Illinois

Would you like a cerveza with that? A hip neighborhood in Chicago will play host to the first alcohol-serving Taco Bell. Isolated incident, or the future of fast food?
Yesterday   Chicago Tribune
Angie Schmitt and Payton Chung have created a three-part series on the Indiana Toll Road and how its example informs the use of private finance to build and maintain highways.
Nov 24, 2014   Streetsblog USA
Why would Whole Foods—a company colloquially known as "Whole Paycheck" and as a staple of wealthy neighborhoods—open an 18,000 square foot location in one of the most impoverished parts of Chicago?
Nov 20, 2014   The Washington Post - Wonkblog
Emily Badger discusses a phenomenon of gentrification in Chicago: former single room occupancy hotels, historically reserved for low-income housing, are being converted into market-rate rentals.
Nov 14, 2014   The Washington Post
We've all heard about NIMBY politics, but what about NITBY? What would prompt some people to adopt a "Not In Their Backyard" stance?
Nov 10, 2014   Pedestrian Observations
Beijing's MAD Architects have unveiled their preliminary design for Chicago's Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, inspiring no shortage of commentary in the process.
Nov 5, 2014   Curbed Chicago
With the backing of powerful nonprofit and for-profit investors, the Housing Partnership Equity Trust is making waves with its triple bottom line approach to affordable housing. More importantly, it’s making money.
Nov 4, 2014   Next City
Yonah Freemark writes an op-ed that argues for the Chicago Transit Authority to do more than maintain the status quo.
Nov 3, 2014   Crain's Chicago Business
Luxury condos are often identified as the culprit in urban gentrification, but could it be that teardowns of single family homes that give way to much larger single family homes is a driver of suburban gentrification?
Nov 2, 2014   Chicago Tribune
Karin Weise reports that an anonymous bidder will pay $3.2 million to purchase 6,000 foreclose homes in Detroit.
Oct 27, 2014   Business Week
Chicago's home county this year launched its first transportation since 1940. Initial outreach efforts have produced a draft vision statement and four planning scenarios.
Oct 21, 2014   Chi.Streetsblog