Speed Bumps Being Installed On Lower Wacker To Deter Drag RacersDays after a man crashed his car and died during a drag race on Lower Wacker Drive, changes are being made to try to make it impossible.
Prosecutors: Man Charged In Fatal Crash Was Drag Racing With FriendThe crash happened between a BMW and a Jeep heading west on Lower Wacker Drive near Garvey Court about 4:20 a.m., police said. The BMW struck the Jeep, then a concrete barrier.
Chicago Police Officer Among Two Hurt In Lower Wacker CrashAbout 9 p.m., a police squad car with its lights and sirens on was responding to a call in the 0-100 block of North Wacker when it was struck by a southbound Lincoln LS, police said.
4 Children, 1 Adult Hurt In Lower Wacker Drive CrashThe crash was reported about 8:40 p.m. in the 100 block of South Lower Wacker Drive. All five were listed in serious-to-critical condition, according to fire media. One person needed to be extricated from a vehicle.
Wacker Drive Reopens To Traffic After several years of re-construction, the north-south section of upper Wacker Drive opened to traffic in downtown Chicago this morning. Lower Wacker will re-open to traffic early this afternoon.
Wacker Drive Now Closed For Work Between Monroe And AdamsAbout a year and a half after it began, the work to rebuild about half of Wacker Drive has shifted south.
Wacker Drive Headaches Returning
Fire In ComEd Vault Cuts Power To Offices, BridgeThe lights were out Friday morning for dozens of workers on the northwest edge of the Loop.