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Kennedy Expressway

The John F. Kennedy Expressway is a freeway that travels northwest from the Chicago Loop to O'Hare International Airport.

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2nd Ward Alderman wants to extend The 606 under Kennedy Expressway and over Chicago River http…
Outbound express lanes not moving. But ambulances and trucks are flying on the shoulders
Slow both ways on the Kennedy Expressway latest road report:
My best friend is the "Deal Genius" billboard on the Kennedy Expressway - love ya, buddy!
Since moving from Chicago area. I avoid driving on. Expressways here. I'm use2 The Kennedy Expressway which is like driving on a Race Track!
Traffic on the EB Jane Addams is solid from Route 53 into the Kennedy Expressway.
also road speed/size. Milwaukee Ave and Elston in Chicago are basically alt-Kennedy Expressway.
UPDATE: A 37-year-old man jumped onto Kennedy Expressway from an overpass Tuesday morning. He's in serious condition.
sadly passing thru but sure love the view @ 90/94 Kennedy Expressway
SkyCam9 over the Kennedy Expressway at the Addison Curve. Lighter traffic this morning.
Current traffic on the Kennedy Expressway ... looking pretty good - for now.
Traffic is moving nicely on the Kennedy Expressway this evening
Artist painting the off the Kennedy Expressway. Bigsby & Kruthers owned the billboard. h…
Man, 29, killed in motorcycle crash on Kennedy Expressway: A 29-year-old man was killed in a…
Compared to the lake or the Lake Shore Drive, driving alone the Kennedy Expressway offers the best panoramic view of the city’s skyline.
UPDATE: South Carolina woman fatally struck by FedEx semi on Kennedy Expressway identified
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Prepare for lane closures and complicated detours this weekend on the Kennedy Expressway:
♥Kennedy roadwork put into fast lane: Kennedy Expressway project to be completed...
Ever see the Kennedy Expressway near the Loop nearly empty on a Saturday afternoon? Well, it is. Drivers were warned for weeks that major work — replacing the Ontario Street Bridge — would cause giant traffic backups. And a peek at the expressway on Saturday show drivers listened. …read more Source: Sun-Times
The demolition of the Ontario Street Bridge will occur over the next three weekends and constrict the already busy Kennedy Expressway.
Five words Chicago drivers don't want to hear: Downtown Kennedy Expressway is closed.
In case you are driving into the city for our Sunday concert, please avoid I-90/94 at all costs. There are...
Expressway heavy with times circle-:32 - :48 IN.Speeds around 28mph. Updates:
VIDEO: How to navigate Expressway closures this weekend via
Heading to Chicago this June? Plan ahead - the Kennedy Expressway is undergoing construction this weekend!
As most of us Chicagoans have heard, there will be closures on the Kennedy Expressway for the next few weekends...
Ladies and gentlemen before you travel on the inbound Kennedy expressway this weekend at Ohio Street will be down to two lanes down the speed limit will be 15 mph so traffic will be a nightmare
Today Isabelle Elderkin spotted our foster parent recruitment ad on a billboard on the Kennedy Expressway near...
Dreading 5 tips to survive Kennedy Expressway construction
Chicago-area drivers are being urged to steer clear of the downtown stretch of the Kennedy Expressway during the last three weekends in June, officials said Thursday. That’s when bridge...
Kennedy Expressway may be 'carmageddon' - FOX 32 News
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Please advise when traveling to of the construction work in progress on I-90 / 94. || More Info at
Here's the story on what's happening: (sounds like 294 is spared, though maybe some residual traffic)
How to navigate Kennedy Expressway closures this weekend: WGN Traffic Reporter Sarah Jindra has some tips and...
In the name of all that is holy, STAY OFF THE KENNEDY EXPRESSWAY for the next three weekends!
Dreading 'carmageddon?' 5 tips to survive Kennedy Expressway construction
Hey just a heads-up for anyone traveling to Chicago this and next weekend the Kennedy expressway will be closed from Chicago to Grand Ave. - traffic will be insane during peak hours - make sure you adjust travel times and routes.
This picture of the Kennedy Expressway from a bygone era when the traffic was not as busy as today from WGN.
Pretty sad that Metra isn't doing more to promote trains as an alternate to driving the torn-up Kennedy Expressway this weekend.
Kennedy Expressway closure: How to get to Blues Fest, Spring Awakening
The inbound, or eastbound, side of the Kennedy Expressway near the Circle Interchange will close this weekend, from 10 p.m. Friday through 5 a.m. Monday before the commute. The Illinois Department of Transportation says the Ohio/Ontario ramp bridge must be demolished and replaced because of age. The following weekend the outbound mainline will see a similar closure, and a third weekend will affect ramps only. How to navigate? NBC 5's Kye Martin h...
Call it carmageddon, or whatever you want, but one thing is certain: the Kennedy Expressway will be a nightmare for motorists driving near to and from downtown this weekend.
Every news station was on the Kennedy Expressway today filming -- I think these next two week-ends are going to be HORRIBLE
A gorgeous Friday in Chicago! Sunny and comfortable today with a high near 70. The weekend will be beautiful, too! Sunshine and 76 for Saturday. Mid 80s on Sunday with a chance of rain. The White Sox host the Royals this weekend. The Cubs are in Philly. The Chicago Sky plays tonight in Washington. On Morning Edition: Student loan debt and home equity. WBEZ’s Lauren Chooljian meets some Chicago residents who want to buy a home but are mired in student loan debt. Also, WBEZ’s Natalie Moore continues her look at why Illinois continues to collect taxes in a couple Chicago neighborhoods to prevent white flight. On The Morning Shift: Host Tony Sarabia and our traffic reporter, Jill Egan, help you navigate some nasty traffic around Chicago this weekend. Closures on the Kennedy Expressway start at midnight. Also, tell us about your biggest commuting concerns – we’ll take your calls. Also, we preview the Chicago Blues Fest. On Worldview: Host Jerome McDonnell gets you ready for the weekend! Milos Stehlik h ...
You probably won't want to take the Kennedy Expressway anytime over the next three weekends.
GOOD MORNING, hope everyone has a great Friday. Roads are good this morning. No accidents to report but there is construction going on so you may want to give yourself more time to get to your destination. If you're heading to Chicago Do Not get on the Kennedy expressway. Construction will be taking place for 3 weekends. Avoid if possible. The center lane of eastbound I-80/94 is closed near Central Ave due to construction work. Expect delays as you travel eastbound on I-80/94 near mile 13. Traffic is starting to build up on 80/94 eastbound and westbound by Ripley St mile 15.1 Traffic is also starting to get heavy on 80/94 eastbound and westbound starting at Broadway mile 9.9 to 80/94 westbound and eastbound by Burr St mile 6.5. Weather: Currently it is 60 degrees with clear skies. The high today will only be in the low 70's, 74 degrees and sunny. Tonite clear skies with a low of 47 degrees. Sunrise 5:12 Sunset 8:25 Longer days :) :) Please drive safe and enjoy this beautiful day.
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Be AWARE & PREPARE!!! The Ontario Street Bridge is being demolished today at the Kennedy Expressway from Chicago to Grand.
Traffic nightmare at Milwaukee Avenue near Gale Street due to street cave-in under the viaduct over the Kennedy Expressway. Northbound Milwaukee at Gale Street is closed. Traffic is being detoured off Milwaukee onto Gale, from which motorists can access Higgins Avenue. Southbound Milwaukee under the viaduct is currently open to traffic.
Major roadwork will shut down part of the Kennedy Expressway in Chicago at Ohio Street during some weekends in June. How to navigate? NBC 5's Kye Martin has your alternate routes.
Something on all of our minds the next three weekends, The Kennedy expressway construction. How might this effect our area? "Drivers who normally take the Kennedy to reach the Eisenhower Expressway should instead consider Western Avenue, officials said."
Traffic congestion on the Kennedy Expressway is about to get more complicated. The 55-year-old Ontario Bridge will be torn down and transportation officials say it's going to be ugly even if a lot of drivers stay away from the construction
Lane Closures on I-90/94 (Kennedy Expressway) at Lawrence Avenue on Saturday Morning. Slow down in
Due to a semi crash on Irving Park UNDER the Kennedy Expressway, IDOT crews have shut down IB/OB ramps at that location!
I attended First Night Evanston NYE celebration with some Evanstonians, which coincided with Evanston's 150th anniversary year. We saw Dolly Varden, Howard Levy and Acoustic Express and Corky Siegel and Chamber Blues. Phenomenal musicianship all around! On the Edens Expressway going up there and the Kennedy Expressway coming back, I encountered some amazingly terrible drivers. Most of them just plain couldn't handle the snow, and the roads had not been plowed very well. The Eisenhower turned out to be a breeze from downtown to Oak Park, which was cool. All I had was (1) Beck's all night. Guess I'm a Teetotaler!
ILLINOIS TOLLWAY PRESS RELEASE MOVE ILLINOIS - 9/4/2013 ADVANCE WORK BEGINS TONIGHT TO REBUILD AND WIDEN THE JANE ADDAMS MEMORIAL TOLLWAY (I-90) FROM ELGIN TO THE KENNEDY EXPRESSWAY DOWNERS GROVE, IL – The Illinois Tollway today announced that it will begin work tonight to rehabilitate the left and right shoulders on the eastern section of the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) from the Elgin Toll Plaza to the Kennedy Expressway. Beginning tonight, September 9, drivers can expect overnight lane closures of one lane in both directions beginning as early as 8 p.m. throughout portions of the 25-mile corridor. All lanes will be reopened to traffic in time for the morning rush hour. The posted 55 mph speed limit will be maintained throughout this construction activity, which is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year. This advance work, budgeted at $15 million, is scheduled to prepare for and expedite next year’s rebuilding and widening of the eastern section of I-90, which, once complete, is exp ...
Excerpts from WHO HOLDS THE POWER The Villa Historic District(Irving Park), Chicago Illinois Located just off the Kennedy Expressway within the city's greater Irving Park neighborhood just six miles northwest of downtown, this community is best defined for its award winning parkway streets, stone planters and last but not least it award winning residential homes. All of which has been around for more than likely the first part of the century. A triangle of a hundred and twenty six homes bordered by Addison Street, Pulaski Road, Avondale Avenue and Hamlin Avenue was established in 1907. Many Victorians, Craftsman-style bungalows, prairies, colonial tudors and not to mention Chicago's signature bungalows aligns each of the latter corridors. For the past three years, residents have been working diligently to replace at least over a hundred and twenty of their trees which had been casualties of a Dutch elm outbreak,(sometimes during the 1960's). Surprisingly, they even employ their own snow equipment to clean ...
A young lady was complaining about the Chicago traffic. I lived in Chicago for 55 years. Believe me, the Chicago's traffic is "good" as compared to LA. This is my comment: I am a Chicagoan and the traffic there is a cake walk as compared to the traffic in LA especially the 405 Freeway. I did not use profanity until I was a victim of the 405 traffic. Most of the freeways in LA are comparable to the Kennedy Expressway and Dan Ryan combined during rush hours. LA has two freeways voted the busiest in the world. I know the Chicago traffic gridlocks are frustrating, but remember, it could be worse.
My burly, mirrored sunglasses-wearing Chicago cabbie is grooving to the softies. Anne Murray doin' it for him on the Kennedy Expressway.
CHICAGO -- A *** couple alleges an innocent kiss nearly caused them to be ejected from their cab onto a rain-slicked Kennedy Expressway in Chicago on Thursday night.
Kennedy crash leaves 1 dead, 2 injured: Two northbound lanes of the Kennedy Expressway have been reopened Monday...
UPDATE: Kennedy Expressway lanes have been reopened after earlier accident left 1 dead, 2 injured:
Fatal crash jams Kennedy Expressway at Cumberland -
New post: "Fatal crash jams Kennedy Expressway at Cumberland -
The Bears Alshon Jeffrey was just called for pass interference on the Kennedy Expressway. Bears scapegoat will be...
Logan Square Italo-Americano Cultural Awareness Society's 3rd Annual American Flag Football Competitive Round Robin Tournament of Champions begins shortly at California and Fullerton in warm sunny Chicago Illinois just 8 blocks west of the Tile Outlet at 2444 W. Fullerton in Chicago Just 3 blocks west of the Kennedy Expressway.
Here is a tidbit on one of Obama's GOOD FRIENDS!!! In 1969, Bill Ayers participated in planting a bomb at a statue dedicated to police casualties in the 1886 Haymarket affair confrontation between labor supporters and the Chicago police. The blast broke almost 100 windows and blew pieces of the statue onto the nearby Kennedy Expressway. (The statue was rebuilt and unveiled on May 4, 1970, and blown up again by other Weathermen on October 6, 1970. Rebuilding it yet again, the city posted a 24-hour police guard to prevent another blast, and in January 1972 it was moved to Chicago police headquarters).
Attention to all St.Fidelis Grammar School class of 1961 ( or anyone else from St.Fidelis) a few of us are meeting at the Bar Louie located in the Holiday Inn Express on Cumberland and the Kennedy Expressway at 6:30 pm. Spread the word!
Thanks so much to everyone for your birthday wishes. It really means a lot to me. The day started out with a bang - literally - at about 9:00 am. I was rear-ended by a tow truck on the Kennedy Expressway under the Randolph St. overpass, and the impact pushed my car into the one in front of me. The good news is that I'm okay, the car is still drivable and the day did improve from that point. Now I only have to fight with the guy's insurance company and get the car fixed. It should keep me busy for a while. So if you see a silver Honda Accord with the trunk all smashed in, say hi.
So NATO is from May 19-21 so that means stay off the Stevenson Expressway, Lake Shore Drive, the Kennedy Expressway and streets near the lakefront Museum Campus — They'll be closed on the majority of the summit. Take the streets at best or just don't go downtown to avoid the hassle. At least 22 bus routes will be detoured. CTA trains should be fine but the metra might be a hassle due to it possibly being detoured as well. Be sure to plan ahead your travels this coming weekend :) You're welcome.
NATO schedule as planned so far : FRIDAY, MAY 18 Nurses' demonstration scheduled in Chicago, but it's now in doubt because of permit dispute. Maritime security zone to take effect on Chicago waterways, running through Tuesday morning. Ads by Google First day of Group of Eight meetings in Camp David, Md. SATURDAY, MAY 19 Road closings go into effect. Lake Shore Drive closed from Balbo Drive to 39th Street. Second day of G-8 meetings in Camp David. President Barack Obama travels to Chicago. Motorcades will bring dignitaries downtown from O'Hare International Airport, sometimes tying up Kennedy Expressway traffic. SUNDAY, MAY 20 First day of NATO summit at Chicago's McCormick Place. Anti-war protesters plan noon rally at Petrillo Music Shell and then march to McCormick Place. First lady Michelle Obama travels to Chicago and hosts NATO spouses event at Gary Comer Youth Center on the South Side. President Obama and other NATO leaders hold working dinner at Soldier Field. Michelle Obama hosts spouses dinner at ...
BREAKING: Derrick Rose of the Bulls rear-ended in crash on Kennedy Expressway. Bulls player is not injured,
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