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Bridge project to affect downtown Chicago traffic

    Repair work on a major downtown Chicago bridge may cause some headaches for commuters this week.

    Chicago Transit Authority officials said Sunday that service will be interrupted for two nine-day periods while work begins on the 91-year-old Wells Street Bridge.

    The project will involves putting new sections on the double-decker moveable bridge. Crews

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    Chicago police arrest 38 suspected gang members

      Chicago police have arrested 38 suspected gang members for selling drugs on the city's South Side.

      In a press release Saturday, Chicago police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said one of the open-air drug markets was near a school. A second undercover investigation found three street gangs were working together to sell drugs.

      McCarthy says dismantling

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago

      Winter lingers with snow storm in Chicago

        Mother Nature is apparently saving the best, or at least the biggest, for last.

        Chicago residents expected to find themselves in the midst of a storm that could wind up dumping as much as 10 inches of snow in the area before the end of Tuesday — the most since the 2011 blizzard and its more than 20 inches of snow.

        "This will be the biggest

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        • Written by The Chicago Defender
        • Category: Chicago