Sinkhole

A huge hole opened in Diamond Lake Road when a culvert collapsed under the pavement. (Credit: CBS)

Long Grove Road Closed After Culvert Collapses

The gaping hole, blamed on this summer’s heavy rains, stretched the entire width of Diamond Lake Road at Indian Creek Road. The pavement collapsed Friday, leaving the road impassable.

07/20/2015

Fire Department spokesman Will Knight said that the street outside 308 E. 136th Pl. collapsed beneath the weight of the rig. (Credit: CBS)

Fire Gets Truck Stuck In Sinkhole On SE Side

A fire truck on its way back from a call on the city’s far southeast side Tuesday night became stuck in a sinkhole.

05/12/2015

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