Several streets near the South Loop will be closed over the weekend–some through next week–for this year’s Lollapalooza music festival.
A freelance journalist is suing the CTA for denying him access to the nearly $500 million contract that helped form the Ventra fare system. Jason Prechtel, who has written about the CTA for online publication Gapers Block, filed the suit Wednesday in Cook County Circuit Court. He claims the transportation agency has violated the Freedom
Click the map below to find the stats on every Divvy station and where all the bikes checked out from them wind up. (Darker colors indicate busier stations) Source: Divvy data for 2013 Destinations search results: Online Database by Caspio Click here to load this Caspio Online Database.
(SCHAUMBURG) A motorcyclist was killed in a crash Monday afternoon in northwest suburban Schaumburg. The crash between the motorcycle and a passenger vehicle happened at 12:53 p.m. at the intersection of Hartford Drive and Roselle Road, Schaumburg Police Sgt. John Nebl said. Wayne Grothe, 23, was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:06 p.m., according
Italian Vincenzo Nibali had another clean, quiet, dominating day in the mountains of the Tour de France. In fact, the closest the leader of the 101st Tour only came into trouble with what has been a trend in this year’s race – an errant cellphone user: Your browser does not support iframes. But the rest
(PARK RIDGE) The Illinois Tollway will build a $2.7 million site on the Tri-State Tollway near northwest suburban Park Ridge to test new tolling technologies on live traffic conditions. The site will consist of two overhead structures near the Touhy Avenue Toll Plaza, and will allow the agency observe how new technologies respond to a
(CHANNAHON) Five people were killed and four others were hurt in two fatal semi truck crashes that happened just minutes apart Monday afternoon on I-55 near southwest suburban Channahon. A rear-end, chain-reaction collision happened about 2:15 p.m. in the northbound lanes of I-55 near Arsenal Road as traffic was stopped in a construction zone, Illinois
Zoom to location, click for crime details. Red = violent, Green = non-violent. Before Wednesday’s train holdup, violent crime had decreased by more than half on the Orange Line. Violent Crime on Orange Line Most Recent 12 Months 13-24 months Assault-Simple 1 2 Battery-Aggravated:Knife/Cutting Instr 1 1 Battery-Domestic Battery Simple 1 3 Battery-Simple
Taste of Chicago visitors this Saturday can test drive the latest electric vehicles from BMW, Chevy and Nissan. Visitors can sign up for a free test drive at the Drive Electric Chicago program booth near the Congress Parkway entrance to the Taste of Chicago. Test drives will be offered from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.