It's a milestone for Chicago bike enthusiasts.Chicago's Department of Transportation says the city's first protected bike lane has been completed on the city's near northwest side, not far from downtown.
Security cameras linked directly to police stations may be coming to 14 troubled Chicago high schools in a bid to create a safer atmosphere.Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard has proposed the $7 million strategy, following a pilot program at Fenger High School.Officials say misconduct, a
The clock may roll back across Chicago if a new proposal goes through - the curfew clock, that is. Ald. Michelle Harris, Ald. Toni Foulkes and Ald. Lona Lane proposed a curfew for kids under 12: home by 8:30 p.m. on weeknights and by 9:00 p.m. on weekends.
If you’ve ever ventured out into one of Chicago’s famous six-corner intersections, you know the streets don’t always feel safe. The facts bear this out. In 2009 there were over 4,500 crashes between Chicago drivers and pedestrians or cyclists, 35 of which were fatal.
In the days following the Arizona shootings that killed six, including federal judge John Roll, a name familiar to Chicagoans also began to circulate. Judge Joan Lefkow has been a district court judge in Illinois’ Northern District since 2000.
Only around 1% of Chicago residents bike regularly for transportation. Some cyclists see themselves as an embattled minority, fighting for a safe space on roads that were not designed with them in mind.