Infrastructure

CTA Train (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Study Urges $2B In Annual Spending To Improve Local Mass Transit

A new study by DePaul University advises at least $2 billion a year in spending is needed for the Chicago area’s mass transit system, to avoid a meltdown of the aging network.

WBBM Newsradio–12/10/2012

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Opinion: We Must Fix Our Crumbling Infrastructure

Most Americans who traveled during this Thanksgiving holiday came face to face with an American reality: while there is much to be thankful for, our infrastructure is not one of those things.

11/26/2012

City Council Chambers

City Council Approves Mayor Emanuel’s Infrastructure Trust Plan

The City Council on Tuesday approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan for a controversial infrastructure trust.

CBS Chicago–04/24/2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Emanuel: 100 Miles Of City Streets To Be Resurfaced

Mayor Rahm Emanuel says thanks to the mild weather, the City of Chicago is already starting to resurface more city streets than before.

CBS Chicago–04/20/2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel talks about the need for a Chicago casino at a City Hall press conference on Aug. 22, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Cites Sinkhole As Reason To Approve Chicago Casino

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday used the example of a big sinkhole that swallowed a car on Saturday to make a point about the need for a Chicago casino – a not-so-subtle shot at Gov. Pat Quinn’s reluctance to sign a bill that would allow for a major expansion of gambling in Illinois.

CBS Chicago–08/22/2011

A crumbling Chicago overpass (CBS)

More Than 2,000 Illinois Bridges Structurally Deficient: Report

A new report released Tuesday says many Chicago area bridges might pose a serious safety hazard to drivers, if action isn’t taken soon.

CBS 2–03/21/2011