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Morgan Shoal Retaining Wall, Meant To Protect South Lakefront From Further Erosion, Will Be Complete In 6 Weeks, City Says

A new barrier wall — which will also carry the Lakefront Trail — will be built and 1,500 tons of rubble will be placed along the lakefront from 47th to 51st streets as part of the $1.5 million project.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

As Divvy Expands On South And West Sides, City Asks Residents: Where Should New Bike-Share Stations Go?

The bike-share program is expanding on the West, Northwest and Southwest sides of the city, from Dunning to West Lawn.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale
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Damen Green Line Station Will Break Ground This Summer Despite 2-Year Delay, City Says

City officials have promised a Green Line station to fill the gap between California and Ashland stops for years. The new station will right a historic wrong, Ald. Burnett said.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Can Public Art Make A Busy West Side Street More Pedestrian-Friendly? Some Artists Think So

The art installation builds off a walkability study conducted by residents that suggested several improvements to make the area more pedestrian-friendly.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Chicago’s Bike Lane Efforts Have Fallen Short For Decades. Can Lightfoot Help The City Catch Up?

About 359 miles of bike lanes traverse Chicago’s streets, a far cry from the 645-mile network a 2012 plan envisioned the city would have by 2020.

Citywide

43rd Street Pedestrian Bridge Over Lake Shore Drive To Be Replaced With Accessible Overpass

A bridge that's accessible to wheelchairs and bikes will replace the existing bridge over Lake Shore Drive and the Metra tracks at 43rd Street.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

‘Accessibility For Everybody’: Final Phase Of Drexel Boulevard Restoration Set To Be Finished In Spring

A years-long effort to install new walkways, accessible crosswalks and plant life along the historic boulevard's 3900 to 5100 south blocks will wrap up early next year.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

CTA To Roll Out Dedicated Bus Lanes Along Chicago Avenue, 79th Street

One lane of travel in each direction will temporarily be converted to 24-hour bus lanes to reduce delays and crowding during the coronavirus pandemic.

Midway, West Lawn

Divvy Rider, 28, Killed In Crash On Near West Side, Police Say

The man was riding a bike Wednesday morning when a driver hit him near the 2000 block of West Warren Boulevard, police said.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Did The City Raise A Downtown Bridge With People On It? No, Officials Say After Viral Video Surfaces

The video’s poster shared video showing him climbing a raised Downtown bridge just months earlier. The city described the latest incident as "extremely reckless and potentially deadly behavior."

Downtown

Divvy Ebikes Coming To Racks Around The City Wednesday

The ebikes can go up to 15 mph. The will cost the same as regular Divvy bikes in designated areas on the South and West sides, and an extra 15 cents per minute on the North Side, where racks are more plentiful.

Downtown

Clark And Devon To Get Massive Overhaul. Here’s How Neighbors Can Weigh In

The city is also considering turning Arthur Avenue near Clark Street into a public gathering space.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

New Shared Street Comes To South Shore Drive In Hyde Park

The stretch is the third South Side street closed to through traffic to encourage socially distanced exercise in recent weeks.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

South Side’s 2nd Shared Street Opens Friday In South Shore

A loop along 68th Street, Dorchester Avenue, 70th Street and Kenwood Avenue will be closed to through traffic to encourage pedestrians and cyclists to get outside.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Drexel Boulevard Becomes The South Side’s First ‘Shared Street’

The city's initiative to turn residential streets into open spaces started in Bronzeville this weekend.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Repair Work To Close Lanes on South Lake Shore Drive

Lake Shore Drive will be down to one lane for a few days over the next two weeks, while crews try to keep two lanes open the rest of the time.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Speeding Is Way Up On Chicago Streets, And The City Is Worried: ‘Major Factor In Causing Crashes’

The spike comes even though the city turned off cameras at schools, which means there are fewer cameras being used now than during 2019.

Downtown

Dangerous West Town Intersection Where Car Plowed Into Restaurant Will Be Studied By The City

A car careened into Breakfast House last month after a crash at the busy intersection of Grand Avenue and Wood Street.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

The Navy Pier Flyover’s Northern End Is An Ice-Choked Hazard. Are Trail Closures The New Normal?

“Models show that lake levels are likely to remain high through this year, and so, at least in the near term future we’re going to be dealing with this," a Chicago Park District official said.

Downtown

Webster Street Bridge Will Close During Daytime Hours Starting Monday

Crews will work 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday until Nov. 25.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
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