Jane Byrne Interchange. (Credit: CBS)

Illinois Road Program Not Enough To Keep Highways Acceptable

Illinois transportation officials have announced an $8.4 billion, six-year program to improve roads and bridges. But the Illinois Transportation Department warned in an announcement Thursday it won’t be enough to keep the overall condition of the state’s infrastructure from deteriorating.


Shedd Aquarium

Shedd Aquarium To Close For 2 Days For Regular Maintenance

The Shedd Aquarium will be closed on Wednesday and Thursday for an early spring cleaning, but the fish are staying put.

WBBM Newsradio–01/22/2013

Community activists want vacant buildings like this one, which are owned by banks after foreclosures, to be boarded up, cleaned up and secured before the first day of classes for the Chicago Public Schools. (Credit: CBS)

New Ordinance Drafted On Foreclosed Property Maintenance

The Emanuel Administration is proposing changes in its ordinance requiring banks to clean up vacant, foreclosed properties.

CBS Chicago–10/06/2011

Banks and other lenders would be forced to maintain vacant foreclosed buildings like these under a proposed ordinance backed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel. (Credit: CBS)

Ordinance Holds Banks Responsible For Maintaining Vacant Buildings

The City Council on Thursday passed an ordinance that holds banks responsible for maintaining properties once they have foreclosed upon them and left them vacant.

CBS Chicago–07/28/2011

'Touchdon Jesus'

Workers Perform Maintenance On Notre Dame’s ‘Touchdown Jesus’

The famous “Touchdown Jesus” mural that overlooks Notre Dame’s football stadium is undergoing what the university is calling “preventative maintenance.”

CBS Chicago–06/08/2011

At The O'Hare Stop On The CTA Blue Line. (CTA File Photo)

Blue Line Construction To Cause Overnight Delays

Late night Blue Line riders should allow extra travel time early this week as construction will cause boarding changes at three Near North Side stations.


Downers Grove Ambulance

Worker Trapped, Hurt At Good Samaritan Hospital

A maintenance worker at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove wound up as a patient at the hospital after a serious accident.

CBS Chicago–01/20/2011

A CTA bus ran off Lake Shore Drive and collided with trees Saturday. (CBS)

CTA Bus May Have Crashed Due To Lack Of Maintenance

There are serious questions about whether a CTA bus, that crashed and injured more than 30 passengers, was properly serviced and maintained.

CBS 2–10/13/2010

CTA turnstiles

Overnight Red, Blue Line Delays This Week

Late-night Red and Blue Line riders should allow extra travel time this week, as maintenance work is expected to cause minor delays.