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Crash shuts down outbound lanes of Kennedy near Armitage

(CHICAGO) Several lanes of the outbound Kennedy Expressway are closed after a crash during Tuesday’s morning commute on the North Side.

The multi-vehicle crash happened at 7:39 a.m. on I-90 near Armitage Avenue, according to Illinois State Police.

Several ambulances were sent to the scene, but information about injuries was not immediately available, police said. Alcohol may have been a factor in the crash.

All outbound lanes were briefly closed after the crash, but some have since reopened and traffic is getting by.

Former Secret Service Agent Clint Hill

Clint Hill was a Special Agent on the elite White House Detail of the United States Secret Service and served five Presidents from 1958-1975. He will forever be remembered for his courageous actions during the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963 and is credited with saving Jacqueline Kennedy’s life. He joined John Howell to talk about his amazing career and his new book “Five Presidents.”

2 lanes closed after 4-vehicle crash on inbound Kennedy

(CHICAGO) Multiple people were injured in a four-vehicle crash that left two lanes closed Friday morning on the inbound Kennedy Expressway on the Northwest Side.

The crash occurred at 7:38 a.m. on inbound I-90 near Harlem, according to Illinois State Police.

Police said multiple people were injured in the crash, but further details were not immediately available.

The right two lanes were closed as of 8:15 a.m. and were expected to remain closed for several hours, police said.

12 people hospitalized in Kennedy Expressway pileup

(CHICAGO) Slippery conditions on a snowy Sunday morning caused a 38-vehicle pileup on the Kennedy Expressway, sending 12 people to hospitals and shutting down traffic in the reversible lanes for more than seven hours.

The initial collision happened about 10:15 a.m. in the reversible inbound express lanes near Ohio Street, causing a chain-reaction crash that would end up involving 38 vehicles and snarling traffic all the way back to North Avenue, according to Illinois State Police and the Chicago Fire Department.

Eleven people hurt in the crash and a firefighter were taken to hospitals, all in good-to-fair condition with injuries that weren’t thought to be life-threatening, fire officials said. At least 59 other people declined medical treatment.

About an inch of snow that fell Sunday morning made the expressway “treacherous” and led to the major pileup in the express lanes, which have no shoulder, according to the National Weather Service and state police.

Local traffic began moving past the accident about 11 a.m. and all local lanes were opened by about 1 p.m., state police said. The reversible lanes were closed until 5:35 p.m., when they were reopened with traffic directed outbound.

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