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CDOT Clerk Charged With Embezzling Almost $750K

Antionette Chenier’s job was to process fees for permits allowing moving vans and dumpsters to block the public way. Federal prosecutors allege, starting in 2008, she began depositing hundreds of checks into her own bank accounts.

04/10/2014

The bascule bridge over the Chicago River at Chicago Avenue. (Credit: HistoricBridges.org)

Chicago River Bridge Lifts Start Next Week

The first bridge lift is scheduled for 8 a.m. Saturday, April 19, and they will continue every Wednesday and Saturday through June 28, according to a statement from the Chicago Department of Transportation.

04/09/2014

An especially cold and snowy winter has left hundreds of thousands of potholes in the streets of Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

City To Step Up Street Resurfacing This Year To Reduce Potholes

Driving on some Chicago streets has been more like going through an obstacle course this winter.

03/13/2014

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Wet, Blowing Snow Covers Some Traffic Signals

Energy-efficient traffic lights have been creating hazards at some intersections, because blowing snow was able to cover up the signals, and prevent drivers from seeing whether it’s their turn to go.

03/12/2014

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Thawing Temps Bringing Fresh Potholes To City Streets

Chicago drivers can’t be blamed for feeling a bit of collective angst as a bumper crop of potholes has turned many streets into the seeming equivalent of an off-road adventure through a rocky canyon.

03/07/2014

Chicago Department of Transportation workers fill a pothole on a city street. (Credit: CBS)

Coming Thaw Will Keep Pothole Repair Crews Busy

With temperatures expected to hit the 40s three of the next five days, city crews have begun gearing up to fill what will likely be a growing number of potholes.

03/06/2014

Rev. Thomas R. Gaulke found this 27-inch long, 4-inch deep pothole at 32nd Place and Aberdeen. (Credit: Bridgeport Citizens Group/Facebook)

Bridgeport Residents Compete To Find Biggest Pothole

The competition was an effort to help the Chicago Department of Transportation find and repair potholes in Bridgeport.

01/29/2014

CDOT crews patch potholes in a city street. (CBS)

Winter Storm Nearly Busts City Budget; Pothole Repair Crews Out In Force

For 2014, the city budgeted $20.3 million for snow removal. In the first 10 days alone, they’ve spent more than half of it: $10.2 million.

01/10/2014

CDOT crews patch potholes in a city street. (CBS)

Snow, Changing Temps Keeping Pothole Repair Crews Busy

The city filled more than 37,000 potholes in December. In all of 2013, the city filled 625,000 — the most in four years.

01/02/2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel discusses the reopening of the Wells Street Bridge over the Chicago River, after a yearlong $50 million reconstruction project. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya)

Wells Street Bridge Reopens After Yearlong Rebuild

The historic Wells Street Bridge over the Chicago River reopened to cars, bikes, and pedestrians on Thursday; a year after it was closed for a complete overhaul.

11/21/2013

Chicago Department of Transportation Commissioner Gabe Klein. (Credit: CBS)

City Transportation Commissioner Resigning

Chicago Transportation Commissioner Gabe Klein — best known for spearheading the mayor’s effort to make the city more bike friendly, and for bringing speed cameras to city streets — is stepping down to return to the private sector.

11/01/2013

Chunks of concrete fell from a Lake Shore Drive overpass onto LaSalle Drive on Sept. 3, 2013. (Credit: Kevin Shuttleworth)

Lake Shore Drive Overpass Where Concrete Fell Deemed Safe

Crews removed any remaining loose concrete, and checked to make sure the overpass was safe before reopening the roadways that run under the bridge on Tuesday.

09/04/2013

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First Meeting Held On Proposed Improvements To Lake Shore Drive

The City and State Departments of Transportation Tuesday night hosted the first of a series of meetings on proposed improvements to North Lake Shore Drive.

08/06/2013

City officials showed off the bicycles used in the Divvy bike sharing program at the 2013 Bike The Drive event in May. (Credit: CBS)

City’s Bike Sharing Program Launches Today

This is the day for a nice downtown bike ride, before or after the Blackhawks victory party.

WBBM Newsradio–06/28/2013

The city has opened a new mile-long stretch of protected bike lanes on Milwaukee Avenue, one of the most heavily traveled bike corridors in Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

New Bike Lanes Help Steer Cyclists To Chicago Bike Week Rally

Cyclists descended on Daley Plaza on Friday morning to tout the benefits of pedaling to work during a rally to end Chicago Bike Week.

06/14/2013

Chicago Department of Transportation workers fill a pothole on a city street. (Credit: CBS)

City On Pace To Fill 100,000 Potholes This Month

“It’s perfect pothole growing season, as we like to say around here,” Chicago Department of Transportation spokesman Pete Scales said.

03/27/2013

CDOT crews patch potholes in a city street. (CBS)

Recent Weather Roller-Coaster Has City Busy Filling Potholes

The wild temperature swings we’ve been seeing lately in the Chicago area have produced a bumper crop of potholes on the streets.

WBBM Newsradio–02/04/2013

The lane markers between the four lanes of the Oak Street Curve on Lake Shore Drive have completely worn away, prompting the city to bring in private contractors that normally take the winter off to re-stripe the lanes. (Credit: CBS)

Lane Markers On Lake Shore Drive’s Oak Street Curve Completely Worn Away

It’s already one of the more dangerous parts of Lake Shore Drive. Now the curve at Oak Street Beach is even more challenging for drivers to navigate.

CBS 2–01/08/2013

Cyclists get their first ride on a new two-way protected bike lane on Dearborn Street in downtown Chicago on Dec. 14, 2012. (Credit: City of Chicago)

City Opens Two-Way Protected Bike Lane Downtown

Chicago Department of Transportation Commissioner Gabe Klein said the mile-long two-way protected bike lane on Dearborn Street, stretching from Wacker Drive to Polk Street, is the nation’s first protected bike lane through a central business district.

CBS Chicago–12/14/2012

The first two cars drive along Upper Wacker Drive after the north-south section of the street reopened to traffic on Nov. 30, 2012, after a 2 1/2-year reconstruction project. (Credit: CBS)

Wacker Drive Reopens To Traffic

After several years of re-construction, the north-south section of upper Wacker Drive opened to traffic in downtown Chicago this morning. Lower Wacker will re-open to traffic early this afternoon.

CBS Chicago–11/30/2012

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