March 27, 2014, 10am PDT
Chicago political leaders are floating a pair of competing bills that would regulate transportation network companies like Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar. Cab companies are pushing for legislation, seeking a “level playing field” in the market.
October 29, 2013, 11am PDT
In desirable cities across America, home prices are well on their way back to pre-bust levels. But in areas like Chicago's southern suburbs, prices are down more than 40 percent from recent highs, and approaching were they were twenty years ago.
June 17, 2013, 6am PDT
Greg Hinz tours the unfinished 'superstation' under Block 37 in the central Loop, built by the Chicago Transit Authority at a cost of $218 million. It would cost an estimated $150 million to complete, a sum that's unlikely to be raised anytime soon.
May 29, 2013, 12pm PDT
Not to be outdone by its big (and small) city brethren, the nation's third largest city is launching its long-awaited, and relatively secretive, bike-sharing program next month. And according to Paul Merrion, they're starting with a bang.
April 25, 2013, 7am PDT
On Chicago's South Side, Jackson Park once inspired million of visitors to the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, including a young Frank Lloyd Wright. After years of neglect, Robert Karr Jr. wants to revitalize the park along a Japanese theme.
April 17, 2013, 2pm PDT
After five rough years, architecture billings are on a sustained upswing. In Chicago, where the number of employed architects dropped 33 percent between 2008-2011, this means firms are staffing up to meet a growing number of commissions.
March 4, 2013, 9am PST
With its surging job and population growth, and high retail sales, downtown Chicago is outperforming the suburbs for the first time in decades. Perhaps more than any other city in the country, it reflects the inversion of the post-war paradigm.
March 30, 2012, 7am PDT
Mary E. Morrison reports on a precipitous drop in the percentage of renters leasing parking spaces in new downtown Chicago residential buildings, causing developers to rethink the way they build and market their buildings.
March 28, 2012, 12pm PDT
A sluggish housing market has stemmed the flow of young parents into Chicago's suburbs, putting pressure on city officials to make public schools better, John Pletz reports.
January 12, 2009, 8am PST
The city of Chicago has missed a deadline to approve a pending parking fee ordinance that would have helped the city qualify for $153 million in federal grant money.
November 22, 2006, 11am PST
<p>Developers in Chicago are hoping to reuse an old lamp factory building by transforming it into a green merchandise mart.</p>
October 25, 2006, 5am PDT
<p>A record-setting amount of apartments in Chicago were converted into condominiums in 2005, and Mayor Richard Daley has formed a task force to limit the trend which is rapidly diminishing affordable housing in the city.</p>
August 8, 2006, 12pm PDT
After over a century of being cut off from Lake Michigan, the southeast side is gearing up for the newest, largest development project in years in the sleepy, working-class neighborhood of South Chicago.
August 26, 2003, 8am PDT
A zoning rewrite will impose tougher restrictions on downtown parking in Chicago.
July 23, 2003, 1pm PDT
Residence hall blends modernity, ammenities, site appropriateness at the Illinois Institute of Technology
October 1, 2002, 6am PDT
If affordable housing is the goal, get rid of inclusionary zoning requirements.
July 27, 2002, 9am PDT
Nearly 3% of Chicago's land is designated as tax-increment financing (TIF) districts. Now, four years later, has it worked?
July 3, 2002, 2pm PDT
Chicago reveals the first draft of their plan for Chicago's core -- the city is to become the greenest city in the U.S.
July 2, 2002, 12pm PDT
A Chicago marketing executive plans to build 80 residential "homes" in a 40-story high rise -- doggie corridors and all.
May 7, 2002, 2pm PDT
Michael Suhadolnik fills a void by building low-cost, energy effiencient housing with New Urbanism style.