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PHOTO: Group Reveals Massive Lake Shore Drive Redesign Plan

Posted 08.06.2013 | Chicago

If a massive redesign suggested by a coalition of Chicago civic groups succeeds, the freeway-like speeds of Lake Shore Drive traffic could slow consid...

City Looking To Avoid Repeat Of 2011 Lake Shore Drive Disaster

AP | Posted 05.05.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Officials in Chicago are working to keep Lake Shore Drive safe as a snowstorm bears down. Chicago could get up to 10 inches of snow T...

Bad News, Commuters..

The Expired Meter | Posted 08.30.2012 | Chicago

Drivers who routinely use North Lake Shore Drive should expect delays starting next week. Beginning Wednesday, September 5th the Chicago Department...

'Eat My Dust, Hear My Drum': American Modesty Has Died. I Killed It

Peter Mandel | Posted 07.01.2012 | Home
Peter Mandel

Modesty has died. You hadn't noticed? Its quiet nature made it marginal. It caught a cold. It stayed in bed. Our fireworks and gunshots killed it off.

LSD Construction Begins As City Aims To Avoid Blizzaster Repeat

Posted 12.31.2011 | Chicago

With winter fast approaching, construction began Monday on new turnarounds offering an escape route for drivers on Chicago's Lake Shore Drive. The ...

Lake Shore Drive Tolls, City Income Tax Could Be Ahead

Posted 11.27.2011 | Chicago

Charging a $5 toll for using Lake Shore Drive and introducing a separate city income tax are just two of several ideas City Hall's watchdog has for cl...

Report Critiques City's Response To 2011 Blizzard

Posted 08.21.2011 | Chicago

Though it can be hard to think back to the driving snow, harsh winds and sub-zero temperatures that marked Chicago's great Snowmaggedon of 2011 given ...

Whiteout Day

Brian Dickie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Brian Dickie

It was pretty well impossible to get anywhere in Chicago yesterday. And Lake Shore Drive was still closed at 4:45 pm. (UPDATE - it re-opened this mo...

Reporter To Chicagoans: Quit Whining About Blizzard Response

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Somebody finally said it. With the snowstorm gone and newsrooms looking for a story, much of the media's energy in the last 24 hours has been devoted...

Chicago Blizzard: Stranded Lake Shore Drive Motorists Search For Cars

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — As if being stranded in a blizzard for 12 hours on Lake Shore Drive isn't bad enough, many of those hundreds of unlucky motorists have...

Where's LSD Rescue When You Need It in Blizzard 2011?

Sally Duros | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Sally Duros

Jimm Dispensa posted that powerful photo of Lake Shore Drive backed up in Blizzard 2011 and asked the question, "Bad LSD trip?"

Daley: Lake Shore Drive 'Crisis' Handled Well, Overall

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Chicago Mayor Richard Daley says, overall, the city responded well to this week's blizzard and defended the decision to close the Lake...

Lake Shore Drive Reopens After Blizzard; 1,500 Cars Stranded

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Chicago emergency officials say they've reopened the city's Lake Shore Drive after a massive blizzard left the vital thoroughfare fill...

Chicago Blizzard: Stranded On Lake Shore Drive

AP | DON BABWIN and LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Lindsey Wilson was on Lake Shore Drive, but she couldn't tell where. It was dark, and the snow swirling around the stranded bus made i...

PHOTOS: Living Inside The Historic Benjamin Marshall Building

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In 1913, architect Benjamin Marshall built a magnificent boutique structure along Lake Shore Drive. Nearly a century later, the building contains 13 r...

PHOTOS: Lake Shore Drive Condo With Amazing Views For Sale

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Lakefront living in Chicago is a pipe dream for many, and a condo on the market for a whopping $3.45 million might not be in our realm of reality--but...

PHOTOS: Inside Lincoln Park's Meeker Mansion

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In 1913, a 16,000 square-foot mansion was built for industrialist Arthur Meeker. The space overlooked Lincoln Park--making it prime Chicago real estat...

UPDATE: Commuter Bus Crash On Lake Shore Drive

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Authorities say dozens of people have been injured in Chicago after a crowded commuter bus traveled off a major thoroughfare and crash...

Funeral For Sgt. Alan Haymaker Set For Today: Officer Killed In Crash While Responding To Burglary

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The funeral of a Chicago police sergeant killed in a single-car crash early Monday as he drove to the scene of a North Side burglary will be held this...

No Murder Charge In Chicago Cop's Death

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Police in Chicago have made an arrest in the burglary that Sgt. Alan Haymaker was responding to when he crashed on Lake Shore Drive and was killed ear...

Chicago Police Officer Dies In Crash On Lake Shore Drive

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As officers mourned the death of a Town Hall District sergeant killed in a crash while responding to a burglary, Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis said t...

Lake Shore Drive Resurfacing Begins, Lanes Closed

Crain's Chicago Business | Lorene Yue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A resurfacing project on the northern end of Lake Shore Drive will put half of its eight lanes out of commission for most of the day until the end of ...