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September 5, 2019, 12pm PDT
Vistra Energy is closing coal power plants in Illinois, each of which employs between 60 to 90 workers.
NBC
August 29, 2019, 12pm PDT
The city will evaluate all buildings over 50,000 square feet and make the energy performance ratings and information easily accessible.
Smart Cities Dive
August 15, 2019, 8am PDT
A new indoor vertical farming venture in Chicago seeks to change agricultural production by harnessing technology.
Chicago Tribune
August 14, 2019, 11am PDT
The company hopes that a broader service area and discounted rides will help people better access transit services.
Chicago Tribune
August 12, 2019, 12pm PDT
The Red Line extension to 130th is still unfunded and a universal Chicago fare card hasn’t materialized, but in the immediate term, the Metra can run more trains and charge lower fares to help get the South Side moving.
Chicago Tribune
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 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 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
March 25, 2019, 11am PDT
The project will bring money and visitors to Chicago’s South Side, but the community wants more assurances that the future of residents will be a priority.
Next City
March 22, 2019, 7am PDT
A new mobility task force report looks to guide the city toward a more multimodal transportation system that addresses accessibility and congestion.
Chicago Tribune
January 18, 2019, 6am PST
Assurances that the plan will not include large commercial venues have not calmed fears about the future of local independent clubs.
Chicago Tribune
December 21, 2018, 8am PST
Transit-oriented development has ramped up in Chicago, but racial and economic inequities have come along with it. A proposed ordinance would expand TOD zones while also preventing displacement of residents.
Streetsblog Chicago
December 12, 2018, 8am PST
His work in Chicago has created spaces that protect and celebrate black lives and experience.
Forbes
December 2, 2018, 7am PST
The massive proposed development project on the Chicago River is facing a host of questions about density, open space, and infrastructure.
Chicago Tribune
November 13, 2018, 11am PST
Tax increment financing (TIF) districts are common in municipalities across the country. However, the economic development tool is also poorly understood and often the target of criticism.
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
November 13, 2018, 9am PST
Driving is often marketed as fun and liberating, but millennials aren’t buying it.
Chicago Tribune
November 12, 2018, 5am PST
A newly installed parklet in Chicago is part of a larger program to engage the city’s public spaces.
Next City
November 4, 2018, 1pm PST
The city recently received a grant that will help it grow its bike-share network, particularly into areas that have been underserved.
WTTW
October 25, 2018, 5am PDT
Both cities have aging transit systems in need of major repairs. Chicago’s approach has helped turn the system around while New York is still grappling with its issues.
The New York Times