Pedestrians brave a downtown crosswalk that is supposed to give them the right of way. (CBS)

Cops Crack Down On Drivers Failing To Yield To Pedestrians

Chicago isn’t messing around when it comes to getting drivers to stop at crosswalks. Police set up Tuesday along North Clark Street near the Chicago History Museum.



Vehicle Strikes Two Pedestrians On Near North Side

Two pedestrians were seriously injured after being struck by a vehicle Sunday on the Near North Side.


Leroy L. Bobo (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Driver Charged With DUI After Running Over, Killing Man

A West Side man was charged with reckless homicide and DUI, after driving his vehicle into a group of pedestrians, fatally striking a man early Saturday in the Belmont-Cragin neighborhood on the Northwest Side.



City Implements First Ever Pedestrian Safety Plan

Better traffic signals and speed bumps could be coming to your neighborhood, with the city’s first ever pedestrian safety plan now in effect.

CBS Chicago–09/06/2012

Chicago city workers install a new sign at Diversey Parkway and Wilton Avenue, reminding drivers to stop for pedestrians in the crosswalk. (Credit: CBS)

City Begins Installing New ‘Stop For Pedestrians’ Signs

You’ve no doubt seen those striped crosswalks around the city of Chicago, where drivers are supposed to stop for pedestrians. Now drivers are getting an extra visual cue.

CBS Chicago–07/03/2012

Leonardo Elias' life changed forever when an Alltown school bus hit him. (courtesy Elias family attorney)

2 Investigators: CPS Bus Vendor Has History Of Accidents, Injuries

Despite this history, the Alltown bus company has an $11.7 million contract with Chicago Public Schools to provide 248 buses. 2 Investigator Pam Zekman reports.


Pedestrians brave a downtown crosswalk that is supposed to give them the right of way. (CBS)

City Hopes For Better Pedestrian Safety With Flag System

The City of Chicago is hoping to improve pedestrian safety at certain unprotected street crossings with brightly-colored flags that people can use to be sure cars know they are there.

CBS Chicago–12/09/2011

City officials placed 32 mannequins along the median of Wacker Drive on Oct. 25, 2011, to represent the 32 pedestrians killed in 2010 when they were hit by cars. (Credit: CBS)

Mannequins Set Up In Memory Of Pedestrian Crash Victims

Motorists and pedestrians on Wacker Drive Tuesday will be subjected to a ghastly sight that has nothing to do with Halloween.

CBS Chicago–10/25/2011

Lakefront Bike Path

Study: Tens Of Thousands Using Lakefront Bike Path Daily

A new study finds tens of thousands of people are using the lakefront bike path every day.

CBS Chicago–08/17/2011

File Photo (Alex Wong/ Getty Images)

Emanuel Pushes Ordinance To Enforce Right Of Way For Pedestrians

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is proposing a new ordinance that might make it easier and safer to walk around downtown Chicago.

CBS Chicago–07/29/2011

Sharokina Pazand and Stephen Dewart have filed suit against the city of Chicago following last month's truck-into-pedestrians accident on the Gold Coast. (CBS)

Man Hit By Streets & Sanitation Driver Files Suit Against City

Stephen Dewart was one of eight people mowed down May 21 on the Gold Coast when a driver for the Department of Streets and Sanitation lost control of his pick-up truck and plowed into them. He is now filing suit.

CBS Chicago–06/06/2011

Chunks of falling ice from the John Hancock Center forced police to shut down some nearby streets on March 8, 2011. This chunk nearly hit CBS 2's Susanna Song and a CBS 2 photographer. (Credit: CBS)

Falling Ice Closes Streets Near Hancock Center, Willis Tower

Streets around two of Chicago’s tallest buildings remained closed to traffic Tuesday evening, due to concerns about falling ice.

CBS Chicago–03/08/2011


Signs Confusing Some Motorists In Evanston

The warnings urge drivers to stop for pedestrians, but some people behind the wheel are reflexively hitting the brakes at all times.


Car Crash Graphic, generic sized image

Elderly Naperville Couple Hit By Jeep

An 88-year-old west suburban man and his 84-year-old wife suffered minor injuries Friday night, after they were struck and knocked down by a Jeep in Naperville.