Illinois

Pete Saunders compares the disparate experiences of two Chicago suburbs, Naperville and Joliet, who took different approaches to legacy.
6 days ago   The Corner Side Yard
A manufacturer of solar systems has planned to develop the country's largest urban solar power plant at a brownfield in Chicago.
Jun 5, 2009   The Architect's Newspaper
The rowhouse, a style of housing that began in 17th century Europe, is gaining in popularity in the U.S.
May 25, 2009   Chicago Tribune
More Chicago area residents are riding transit when compared to figures form 2003, and they're riding more often.
May 1, 2009   Chicago Sun-Times
A thoughtful look at what made Daniel Burnham's plan for the City of Chicago so successful.
Apr 20, 2009   Urbanophile
According to this article, community gardens can reinvent struggling neighborhoods by causing its residents to "band together."
Apr 16, 2009   Chicago Tribune
A memorial to famed planner Daniel Burnham will be built on the lakefront in Chicago, and three finalists were recently chosen to design it. The designs haven't been made public yet, to the frustration of some locals.
Apr 6, 2009   Chicago Tribune
The Chicago Tribune formed its own panel of international judges -- made up of tourists -- to tour and evaluate the city's proposed venues for the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Apr 6, 2009   Chicago Tribune
The site of the Chicago Spire, now an undeveloped eyesore, may soon see progress, as its developer and AFL-CIO negotiate for funding.
Mar 26, 2009   Chicago Tribune
Duke Energy hopes to tap $3.4 billion of stimulus funds to build the nation's first clean coal plant, burning the coal in a gaseous form and storing the CO2 emissions. It already has received federal funds to build the $2.35 coal power plant in IN.
Mar 20, 2009   The New York Times: Energy & Environment
Car-free for more than 15 years, Chicago opened its dying pedestrian mall on State Street to vehicular traffic in 1996, with huge success. Should Boston planners and officials consider a similar strategy for its Downtown Crossing?
Mar 11, 2009   The Boston Globe