Dan Ryan Expressway
A semi truck carrying 42,000 pounds of powdered milk jackknifed on the Dan Ryan Expressway Thursday morning, blocking the ramp to 47th Street for about an hour during the morning commute.
Three people suffered minor injuries early Friday, when someone in another vehicle shot up their car on the Dan Ryan Expressway, the 19th shooting so far this year on Chicago area expressways, matching last year’s total for the entire year.
Three men were killed and at least eight other people were wounded in shootings across Chicago between Thursday afternoon and early Friday, police said.
Illinois State Police shut down the outbound lanes of the expressway for more than three hours after someone drove up next to another vehicle, and fired several shots near 57th Street around 1:10 a.m.
Construction will prompt a string of overnight closures on the Eisenhower and Dan Ryan expressways from Saturday night until early Tuesday.
Illinois State Police said, around 2:50 a.m., a passenger in a gold Chevrolet Impala fired shots at a semi-tractor trailer headed north on the Dan Ryan Expressway near Monroe Street.
All the long-term traffic restrictions for the next phase of a $475 million reconstruction project have gone into effect, as crews begin 16 months of work on a new flyover connecting the northbound Dan Ryan Expressway to the westbound Eisenhower Expressway.
Motorists who drive along the Jane Byrne Interchange might want to find a new way to get where they’re going starting next week, thanks to a project that will increase traffic for more than a year.
Drivers approaching the Jane Byrne Interchange — now one of the nation’s worst bottlenecks — will face a spaghetti bowl of detours and reduced lanes for more than a year after construction begins March 7 on a flyover bridge.
About 9:30 p.m., a man was driving north on I-94 when he was shot by someone else near 75th Street, Illinois State Police said, citing preliminary information.
Two lanes of the northbound Dan Ryan Expressway are closed due to a truck leaking fuel near 87th Street.
Four vehicles were involved in the crash that happened near 47th Street about 3:30 a.m., including a semitrailer that caused the accident and then drove off, according to Illinois State Police.
Arley Romero was driving too fast when he caused a rollover crash on the southbound Dan Ryan late Friday night, prosecutors said Sunday in Cook County bond court.
State Police spokeswoman Monique Bond said the unmarked squad car was damaged by some type of debris as the car was near the 63rd Street exit, though it was “unclear if the debris was metal, a bullet, a rock, etc.”
A male was shot while driving on the Dan Ryan Expressway Friday night, according to police.
Six children and eight adults suffered minor injuries Monday morning, after a school bus and three other vehicles collided on the Dan Ryan Expressway on the Far South Side.
The crash happened at 7:05 p.m. in the northbound lanes near the 87th Street exit on Interstate 94, an Illinois State Police spokesman said. One person was pronounced dead at the scene.
The two-car crash happened in the southbound lanes of I-90/94 at 26th Street about 6:30 a.m.
Fire Department crews were sent to 35th Street and Wentworth Avenue around 12:30 p.m., after a tanker truck carrying 3,500 gallons of muriatic acid began leaking its contents.
Three people were hospitalized, and traffic on the inbound Dan Ryan Expressway was backed up to 95th Street, after a tanker truck flipped on its side on top of a car near 47th Street.