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Newer Homes Burn Faster, Safety Experts Warn

That’s because there are more synthetic materials than ever before. CBS 2’s Chris Martinez offers strategies on staying safer.

02/12/2015

Police officers and and firefighters respond to the scene of a work-related accident at a construction site Friday. (CBS)

Construction Worker Dies After Being Pulled From Crane Platform

(CBS) – A worker died Friday afternoon in an apparent mishap at a construction site in the Gold Coast neighborhood. Emergency crews were called to the construction site near Elm and State streets about 3 p.m. and […]

01/30/2015

(Credit: CTA)

Construction To Close Portions Of CTA Red, Green Lines Throughout Weekend

From 10 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Sunday, southbound Red Line trains will be rerouted from the subway to the elevated tracks between the Fullerton and Cermak-Chinatown stations. From 1:40 a.m. Saturday to 4 a.m. Monday, Green Line service between the Roosevelt and 35th-Bronzeville-IIT stations will be suspended.

01/23/2015

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Overnight I-90 Lane Closures To Start Monday For Bridge Construction

Daily overnight lane and ramp closures are expected to begin Monday on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway for bridge construction at Barrington Road in northwest suburban Hoffman Estates.

01/10/2015

A CTA train. (CBS)

Weekend Construction To Suspend Service On Part Of CTA Green Line

Green Line service between the Roosevelt and 35th-Bronzeville-IIT stations will be temporarily suspended Saturday, 1:40 a.m. through Sunday, 11:40 a.m., the CTA said. Crews will continue working on the construction of the new Cermak-McCormick Place station.

01/09/2015

New Trier High School

New Trier Looking At Altered Class Schedule During Construction Project

New Trier Township High School has proposed a new schedule for students, as officials prepare for a $100 million overhaul of the more than 100-year-old campus in Winnetka.

11/18/2014

A brick facade collapsed outside a building near 63rd and Keeler. Patricia Padilla

One Worker Killed, Two Others Injured After Facade Collapses On Southwest Side

One person was reported killed and at least two other people were injured when a building facade collapsed near Midway Airport, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.

11/01/2014

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

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