NEWS articles

Neighbors raise traffic concerns over Lincoln Park Trader Joe's

The store would be located on the corner of West Diversey Parkway and North Orchard Street. About 75 residents turned out at a recent meeting to discuss how the store would affect traffic.

5 years ago | Seth Maxon

Bus-only lanes raise questions at rapid transit forum

City residents and officials have been meeting to discuss a multi-million dollar plan to improve public transportation

almost 6 years ago | Amy Lee

Officials to unveil bus rapid transit plan

The public gets to comment on a public transportation plan officials claim will reduce traffic snarls and increase commuting speed. A well executed plan could increase ridership, officials say.

almost 6 years ago | Amy Lee

Mixed reception for new Doctors Hospital plan

Nearly 200 people packed into the auditorium to discuss plans for turning the vacant Doctors Hospital building into a 390-unit hotel. Some residents are worried about parking problems.

6 years ago | Martin Miller

Businesses wary about months-long Montrose closure

A sewer replacement project will close Montrose Avenue to through traffic between Hermitage and Damen avenues, and could last up to 12 weeks. Crews may be able to keep one traffic lane open during construction.

6 years ago | Shannon McGee

Water repairs close Belmont Avenue

The Department of Water Management blocked off all traffic this morning on Belmont between North Halstead Avenue and North Orchard Street. Chicago Transit Authority buses are currently the only vehicles permitted to pass through the work site.

6 years ago | Steven Chaitman

City's plan to combat congestion draws mixed reviews

The city wants more drivers going downtown to leave their cars at home. A proposal to combine higher parking prices with rapid transit buses drew both applause and concern.

over 6 years ago | Jennifer Slosar

City to raise parking fees in hopes of traffic fix

Under the plan, drivers will pay more to park at meters and in lots during peak hours in and around the Loop. A new rapid bus service will make it easier to reach key parts of the city.

over 6 years ago | Jennifer Slosar

Aldermen push speeding cameras

The city is currently barred from enforcing the speed limit by photographing offenders. Two aldermen want to use the cameras in school zones and other 'high-risk' areas.

over 6 years ago | Jennifer Slosar

City moving on Elston improvements

Plan includes Vienna Beef expansion

over 6 years ago | Jennifer Slosar

Accident closes Bishop Ford Expressway

Accident closes Bishop Ford Expressway

almost 7 years ago | Geoff Dougherty

Hot Dog!

7 years ago | Geoff Dougherty

Police to conduct DUI crackdown

Drivers should be wary

over 7 years ago | Geoff Wallin

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