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A screenshot shows Chicago Department of Transportation Commissioner Gia Biagi giving a speech to the City Club on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. (City Club of Chicago / YouTube)

Chicago’s streets can have an impact on much more than the way we get from one place to another. That was the message from Chicago Department of Transportation Commissioner Gia Biagi in a speech to the City Club on Wednesday.

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Members of the Chicago Activist Coalition for Justice, led by Rabbi Michael Ben Yosef (center, in white shirt with black vest), speak with the media at a protest against police brutality on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020 in Chicago. (Annemarie Mannion / WTTW News)

Protesters against police brutality were turned away by a line of police officers as they tried to make their way Saturday to the Dan Ryan Expressway to flood it with people and shut it down.

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Love ‘em or hate ‘em, electric scooters are back on Chicago streets. What you need to know about this year’s program. 

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So far this year, 21 pedestrians have been killed by drivers, according to city data and media reports. That puts Chicago on pace to match last year’s 40 pedestrian deaths

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Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s new report on air quality shows that while air pollution is a problem across the city, it’s worse in some neighborhoods than others. What her administration is planning to do about it.

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The Chicago Police Department can no longer impound cars that may have been used to commit a crime following a unanimous vote Wednesday to rein in the program in an effort to ease the debt burden imposed on low-income residents.

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Demonstrators call for bike lanes following the death of Issac Martinez, who was cycling along Lawndale Avenue in June when he was fatally struck by a driver. (@bikelaneuprise / Twitter)

The family of Issac Martinez and members of Chicago’s cycling community announced plans to gather Saturday to remember the 13-year-old killed last month and to push for safer conditions for cyclists.

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A woman rides a scooter in Chicago during the city’s first pilot program in 2019. (WTTW News)

Some 10,000 scooters will be scattered throughout Chicago when the city’s second pilot program starts next month. It’s designed to settle once and for all the question of whether scooters should be allowed on Chicago’s streets.

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Chicago residents who don’t have a city sticker will get another two weeks before they risk seeing that dreaded bright orange envelope on their windshields.

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Before the coronavirus pandemic, the Illinois Tollway projected its revenues in 2020 would reach $1.5 billion, a 3% increase from 2019. But with people staying at home, that means fewer drivers on the roads – including the tollways.

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July 1 marks the start of Illinois’ new fiscal year, which ushers in a bushel of new laws. Here are a handful that may come in handy.

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Car owners have been getting a pass in 2020 when it comes to ignoring street sweeping signs, but that ends Wednesday.

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The intersection of Belmont and Milwaukee avenues in Chicago, where a cyclist and city truck collided on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. (WTTW News)

A crash involving a city-owned vehicle and a cyclist this week in Avondale points to larger problems within the city’s biking infrastructure, cycling advocates say.

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Diners take advantage of expanded outdoor seating along a stretch of Broadway in Chicago on Friday, June 12, 2020. (WTTW News)

The pilot program, approved earlier this month by the Chicago City Council, will expand to Andersonville, Chinatown, Little Italy, Edison Park and Grand Crossing, the mayor’s office announced.

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Some streets across the city are closing to vehicles and encouraging pedestrians, cyclists and rollerbladers. (WTTW News)

Despite enthusiasm from transportation advocates and residents eager for more room to roam, some shared streets aren’t ready just yet – and at least one previously announced plan for outdoor dining isn’t happening at all.

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This June 11, 2019 file photo of a poster showing Verona Gunn is displayed during a press conference in Chicago. Gunn was an 84-year-old woman killed last May when two Chicago Police vehicles slammed into a car she was riding in. (AP Photo / Teresa Crawford, File)

Movies have helped create a perception that high-risk, daredevil police chases are vital for catching bad guys and rarely have dire consequences for officers or bystanders. Statistics suggests otherwise.