As President Obama gears up for a Thursday speech before Congress about his jobs agenda, a civil rights leader in his hometown is urging him to focus on proposing massive investment in construction projects.With official unemployment hovering above 9 percent, the president is expected to propose tra
Shipping may seem an outdated mode of transportation, but it's still by far the most efficient way to transport bulk material. Each year, over 100 million tons of iron ore, coal, limestone and other products travel through the Great Lakes navigation system by boat. Last November, radio producer Allison Swaim spent nine days aboard a bulk ore ship called the Calumet.
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.
Two days since a blizzard tailed off, some commuters are still contending with Chicago Transit Authority delays. Dozens of Brown Line train riders found themselves on shuttle buses Friday morning after a motor vehicle collided with an outbound CTA train near the Rockwell station around 8:45 a.m.
Gas prices nationwide are surging this January and Chicago is no exception. According to AAA’s Fuel Gauge Report, drivers in Chicago are paying an average of $3.30 cents a gallon for unleaded gas. That's 40 cents more than last year. Beth Mosher is a spokeswoman for AAA.
Every Monday "Eight Forty-Eight" looks at some of the issues facing Chicago’s next mayor with the series Mayor Monday. This Monday's topic is transportation. Talk about planes, trains and automobiles is on the docket.