Paradoxically, Chicago's roads are more gridlocked than ever despite fewer trips by car overall due to gas prices.
Oct 15, 2008 Chicago Tribune
Yorktown was a booming exurb of Chicago, until the mortgage crisis put the kibosh on a number of developments in progress. Residents of these 'ghost towns' find themselves stuck with properties they can't sell.
Oct 14, 2008 Chicago Tribune
Chicago preservationists are urging owners of the last of the city's neon signs to keep them intact.
Oct 8, 2008 USA Today
The architecture studio that won The History Channel's City of the Future competition last year has gotten some help making its ideas possible.
Oct 3, 2008 Architectural Record
Midway Airport may become the first U.S. airport to be privatized if the 99-year lease for $2.52 billion is approved by the City Council and F.A.A., following in the footsteps of privatizing the Chicago Skyway toll road in 2005.
Oct 2, 2008 The New York Times
As the 100-year anniversary of the writing of the Burnham Plan for Chicago approaches, the city and its suburbs are thinking big about how to improve the city.
Sep 16, 2008 Chicago Tribune
The Chicago Housing Authority is considering tearing down a 300-unit public housing project, with a vote expected Tuesday. Residents are understandably unhappy, and advocates say the demand for affordable housing is already greater than supply.
Sep 14, 2008 Chicago Tribune
Chicago's Metro is closing down its rolling taverns- not for reasons of temperance, but because they need the room for the growing number of rail commuters.
Aug 27, 2008 The Chicago Tribune
A new report from the Metropolitan Planning Council pegs the annual cost of congestion to the Chicago region at $7.3 billion.
Aug 14, 2008 Streetsblog
<p>Olympics-related construction in Beijing has impressed many, but does little to make the city a better place. Architecture critic Blair Kamin says Chicago needs to be careful about not repeating China's mistakes if it hosts the games in 2016.</p>
Aug 7, 2008 The Chicago Tribune