OTL #523: Chicago’s Equality Index score, Local parking and transit roundup, A new fun kids book inspired by the CTA

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Local author Patrick McBriarty stops by the WGN Radio studios to talk with OTL host Mike Stephen about his new children's book City Railways Go Above and Below.

Local author Patrick McBriarty stops by the WGN Radio studios to talk with OTL host Mike Stephen about his new children’s book City Railways Go Above and Below.

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Mike Stephen talks with Human Rights Campaign legislative counsel Xavier Persad about how Chicago ranks in the fifth annual Municipal Equality Index, a nationwide rating system of LGBTQ inclusion in municipal law and policy; chats with The Expired Meter blogger The Parking Ticket Geek about Wrigleyville parking restrictions, raising parking meter rates around Wrigley Field, and the closing of all the Chicago vehicle emissions test facilities; and welcomes local author Patrick McBriarty to the studio to discuss City Railways Go Above and Below, his latest children’s book about riding public transportation. Meanwhile, we learn how long you should #FlyTheW flag after a Cubs win! This week’s local music is provided by riverhorse.

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