Illinois

July 10, 2006, 12pm PDT
The new website provides information and a forum for residents to give feedback on transportation funding.
The Chicago Tribune
July 4, 2006, 11am PDT
As large McMansions move into suburban areas, many of the smaller older houses are being pushed out of the neighborhood by higher taxes, or by demolition to make room for larger homes.
The Chicago Tribune
June 12, 2006, 8am PDT
Inspired by European biking models, the "Bike 2015 Plan" envisions a city flooded with bicycle commuters using a well-developed infrastructure within 10 years.
The Chicago Tribune
June 7, 2006, 5am PDT
Urban planner Kyle Ezell has developed a course to teach suburbanites the "skills" required for downtown living. It promotes the "ruppie", or "retired urban people" lifestyle.
The Chicago Tribune
June 6, 2006, 11am PDT
Modernist park design inspires modernist residential buildings, increasing real estate values in Chicago's East Loop.
The New York Times
June 3, 2006, 5am PDT
Formed with the help of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and legions of African Americans discriminated against during the Civil Rights era, the agency that helped pass the federal Fair Housing Act will close.
Chicago Sun Times
June 2, 2006, 11am PDT
Wal-Mart, Home Depot, and other big box stores could pay Chicago employees a "living wage" as early as next month.
The New York Times
June 2, 2006, 10am PDT
Chicago Sun-Times columnist Ralph Martire says that the project warrants careful analysis before the state decides to sell-off a profit-making asset to reduce deficit.
Chicago Sun-Times
May 24, 2006, 7am PDT
The Int. Journal of Health Geographics publishes a study on how "GIS and cluster analysis makes it possible to objectively characterize urban neighborhoods and to select comparable and/or contrasting neighborhoods for community-based health studies."
International Journal of Health Geographics
May 19, 2006, 8am PDT
A new development at the confluence of the River Nile has brought an Illinois planner back to her native country of Sudan.
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May 18, 2006, 9am PDT
The "City in a Garden" lives up to its motto, using tons of versatile mulch to promote sustainability and improve quality of life.
The New York Times
May 17, 2006, 2pm PDT
Proposed 20-story tower could be first new high-rise in three decades for Chicago's South Side area.
Chicago Sun-Times
April 22, 2006, 7am PDT
Despite their undying love of cars, Chicago commuters are grudgingly hopping on the train to avoid congestion from the "Dan Ryan Dig," a $600 million project to improve the "busiest road in Illinois."
The Wall Street Journal
March 29, 2006, 6am PST
Chicago has erupted in controversy over the potential naming of a street after a Black Panther; what have street names meant to different people in different cities?
The Chicago Tribune
March 10, 2006, 9am PST
Slowly but surely, the Chicago Public Housing Authority continues fundraising, demolition, and reconstruction at the infamous public housing project.
The Chicago Tribune
January 12, 2006, 6am PST
The Chicago Police Department is getting serious about community involvement in neighborhood safety, coinciding with the city's murder rate leveling off.
The Chicago Tribune
January 9, 2006, 2pm PST
A raging fire guts Adler & Sullivan's 1891 K.A.M./Pilgrim Baptist Church in Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood and, in silencing the rich echoes of over a century of human aspiration, offers a potent reminder of how architecture channels urban memory.
Repeat
January 4, 2006, 7am PST
This January Illinois lawmakers and citizens are set to do battle over the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that upheld the use of eminent domain for private economic development.
The Chicago Tribune
November 17, 2005, 2pm PST
Sherman Plaza, a new mixed-use development in the heart of downtown Evanston, Illinois is the latest in a series of developments that are transforming this once sleepy college town into a vital urban destination.
The New York Times
November 15, 2005, 12pm PST
Chicago experiences a surge in number of residents choosing to live in the center city, near jobs and recreation.
The Chicago Tribune