(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.
A bicyclist was escorted off the Kennedy Expressway after riding for almost two miles along the outbound lanes during the Thursday evening commute. Police were first called about a man biking on the expressway near Lake Street about 5 p.m., according to Illinois State Police. VIDEO: Woman rides Divvy on Lake Shore Drive in November
ARENBERG, France — Defending champion Chris Froome dropped out of the Tour de France after crashing twice in a chaotic, rain-soaked ride in the fifth stage on Wednesday. A day after hurting his left wrist in a crash in the fourth stage, Froome fell again early on the 152.5-kilometer (94.5-mile) route from the Belgian town
(ELGIN) A person was fatally struck by a Metra train in northwest suburban Elgin Tuesday afternoon. Train No. 2242 hit the pedestrian in a wooded area between the Big Timber Road and Elgin stations sometime after 3:22 p.m., Metra spokeswoman Meg Reile said. Further details about the person killed were not yet known Tuesday evening.
CTA Green Line trains on the South Side were inoperable for about four hours Monday morning because of a track switching problem near the Garfield station. The track switching problem began about 6:15 a.m. at the 59th Junction, which is between the Garfield and King Drive stations, the CTA said. Service was suspended between Garfield