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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

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

City crews patch potholes during a February winter thaw. (CBS)

Mild Winter, New Tactics Help City Cut Down On Potholes

February is usually prime time for potholes, but the Chicago Department of Transportation said Wednesday that it has all but eliminated the backlog of pothole repair requests dating back three months.

CBS Chicago–02/22/2012