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Express rail between the Loop and O'Hare moves a step closer to reality
November 22, 2017, 11am PST
The Chicago City Council has approved a new budget that includes a new transit funding mechanism that could level the playing field for transit.
October 31, 2017, 1pm PDT
Chicago's Mayor Emanuel's proposed tax would be used for the benefit of transit.
October 18, 2017, 1pm PDT
The city of Chicago is already taxing rides with transportation network companies like Uber and Lyft. Now mayor Rahm Emanual wants to raise those fees and spend the extra money on transit projects.
October 16, 2017, 2pm PDT
The new 312 RiverRun will connect three parks on a two-mile elevated pedestrian path.
July 31, 2017, 6am PDT
The administration of Rahm Emanuel okayed a financial scheme to move money for poor neighborhoods into a fund for Navy Pier, a downtown mall and theater.
July 22, 2017, 5am PDT
Opponents of red light cameras have achieved a major victory against the Rahm Administration in Chicago.
June 23, 2017, 7am PDT
Chicago's North Branch Framework Plan and Design Guidelines, approved in May, is already having the expected effect: big, flashy developments in the pipeline.
June 13, 2017, 12pm PDT
Chicago is following in the footsteps of cities around the country (a few years behind the pack) in adopting a Vision Zero plan to eliminate traffic deaths and serious injuries by 2026.
February 7, 2017, 7am PST
Designed for a different era, Willis Tower's pedestrian-phobic base is in line for a complete overhaul. The goal is to open the immense tower to the street.
January 14, 2017, 5am PST
The Emanuel Administration has yet to secure needed funding for a big project to update Chicago's Union Station. Now it's up to the Trump Administration to supply a needed loan.
January 9, 2017, 11am PST
The city of Chicago was working hard to win the federal funding while the Obama Administration is still in power.
September 5, 2016, 7am PDT
New and improved bus service launched on the South Side of Chicago over Labor Day weekend.
August 12, 2016, 6am PDT
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is looking for ways to raise local funds to help secure the federal funds necessary for the CTA's Red-Purple Bypass Project.
March 25, 2016, 7am PDT
In a much-hyped address earlier this week. Mayor Rahm Emanuel chose the title "Building on Burnham" to describe his survey of the Chicago's ongoing and future plans to develop parks and open space.
March 10, 2016, 12pm PST
This month, the city of Chicago will choose a team of engineers to brainstorm an express rail line to O'Hare Airport. The plan has come under criticism for diverting future resources away from transit in low-income areas.
February 19, 2016, 1pm PST
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel proposed an expansion of the city's Downtown Zoning District this week. The changes would allow taller buildings in a larger swath of the city.
November 18, 2015, 2pm PST
A special investigation by the Chicago Tribune finds inconsistencies and errors with the city's "'Children's Safety Zone" initiative, which places speed camera near schools and parks.
October 2, 2015, 9am PDT
This month, changes to Chicago's Affordable Requirements Ordinance (ARO) will go into effect, raising the in-lieu fees developers must pay to opt out of building affordable units downtown.
The Architect's Newspaper
August 13, 2015, 1pm PDT
When an exciting and popular addition to the public realm becomes available, like it did in Chicago earlier this year with The 606 trail, concerns about gentrification and displacement are sure to follow.