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A portion of northbound Lake Shore Drive reopened Tuesday after having been shut down for more than 24 hours, raising questions about the condition of Chicago’s other bridges. 

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Snow-clearing efforts at Millennium Park following a snow storm on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. (Abel Uribe / Chicago Tribune via AP)

Although ice melt products can help clear slick walkways, they can also harm pets and cause damage to lawns, gardens and waterways. What you need to know.

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Hailey R. Staker)

The odds of dying from an opioid overdose are one in 96, while the odds of dying from a motor vehicle crash are one in 103, according to a new analysis by the National Safety Council.

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The federal shutdown is causing a lot of worries among government employees, including TSA agents. How workers in Chicago are reacting.

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A Divvy docking station in the Chicago’s West Loop. (Tony Webster / Flickr)

A new study found that Evanston residents were generally accepting of bike-share programs like Divvy, while residents in Humboldt Park viewed such programs as signs of privilege and gentrification. 

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The holiday travel season is officially underway, but if you’re planning to leave the Windy City, it might be best to hit the road sooner rather than later.

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A modified Tesla Model X drives in the tunnel entrance before an unveiling event on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018 for the Boring Co. Hawthorne test tunnel in Hawthorne, Calif. (Robyn Beck / Pool Photo via AP)

Elon Musk unveiled his underground transportation tunnel on Tuesday. Musk said he thinks the Chicago project that would take travelers from downtown to O’Hare Airport has the most potential to open the soonest.

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Chicago Vintage Motor Carriage’s 1932 Ruxton at the Geneva Concours d’Elegance. (Credit: Bill Ficht)

Travel through American automotive history with a glimpse at an extraordinary private collection of vintage cars.

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In this May 2, 2017 file photo, United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz prepares to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington, before a House Transportation Committee oversight hearing. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP File Photo)

The CEO of United Airlines says his pilots don't need any additional training on the new Boeing jet that is at the center of the investigation into a deadly crash in Indonesia.

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants a hike in the state gas tax to fund transportation infrastructure. The area’s transit heads give us their reaction and an update on the status of the region’s public transportation.

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Deborah Hersman appears on “Chicago Tonight.”

For the last four years, Deborah Hersman has led the National Safety Council. Next month, she’ll join Google’s self-driving technology development company, Waymo. Why she’s making the move.

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The first chunk of Illinois’ windfall from the Volkswagen emissions lawsuit settlement will fund cleaner-burning bus and train engines for CTA, Metra, Pace and other agencies.

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American Airlines says closed-circuit television footage at O’Hare International Airport shows a 67-year-old woman in a wheelchair wasn’t apparently upset or left alone as long as her family claims.

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In this Nov. 14, 2018, file photo a Boeing 737-MAX 8 is parked outside Boeing Co.'s 737 assembly facility in Renton, Wash. (Ted S. Warren / AP File Photo)

U.S. airline pilots are asking for more training around an automated system suspected of playing a role in a deadly crash in Indonesia.

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The city’s annual winter overnight parking ban goes into effect early Saturday and continues through April 1, 2019. Here’s what you need to know.

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Commuters walk to a bus stop as snow falls, Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, in Chicago. (Kiichiro Sato / AP Photo)

The Chicago area was slammed with up to a foot of wet snow, and whiteout conditions stalled commuter traffic on the roads.

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