Illinois

March 26, 2007, 6am PDT
<p>The first of its kind development is hoping to transform the booming interest in all things green into, well, green.</p>
Business Week
March 22, 2007, 5am PDT
<p>Developers in Ozark, Illinois have incorporated a historic cemetery into a downtown revitalization project, hoping to create usable open space for the community.</p>
Springfield News-Leader
March 21, 2007, 6am PDT
<p>San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, whose city has typically been recognized for its environmental leadership, recently visited Chicago to observe the pioneering work of Mayor Daley in implementing green building principles and gather new ideas.</p>
The Chicago Tribune
March 20, 2007, 8am PDT
<p>Though only a few towers remain from Chicago's notorious Cabrini Green housing project, new and old problems persist.</p>
The New York Times
March 9, 2007, 8am PST
As part of a federal plan to accelerate the planning of new multistate highway corridors, Indiana is rallying support for a 63-mile, privately-funded tollway to connect the state to neighboring Illinois.
Northwest Indiana Times
March 6, 2007, 5am PST
<p>Chicago Transit Authority board members prefer to drive, leading the mass transit riding public to think they don't understand system problems.</p>
The Chicago Tribune
March 2, 2007, 6am PST
<p>Architect Helmut Jahn's design for a new single-room occupancy building on the edge of Chicago's former Cabrini Green project gets high marks, but some criticize the cost of using high-end architects for affordable housing.</p>
The Chicago Tribune
February 27, 2007, 8am PST
<p>Chicago Mayor Richard Daley proposed a revised version of a crosstown expressway his father, former Mayor Richard J. Daley, first envisioned almost 30 years ago. The mayor's new plan for a Mid-City Transitway would utilize existing rights of way.</p>
The Chicago Tribune
February 1, 2007, 8am PST
<p>Chicago is keen to use porous asphalt and paving for new transportation projects, touting its environmental benefits, but questions remain about its long term effectiveness -- including its ability to withstand Chicago winters.</p>
The Chicago Tribune
January 24, 2007, 6am PST
<p>As more seniors and empty nesters seek to reclaim the downtown lifestyle of their youth, small towns across America are experiencing a second chance at economic vitality.</p>
The New York Times
January 1, 2007, 1pm PST
<p>A battle is raging in rural Illinois over a proposed multi-county water authority that would control the use and tax of water within the heavily farmed region. Many farmers fear a loss of control, and developers anticipate more restrictions.</p>
The Chicago Tribune
December 15, 2006, 8am PST
<p>A back door plan to use eminent domain to provide additional parking for a main street shopping district creates outrage in a Chicago area community.</p>
The Chicago Tribune
November 22, 2006, 11am PST
<p>Developers in Chicago are hoping to reuse an old lamp factory building by transforming it into a green merchandise mart.</p>
Crain's Chicago Business
November 10, 2006, 7am PST
<p>Despite declining manufacturing employment, Chicago has continuously reinvented itself -- resulting in a thriving, diverse economy that leverages the throngs of young professionals continually attracted to the city.</p>
The Wall Street Journal
November 8, 2006, 2pm PST
<p>Two new environmentally-friendly housing projects in Chicago are geared towards the city's homeless population.</p>
The New York Times
November 8, 2006, 5am PST
<p>Owners of 19th Century homes in Chicago are seeing condo developments moving rapidly into their neighborhoods despite the efforts of preservationists.</p>
The New York Times
November 6, 2006, 6am PST
<p>As its first residential subdivision is approved, developers are banking that the tiny town of Hebron, Illinois, will be the location for the next wave of Chicago's suburban growth.</p>
The Chicago Tribune
October 25, 2006, 5am PDT
<p>A record-setting amount of apartments in Chicago were converted into condominiums in 2005, and Mayor Richard Daley has formed a task force to limit the trend which is rapidly diminishing affordable housing in the city.</p>
Crain's Chicago Business
October 16, 2006, 11am PDT
<p>Robert Taylor Homes, the largest in a wave of urban public housing projects built during the 1960s, has finally fallen victim to the wreaking ball as part of the Chicago Housing Authorities massive redevelopment plans.</p>
The Miami Herald
October 11, 2006, 1pm PDT
<p>Architecture critic Blair Kamin bemoans the misplaced opulence of the many mansions that have popped up in classic Chicago neighborhoods over the last couple of years.</p>
The Chicago Tribune