Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, July 3

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  • Lightfoot Launches Program to Beautify Vacant Lots as an Anti-Violence Strategy (Sun-Times)
  • New Metra Funding in Illinois Capital Bill Will Be Used for Train, Signal Upgrades (NBC)
  • The Tribune Looks at How the Gas Tax Increase Will Affect Local Businesses
  • Family of Woman Killed on Red Line Tracks: Video Shows No One Tried to Help Her (Tribune)
  • Driver Who Killed Michael Jordan, 27, at Bus Stop Had Escaped Electronic Monitoring (CBS)
  • John Discusses the Scooter Pilot With VeoRide CEO Candice Xie on WTTW’s “Chicago Tonight
  • Meet Brandon Conine, a Beverly Doctor Who’s Been Getting Into Bike Racing (Beverly Review)

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Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, July 2

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  • Lightfoot Stands Firm on Ending Aldermanic Prerogative, as Opposition Grows in the Council (Sun-Times)
  • After State Gas Tax Is Hikes, Lightfoot Says She Won’t Raise City Gas Tax or CTA Fares (Tribune)
  • Video Shows CTA Guard Stood on Platform While Woman Looked for Phone on Tracks and Was Killed (CBS)
  • Driver Who Killed Michael Jordan, 27, While Fleeing Police Charged With Homicide (Sun-Times)
  • Inbound Orange Trains Were Delayed by Mechanical Problems This Morning (Sun-Times)
  • Opening of 312 RiverRun Bridge Delayed Until This Fall (Block Club)
  • Streeterville, One of Chicago’s Most Privileged¬†Neighborhoods, Is Getting a Super-Nice Public Park (Curbed)
  • Bloomingdale Trail Run, Which Shuts Down the 606 to Other Users, Is Adding a 10K Option (Block Club)

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Today’s Headlines for Monday, July 1

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  • Rising Lake Levels Are Damaging Local Infrastructure and Could Lead to Steep Repair Bills (Tribune)
  • New Gas Tax and Vehicle Fees Kick in Today With Signing of Capital Bill (Tribune)
  • Driver Fleeing Police Strikes Jeffery Manor Bus Shelter, Killing Man, 27 (CBS)
  • After Driver Hits Boy, 4, Who Ran Into Road, Causing Minor Injuries,¬†Niles Police Also Ticket Boy (Tribune)
  • Man Arrested for Beating 2 People Aboard Portage Park Bus (ABC)
  • GoFundMe Launched for Funeral of Tony Tlahuel, Killed Downtown by a Hit-and-Run Driver
  • Neil Steinberg Checks out the New CTA Railcar Plant in Hegewisch (Sun-Times)
  • The Tribune’s Mary Wisniewski Shares Her Experiences Riding E- Scooters
  • Yes, There Really Was an E-Scooter Race Last Week in a Logan Square Parking Lot (Block Club)
  • Lynda Will Appear on Panel on “Who Is Chicago For?” on July 24, 6 PM at 800 S. Wells

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Today’s Headlines for Friday, June 28

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  • Woman Fatally Struck at 69th Red Line Stop After Going on Tracks to Retrieve Her Phone (CBS)
  • Driver Who Killed Anthony Tlahuel, 18, Was in Stolen Car, Had Been Fleeing Police (Tribune)
  • 2 Years Agoa 100 MPH Police Chase After an Off-Duty Officer Caused a Civilian Death (NBC)
  • Curbed Chicago Looks at How Ald. Reilly’s Twitter Exchanges With John Influenced Legislation
  • Wisniewski: The Scooter Pilots Safety, Equity Rules Are Being Blatantly Ignored (Tribune)
  • ABC Chicago Talks With an Injured Scooter Rider, Residents Annoyed by Messy Scooter Parking
  • UIC’s Edward M. Bury Discusses the Scooter Pilot, Including Seeing a Scooterista Get a Bloody Nose
  • Evanston Drivers Complain About Small Print on Street Cleaning Signs (CBS)
  • Video: Tour the SE Side Facility Producing the CTA’s 7000-series Rail Cars (WTTW)
  • Chicago Family Bike Fest Is This Saturday, 10 AM – 1 PM at 3333 N. Marshfield

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