(PARK RIDGE) Drivers on the Tri-State Tollway can expect major slowdowns early Saturday in the northwest suburbs as ComEd performs additional repairs related to a Wednesday crash that damaged a utility pole. Martha Arndt, ComEd spokeswoman, told Pioneer Press six of the eight lanes of northbound and southbound I-294 will be closed at Oakton Street
Beginning Wednesday morning, only one lane of traffic is open from the Eisenhower Expressway into the Loop for work on Circle Interchange reconstruction. The eastbound lanes of the expressway (I-290) were reconfigured Wednesday to allow for the construction of piers for the Halsted Street Bridge, part of the Circle Interchange Reconstruction Project, according to a
CTA Brown Line trains were temporarily disrupted when the Wells Street Bridge was lifted Wednesday afternoon. Trains are resuming normal service after the bridge lift, according to the CTA. The bridge lift is part of the Department of Transportation’s bridge renewal project.
One million trips have been taken on the city’s Divvy bikes since the bike-sharing system began nine months ago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Wednesday. “Divvy has been a great success, and for the millionth time, these bikes have provided a fun, convenient and active way to explore Chicago,” the mayor said in a statement. “This
Metra officials are adjusting service on the BNSF line for Tuesday’s evening rush after a mechanical problem forced the cancelation of two west suburban trains. Inbound train No. 1270, which was scheduled to leave Aurora and arrive downtown at 4:44 p.m., experienced a mechanical problem leaving the Aurora yard and will not run, Metra spokesman
(HODGKINS) A semi rolled over Tuesday afternoon in southwest suburban Hodgkins near the Kennedy Expressway. The semi overturned on LaGrange Road near I-55 at 2:45 p.m., according to Hodgkins police. There don’t appear to be any serious injuries, and no other vehicles were involved, police said. Southbound LaGrange Road is shut down between 67th Street
(ROSELLE) A bicyclist was fatally struck by a minivan Tuesday morning in west suburban Roselle. The 2004 Mercedes Benz minivan was eastbound on Rosemont Avenue and struck the bicyclist while turning left onto Roselle Road at 6:09 a.m., Roselle police Sgt. John Lawson said. The cyclist, 47-year-old Efrain Diaz-Torres of Roselle, was taken to Alexian
The average price of an airline ticket for travel within the U.S. rose by just $1 last year, although prices are still modestly higher than they were five years ago.
Chicago’s bike share system Divvy broke its single-day record on Saturday, the warmest day so far this year, with nearly 11,000 trips taken as temperatures broke the 80-degree mark. Riders traveled more than 32,000 miles on the day’s 10,866 rides, which was about 200 more rides than Divvy’s previous single-day record set last September, according
Trucks and buses will be detoured around the Division Street bridge beginning Friday morning in preparation for the structure’s planned demolition and replacement this summer. The detours, which will apply to vehicles weighing more than five tons, are meant to prevent further deterioration to the bridge before it is replaced, according to a statement from