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.
Teen Charged With Felony After Lights Are Cut Again In Brighton Park; Alderman Hopes It Sends MessageA young man stood charged with a felony Monday night, after police said he was caught cutting the lights in Brighton Park.
State Senator Steps In To Help After Reports On Gangs Cutting Streetlight Wires, Leaving Brighton Park In The DarkGang members have been cutting wires to knock out the streetlights in Brighton Park, and when the city goes out to fix them, the gang members just cut them again. And now, a state senator says funds will be earmarked to do something about it.
Streetlights Back On Along Hegewisch Block That Had Been In The Dark For Weeks After CBS 2 VisitsA section of the Hegewisch neighborhood had been in the dark for weeks, and a block of frustrated residents said they had made every possible request for a streetlight fix – but nothing was done.
West Garfield Park In The Dark About When Their Streetlights Will Be Turned Back On; 'It's Not Fair'People living in the 4400 block of West West End in West Garfield Park have been dealing with a nightly blackout for going on two months.
Mayor Emanuel Announces Plan To Improve City's StreetlightsChicago streetlights will get a remake under a plan announced by Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
New Streetlights Failing, Costing Money On Lake Shore DriveThe city is running into some problems with new halogen street light fixtures it is installing to improve lighting and save money.
City Blames Streetlight Vandals For Putting Neighborhoods In DarkA response to 2 Investigators report on how, in some neighborhoods, entire blocks of streetlights have been knocked out.
Repeated Street Light Outages Leave Residents In DarkThere was a problem on the flipside, too: Some city street lights stayed on during the day, wasting power.