Chicago

2 days ago
Loop, as in a derivation of Hyperloop, conceived by Elon Musk and to be built by his newest venture, The Boring Company, is the technology of choice for high-speed transit to O'Hare Airport.
Chicago Tribune
3 days ago
A Chicago Department of Transportation commissioner calls the trend "very troubling."
Streetsblog Chicago
June 11, 2018, 6am PDT
Temporary suspension of rail service from New York City to Chicago prompts an engaging column, particularly for train buffs, on a bygone era when travel by rail was glamorous.
The New York Times
June 9, 2018, 7am PDT
The Federal government has awarded Illinois $132 million for new infrastructure around 75th street and 71st streets.
Chicago Tribune
June 7, 2018, 1pm PDT
Englewood is a predominately black neighborhood in Chicago, struggling with vacancies and the effects of failed urban policies. A bike and pedestrian path could be a huge benefit, but that benefit would look a lot different than other parts of city.
Streetsblog Chicago
June 4, 2018, 5am PDT
Motivate operates Ford Gobike in the Bay Area, Citi Bike in New York and Divvy in Chicago among other bike share fleets.
CNET
June 1, 2018, 9am PDT
In neighborhoods with lots of new development, buildings cited in the Chicago Historic Resources Survey are coming down fast.
Chicago Magazine
May 30, 2018, 11am PDT
A new report from the Urban Institute and the Metropolitan Planning Council looks at ways to fight perpetual segregation as Chicago's affluent white population booms.
CityLab
May 24, 2018, 5am PDT
The Obama Presidential Center is still controversial, but it has also taken a key first step in the approvals process.
Chicago Tribune
May 22, 2018, 12pm PDT
Chicago continues to lose population from parts of the city, so vacant properties are multiplying. The city's "Large Lots" program aims to return vacant properties back to control by residents of the neighborhoods.
Chicago Tribune
May 21, 2018, 9am PDT
Two towers, one reaching 1,100 feet and the other 850 feet, will take their place in the Chicago skyline.
The Architect's Newspaper
May 16, 2018, 6am PDT
It can be easier for Chicago's urban gardeners to grow produce than to sell it.
Southside Weekly
May 15, 2018, 12pm PDT
After examining property taxes for Target, Family Dollar, and Liberty Bank in Chicago, Steven Vance found that nearby dense development paid more per square foot than the big box developments.
Chicago Cityscape
May 14, 2018, 11am PDT
Along with a scheme to simplify fares, Metra will roll out a one-day pass and a set of federally mandated safety updates.
The Chicago Tribune
May 7, 2018, 1pm PDT
Jobs and cheap housing give some small cities a big appeal for folks in their 20s and 30s.
Curbed
May 5, 2018, 7am PDT
Politics and economics win over public health in Racine County as the EPA exempted the area around the Foxconn's massive facility from meeting stricter ozone pollution standards, saving the company from investing in smog-reducing equipment.
Chicago Tribune
April 30, 2018, 7am PDT
Over 2,000 people died from hit-and-run collisions on American roads in 2016, the highest since 2009, claiming a disproportionate amount of pedestrian and cyclist lives. One solution: more protected bike lanes.
CBS This Morning
April 26, 2018, 2pm PDT
Some credit a drop in DUI arrests in the city of Chicago to drunks using ride hailing services.
Streetsblog
April 21, 2018, 11am PDT
Coach houses could provide affordable housing and revenue for home owners if they were more widely permitted in the city.
Chicago Cityscape
April 20, 2018, 8am PDT
Chicago's buses are getting slower. Putting dedicated bus lanes on the drive could speed buses up, and a growing coalition supports the idea of dedicated bus lanes on one of Chicago's busiest thoroughfares.
Crain's Chicago Business