Mayor Tyrone Ward says a construction crew working on installing street lights accidentally drilled into a 12-inch water main at 135th and Kedzie.
In the brutal cold, public works crews have no choice but to work and bear it, especially, when it comes to fixing broken water mains.
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.
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.
A Northwest Side woman has been dealing with a water main break for months but has yet to get any help from the city of Chicago. AS CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports, she’s running out of patience.
Authorities say a water main break flooded part of Chicago’s Rush University Medical Center.