Fioretti Proposes Ending Red Light Camera ProgramIn the wake of a new study questioning the safety claims the city has used to justify its red light camera system, mayoral challenger Bob Fioretti on Monday said it’s time to take down every red light camera in Chicago.
Study: City's Red Light Camera Safety Claims ExaggeratedThe Emanuel administration was standing by the city’s scandal-plagued red light camera program on Friday, in the face of a Chicago Tribune study revealing the city’s safety claims have been overblown.
State Street Bridge To Close For Riverwalk WorkThe Chicago Department of Transportation said the bridge will be closed to all traffic from 6 a.m. Wednesday through the afternoon of Aug. 23.
City To Offer 9,000 People New Chance To Contest Red Light Camera TicketsIn the wake of a Chicago Tribune investigation that questioned several unexplained spikes in red light camera tickets since 2007, city officials said they'll offer anyone who got a ticket during one of those spikes another shot at disputing the citation and getting a refund for the $100 fine.
Chicago Nearing Record For Pothole RepairsThanks to a miserable winter that broke records for cold and snow, the city already has received more claims than ever for damage from potholes, and is on pace to fill the most potholes ever in one year.
City Claims Report Of Divvy Program Deficit Is PrematureThe Emanuel administration on Thursday sought to downplay a published report its highly-touted Divvy bike rental program was operating at a deficit taxpayers might have to make up.
Blue Cross Sponsorship Of Divvy Bikes Nets City $12.5MThe Emanuel Administration has finally landed a corporate sponsor for its Divvy bike-sharing program, a major health insurer that makes a fitting match for the popular blue bikes.
CDOT Clerk Charged With Embezzling Almost $750KAntionette Chenier’s job was to process fees for permits allowing moving vans and dumpsters to block the public way. Federal prosecutors allege, starting in 2008, she began depositing hundreds of checks into her own bank accounts.
Chicago River Bridge Lifts Start Next WeekThe first bridge lift is scheduled for 8 a.m. Saturday, April 19, and they will continue every Wednesday and Saturday through June 28, according to a statement from the Chicago Department of Transportation.
City To Step Up Street Resurfacing This Year To Reduce PotholesDriving on some Chicago streets has been more like going through an obstacle course this winter.
Wet, Blowing Snow Covers Some Traffic SignalsEnergy-efficient traffic lights have been creating hazards at some intersections, because blowing snow was able to cover up the signals, and prevent drivers from seeing whether it's their turn to go.
Thawing Temps Bringing Fresh Potholes To City Streets Chicago drivers can’t be blamed for feeling a bit of collective angst as a bumper crop of potholes has turned many streets into the seeming equivalent of an off-road adventure through a rocky canyon.
Coming Thaw Will Keep Pothole Repair Crews BusyWith temperatures expected to hit the 40s three of the next five days, city crews have begun gearing up to fill what will likely be a growing number of potholes.
Bridgeport Residents Compete To Find Biggest PotholeThe competition was an effort to help the Chicago Department of Transportation find and repair potholes in Bridgeport.
Winter Storm Nearly Busts City Budget; Pothole Repair Crews Out In ForceFor 2014, the city budgeted $20.3 million for snow removal. In the first 10 days alone, they've spent more than half of it: $10.2 million.