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A barge is nearly fuller under the water on the Chicago River on Friday. (CBS)

Barge Sinks In Chicago River

Witnesses say they heard a loud boom before the vessel went down.

10/17/2014

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Construction Worker Shortage Increasing Cost For New Homes In Chicago Area

New home construction is finally picking up in Chicago, but so are the prices.

07/01/2014

Construction on the Kennedy Expressway. (Credit: CBS)

All Lanes Reopen On Kennedy Expressway

Lanes on the Kennedy Expressway are opening up again as work is ahead of schedule for the second weekend of construction.

06/21/2014

The 606 trail and park

Opening Delayed For The 606 Trail Due To Brutal Winter

A much-anticipated new park and bike trail from Humboldt Park to Wicker Park won’t be completed until next year, after the bitter winter weather hampered construction efforts.

06/20/2014

Proposed map of the Illiana Expressway, a tollway which would connect I-65 in Indiana to I-55 in Illinois. (Credit: Illinois Department of Transportation)

Illiana Planners Don’t Expect To Begin Construction Until 2015

An agreement on the toll charge has not been reached. Indiana plans to partner with a developer to build the highway as a toll road primarily for truck traffic. The highway is estimated to cost about $300 million.

06/20/2014

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Bloomingdale Trail Work To Close Part Of Ashland This Weekend

Ashland Avenue will be closed to traffic in both directions between North Avenue and Armitage Avenue, from 8 p.m. Friday until no later than 5 a.m. Monday.

03/27/2014

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Bridge Work, Heavy Traffic Overnight Make A Mess On Stevenson

Motorists who use the inbound Stevenson Expressway encountered much more than they bargained for overnight.

07/10/2013

(File photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Falling Beam Kills Construction Worker At Northwestern University

An autopsy was scheduled for Friday on a 57-year-old construction worker from Indiana, who died in an accident on the Evanston campus of Northwestern University.

05/16/2013

A view of the Chicago River from just east of the Columbus Drive bridge. (Credit: CBS)

Environmental Groups Tout Financial Benefits Of Cleaning Up, Improving Chicago River

“Water quality makes a tremendous difference in how we can interact with the river, but also provides us jobs; it provides us business revenue,” said Friends of the Chicago River executive director Margaret Frisbie.

WBBM Newsradio–05/09/2013

Brown Line, Wells Street Bridge

Despite Warnings, Many Brown Line Commuters Unaware Of Upcoming Bridge Work

Riders have been warned for weeks, but apparently only now are some beginning to think about how they’ll get around, even though work to rebuild the Wells Street bridge over the Chicago River will cut off the Brown Line’s access to the Loop for 10 days.

03/01/2013

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Clayco To Move HQ, Jobs To Chicago

Clayco Inc. develops and builds large projects across the country and it already has 280 employees in Chicago. Moving the corporate headquarters here from St. Louis will add another 300.

01/04/2013

Skyway Toll Bridge

Skyway Ramp Damaged, Entrance To Dan Ryan Closed

The Chicago Skyway inbound entrance ramp to the Dan Ryan Expressway (I-94) will be closed all day Tuesday after an overnight construction crew damaged the interchange.

10/16/2012

Wacker Drive Project

Wacker Drive Rebuild Due To Finish In December

There’s good news for downtown Chicago drivers: The lengthy Wacker Drive reconstruction project is almost finished.

10/04/2012

(CBS)

Lake Shore Drive Resurfacing Ahead Of Schedule

The resurfacing project on the north end of Lake Shore Drive is ahead of schedule, thanks to warm and dry weather.

10/01/2012

Ed Gardner with CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine. (CBS)

South Side Businessman Vows To Keep Up Minority Contract Fight

The South Side businessman who on Monday shut down two construction sites over the lack of black workers is vowing to keep up the pressure.

09/25/2012

O'Hare_Construction

City Plans O’Hare Road Construction

The city is beginning roadwork for the main entrance to O’Hare International Airport.

09/24/2012

Hurricane Isaac

Isaac Cleanup Provides Jobs For Chicago Residents

Recovery efforts for Hurricane Isaac on the Gulf Coast have created some job opportunities for residents of Chicagoland.

CBS Chicago–09/05/2012

Circle Interchange

Public Gets Glimpse Of Changes For Circle Interchange

The public got a glimpse on Thursday of some of the ideas being considered to ease congestion at the Chicago Circle interchange.

08/31/2012

(CBS)

Lake Shore Drive Resurfacing To Begin Next Week

One Chicago road project begins next week while another is winding down.

08/30/2012

This was the scene Friday at Union Park Pool, which is closed as repairs have dragged on. (CBS)

About A Dozen Chicago Pools Still Closed For Repairs

This is the first day for the Chicago Park District’s outdoor pools, and while most of them are open, a dozen are still under construction.

06/15/2012

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