The city trudges through it's fifth-worst blizzard to date. We hear from WBEZ Bureau Reporters with updates on road conditions, travel times and how Chicagoans are faring with the year's first big snowfall. Also, sounds from jazz musician Katie Ernst.
Road crews begin work Monday on Lake Shore Drive to make it easier for cars to avoid getting stuck during a blizzard. City workers will begin building two turnaround points after rush hour.Both escape routes are on the near North Side - one will be at Armitage; the other at Schiller.
Chicago emergency officials are defending how the city handled February's blizzard, including the decision to keep Lake Shore Drive open during the evening rush hour.The public comments come after a new report was given to the media outlining how the city should handle the next blizzard that may com
A new report out Monday from the City of Chicago recommends making some structural changes to Lake Shore Drive before another major blizzard hits.The report recommends officials with the Chicago Department of Transportation look into cutting out chunks of the median along Lake Shore Drive so drivers
Illinois' two U.S. Senators are looking into the safety of Lake Shore Drive. That follows last week's blizzard, which forced hundreds of drivers to abandon their vehicles there.Senators Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk are trying to coordinate efforts between different government agencies.