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After an initial proposal a year ago, prompting immediate and strong criticism, the Chicago Transit Authority has completed its environmental assessment of a proposal designed to improve service capacity at the infamous bottleneck of Clark Junction.
Yesterday   Crain's Chicago Business
Gensler has revealed the designs for The Museum of Bond Vehicles + Espionage, which will be located in Momence, Illinois. Momence, pop. 3000, is hoping the museum could jump start their economy and put them on the map.
Jul 19, 2010   Fast Company
Like many transit agencies across the country, the economic recession has limited the capacity of Chicago's CTA to maintain itself. <em>Governing</em> talks with the man tasked with saving -- and recreating -- the troubled system.
Jul 14, 2010   Governing
After three years of false starts, there is renewed interest in a congestion pricing plan for the Chicago area.
Jul 14, 2010   Chicago Tribune
Chicago and New York City have secured funds form the Federal Transportation Administration to build bus rapid transit systems.
Jul 13, 2010   The Architect's Newspaper
In this 4:32 minute video in a bike store, Gov. Quinn expresses his enthusiasm for cycling after signing a bill intended to make Illinois the safest state to bicycle. Motorists take heed - expect to be ticketed for driving too close to a cyclist.
Jul 8, 2010   The State of Illinois Press Release
Wal-Mart is succeeding in convincing Chicago politicians that it will create sustainable "employment and revenue for the city." The predominantly suburban-based supercenter chain is trying to move into denser urban areas.
Jun 28, 2010   New York Times
<em>Chicago Tribune</em> architecture critic Blair Kamin reviews a few mall retrofits and finds that breathing life back into a dead mall can be a challenge.
Jun 25, 2010   Chicago Tribune
A pilot bike-sharing program will debut this summer in downtown Chicago.
Jun 22, 2010   Chicago Now
As Blackhawk fans crammed into downtown Chicago to celebrate their Stanley Cup victory last week, the editors at Pruned were reminded of a fantastical proposal for a downtown stadium built into the tops of skyscrapers.
Jun 21, 2010   Pruned
What is the toll that communities, especially poorer ones pay when locally owned banks with local ties are taken over by larger ones? This article describes how the loss of just such a bank has affected Maywood, a working class suburb of Chicago.
Jun 21, 2010   The New York Times - Business Day