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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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Compressed Natural Gas Could Help Cut Fuel Costs

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.

CBS 2–09/19/2012

Speed Cameras

Report: State Regulation May Interfere With Speed Camera Plan

Mayor Rahm Emanuel might have to slow down his plan to install speed cameras in school zones.

CBS Chicago–09/11/2012

Dan Ryan Expressway

Durbin Pushing For 2-Year Road, Transit Funding Plan

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.

WBBM Newsradio–05/02/2012

A city of Chicago red light camera (Credit: CBS)

City Council To Debate Speed Camera Plan This Week

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.

CBS Chicago–04/16/2012

A city of Chicago red light camera (Credit: CBS)

City Council Panel OKs Revised Speed Camera Plan

For the second time in as many days, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has softened his stance on a controversial issue.

CBS Chicago–04/11/2012

Anti-war protesters hold up signs outside a city hearing office, where they were appealing the city's decision to deny the preferred route they proposed for a protest march during the NATO summit in May. (Credit: CBS)

Hearing Officer To Rule On NATO Protest March Route By Week’s End

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.

CBS Chicago–03/27/2012

Anti-war activists announce their plans to hold a rally and march to McCormick Place on May 20, the start of the NATO summit in Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Rejects Protesters’ Plans For March During NATO Summit

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.

CBS Chicago–03/19/2012

Ald. Proco Joe Moreno (1st) has put up several trash and recycling containers, bearing his picture, on sidewalks in the 1st Ward, without a city permit. He's also accepted campaign contributions from the contractor who owns the bins, at a time he is running for 1st Ward Democratic Committeeman. (Credit: CBS)

Illegal Trash And Recycling Bins Removed From 1st Ward Streets

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.

CBS 2–02/29/2012

Ald. Proco Joe Moreno (1st) has put up several trash and recycling containers, bearing his picture, on sidewalks in the 1st Ward, without a city permit. He's also accepted campaign contributions from the contractor who owns the bins, at a time he is running for 1st Ward Democratic Committeeman. (Credit: CBS)

Inspector General Looking Into Unpermitted Street Trash Bins In 1st Ward

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.

CBS 2–02/28/2012

City crews patch potholes during a February winter thaw. (CBS)

Mild Winter, New Tactics Help City Cut Down On Potholes

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.

CBS Chicago–02/22/2012

Signs warn drivers of the pending start of construction along a stretch of Michigan Avenue from Oak Street to Illinois Street, beginning Sept. 28, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Major Construction Project Begins On Michigan Avenue

If you drive, take a bus or even just walk down the Magnificent Mile, you’ll notice a big difference through mid-November.

CBS Chicago–09/27/2011

Chicago's "B-Cycle" bike sharing program launched in July 2010 offered rental bicycles at a number of tourist locations. The city is looking to expand the program to 3,000 bikes and 300 stations for summer 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Bike Sharing Program Plans For 3,000 Bikes Around City

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.

CBS Chicago–09/21/2011

Despite fixing 971 sidewalks and replacing 172 blocks of sidewalks in 2010, thousands of other cracked, damaged and crumbling sidewalks went unfixed in 2010. (Credit: CBS)

Thousands Of Crumbling Sidewalks Going Unfixed

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.

CBS 2–09/20/2011

Potholes

‘Pothole Killers’ To Be Mounted On City Trucks

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.

CBS Chicago–08/12/2011

Protected Bike Lane

Protected Bike Lane Dedicated On Kinzie Street

Chicago is boosting its bike-friendly reputation by giving riders more protection.

CBS Chicago–07/25/2011

CBS 2 viewer John Kapusciarz took this photo of a crew of three city workers that was sent out to change a light bulb in an alley behind his business. One worker took out a chair and sat down the whole time. (Photo courtesy John Kapusciarz)

How Many City Workers Does It Take To Change A Light Bulb?

How many city workers does it take to change a light bulb? Sounds like a joke right? But it’s not funny when it’s our tax dollars being wasted.

CBS 2–07/12/2011

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