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Nearly five children are hit by people driving every day in Illinois while walking or biking within one block of a school.

Important Chicago South Side transit meeting Wednesday

Jon Hilkevitch of the Chicago Tribune reports today about a public meeting Wednesday night where Chicago Department of Transportation and the Chicago Department of Housing and Economic Development will receive input about improving transit opportunities on the South Side.

The RTA is funding 80 percent of a study that will recommend short- and long-term solutions for 13 South Side communities: Douglas, Grand Boulevard, Oakland, Kenwood, Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore, South Chicago, Washington Park, Avalon Park, Calumet Heights, Greater Grand Crossing and Burnside.

If you live in the area or know someone who does, please attend the meeting or encourage local citizens to do so.

The public meeting on the South Lakefront Corridor Transit Study will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the atrium of University Technology Park at the Illinois Institute of Technology, 3440 S. Dearborn St. 

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