Lake Shore Drive
Five people, including three paramedics and a newborn, were taken to hospitals after pickup truck and a Fire Department ambulance collided on Lake Shore Drive late Tuesday night.
The fire started in the basement at a high-rise in the 3200 block of North Lake Shore Drive, and was mostly contained there, cutting power to areas near the blaze. Elevators in the building are out of service.
The vehicle was heading south when it struck the median, and then flipped over into the northbound lanes of traffic, police News Affairs Officer Janel Sedevic said.
Along the lakefront on Tuesday, cyclist after cyclist after cyclist went down.
Witnesses saw him driving east on Balbo Drive at Lake Shore Drive, but instead of making a left turn, he kept going, onto the sidewalk, down a pedestrian path, and into the lake.
The crash happened about 11:30 p.m. in the 1600 block of North Lake Shore Drive, police said. A car hit a light pole on the driver’s side.
A new, two-mile extension of South Lake Shore Drive opened Sunday, relocating U.S. Route 41 several blocks east and extending from South Shore Drive and 79th to Ewing, near 92nd.
Local politicians gathered this morning to cut the ribbon on an expansion of Lake Shore Drive reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
Lake Shore Drive is open again after a City of Chicago semi truck flipped over Wednesday afternoon, shutting down lanes on the Near North Side.
The pilot was able to lane on Lake Shore Drive at Jackson Drive about 6 a.m., after the plane suffered some sort of a mechanical issue affecting tail control, according to police and fire officials.
Crews removed any remaining loose concrete, and checked to make sure the overpass was safe before reopening the roadways that run under the bridge on Tuesday.
Debris that apparently fell from a North Lake Shore Drive overpass created traffic problems for commuters.
A motorcyclist lost control and crashed in the 1500 block of North Lake Shore Drive about 4 a.m. Two other motorcycles then drove over the debris and crashed.
Fire Department District Chief Peter Van Dorpe said the smoke proved more troublesome than the fire.
The man’s brother last saw him going into the water with a raft and then took a nap. When he woke up, his brother had not returned.
A man from the Back of the Yards neighborhood died Monday, two days after he was hurt in a motorcycle crash on the Near South Side.
The City and State Departments of Transportation Tuesday night hosted the first of a series of meetings on proposed improvements to North Lake Shore Drive.
Four people were critically injured when an SUV flipped over on North Lake Shore Drive early Monday.
After more than 70 years, it’s time for a new North Lake Shore Drive, according to a local think tank that is trying to round up public input for the effort.
Today is the last day of the stifling heat – at least for a while – and that’s welcome news to a guy who stands on the hot pavement, peddling fruit and water to passing drivers.