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Today’s Headlines for Monday, August 10

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Widespread disruption to CTA system last night due to downtown looting and vandalism (Tribune) City raises bridges and suspended public transit to disrupt looting (NY Times) Numerous Michigan Avenue stores and establishments hit overnight (Tribune) More coverage on last night’s actions along Michigan Avenue and downtown (Sun-Times) Mayor Lightfoot responds to last night’s looting (WGN) […]

Today’s Headlines for Friday, August 7

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Chicago regional transit bosses discuss transit relief on Chicago Tonight (WTTW) South Side bike rides creating new form of activism, solidarity (Block Club) Urban farm to bring jobs, energy to Auburn Gresham area (Sun-Times) Chicago TIF income hits record $926 million (Crain’s) TIF funds could be tempting source for funds during pandemic (Sun-Times) Wells Street […]
Electric Divvy against a monument

One Rider’s Impression of the Divvy E-Bike

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On July 29th, Divvy launched access to e-bikes in the Chicago and Evanston-based bike share system. These bikes are the no-sweat approach of getting from point A to point B. “To date, we’ve seen between 800-1,000 e-bike rides per day, as we continue focusing deployment on the South Side. We will continue to ramp up […]

Today’s Headlines for Thursday, August 6

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Congressional Dems support more federal aid for public transit (Washington Post) Lakefront restaurants to reopen this week while beaches remain closed (Sun-Times) Early 2021 groundbreaking planned for Lincoln Yards megadevelopment (Tribune) A look at the impact of erosion along the North Shore lakefront (Tribune) Colorful Black Lives Matter mural covers Clifton Avenue in Uptown (Block […]

Today’s headlines for Wednesday, August 5

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Divvy’s $50 million expansion to the far South Side underway (Divvy) Chicago Public Schools to go fully remote for the autumn (Sun-Times) Some CTA entrances along Blue Line will be closed for repairs (Block Club) Neighborhood battle brewing over affordable housing on northwest side (WTTW) Artist Don’t Fret showcases new installation along riverwalk (Tribune) Apartment […]