The IL state senate's 51-2 passage of a bill creating the Illinois and Midwest High Speed Rail Commission on March 18 is a major step toward planning the 150+ mph train from Chicago to St. Louis.
Mar 23, 2010 Metro Magazine
State legislators in Illinois have lifted a 23-year ban on building nuclear plants within the state.
Mar 17, 2010 Chicago Sun-Times
The don't bite. They don't need much space. They follow kids around like a dog. We're talking about miniature goats. Planning commissions across the country are being asked to moved the hooved animals into the "pet" category.
Mar 9, 2010 USA Today
Long commute + High Fuel Costs = Home Losses in Exurbs.
Feb 26, 2010 Marketplace
The Cabrini-Green Housing Projects in Chicago, Illinois were some of the worst examples of the public housing towers era. This stop motion video captures the demolition of one of the last buildings left in the redevelopment process.
Feb 23, 2010 Cabrini-Green.com
<em>Chicago Tribune</em> architecture critic Blair Kamin argues that America's foray into high speed rail should also focus on the rail stations and user experience in addition to the speed.
Feb 2, 2010 Chicago Tribune
The City of Chicago, in a much criticized move, recently privatized its parking enforcement. Stephen Goldsmith says the program should be celebrated instead of booed.
Jan 24, 2010 Governing Magazine
A radio interview in Chicago talks about the merits of street food and the historical reasons for restrictions on vendors.
Jan 23, 2010 WGN Radio 720
That's how newly-developed communities are making it work, says Laura Wright in this in-depth look at how sprawl happened in Chicago and how smart growth is revitalizing the city.
Jan 7, 2010 NRDC's onearth
The state of Minnesota has released its final plans for a high-speed rail route connecting the Twin Cities to Chicago.
Dec 31, 2009 Minneapolis-St. Paul Star-Tribune