who shot up escalator of busy station, injuring Ariel Roman, acquitted of battery and misconduct charges (NBC)
  • Driver struck and injured man, 30, causing life-threatening injuries Tuesday in Cedar Lake, NW Indiana (NWI Times)
  • CPD searching for suspect accused of crashing stolen car into 5 parked vehicles in North Park neighborhood (ABC)
  • Girl, 16, shot in leg Tuesday afternoon on sidewalk near 95th Red stop (WGN)
  • Metra will add 18 trains (9 inbound and 9 outbound) to weekday UP-N service, for a total of 58 runs
  • Metra MD-W service disrupted Tuesday afternoon due to gas leak in west-suburban Bartlett (CBS)
  • WaPo notes that ex-CDOT chief Gabe Klein, tapped to run Biden’s vehicle electrification efforts, has 3 e-bikes

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Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, November 22

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  • Rail workers at the biggest unions split over contract deal, raising the specter of Metra service disruptions (NBC)
  • Hit-and-run driver fatally struck woman, 42, in a crosswalk in the 900 block of South Pulaski (NBC)
  • 2 injured after speeding driver struck another car on Central Avenue, causing inbound lane closures (CBS)
  • SUV driver crashed into the front of a Walgreens at Ontario/Clark in River North, no injuries (ABC)
  • Man who torched CTA van in 2020 summer civil unrest sentenced to 3 years and nine months in prison (FOX)
  • CTA closes bus stops near Obama Center site, but they’re still being used despite unsafe conditions (Block Club)
  • South Siders weighed in on future of Major Taylor Trail at community meeting; next meeting is December 10 (Block Club)

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