20 years after its last makeover, and with successive grand renovation plans developed and abandoned in between, last week saw the release of a new master plan for America's third-busiest railroad terminal, reports Fran Spielman.
May 27, 2012 Chicago Sun-Times
Lisa Donovan reports that the city of Chicago has plugged a $9 million shortfall in funding required to begin construction on the long-anticipated Bloomingdale Trail project.
Mar 13, 2012 Chicago Sun-Times
This past Wednesday, Amtrak debuted the newest high-speed rail service in the country, and the first outside of the northeast corridor. Where you ask? California? Florida? Nope, it's is Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Feb 19, 2012 Chicago Sun-Times
A new 26-foot statue of Marilyn Monroe -- recreating a famous film scene in which wind blows up the star's skirt -- has been unveiled in Chicago. Tourists seem to like it, but others argue it's too kitschy.
Jul 20, 2011 Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago Mayor Richard Daley says recently approved legislation that allows city school teachers to live outside Chicago borders will help to decimate the city's middle class.
Mar 29, 2010 Chicago Sun-Times
State legislators in Illinois have lifted a 23-year ban on building nuclear plants within the state.
Mar 17, 2010 Chicago Sun-Times
New research from the Natural Resources Defense Council shows that the chance of foreclosure is higher in places with limited access to public transit.
Feb 17, 2010 Chicago Sun-Times
In Chicago, plans to make passenger and commuter trains faster are limited by the freight trains that share the tracks. The Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation Efficiency (CREATE) is working to improve that relationship.
Dec 14, 2009 Chicago Sun-Times
A recent study of health insurance costs finds that people who live in suburban areas outside of Chicago pay less for health insurance than those who live in the urban core.
Nov 3, 2009 Chicago Sun-Times
The Chicago Sun-Times look at the transportation future of the Chicago area and sees a return to a time when trains were the main mode of transportation and people walked and bicycled more.
Oct 6, 2009 Chicago Sun-Times