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February 14, 2018, 8am PST
CTA upgrades will speed up trains and increase capacity for four train lines in the city.
Streetsblog Chicago
February 10, 2018, 7am PST
A new book tells the story of Chicago's Cabrini-Green and reflects on what the lives of the people in this public housing project have to say about the lives of all Americans.
South Side Weekly
February 9, 2018, 10am PST
Three cities around the country have the hardware to provide coverage of the Olympics in public.
Smart Cities Dive
January 27, 2018, 1pm PST
A $2.3 billion extension of the CTA's Red Line would be the first extension of a Chicago's "L" line since 1993.
Chicago Tribune
January 25, 2018, 11am PST
After two years of operations, funded with $300,000, the city of Oak Park is ending its Divvy bikeshare operation.
Streetsblog Chicago
January 24, 2018, 9am PST
Given the fact that many homeless patients end up costing the system a lot more than average, several Chicago hospitals are considering ways to house them.
Crain's Chicago Business
January 24, 2018, 6am PST
A theater in Chicago will open a new musical about the famous urban planner and architect in June of this year.
Chicago Sun-Times
January 22, 2018, 1pm PST
Illinois gubernatorial candidate Chris Kennedy made waves when he said the rapidly shrinking population of African Americans was the intended result of the city's policy. An op-ed in the Chicago Reader agrees.
The Chicago Reader
January 20, 2018, 1pm PST
A new interactive maps brings a visual reality to the scale of displacement effected by urban renewal of the 1950s and 1960s.
Chicago Magazine
January 17, 2018, 6am PST
Chicago is one of the first cities to consider the use of "textalyzers," which would allow police officers to scan phones to see if they were in use during an accident.
Chicago Tribune
January 16, 2018, 9am PST
Kerida Roland is an African-American delivery man based in Chicago's South Loop who put more than 6,000 miles on Divvy bikes in 2017.
The Chicago Reader
January 13, 2018, 7am PST
A critique of the "Wisconsin: It's more you" ad campaign serves as a lesson for anyone who throws the word Millennial around like a magic talisman.
Chicago Tribune
January 11, 2018, 8am PST
Chicago Avenue is a key artery for the city, so why don't some bike advocates want a bike lane there?
Chicago Sun Times
January 1, 2018, 9am PST
As the Chicago bikeshare service extends to more area in the city, some of the stations are in less dense locations and get fewer riders. Thus, though Divvy's revenues have gone up, the income to the city from the program has gone down.
Chicago Tribune
December 27, 2017, 6am PST
The Infrastructure Trust was conceived of by Emanuel's administration to help gain private funds to restore the Uptown Theater. It hasn't done that, and some are questioning if it can serve any other useful purpose.
Chicago Sun Times
December 23, 2017, 11am PST
A new book of maps, photographs, and essays considers the rich historic legacy of land use and transportation on and around the Great Lakes.
CityLab
December 21, 2017, 2pm PST
It might have been assumed that the names Tiger Woods and Barack Obama would open doors on the South Side of Chicago. Questions about the former president's vision for the South Side persist.
Chicago Tribune
December 20, 2017, 11am PST
Joseph Berrios, Cook County assessor, is believed to have defrauded home-owners in majority minority neighborhoods. Now Berrios faces a lawsuit.
Chicago Tribune
December 20, 2017, 10am PST
The Chicago Transit Authority Board voted unanimously to raise fares, despite shrinking ridership.
Chicago Tribune
December 11, 2017, 1pm PST
A proposal to add express lanes on a notoriously congested stretch of I-55 that passes through the western Chicago suburbs could expand from $25 million to $700 million with the addition of an extra toll lane.
Chicago Tribune