City Council To Vote On $8.5 Million In Settlements; Renaming Congress Parkway For Ida B. WellsAldermen are deciding whether the city will pay out $4.5 million to settle lawsuits tied to allegations of police wrongdoing, and another $4 million for an unfilled pothole that proved to be fatal.
Ida B. Wells Street Closer To RealityWells was an African-American journalist and anti-lynching crusader from Chicago.
Corner Of Congress Parkway And Wells Could Change To 'Wells And Wells'The effort to name a city street after legendary African American journalist Ida B. Wells may have turned a corner. Aldermen are proposing Congress Parkway bear the name of the crusading writer.
Congress Parkway Could Be Renamed For Civil Rights LeaderA group of aldermen are proposing to change Congress Parkway's name to Ida B. Wells, a civil rights activist with ties to Chicago.
Disastrous Multi-Car Crash On Congress And WellsThe collision happened at Congress and Wells. One person was pinned in and had to be cut out of a vehicle.
Two-Year Closure Starts Wednesday On Ramp Connecting Kennedy To Congress ParkwayAn estimated two-year closure starts Wednesday on the ramp that carries traffic from the southbound Kennedy Expressway to eastbound Congress Parkway.
Lane, Ramp Closures Start Saturday On Kennedy, Congress ParkwayThe closures are necessary to switch traffic onto new pavement on the westbound Eisenhower from the Congress Viaduct to Halsted Street.
Overnight Closures On IB Congress for Byrne Interchange WorkInbound Congress will be reduced to a single lane between Halsted and Canal streets starting at 11 p.m. Friday, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation. The inbound lanes of Congress will be fully closed from 1-6 a.m. Saturday.
Protesters Block Downtown Traffic, Demand End To DeportationsA dozen protesters were arrested Tuesday morning, after blocking traffic on Congress Parkway as part of an anti-deportation rally that lasted more than an hour.
Boy, 12, Reported Missing From West SideAkeem Amos left his home in the 5200 block of West Congress Parkway at 6 a.m. Wednesday and did not return, according to a missing person alert from Chicago Police.
Weekend Closures For Byrne Interchange Work To Begin Aug. 21IDOT warns motorists to expect delays when driving through the interchange during the weekends of Aug 21-23, Aug 28-30, Sept. 25-27 and Oct. 16-18.
Man Seriously Wounded In East Garfield Park ShootingAbout 11:20 p.m., the 34-year-old was standing on the sidewalk in the 3200 block of West Congress when he heard gunfire and realized he’d been shot, police said.