Illinois

In many ways, Chicagoland's transportation system is the envy of other American cities, but a new report says that lack of coordination and fragmented authority costs the area in economic development potential.
4 days ago   Chicago Tribune
Collecting an reusing rainwater is one way cities can deal with diminishing freshwater supplies. The more people can collect, the better. And people can collect more water if they have bigger containers.
Aug 1, 2009   Governing
At the Midwest High Speed Rail Summit today in Chicago, an agreement was struck between eight states to work cooperatively to achieve Recovery Act funding to develop the Chicago Hub High Speed Rail Corridor - also called the Midwest corridor.
Jul 29, 2009   Environmental News Service
Organizers claim city money won't be needed as Chicago edges closer to securing the 2016 Summer Olympics, but locals are wary about the costs that could fall on them. The recession is exacerbating concerns.
Jul 28, 2009   The New York Times
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed into law a bill that will bring about $31 billion worth of road, transit and school construction projects.
Jul 15, 2009   Chicago Tribune
With a housing market full of new condos and converted loft buildings, Chicago is becoming a popular place to purchase a vacation home.
Jul 10, 2009   The New York Times
The 1909 Plan of Chicago is widely credited to Daniel Burnham. But Burnham's right-hand-man, Edward Bennett not only played a big role in writing the plan, he also helped put it into action.
Jul 7, 2009   Chicago Tribune
High speed rail advocates in Chicago have released a study that says building a 220-m.p.h. train between Chicago and St. Louis is an achievable goal.
Jul 5, 2009   Chicago Tribune
Chicago's river has often played second fiddle to its lakefront. A new riverwalk hopes to change that.
Jun 29, 2009   Chicago Tribune
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) says service cuts are imminent, and invites the public to weigh in on how the cuts will play out.
Jun 25, 2009   Chicago Tribune
Cities produce more CO2 per acre, but much less per person than other types of living, according to a new study by The Center for Neighborhood Technology.
Jun 22, 2009   Chicago Sun-Times