More stories about Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI

  • Infrastructure rock stars to stop bridge collapses

    Missouri scientists have developed “smart” rocks to monitor the stability of a bridge from the inside out.

  • Recognizing safety in public works

    Bloomingdale's Water Reclamation Facility is honored with the 2014 WEF George W. Burke Safety Award for the State of Illinois. The recognition singles out an outstanding safety program at a wastewater treatment facility.

  • There’s more to life than a PE license

    Twenty-four professionals were recently certified as infrastructure inspectors or stormwater managers by the American Public Works Association. You don't have to be a member to take advantage of the association's educational offerings.

  • APWA Top 10 Leader Joseph Fennell talks technology

    American Public Works Association's 2014 Top 10 Leaders share their favorite on-the-job technologies: Joseph Fennell, Elk Grove Village, Ill.

  • Pothole art

    A Chicago artist repairs potholes with mosaic masterpieces.

  • Cycling kills (but you can stop it)

    I saw a billboard the other day that could only have been inspired by Chicago’s bicycling boom: A law firm offers to win damages from errant motorists for pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost income, and disfigurement.

  • 18 public works professionals receive inspection credential

    This American Public Works Association’s certification improves the effectiveness of those responsible for ensuring that infrastructure construction and materials comply with specifications.

  • Climate change and the urban forest

    Urban foresters in various regions of the country explain how to protect trees from the effects of climate change.

  • VIDEO: Construction equipment stacks up the fun

    Caterpillar’s machines are serious business on public works jobsites. Video shows the heavy equipment maker also has a lighter side.

  • Illinois' Municipal Partnering Initiative (MPI)

    A joint buying initiative gaining momentum in suburban Chicago has saved participating communities more than $1.23 million since it was launched three years ago. Thirty communities have joined forces to procure a wide range of public works and construction services.