Illinois

2 days ago
The One Central development would transform 34 acres over Metro tracks near Soldier Field.
Chicago Tribune
4 days ago
The opening of a new trauma center at the University of Chicago Hospital means many South Siders are closer to care, but there’s still a wide disparity between the distance white and black Chicagoans must travel for emergency care.
Chicago Tribune
5 days ago
Architect Larry Kearns argues that re-legalizing accessory dwelling units in Chicago could do a lot to promote affordable housing and economic diversity.
Chicago Cityscape
6 days ago
A comic strip called "Spinning Our Wheels' explores the difficulties of navigating Chicago with a special needs child.
Chicago Reader
6 days ago
Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, Jingoli Power, and Siemens Financial Services are pitching underground electricity transmission infrastructure for the midwest.
Des Moines Register
March 3, 2019, 9am PST
In 1970, half of the city's census tracts were middle-income. Now, only 16 percent of them remain so. Polarization between the well-off and the poor essentially splits the city in two.
WBEZ 91.5
February 28, 2019, 1pm PST
When is a dog park more than just a park for dogs?
CityLab
February 23, 2019, 7am PST
A huge piece of real estate along the Chicago River is primed to host a new mixed-use campus.
Crain's Chicago Business
February 21, 2019, 12pm PST
The new TIF is expected to generate $900 million. Opponents wanted to wait until a new mayor is elected to decide on the TIF.
Chicago Sun-Times
February 21, 2019, 6am PST
There are more than a few reasons to think that the Obama Presidential Center won't go the way of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, which gave up and decamped for Los Angeles.
Chicago Tribune
February 19, 2019, 6am PST
Gov. J.B. Pritzker has a $134 billion problem in unfunded pension liabilities. Along with several other measures, his administration is considering selling state assets, including the Illinois Tollway, to fill the hole.
Chicago Tribune
February 14, 2019, 6am PST
The suburb made famous by the likes of Frank Lloyd Wright and Ernest Hemingway is considering an inclusionary zoning ordinance in the hopes of enabling more affordable housing development.
Oak Leaves (Chicago Tribune)
February 12, 2019, 11am PST
Make no unbingeable television, or something like that.
Variety
February 12, 2019, 7am PST
Chicago is the home of a political movement to protect birds from the hazards presented by glass-sheathed modern buildings.
Chicago Tribune
February 8, 2019, 5am PST
The cities of Chicago and Los Angeles were in rare form after winter storms passed through in recent days.
The Orange County Register
February 7, 2019, 5am PST
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has followed the path laid by New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker in joining the U.S. Climate Alliance. All three are new Democratic governors replacing Republican predecessors.
InsideClimate News
January 31, 2019, 1pm PST
Other polar vortex-related transit news included fire on the tracks in Chicago.
Detroit Free Press
January 28, 2019, 7am PST
An investigative feature by Governing magazine blames the history of land use regulations like zoning and redlining for the racial segregation of contemporary communities all over the state of Illinois and the country.
Governing
January 22, 2019, 8am PST
New York and Chicago asked residents to suggest sites for new docking stations. Most were not put at those locations, but that doesn’t mean collecting public input is not a useful and important part of the planning process, say researchers.
CityLab
Feature
January 22, 2019, 5am PST
The following excerpt, written by Daniel Kay Hertz in the introduction to The Battle of Lincoln Park, challenges assumptions about the forces of gentrification in Chicago, with lessons for communities around the country.
Daniel Kay Hertz