Illinois

3 days ago
A little less emphasis on the suburban, and a little more emphasis on the urban.
Chicago Tribune
3 days ago
The Obama Presidential Center is still controversial, but it has also taken a key first step in the approvals process.
Chicago Tribune
5 days ago
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
6 days ago
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 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
April 18, 2018, 1pm PDT
The CTA just raised fares, but some think if the service were truly committed to equity it should be made free.
Chicago Reader
April 16, 2018, 12pm PDT
Plans to double the length of publicly accessible riverfront will be included in Mayor Rahm Emanuel's State of the City address tonight.
Chicago Sun Times
April 12, 2018, 8am PDT
A wave of investments is visiting one of the most famous, and notorious, neighborhoods in the city of Chicago. The question is whether the final product will be worth the expense.
Chicago Tribune
April 8, 2018, 5am PDT
Voting is open until April 13.
Illinois Top 200
March 30, 2018, 8am PDT
In an interview, urbanism scholar Emily Talen discusses what it would take to restore "main street principles" to American towns and cities. Understandably, small retailers play a big role.
Sidewalk Talk
March 28, 2018, 11am PDT
The announcement of the finalists to build the O'Hare Express has critics even more concerned about the project's viability.
Streetsblog Chicago
March 26, 2018, 7am PDT
Are the urban revival and the future of mobility already rendering parking lots obsolete? Chicago provides a case study of a new generation of skyscrapers rising were cars once parked.
Chicago Tribune
March 23, 2018, 10am PDT
Chicago-based Foxtrot looks to expand their new convenience store concept with a nationwide roll-out.
Modern Cities