Kennedy Expressway

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Man Charged With Striking Illinois State Trooper, DUI

Illinois State Police say a trooper had to go to a hospital early Sunday morning after he was struck in the face by a driver stopped for suspicion of DUI.

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A taxi was one of several vehicles that crashed on the Ohio Feeder Ramp due to black ice overnight. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Black Ice Causes Crashes On Ohio Feeder Ramp

A taxi cab was just one of several vehicles that crashed into the median, or into each other, due to invisible slick spots while trying to get to the Kennedy late Thursday night or early Friday.

12/19/2014

Graffiti sprayed on a sign on the Kennedy Expressway obscured the word "Indiana," prompting state road crews to block two lanes during the morning rush to remove the spray paint. (Credit: Illinois Department of Transportation)

IDOT Crews Block Kennedy Traffic To Remove Graffiti From Sign

State officials on Friday tried to deflect blame for a major traffic jam on the inbound Kennedy Expressway, while apologizing to commuters for any inconvenience when two lanes were shut down to clean graffiti from a highway sign at Division Street.

12/05/2014

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Three Hurt In Wrong Way Crash On Kennedy Expressway

About 2:05 a.m., a car driving the wrong way on the West Ohio Street ramp collided with another vehicle in the southbound lanes, Illinois State Police said.

11/24/2014

Bricks that fell from a truck blocked two lanes of the Kennedy Expressway near Lake Street early Thursday. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Kennedy Lanes Reopened After Spilled Bricks Blocked Traffic

All lanes on the northbound Kennedy Expressway have reopened on the Near West Side after a load of bricks spilled from a semi and scattered across two lanes early Thursday.

11/20/2014

Crews clear the scene of a two-car crash caused by a wrong-way driver on the Kennedy Expressway early Sunday. / photo from Network Video Productions

Four Hurt In Wrong-Way Crash On Kennedy

A wrong-way driver on the Kennedy Expressway caused a head-on crash that hurt four people early Sunday.

11/16/2014

Residents in southwest suburban Burbank wade through a heavily flooded street. According to the National Weather Service, more than 4.5 inches of rain fell in the area from midnight to 6 a.m. on Friday. (Credit: CBS)

Southwest Suburbs Hit Hardest By Flooding; Burbank Schools Closed

Heavy rains have caused major flooding across much of the Chicago area overnight, especially in the southwest suburbs, where at least two school districts were forced to cancel classes at all its schools.

08/22/2014

A CTA train. (CBS)

Heavy Rain Shuts Parts Of Eisenhower, Kennedy, Blue Line

Several inches of rain fell across the Chicago area overnight, particularly on the South and Southwest sides, prompting road closures and CTA delays.

08/22/2014

A jackknifed truck blocked three lanes of traffic on the Kennedy Expressway for more than two hours early Tuesday. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Truck Jackknifes On Northbound Kennedy

All lanes of northbound Kennedy Expressway, except one, were shut down for more than two hours early Tuesday, after a semi-trailer truck jackknifed and began leaking diesel fuel.

08/12/2014

Illinois State Police decal. (CBS)

State Troopers Cracking Down On Distracted Drivers On The Kennedy

Illinois State Police surprised a lot of people on the Kennedy Expressway on Friday morning, as they conducted a distracted driving detail to catch people texting or talking on cell phones while they were behind the wheel.

08/01/2014

Photo Of Traffic On The Kennedy. (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Kennedy Reversible Lanes To Close For Bridge Work

CHICAGO (STMW) – The reversible lanes on the Kennedy Expressway will be closed from Friday night through Monday morning as part of the Ohio Street Bridge project. The reversible lanes will close at 10 p.m. […]

07/16/2014

A FedEx semi-tractor trailer truck struck and killed a 25-year-old woman who was running across the Kennedy Expressway. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Woman Killed By FedEx Semi On Kennedy Expressway

About 11:35 p.m., a woman ran out onto the Kennedy Expressway (I-90/94) at Addison Street and was struck by a FedEx truck.

07/03/2014

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

Progress after the first phase of demolition of the Ohio/Ontario bridge over the Kennedy Expressway. The 55-year-old bridge is being torn down and replaced with two new bridges. (Credit: Illinois Department of Transportation)

IDOT To Wrap Up Kennedy Expressway Bridge Project This Weekend

For the second weekend in a row, motorists were being advised to avoid the Kennedy Expressway near downtown, as crews complete demolition of the Ohio/Ontario bridge.

06/20/2014

The Ohio/Ontario feeder ramp to the Kennedy Expressway is being torn down, because it is structurally deficient. (Credit: Bart Shore/CBS)

Kennedy Expressway Project To Create Traffic Nightmare This Weekend

Call it carmageddon, or whatever you want, but one thing is certain: the Kennedy Expressway will be a nightmare for motorists driving near to and from downtown this weekend.

06/13/2014

Photo Of Traffic On The Kennedy. (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Weekend Traffic Nightmare Coming For Kennedy Drivers

If you drive on the Kennedy, you’d be well-advised to avoid the downtown stretch of the expressway the next few weekends, as the Ohio and Ontario feeder ramps will be taken out of commission for a major construction project.

06/10/2014

Manuel Guerrero-Lopez (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Charged With DUI After Fatally Striking Panhandler

Manuel Guerrero-Lopez, 26, of the 8100 block of South Kostner Avenue, faces one felony count of aggravated DUI and misdemeanor counts of disobeying a red signal, DUI and failure to exercise due care to avoid a pedestrian.

06/04/2014

Photo Of Traffic On The Kennedy. (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Kennedy Construction Nightmare Set To Begin

The first detour, starting in two weeks, will take inbound Kennedy traffic off at Ohio across a two-lane, 15 mph road and back onto the expressway. Simply put, it’ll be a wide-reaching jam-up during three weekends in June. CBS 2’s Ed Curran reports.

05/30/2014

A motorcyclist was critically injured in a crash on the inbound Kennedy Expressway Thursday night. (Photo by Network Video Productions)

Motorcyclist Critically Injured In Kennedy Expressway Crash

The motorcycle struck another vehicle in the rear, and its driver was thrown from the bike. The driver received critical injuries to his head and spinal cord, he said.

05/30/2014

A semi-trailer truck caught fire after crashing on the Kennedy Expressway near Division Street. (Credit: CBS)

Semi Crashes On Inbound Kennedy, Catches Fire

All inbound lanes of the Kennedy Expressway (I-90/94) were temporarily closed early Wednesday when a semi truck crashed and caught fire.

05/28/2014

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