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Here's Where Speed Camera Will Soon Be Tracking Chicago Drivers

Posted 08.12.2013 | Chicago

Chicago drivers with a lead foot will soon have a dozen new speed cameras recording their fast and furious driving. On Friday, the Chicago Departme...

City Debuts New All-Way Pedestrian Crosswalk In Loop

Posted 06.01.2013 | Chicago

Pedestrians tired of doding cars eager to turn in the Loop now have more room — and time — to shuffle. Or rather, "scramble." On Friday, city ...

Early Morning Kennedy Expressway Crash Leaves 1 Dead

Posted 05.13.2013 | Chicago

One person was killed and two more were injured in an early morning crash on the Kennedy Expressway near O'Hare Airport. The crash shut down all o...

Could Congestion Pricing Cut Your Commute Time?

Posted 10.16.2012 | Chicago

Congestion pricing could be coming soon to the Chicago area's oft-clogged roadways. The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning on Monday launched...

Will Speed Camera Cash Balance City Budget?

Posted 10.11.2012 | Chicago

Drivers may cringe at the sight of more speed-cameras on the road, but the devices are an important factor in Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to keep taxes ...

AAA: Expect More Traffic This Thanksgiving

The Expired Meter | Posted 01.23.2012 | Chicago

More motorists will be traveling to get your turkey dinner this Thanksgiving Day holiday according to the AAA. The AAA Motor Club says 2 million Il...

Study Ranks Chicago Expressways Among Nation's Most Congested

Posted 11.16.2011 | Chicago

A newly-released report by the Texas Transportation Institute ranks two Chicago expressways among the worst commuting routes in the country. The n...

Chicago Home To Nation's Most Congested Interchange

The Expired Meter | The Expired Meter | Posted 11.22.2011 | Chicago

Chicago is number one again. But instead of being home to a championship sports team, the Windy City gets to brag that the infamous Circle Intercha...

Study: Chicago Drivers Don’t Have It So Bad

The Expired Meter | Posted 11.13.2011 | Chicago

Quit whining Chicago drivers. Just because you're stuck in terrible traffic every day on the way to work, a new study conducted by IBM says you don...

One Killed, Two Injured In Streeterville Cab Crash

Posted 08.27.2011 | Chicago

One pedestrian is dead and two others were seriously injured after a taxi cab lost control and swerved into a wall near the intersection of Illinois S...

New Plan For Dreaded Chicago Intersection

The Expired Meter | Posted 06.28.2011 | Chicago

It's one of the most congested, confounding and accident prone intersections in the city. Every day an average of 70,000 drivers get delayed and fr...

Concrete Trucks To Cause Downtown Traffic Snarls Friday

Posted 06.14.2011 | Chicago

Commuters to downtown Chicago should prepare to get creative Friday morning, as a major intersection will be packed with more than 100 concrete-mixing...

Traffic Nightmares: The 10 Most Congested Cities In America

The Huffington Post | Aixa Velez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Despite high fuel prices and a tough economy, traffic congestion is getting worse. Chicago drivers spent more time and money in 2009 traffic jams than...

North Siders To Protest Red Light Cameras This Weekend

The Expired Meter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Hate red light cameras? So does Cook County Campaign for Liberty....

AAA: Expect More Traffic This Labor Day Holiday

The Expired Meter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Labor Day holiday traffic always sucks. This year, it's going to suck worse than last year according to AAA....

Holiday Traffic Nightmare Begins Thursday Afternoon

The Expired Meter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Holiday traffic always sucks. But perhaps, this Memorial Day, it's going to be even more challenging than normal....

Chicago Traffic Deaths Down Due To Safer Roads, Newer Vehicles

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The rates of traffic deaths and serious injuries have declined dramatically since early last decade thanks to safety enhancements on roads as well as ...

Congestion Pricing: Paying Extra To Drive In The Fast Lane?

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Already plagued by the nation's third-worst traffic congestion with little hope of building a way out of gridlock, Chicago-area motorists need to seri...

Chicago LOSERS Of The Week (PHOTOS, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

We cover a lot of city and state politics here at HuffPost Chicago, which makes it SO easy to find losers every week. At the same time, the losers in ...

Chicago's Worst Traffic: Congested Highways To Avoid

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With Memorial Day coming up and the President in town , not to mention all those construction projects, it goes without saying that traffic is going t...

Chicago Traffic: Construction On Eisenhower, Congress, Wacker To Last Years

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Thought the commute to downtown was rough this morning? Well, don't expect it to get any better tomorrow. Or next week. Or next year, for that matter....

Eisenhower Blocked By 25,000-Pound Honey Spill

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A semitrailer hauling about 25,000 pounds of honey in jars tipped over early this morning on a ramp leading from the Eisenhower Expressway to the Tri-...

Trucker's Murder On Edens Stemmed From Argument Over Tailgating

Chicago Breaking News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Two truckers argued about tailgating over their CB radios before they pulled over on the Edens Expressway last week and one stabbed the other to death...

Kennedy Expressway Reopens After Construction Mishap

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A quick repair job has traffic flowing again on the downtown Chicago expressway where a pavement buckle caused major delays during the...

Kennedy Expressway Gridlocked After Downtown Lanes Damaged

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Illinois officials have warned drivers to avoid downtown Chicago expressways after damaged pavement caused major traffic delays. Illi...