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.
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.
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.
November 15, 2005, 12pm PST
Chicago experiences a surge in number of residents choosing to live in the center city, near jobs and recreation.
November 1, 2005, 8am PST
The newly opened park, a ground-breaking achievement, is a model for all other cities in terms of both design and operations.
October 25, 2005, 12pm PDT
Will cable and satellite TV make the massive Cesar Pelli-designed HDTV tower proposed for Chicago's Gold Coast a white elephant? Lynn Becker critiques the Beitler Tower proposal.
October 25, 2005, 9am PDT
Heritage at Millennium Park, the latest skyscraper to grace Chicago's already dense skyline, is already garnering a lot of attention.
October 20, 2005, 10am PDT
How to be mobile in Chicago without owning a car.
October 7, 2005, 2pm PDT
Why is McDonalds is trying to block Starbucks from moving into the Liberty Square shopping center in Wauconda, IL?
October 6, 2005, 2pm PDT
City property maintenance inspectors find that they are better able to view property code violations on bikes rather than in cars, saving tax dollars on gas and reducing emmissions.
October 6, 2005, 7am PDT
The WSJ profiles developer Jim Koman of Koman Properties Inc., and questions whether eminent domain is the only realistic tool for growth in severely depressed urban areas like East St. Louis.
October 4, 2005, 9am PDT
The FAA approves a $15 billion budget to expand O'Hare airport -- and just as quickly, a federal court halts the project.
October 3, 2005, 8am PDT
The Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission has published its comprehensive land-use guide, the 2040 Regional Framework Plan, to facilitate collaboration at the local and regional levels.
September 22, 2005, 12pm PDT
Can big business maintain local values, even as national and international conglomerates swallow up hometown companies?
Governing.com: 13th Floor
September 6, 2005, 12pm PDT
A modernist masterpiece by architect Mies van der Rohe's reopens after the most radical restoration of its 50 year history. A photo essay on the restoration includes a discussion of its legacy.
September 4, 2005, 5am PDT
A contest sponsored by the Chicago Chapter of the AIA is hoping to make recycling hip in Chicago again.
August 31, 2005, 9am PDT
A look at some of Chicago's plans for building the future.
August 30, 2005, 8am PDT
Whitney Gould reviews a new "traditional" neighborhood in Madison, WI.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
August 3, 2005, 1pm PDT
Chicago's latest attempt to build a massive trophy condo/hotel tower makes writer Peter Slatin's head spin.
August 1, 2005, 9am PDT
Worries over terrorist threats are just one concern about the newly proposed Lake Shore Drive skyscraper.