December 14, 2016, 5am PST
With some 20,000 vacant lots located around the city, Chicago is expanding the Large Lots Program that allows property owners to buy nearby lots for $1.
December 9, 2016, 11am PST
After the city's government cut funding to mental health services, closing many of the city's clinics, residents of Chicago's West Side voted overwhelmingly to tax their properties to reverse that trend.
December 2, 2016, 11am PST
The Chicago City Council has authorized a billion dollars in funding for upgrades and maintenance for the city's Red, Purple, and Brown Line trains; the city hopes to get additional federal funds before Obama leaves office.
November 29, 2016, 12pm PST
The city of Chicago will install 752 new parking meters in 2017—but still fall far from the Shoupian ideal.
November 27, 2016, 1pm PST
An interactive map from Chicago Cityscape shows all of the city's parking lots, vacant spaces, and city-owned land. Not all of it is truly vacant, or developable, but the map shows how much scope remains for new construction.
November 24, 2016, 5am PST
Is Whole Foods making Thanksgiving accessible for residents of Englewood in Chicago?
November 7, 2016, 8am PST
The city wants both public uses to be housed in "eye-catching works of architecture."
November 3, 2016, 11am PDT
Chicago's Kennedy Expressway to the O'Hare Airport is getting a $22.9 million lane expansion, some active transit and public transit advocates question the wisdom of that investment.
October 28, 2016, 8am PDT
The Chicago Central Area Committee has thrown its hand into the ring for the "100&Change" grant from the MacArthur Foundation.
October 25, 2016, 2pm PDT
The Chicago River is attracting some of the city's most creative visions for the future. The second plan in recent months proves the potential of the river as an open space asset.
October 20, 2016, 12pm PDT
With the announcement of a $100 million infusion into a local investment fund, Chicago will become the first city to fund in ways usually reserved for the federal government.
October 17, 2016, 2pm PDT
A successful TOD will be predicated upon three core elements: 1) development; 2) transit; and 3) transit-friendly amenities. While focus tends to be on the first two elements, this article provides insights on the importance of the third element.
Renewal & Redevelopment (Association for Redevelopment Initiatives)
October 16, 2016, 5am PDT
Gabe Klein thinks a proposed ban on self-driving cars in Chicago is shortsighted.
October 12, 2016, 6am PDT
The Hilliard Homes avoided the wrecking ball for 50 years, even while other high-rise projects were knocked down. A Chicago Reader pierce suggests the design and management of these buildings could make them a model for future High-rise projects.
October 9, 2016, 11am PDT
Chicago suburban residents were long more conservative than the average Illinois voter but, over the last two decades, that has changed.
October 6, 2016, 5am PDT
John Greenfield's Op-Ed calls for legislation to mandate safety guards on trucks operating in the city of Chicago.
October 3, 2016, 7am PDT
Chicago's Englewood neighborhood recently saw the opening of a Whole Foods, Starbucks, and other retailers in a bit of a good news, for a neighborhood that's challenged by low employment and high violence.
September 29, 2016, 6am PDT
All six bicyclists killed in Chicago this year had something in common: commercial vehicles. Still missing from the discussion: what to do about it.
September 28, 2016, 6am PDT
Chicago smokers will soon be able to vote on matters of pop culture importance with their butts.
September 16, 2016, 12pm PDT
The Chicago Department of Transportation is busy with bike infrastructure projects around the city. Steven Vance updates the latest.