City Issues Warning After People Are Seen On Video Sitting On Raised DrawbridgeIn a jaw-dropping viral video, people are seen sitting on top of a raised drawbridge downtown near the Merchandise Mart.
City Picks Lime, Bird, And Spin As Vendors For Second Scooter Pilot Program, To Launch Aug. 12
Divvy Bike To Roll Out Pedal-Assist E-Bikes This WeekPedal-assist e-bikes will be coming to the Divvy bike fleet this week, the Chicago Department of Transportation and Lyft announced Monday.
Pothole Beneath Railroad Viaduct On 59th Street Has Been Shredding Tires, And Drivers Want AnswersCBS 2’s Tara Molina looked into a pothole under a railroad viaduct at the edge of West Englewood that is so bad, at one point there were damaged cars lined up and down the street after driving over it.
Woman Hit, Pinned By City Dump Truck While Riding Bike In AvondaleA bicyclist was critically injured Tuesday morning, when a city dump truck hit her as they were both making a turn at an intersection in Logan Square.
City Set To Shut Down More Than A Dozen Miles Of Streets For More Outdoor Space During PandemicMayor Lori Lightfoot is at the controls of several proverbial green lights when it comes to reopening the city, including when to shut down more than a dozen miles of city streets.
City Won't Be Issuing Block Party Permits This Month; Residential Street Sweeping Starts Next WeekDue to the governor's order prohibiting gatherings of more than 10 people during the pandemic, the city will not issue block party permits through May 31.
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.