Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, January 19

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  • Under state crime bill, motorists would not lose license for unpaid traffic cam tickets (ProPublica)
  • 8 injured, including 3 children, in Lake Shore Drive crash at North Ave. (ABC)
  • Driver strikes 2 twin brothers, 14, on skateboards in Elgin, seriously injuring them (NBC)
  • Map: After a record year for carjacking in Chicago, the trend is continuing in 2021 (Tribune)
  • A CTA bus driver was carjacked in employee parking lot Friday afternoon (WGN)
  • State loosening COVID restrictions in Chicago, allowing museums to reopen and sports to return (Block Club)
  • The Navy Pier Flyover bike bridge now has a drawbridge (The Chainlink)

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Today’s Headlines for Monday, January 18

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  • ATA’s Rynell: Let’s make pandemic Open Streets initiatives a permanent feature in all nabes (Tribune)
  • City’s new Fulton Market plan includes bike lanes on Hubbard (Block Club)
  • Driver injures man who stopped to help another motorist on Lake Shore Drive in Gold Coast (Sun-Times)
  • Carjackers shoot at CTA worker in employee lot while stealing car, police say (ABC)
  • Authorities investigating ‘suspicious package’ at Far South Side Metra facility (Tribune)
  • Chicago doesn’t have to return impounded cars to bankrupt owners, U.S. Supreme Court rules (Sun-Times)
  • Here’s a sneak preview of Rosemont’s new pedestrian bridge over Des Plaines (Jared Kachelmeyer)
  • Pedestrian-friendly development planned near Orland Park 143rd Metra station (Tribune)
  • Aurora boy scout troop collects bikes for people who need them (Tribune)
  • Man lived inside O’Hare for 3 months before detection, prosecutors say (Tribune)

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Streetsblog Chicago will be off Monday afternoon in observance of MLK Day.

Here are some tips on preventing the spread of COVID-19, and advice for Chicagoans on what to do if you think you may have been exposed to the virus.

I’d like to give a big thanks to everyone who has donated so far to help Streetsblog Chicago meet our goal of raising $50K. Along with the $75K pledged by the Chicago Community Trust for our 2021 budget, this will allow us to promote assistant editor Courtney Cobbs to co-editor and launch a new weekly series on mobility justice issues impacting Chicago’s Latino communities. Can you help us win the grant by chipping in? You can make a tax-exempt donation here.

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– John Greenfield, editor, Streetsblog Chicago

Today’s Headlines for Friday, January 15

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  • Lightfoot: Reopening bars, restaurants would address problem of unsafe secret parties (Block Club)
  • Man, 47, fatally shot while walking in Austin, stray bullet injures CTA bus driver (ABC)
  • ATA applauds the CTA for offering free mask dispensers on 20 bus routes
  • After Hilco dust disaster, city moves to increase fines for polluters (Block Club)
  • Advocates discuss how a new bike trail in south Evanston would promote equity (Evanston Roundtable)
  • Winter cycling tips from folks from Half Acre Cycling and BFF Bikes (TOC)
  • COVID-19 dining yurts with alpine, 1950s, and “Back to the Future” themes are now available (WGN)
  • Shared-Use Mobility Center hosts Transportation Inflection Reflection talk, hosted by new CEO, on 2/17

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Streetsblog Chicago will be off Monday afternoon in observance of MLK Day.

Here are some tips on preventing the spread of COVID-19, and advice for Chicagoans on what to do if you think you may have been exposed to the virus.

I’d like to give a big thanks to everyone who has donated so far to help Streetsblog Chicago meet our goal of raising $50K. Along with the $75K pledged by the Chicago Community Trust for our 2021 budget, this will allow us to promote assistant editor Courtney Cobbs to co-editor and launch a new weekly series on mobility justice issues impacting Chicago’s Latino communities. Can you help us win the grant by chipping in? You can make a tax-exempt donation here.

Thanks for your support, and have a great January.

– John Greenfield, editor, Streetsblog Chicago

Today’s Headlines for Thursday, January 14

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  • Will Chicago be able to get rid of our giant Trump sign? (Tribune)
  • Yonah Freemark: Metra’s new cars are welcome, but it’s stupid that they’re still “built like bricks”
  • Police: 1 dead, 3 injured after speeding driver hits another vehicle in South Deering (Sun-Times)
  • Teresa Dan, 56, fights to recover from River Grove hit-and-run, police seek driver (CBS)
  • Driver doors cyclist in Uptown, causing head and back injuries (Block Club)
  • Cook County officials set to demolish 2 buildings at jail campus this spring (Block Club)
  • West Side groups working to redesign Sears sunken garden (Block Club)

Get national headlines at Streetsblog USA.

Here are some tips on preventing the spread of COVID-19, and advice for Chicagoans on what to do if you think you may have been exposed to the virus.

I’d like to give a big thanks to everyone who has donated so far to help Streetsblog Chicago meet our goal of raising $50K. Along with the $75K pledged by the Chicago Community Trust for our 2021 budget, this will allow us to promote assistant editor Courtney Cobbs to co-editor and launch a new weekly series on mobility justice issues impacting Chicago’s Latino communities. Can you help us win the grant by chipping in? You can make a tax-exempt donation here.

Thanks for your support, and have a great January.

– John Greenfield, editor, Streetsblog Chicago

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