Illinois

Yesterday
Funded studies of the hyperloop concept are underway in the Midwest.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
July 11, 2018, 7am PDT
An effort is underway to reintroduce a natural habitats along a stretch of postindustrial Chicago River canal-scape. Floating garden modules are being used to attract species back to the area.
The Chicago Tribune
July 10, 2018, 10am PDT
Chicago's own city government, in the form of aldermanic prerogatives and privileges, contributes to racial and economic segregation, according to a new study.
Chicago Tribune
July 10, 2018, 7am PDT
An international design firm has completed the planned designs for a new transit station in the city of Chicago.
Chicago Tribune
July 4, 2018, 1pm PDT
A-frame sandwich board signs are illegal in Chicago, but they're widely used anyway.
Block Club Chicago
July 3, 2018, 12pm PDT
This isn’t a speculative, unfunded design competition. The city has already promised to borrow $4 billion toward the $8.5 billion O'Hare 21 expansion plan.
The Architect's Newspaper
June 30, 2018, 11am PDT
The coal industry is pushing legislation to limit the power of the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission.
Inside Climate News
June 29, 2018, 7am PDT
Can a little levity save us from reckless and distracted drivers?
Chicago Tribune
June 26, 2018, 2pm PDT
Chicago's current housing policies aren't protecting or producing affordable housing in gentrifying areas, so Mayor Rahm Emanuel is proposing a restructuring of the government. Advocates are skeptical of the idea.
Chicago Tribune
June 23, 2018, 7am PDT
The innovative car share company has the green light for a year long pilot project in the city of Chicago.
Smart Cities Dive
June 22, 2018, 6am PDT
Not all bike routes are created equal; some are just mellower.
Chicago Reader
June 16, 2018, 1pm PDT
Loop, as in a derivation of Hyperloop, conceived by Elon Musk and to be built by his newest venture, The Boring Company, is the technology of choice for high-speed transit to O'Hare Airport.
Chicago Tribune
June 15, 2018, 2pm PDT
A Chicago Department of Transportation commissioner calls the trend "very troubling."
Streetsblog Chicago
June 11, 2018, 6am PDT
Temporary suspension of rail service from New York City to Chicago prompts an engaging column, particularly for train buffs, on a bygone era when travel by rail was glamorous.
The New York Times
June 9, 2018, 7am PDT
The Federal government has awarded Illinois $132 million for new infrastructure around 75th street and 71st streets.
Chicago Tribune
June 7, 2018, 1pm PDT
Englewood is a predominately black neighborhood in Chicago, struggling with vacancies and the effects of failed urban policies. A bike and pedestrian path could be a huge benefit, but that benefit would look a lot different than other parts of city.
Streetsblog Chicago
June 1, 2018, 9am PDT
In neighborhoods with lots of new development, buildings cited in the Chicago Historic Resources Survey are coming down fast.
Chicago Magazine
May 30, 2018, 11am PDT
A new report from the Urban Institute and the Metropolitan Planning Council looks at ways to fight perpetual segregation as Chicago's affluent white population booms.
CityLab
May 24, 2018, 2pm PDT
A little less emphasis on the suburban, and a little more emphasis on the urban.
Chicago Tribune
May 24, 2018, 5am PDT
The Obama Presidential Center is still controversial, but it has also taken a key first step in the approvals process.
Chicago Tribune