Some Advice For Dealing With Motorcades During The NATO Summit

The arrival of dignitaries in Chicago for the NATO summit will mean added headaches for motorists, who can expect to start seeing motorcades ferrying heads of state from the airport to the NATO summit site and hotels.

WBBM Newsradio–05/18/2012

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Truck Accident Ties Up Tri-State Tollway, Stevenson Expy.

A semi accident is creating problems on the Stevenson Expressway and Tri-State Tollway.

CBS Chicago–04/23/2012

Vice President Joe Biden

Biden Visit Ties Up Afternoon Traffic

Commuters experienced additional traffic troubles during the afternoon rush hour Thursday, as Vice President Joseph Biden came to Chicago.

CBS Chicago–03/29/2012

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Accident On Outbound Eisenhower Snarls Traffic

Two trucks collided on the outbound Eisenhower Expy. on Tuesday, shutting down the expressway at Mannheim Road.


Tinley Park Accident

Teen Driver Charged In Collision That Killed 4-Year-Old Tinley Park Girl

A 17-year-old boy has been charged with hitting and killing a 4-year-old girl in Tinley Park, three months after the deadly accident.


File Photo (Alex Wong/ Getty Images)

Emanuel Pushes Ordinance To Enforce Right Of Way For Pedestrians

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is proposing a new ordinance that might make it easier and safer to walk around downtown Chicago.

CBS Chicago–07/29/2011

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Updated: Lanes On Ryan Re-Opened After Dump Truck Hits Sign

Traffic headaches should lessen Saturday afternoon as crews have re-opened the Dan Ryan Expressway near Cermak Road, 12 hours after a dump truck hit an overhead highway sign and left it ‘caved in and leaning’ over drivers.


Kennedy Expressway Traffic

Silver Lining? High Gas Prices Seem To Keep Cars Off Roads

There are signs the gasoline price crisis may be making Chicago traffic jams a little easier to bear.


Kennedy Crash

Crash Stops Traffic On Kennedy, Leaves 1 Injured

A multi-vehicle crash this morning left one person injured and caused a major traffic jam on the Kennedy Expressway.

CBS Chicago–03/25/2011

Red Light Camera

Countdown Signals For Red Light Cameras?

Drivers in Chicago could soon have a few more seconds to slow down and avoid tickets from red light cameras.

CBS Chicago–03/10/2011

Pedestrians brave a downtown crosswalk that is supposed to give them the right of way. (CBS)

Crosswalk Crackdown? Not So Much

Police last spring began enforcing a new state law protecting pedestrians at crosswalks, but the crackdown seems to have faded months later.

CBS 2–01/24/2011

Commuters fight frigid temperatures and snow as they leave work in the Loop. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Storm Makes Roads Treacherous For Commuters

A storm system that is expected to drop anywhere from three to six inches of snow, possibly followed by a freezing drizzle that may leave a glazing of ice on some surfaces, is already making area roads treacherous, state police say.


Photo Of Red Light Camera Enforcement Sign. (AP Photo)

Red Light Cameras Get Rethought As Revenue Drops

With revenue dropping and their effectiveness in crash prevention questioned, towns ask if red-light cameras are worth it.


State Unveils Improved Website On Road Conditions

The Illinois Department of Transportation is unveiling an improved website with winter driving conditions, road construction and traffic volume.



State Unveils Improved Website On Road Conditions

Aerial imagery, winter driving conditions, road construction, points of interest. It’s all part of an overhauled state website about getting around Illinois.


Photo Of Footsteps In Light Snow. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

A Wintry Mix Of Weather Expected On Thanksgiving Get-Away Day

Rain, sleet, wet snow. Yes, it’s November in Chicago and those words all are in the forecast for today’s big travel day.

CBS Chicago–11/24/2010

Juan Vasquez (Photo Credit: Chicago Police)

Police Recruit Seriously Injured Helping Motorist

Injured man is a Good Samaritan who pulled over to help someone involved in a crash.


Congress Parkway Artist Rendering (City Of Chicago)

Congress Parkway Getting A Makeover

Downtown project to bring wider sidewalks, less zig-zagging of lanes, new traffic signals, new turn lanes.

WBBM Newsradio–10/21/2010