Sinkhole

This massive sinkhole in Letitia and Frank Casto's back yard was only a few feet wide before heavy storms this past weekend, when heavy rain washed away so much soil, six trees collapsed into the 40-foot by 30-foot hole, which now is 30 feet deep. (Credit: Chris Martinez/CBS)

Massive Sinkhole Swallows Six Trees In Indiana Family’s Yard

A northwest Indiana couple finally convinced authorities to listen to their complaints about a sinkhole in their back yard, after it opened up over the weekend into a massive crater that swallowed six trees.

08/26/2014

San Juanita Pineda sits with her hospitalized son, Benjamin. (CBS)

Sinkhole Survivor To Operator: ‘I Am Underneath The Ground’

The motorist who plunged into a huge gap in the road this week tells of her horrifying ordeal. CBS 2′s Suzanne Le Mignot reports.

07/03/2014

A Ford Taurus drove into a sinkhole in Kane County, and then a pickup truck drove over the top of the car. (Credit: Radioman911.com)

Car Falls Into Sinkhole In Kane County

A mother and son were hurt when their car drove into a sinkhole that swallowed a portion of a rural road in Kane County on Tuesday morning.

07/01/2014

Authorities investigate after a pickup truck fell into a sinkhole on the South Side Thursday night. (Photo from NVP News Video)

Pickup Truck Falls In Sinkhole On South Side

Two people were inside a pickup truck that fell into the hole that formed on the eastbound lanes of 95th Street

11/29/2013

A 20-by-80-foot sinkhole opened on the street in West Pullman, near 124th and Wentworth. (Credit: CBS)

Sinkhole Opens On West Pullman Street

A massive sinkhole opened up overnight in the West Pullman neighborhood, swallowing part of a street and adjoining parkway.

11/11/2013

A sinkhole on Euclid just off of 79th Street. (Credit: Michele Fiore)

Man Stands By Sinkhole To Warn Drivers On South Side

A sink hole on the South Side is frustrating drivers, but also creating some Good Samaritans, reports WBBM’s Michele Fiore.

07/21/2013

A huge sinkhole opened up on South Side on Thursday. (Credit:Mike Krauser/WBBM Newsradio

Man Suing City After Sinkhole Swallows Vehicle

A man hurt when a sinkhole swallowed his vehicle during a heavy downpour in April is suing the city for allegedly not properly maintaining the roadway.

07/02/2013

A huge sinkhole opened up on South Side on Thursday. (Credit:Mike Krauser/WBBM Newsradio

Two Weeks Later, West Pullman Sinkhole Bigger Than Ever

Like the hole itself, it grew into a bigger job than first thought. Tonight, the hole is bigger than ever, the sewer smell worse than ever, and the residents are being told it will take at least a couple more weeks.

05/06/2013

A huge sinkhole opened up on South Side on Thursday. (Credit:Mike Krauser/WBBM Newsradio

Huge Sinkhole Swallows Cars

A massive sinkhole swallowed three cars on the South Side overnight.

04/18/2013

Golf course.  (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

Golfer Swallowed By 18-Foot Sinkhole In Illinois

A sinkhole strikes again.

CBS Chicago–03/12/2013

Mayor Rahm Emanuel talks about the need for a Chicago casino at a City Hall press conference on Aug. 22, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Cites Sinkhole As Reason To Approve Chicago Casino

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday used the example of a big sinkhole that swallowed a car on Saturday to make a point about the need for a Chicago casino – a not-so-subtle shot at Gov. Pat Quinn’s reluctance to sign a bill that would allow for a major expansion of gambling in Illinois.

CBS Chicago–08/22/2011

A sinkhole opened up at the intersection of Foster and Elston avenues on Aug. 20, 2011, swallowing a 2003 Acura. The driver was able to crawl out. (Credit: CBS)

Foster, Elston Reopen After Sinkhole Swallows SUV

Part of the intersection of Foster, Elston and LaPorte avenues has reopened, as crews repair a gaping sinkhole that opened up over the weekend and swallowed a passing sport-utility vehicle.

CBS Chicago–08/22/2011

A sinkhole opened up at the intersection of Foster and Elston avenues on Aug. 20, 2011, swallowing a 2003 Acura. The driver was able to crawl out. (Credit: CBS)

City: Sinkhole Should Be Fixed By Monday

The city is estimating a Monday morning road re-opening, after a sinkhole swallowed a vehicle and shut down a Northwest Side intersection Saturday morning.

WBBM Newsradio–08/21/2011

File Photo Of Police Tape (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Car Falls Into Sinkhole On NW Side

A motorist in his 30s was coherent and in good condition after the Acura he was driving plunged into a sinkhole and flipped upside down on the Northwest Side Saturday morning.

08/20/2011