City crews have a jump on repaving streets

CHICAGO -- The city of Chicago says it's gotten a jump on repaving the city's streets this summer.

The mild winter helped the city department of transportation repave 60 miles of residential streets this year.

And it's got repaving projects set for major thoroughfares like Clark, State and Elston this fall.

That also means Chicagoans are reporting fewer potholes.

The pothole reports are down about 25 percent compared to 2015.

The city says it's filled more than 400,000 potholes this year alone.

While that's down significantly from 2015, city officials say crews are out every day to improve Chicago roads