Chicago

3 days ago
An algae bloom in the Gulf of Mexico has resulted in an oxygen-starved area the size of Massachusetts. Part of the problem is sewage runoff flowing south from Chicago.
Chicago Tribune
3 days ago
Chicago’s alderman have control of millions of dollars of street resurfacing "menu money" for local projects. Inspector General Joe Ferguson argues that money would be better spent in a coordinated effort.
Chicago Sun-Times
4 days ago
The $45 billion transportation bill approved by the Illinois Legislature ended up including more public transit funding than it originally offered, but a Kendall County Metra project raises questions.
Streetsblog Chicago
Blog post
5 days ago
After growing in the first half of the decade, some cities might be losing population. Is this because of the pace of immigration has slowed?
Michael Lewyn
6 days ago
Cities go through ups and downs over time, and where a city is in its longer history can reveal the reasons behind population changes.
Governing
June 16, 2019, 9am PDT
Richard Driehaus attests to the importance of intentional, context-oriented design on the neighborhood level.
Crain's Chicago Business
June 13, 2019, 2pm PDT
The decision about where to locate a new casino project depends on competing goals—to maximize revenues or bring jobs and development to neighborhoods that need them.
Chicago Tribune
June 9, 2019, 7am PDT
Advocates are relieved Elon Musk's proposal to build a new subterranean connection to O'Hare is dead, but still disappointed at the wasted brainpower and public funding devoted to the idea.
Chicago Sun-Times
June 3, 2019, 11am PDT
New research from the University of Colorado Denver and the University of New Mexico sheds light on how to make cities safer for cyclists and other road users and refutes some assumptions about bike safety, such as "safety-in-numbers."
CU Denver Today
June 1, 2019, 5am PDT
The el/El/L debate has never been resolved, but the CTA says its usage is the correct one.
Chicago Magazine
May 24, 2019, 7am PDT
A question of whose business is suppressing whose in the city of Chicago was decided by the State Supreme Court.
Chicago Tribune
May 18, 2019, 5am PDT
Chicago residents living in low-lying parts of the city dread the rainfall that too often brings flooding.
Chicago Tribune
May 15, 2019, 5am PDT
A design-focused study of mode choice doesn’t consider the many ways people interact with and travel through urban environments.
City Observatory
May 10, 2019, 8am PDT
The Inclusive Innovation Playbook provides guidance about how to create smart cities without leaving anyone behind.
Smart Cities Dive
May 9, 2019, 1pm PDT
Questions raised by a proposal to build a new airport 37 miles south of Downtown Chicago: Does the region even need a new airport? And would this particular airport proposal serve to induce more sprawl in the region?
Chicago Tribune
May 6, 2019, 2pm PDT
The city’s resilience plan seeks to identify shocks and stresses while fostering equity and community.
Next City
May 2, 2019, 11am PDT
Via will now operate in a much larger portion of Chicago.
Streetsblog Chicago
May 1, 2019, 7am PDT
The state of Indiana didn't have $3 million to spare to keep the Hoosier State Amtrak passenger rail line operational.
Chicago Tribune
April 28, 2019, 7am PDT
One venture plans to fund a 100-acre campus for tech, bioscience, and medical research in Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood.
Chicago Tribune
April 27, 2019, 11am PDT
The Second City has a new third-tallest skyscraper.
Chicago Tribune