John LaPlante, First Chicago Department Of Transportation Commissioner, Dies After Contracting CoronavirusJohn LaPlante, the first commissioner of the Chicago Department of Transportation, has died after falling ill with the coronavirus.
City Says It's Saving $10 Million A Year With New LED Streetlights, But Structural Integrity Of Poles Is Not Being CheckedThe city is saving $10 million in electricity costs every year with LED streetlights.
Chicago To Launch Second E-Scooter Pilot Program This SummerThe city plans to roll out another scooter pilot program this summer, after last year's four-month test run didn't provide sufficient answers to determine if e-scooters are a viable long-term transit option for Chicago.
Gia Biagi Named New Chicago Department Of Transportation CommissionerBiagi most recently was principal of urbanism and civic impact at Studio Gang, the Chicago architecture firm headed by Jeanne Gang.
After Light Pole Falls Downtown, Expert Says City Inspections Are Long OverdueAt least two poles besides the one that came toppling over have also been taken down outside the Thompson Center after one fell, as the city has finally decided to inspect them.
Light Pole Appears To Have Snapped From Base Before Falling, Injuring Woman Outside The Thompson Center"I saw the light pole fall. And the lights just went scattering all over the place."
Driveway Dilemma For Woman Who Needs To Leave Her Home For Dialysis"I don't know why this section of concrete was broken up and framed and the contractors just left. They never came back the next day, or two days later to pour the concrete and I don't understand why not?"
Thick, Treacherous Ice Covers Some Sidewalks On West Loop Overpasses That Are City's ResponsibilitySome sidewalks on overpasses across the Kennedy Expressway in the West Loop are covered with thick layers of ice and have not been hit by a shovel or road salt.
City Taking Action At Dangerous Intersection Of Pulaski And Dickens In HermosaWe caught the problem on camera in the Hermosa community – drivers don’t stop at a stop sign, even when there are people in the crosswalk.
Michigan Avenue Bridge To Close For Testing Monday NightThe Chicago Department of Transportation said the upper and lower levels of the bridge will be closed from 11:59 p.m. Monday until 5 a.m. Tuesday.
Albany Park Resident Wants City To Take Action On Problem Intersection; 'It's Like An Obstacle Course Around Here'“I’ve been writing to people: alderman’s office, anybody I could think of,” Rick Young said.