Thursday, April 18, 2013
From interstates to local roads, our map provides updates on closures and high-standing water in your area.
From the Wisconsin border to the south side of Chicago and into the western suburbs, local roads, interstates and highways were closed Thursday because of flooding. Click through the pins above to see which roads in your area — or on your route to and from work today — have been closed due to flooding or have high-standing water. Police are encouraging drivers to avoid roadways with standing water. If you come upon an area with high-standing water or that is closed, add that information to our map by visiting this link. Otherwise, let us know about the closure by commenting below. Drivers are asked to beware of high-standing water on roadways. The water on a roadway can be deeper than it appears and can cause a vehicle to stall or be …
Sunday, March 17, 2013
The Illinois Crime Commission is proposing all first responders be given heroin overdose kits.
As fears over heroin use have diminished in recent years, the drug has become more potent, cheaper and no longer requires the user to inject it with a needle, according to the Chicago Tribune. Access has also become easy for those living in the suburbs and has claimed many teenage lives. Heroin is readily available along a corridor know as "Heroin Highway" — at Interstates 290 and 88. Chicago gang members work with the Mexican cartels to get the drug, according to the Tribune. To address this health concern, the Illinois Crime Commission proposed arming all first responders with heroin overdose rescue kits, which would contain a dose of Naloxone—an opiate overdose reversal drug—and a syringe, according to the Daily Herald. They promoted…
Friday, February 4, 2011
How did some Evanston residents (and dogs) deal with Chicagoland's third worst snowstorm on record? Pretty well, actually.
Sure, it's a lot of work digging out of 20+ inches of snow ... but some Evanston residents just can't help seeing the fun in all of this.