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Cyclists descended on Daley Plaza on Friday morning to tout the benefits of pedaling to work during a rally to end Chicago Bike Week.
“It’s perfect pothole growing season, as we like to say around here,” Chicago Department of Transportation spokesman Pete Scales said.
The wild temperature swings we’ve been seeing lately in the Chicago area have produced a bumper crop of potholes on the streets.
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.
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.
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.
The average price for regular unleaded in Chicago is $4.45 a gallon, 60 cents more than the national average of $3.85, according to AAA. But CBS 2’s Mike Parker found gas selling for $2.65 a gallon. It’s not your typical gas, it’s compressed natural gas, and it could save you a bundle.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel might have to slow down his plan to install speed cameras in school zones.
A House-Senate conference committee begins meetings next week on Capitol Hill to try to craft a new federal highway and mass transit program. On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin came to Union Station in Chicago to collect ammunition for the Senate package.
The Chicago City Council is expected to vote this week on the mayor’s controversial plan to use cameras to catch speeders near schools and parks.
For the second time in as many days, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has softened his stance on a controversial issue.
After listening to a full day of testimony, a city hearing officer has told anti-war protesters planning a major rally during the NATO summit in May that he will have a decision by later this week on their appeal of the city’s denial of their preferred march route.
The city of Chicago has rejected a request by anti-war protesters to march through downtown Chicago on May 20, the first day of the NATO summit.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is not happy with a rogue recycling firm that put up trash and recycling bins on city streets without proper permits; and the mayor’s especially unhappy with Ald. Proco Joe Moreno (1st), whose name and face adorn the cans.
It’s one of the oldest no-no’s in politics: no campaign signs on public property. In this case, an alderman putting out trash cans and recycling bins in his ward, with his picture on them, while running for ward committeeman.
February is usually prime time for potholes, but the Chicago Department of Transportation said Wednesday that it has all but eliminated the backlog of pothole repair requests dating back three months.
If you drive, take a bus or even just walk down the Magnificent Mile, you’ll notice a big difference through mid-November.
The city of Chicago plans to begin offering 3,000 bicycles to rent from 300 stations by next summer, under a bike sharing program announced on Wednesday.
It’s not hard to find cracked, broken and crumbling sidewalks in Chicago. Just about every neighborhood has problem and sometimes dangerous sidewalks and it’s likely to get worse with budget cutbacks threatened by the mayor.
The City of Chicago is about to unleash the “pothole killer,” in a piece of good news for motorists fed up with flat tires and bent rims.
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