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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

Fields at Grant Park were a muddy mess the day after Lollapalooza ended, but in better shape than 2011, when it took two months and $1 million to repair the park. (Credit: CBS)

Grant Park Repairs To Cost $266,000 After Lollapalooza

The damage to Grant Park after this year’s Lollapalooza wasn’t nearly as bad as the rain-soaked festival three years ago, but repairs to the sod will still take a few weeks to complete.

08/13/2014

Crews work on cleaning up and repairing the fields at Grant Park after a rainy, muddy end to Lollapalooza. (Credit: CBS)

Park Advocate: Lollapalooza Mess At Grant Park Not As Bad As 2011

Grant Park might look like a muddy mess in the wake of Lollapalooza, but the head of the non-profit that protects the city’s front yard said he’s not alarmed by how much damage was done this weekend, especially compared to the million-dollar mess three years ago.

08/04/2014

A statue of late Chicago Sun-Times columnist Irv Kupcinet was removed from Wacker Drive for repairs to the stone base. (Credit: CBS)

Irv Kupcinet Statue Removed From Wacker Drive For Repairs

A statue of legendary Chicago newspaper columnist Irv Kupcinet is missing from its perch on Wacker Drive, but all is well, it’s just getting some repairs.

04/18/2014

A Blue Line train ended up on the escalator at the O'Hare station after jumping the tracks when it failed to slow down while pulling into the terminal. (Credit: CBS)

Repairs Continue At O’Hare Blue Line Station; Weekend Reopening Expected

The station has been closed since early Monday, when a Blue Line train derailed and smashed into an escalator at the end of the platform, injuring 37 people.

03/28/2014

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Grand Avenue Bridge Closed For Repairs

A weekend inspection of the Grand Avenue bridge over the Chicago River has prompted a two-week shutdown for repairs, the city announced Monday.

09/23/2013

The Kennedy Expressway bridge over Ashland Avenue is undergoing extensive repairs, due to structural deficiencies. Approximately 300,000 vehicles use that elevated section of the Kennedy each day. (Credit: CBS)

Approximately 200 Illinois Bridges Need Repairs

From major spans over the Mississippi River to overpasses on traffic-choked arteries skirting Chicago, some 200 bridges throughout Illinois are in need of replacement or repair because of their outdated, insufficient design and their advanced deterioration.

09/16/2013

Gasoline pump. (Credit: Miguel Gutierrez/Getty Images)

One Motorist Claims BP’s Case Of Bad Gas Lingers

BP initially paid Brian Cebra $9,400 for an initial round of bad-gas repairs. But then six weeks later when his wife was driving the truck died. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

02/08/2013

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State Loaning City $15M For Water Main Repairs

Gov. Pat Quinn said Wednesday he wants cities across the state to take advantage of the $1 billion Illinois Clean Water Initiative.

WBBM Newsradio–01/16/2013

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Top 10 Must-Own Tools For Home Improvement Jobs

Tackling home repairs on your own is already a pain. Make sure you have the right tools.

11/07/2012

Michigan Avenue

Michigan Avenue Ramp To Lake Shore Drive Closing

A popular route onto Lake Shore Drive will close next month for some much needed repairs.

09/21/2012

Workers removed the iconic Alma Mater sculpture for repairs on Tuesday. (Credit: U of I)

Iconic U of I ‘Alma Mater’ Sculpture Removed For Repairs

Students taking a stroll along the University Of Illinois campus may notice something missing this fall.

08/07/2012

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6 More Chicago Park District Pools Open; 2 Still Closed

Six Chicago Park District outdoor swimming pools throughout the city opened Sunday after being closed for repairs.

06/24/2012

Much of the steel track, wooden rail ties, and ballast -- stones used to hold the rails and ties firmly in place -- are badly deteriorated along the Dan Ryan branch of the CTA Red Line, after 43 years of use. (Credit: CBS)

Commuters Give CTA Earful About South Red Line Closure

About 50 people filed into the South Shore Cultural Center Monday to sound off on the Chicago Transit Authority’s plan to shut down the south branch of the Red Line for five months next spring.

06/18/2012

Much of the steel track, wooden rail ties, and ballast -- stones used to hold the rails and ties firmly in place -- are badly deteriorated along the Dan Ryan branch of the CTA Red Line, after 43 years of use. (Credit: CBS)

CTA: 42 Years Of Wear & Tear Created Red Line Slow Zones

The CTA is planning to shut down the entire Dan Ryan branch of the Red Line for five months next spring to help get rid of the notorious slow zones on the rail system. It’s a problem created by 43 years of wear and tear along one of the most heavily traveled CTA lines in Chicago.

CBS Chicago–06/05/2012

Tenants of a West Side building that is in foreclosure are threatening a rent strike. They say the building's furnace was ripped out or stolen, and the building's receiver has not replaced it. (Credit: CBS)

West Side Tenants Threaten Rent Strike Over Repair Dispute

Tenants of an apartment building that’s in foreclosure in the Austin neighborhood on Chicago’s West Side say they’re fed up and are threatening a rent strike.

CBS Chicago–04/07/2012

Road Closed

Coalition: Illinois Is Not Keeping Up Its Highways

Business and labor groups say Illinois is not keeping up its highways.

CBS Chicago–12/21/2011

Despite fixing 971 sidewalks and replacing 172 blocks of sidewalks in 2010, thousands of other cracked, damaged and crumbling sidewalks went unfixed in 2010. (Credit: CBS)

Thousands Of Crumbling Sidewalks Going Unfixed

It’s not hard to find cracked, broken and crumbling sidewalks in Chicago. Just about every neighborhood has problem and sometimes dangerous sidewalks and it’s likely to get worse with budget cutbacks threatened by the mayor.

CBS 2–09/20/2011

The Logan Square CTA station got some much-need repairs. (Credit: CTA)

100 CTA Rail Stations To Get Facelifts

CTA ‘SWAT teams’ will embark on a consolidated effort over the next 12 months to spruce up 100 CTA rail stations.

CBS Chicago–09/20/2011

Large swaths of grass at Grant Park were still brown and dried out and other patches of grass were instead patches of dirt, nearly two weeks after Lollapalooza wrapped up in 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Grant Park Repairs Continue Nearly Two Weeks After Lollapalooza

The normally lush, green grass of Grant Park remains brown and dried out as crews work on fixing the damage from the Lollapalooza music festival, which ended almost two weeks ago.

CBS Chicago–08/18/2011

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