One of the city’s busiest and most dangerous intersections was about to become an even bigger headache for drivers, as crews begin a major overhaul in Bucktown.
In an effort to reduce the number of traffic congestion and crashes at one of the most accident-prone intersections in the city, work was scheduled to begin Thursday to reconfigure the six-corner intersection of Damen, Elston, and Fullerton avenues.
The Chicago Department of Transportation’s goal is to improve traffic flow and reduce accidents, a priority on a two-mile stretch that saw 910 reported vehicle crashes between 2008 and 2012, in which one person died and 129 were hurt.
Strong storms knocked out power to thousands of homes and businesses Wednesday night, blew over several freight train cars, flooded many Chicago area streets, and cost a maintenance worker his life.
A sewer worker’s greatest fear became reality Wednesday night, when he drowned after he was swept away by rushing storm waters, and his widow had to find out about her husband’s tragic death on Facebook.
An elderly northwest suburban woman died Sunday following a car accident last week that left her critically injured.
A woman died Monday night after the van she was driving hit a telephone pole before it struck a tree on the Northwest Side, police said.
Police have busted a sophisticated indoor pot-growing operation at a home in the Irving Park neighborhood.
The local Chick-Fil-A controversy seemed to be settled around this time last week, when Ald. Proco “Joe” Moreno (1st) said he had made peace with the fast food chain, following what he said was its new pledge regarding gay rights issues.
Ald. Proco “Joe” Moreno (1st) reportedly says he will now let Chick-Fil-A go ahead with plans for a location in his ward, after the fast food chain issued a statement respecting all sexual orientations and promised to end donations to anti-gay organizations.
Five men were stabbed early Friday morning, in what police believe was a gang fight near Montrose and Elston avenues.
The possibility that more victims of John Wayne Gacy could be buried on the Northwest Side has prompted the Cook County sheriff to push once again for a dig on private property.
For the third time in just the past few weeks, police are trying to find some brazen thieves who get into stores by smashing their way in.
Two people were arrested this week for victimizing bank customers by stealing from ATMs.
Chicago-based GrubHub is moving its headquarters from the city’s Near Northwest Side to the heart of the Loop.
Seven people were killed and 18 more were wounded – including a Chicago Police officer – in a violent weekend on the streets of Chicago.
One man was killed and another critically wounded in a shooting early Sunday outside a North Side nightclub.
The 24-year-old Glenview man charged with driving the wrong way on the Edens Expressway while drunk earlier this week apologized Friday for putting other motorists in jeopardy.
Preservationists are trying to save a historic brewery complex on Elston Avenue from being torn down to make way for a big-box store parking lot.
A man was left in critical condition early Thursday when he fell off his motorcycle in the West Town neighborhood.