Wacker Drive

London Guarantee Building

Report: Hotel May Come To Soon-To-Be-Former Crain’s Building

A landmark downtown building could be undergoing major changes.

CBS Chicago–01/04/2012

City officials placed 32 mannequins along the median of Wacker Drive on Oct. 25, 2011, to represent the 32 pedestrians killed in 2010 when they were hit by cars. (Credit: CBS)

Mannequins Set Up In Memory Of Pedestrian Crash Victims

Motorists and pedestrians on Wacker Drive Tuesday will be subjected to a ghastly sight that has nothing to do with Halloween.

CBS Chicago–10/25/2011

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Gas Leak Snags Lower Wacker Drive, Michigan Avenue Traffic

Traffic was snagged at Lower Wacker Drive and Michigan Avenue downtown Thursday morning, as a gas leak erupted in a ComEd vault.

CBS Chicago–09/15/2011

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Bomb Threat Near Ogilvie Transportation Center Unfounded

Police said a bomb threat near Ogilvie Transportation Center on Monday was unfounded.

CBS Chicago–09/12/2011

(Credit: AP)

Protesters: United Not Doing Enough To Get Benefits From City

A couple dozen protesters stood outside United Airlines’ Chicago offices on Sunday to demand that United do more for the city.

WBBM Newsradio–08/28/2011

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Search Continues For Gunman In State Street Bridge Shooting

The search continued Tuesday for a gunman who shot a man at the State Street Bridge during the afternoon rush on Monday. CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot spoke with the 29-year-old man’s wife on Tuesday. She said her husband was resting and trying to recover.

CBS Chicago–08/09/2011

File Photo Of Ambulance (AP Photo)

Man Found Seriously Hurt On Wacker Drive Ramp

A man was found seriously injured in the predawn hours Tuesday on a ramp between Upper and Lower Wacker Drive, after apparently falling from a bridge.

CBS Chicago–08/09/2011

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Man Shot On State Street Bridge

A man was shot in the head on the State Street bridge near the Loop Monday evening but survived and was able to talk with police, who searched for the gunman.


Wacker Drive

Madison Street Closes For Phase 2 Of Wacker Drive Project

Madison Street is now closed between Canal and Franklin streets downtown, as Phase 2 of the Wacker Drive reconstruction project begins.

CBS Chicago–07/05/2011

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Second Phase Of Wacker Drive Rehab Starts Next Week

A huge construction parade is marching south down Wacker Drive starting Tuesday, as city engineers reopen Washington Street and close Madison Street to begin the second phase of reconstruction.

WBBM Newsradio–06/30/2011

Hotel Strike

Hyatt Hotel Workers Stage One-Day Strike

Workers at the Hyatt Regency Hotel downtown are on strike, in a one-day walkout in response to an attempt by the hotel giant to outsource labor.

CBS Chicago–06/20/2011

A man is arrested at a demonstration outside the Hyatt Regency in Chicago.  (Credit: CBS)

25 Arrested After Noisy Demonstration Blocked Traffic

Twenty-five people were arrested for blocking traffic briefly on Wacker Drive, during a noisy demonstration outside of an executives’ summit at a downtown hotel.

WBBM Newsradio–06/14/2011

Wacker Drive Work

Key Wacker Drive Intersection Reopening Friday

Good news for motorists — a major West Loop intersection is reopening Friday to traffic for the first time since early January.

CBS Chicago–05/27/2011

SUV Crash

SUV, Pickup Truck Crash At Michigan And Wacker

A sport-utility vehicle and a pickup truck crashed in the heart of downtown Chicago this morning.

CBS Chicago–05/10/2011

Wacker Drive Work

New Concrete Poured For Wacker Drive

More than 100 concrete trucks will form a caravan to the intersection of Randolph Street and Wacker Drive to rebuild the pavement today.

CBS Chicago–04/15/2011

Wacker Drive Project

Concrete To Be Poured For New Wacker Drive

The city is advising drivers to stay away from Wacker Drive and Lake Street tomorrow, as more than 1,100 cubic yards of concrete are hauled in to rebuild the roadway.

CBS Chicago–04/13/2011

Wacker Drive Project

City: Wacker Drive Project On Schedule

Three months into its latest phase, the City of Chicago says the massive Wacker Drive reconstruction project is on schedule and within budget.

CBS Chicago–04/06/2011

There are plenty of tables available at Emil's, a restaurant in the Wacker Drive construction zone. (CBS)

Wacker Project Stalling Business

A much-needed revamp of Upper Wacker Drive is making things tough for businesses within the barricaded construction zone.

CBS 2–03/21/2011

Wacker Drive Reconstruction

Wacker Drive Rehab Creates Commuter Confusion

A facelift for Wacker Drive has been leaving frown lines on many commuters, especially pedestrians.

CBS Chicago–01/11/2011

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CTA Modifies Bus Routes Along Wacker Drive

Starting Monday, several CTA bus stop locations along Canal Street downtown will be changed in an effort to improve traffic flow and for customer safety.