Potholes

Potholes

Nearly Seven Years Later, Motorist Finally Gets Pothole Damage Check From City

Back in March, 2008, Adam Schulman was driving his new car over the snow-slicked roads on Chicago when–BAM–he ran over a pothole.

12/02/2014

Potholes

Alderman Takes Matters Into His Own Hands To Fill Potholes

CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley the city’s so slow to fill the potholes, 22nd Ward Alderman Rick Munoz is taking matters, and a shovel, into his own hands.

09/24/2014

One Chicago neighborhood got a long-sought pothole patch job, but the work didn't last. Neighbors say the work method was faulty. (CBS)

More Motorists File Claims Against City As Pothole Repairs Go Into Overdrive

This year, 5,045 motorists have tried to get money back to date. That’s more than the previous four years combined. CBS 2’s Jeremy Ross reports.

09/11/2014

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Alderman, Drivers Want More Done To Fill City Potholes

CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports even the best efforts to avoid them are often never enough.

06/11/2014

An especially cold and snowy winter left hundreds of thousands of potholes in the streets of Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Nearing Record For Pothole Repairs

Thanks to a miserable winter that broke records for cold and snow, the city already has received more claims than ever for damage from potholes, and is on pace to fill the most potholes ever in one year.

05/29/2014

Potholes

Some Chicago Residents Not Swayed By Street Repaving Promises

Crews are planning to repave 345 miles of roads as part of a promise from City Hall to fix streets plagued by potholes.

04/16/2014

An orange cone marks a deep pothole in Chicago's 32nd Ward. (CBS)

City To Use $15M In Federal Grants To Resurface More Streets

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he wants to repair the damage done to city streets by this year’s brutal winter weather, and has announced plans to resurface an additional 13 miles of roads.

04/07/2014

An orange cone marks a deep pothole in Chicago's 32nd Ward. (CBS)

Alderman Asks: Who’s Stealing Orange Cones Marking The Worst Potholes?

Ald. Scott Waguespack wanted to warn motorists to be careful up ahead. Somebody had other ideas. CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports.

03/14/2014

An especially cold and snowy winter left hundreds of thousands of potholes in the streets of Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

City To Step Up Street Resurfacing This Year To Reduce Potholes

Driving on some Chicago streets has been more like going through an obstacle course this winter.

03/13/2014

City of Chicago pothole "strike teams" like this will focus on patching the city's main streets on Mondays and Fridays, following an especially brutal winter that has left many city streets a crater-filled mess. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya)

City Pothole Crews To Focus On Main Streets On Mondays, Fridays

Mayor Emanuel says city pothole-patching crews are going to be deployed in a new way to get more potholes filled and faster.

03/10/2014

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Thawing Temps Bringing Fresh Potholes To City Streets

Chicago drivers can’t be blamed for feeling a bit of collective angst as a bumper crop of potholes has turned many streets into the seeming equivalent of an off-road adventure through a rocky canyon.

03/07/2014

This slush-filled canyon on North Menard stranded motorists Friday. (CBS)

City Hall Following Trail Of Potholes, Cracks To Road Contractors

Amid a massive crop of potholes, City Hall has launched an audit and plans to enforce the one-year guarantee on asphalt. CBS 2’s Courtney Gousman reports.

03/06/2014

Chicago Department of Transportation workers fill a pothole on a city street. (Credit: CBS)

Coming Thaw Will Keep Pothole Repair Crews Busy

With temperatures expected to hit the 40s three of the next five days, city crews have begun gearing up to fill what will likely be a growing number of potholes.

03/06/2014

Tire repair (CBS)

2 Investigators: City Paying Pothole Claims Only About Half The Time

CBS 2 obtained a list of about 2,100 claims made by pothole victims from 2011 through 2013, which totaled about $1.2 million. Only about $217,000 was ever paid out, and half these filed claims are unresolved. CBS 2’s Dave Savini reports.

02/26/2014

Interior view of a new CTA bus manufactured by Nova. The CTA has ordered 300 of the buses for delivery in 2014. (Credit: CBS)

CTA To Get 300 New Buses

The mayor said the city will step up pothole filling efforts to make sure the buses have smooth streets on which to drive.

02/26/2014

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City Adds More Crews To Repair Potholes

The city is putting more bodies behind the effort to keep up the terrible pothole season, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

02/22/2014

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Chicago Has Already Filled Nearly 100,000 Potholes In 2014

The Chicago Department of Transportation expects to fill its 100-thousandth pothole of this new year on Monday.

02/03/2014

Rev. Thomas R. Gaulke found this 27-inch long, 4-inch deep pothole at 32nd Place and Aberdeen. (Credit: Bridgeport Citizens Group/Facebook)

Bridgeport Residents Compete To Find Biggest Pothole

The competition was an effort to help the Chicago Department of Transportation find and repair potholes in Bridgeport.

01/29/2014

File Photo Of A Handgun (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Indiana Police: Potholes May Have Led To Latest Road-Rage Shooting In Gary

The most recent shooting happened on westbound I-80/94, but the victim told police her first interaction with the shooter’s car took place down on 25th Avenue because of potholes.

01/20/2014

Chicago Department of Transportation workers fill a pothole on a city street. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Launches Pothole Tracker Website

As city crews scramble to fill thousands of potholes every day, residents now can track when repairs have been made in their neighborhood.

01/17/2014

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