Illinois

Yesterday
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
5 days ago
Crossing the street can be dangerous in the best conditions, but a $500 fine for looking at the phone while crossing the street won't help anything, according to this editorial.
Chicago Tribune
December 5, 2017, 6am PST
Express rail between the Loop and O'Hare moves a step closer to reality
Progressive Railroading
December 4, 2017, 6am PST
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) plans to put 20 electric buses into their fleet and power them with en-route chargers.
Streetsblog
November 23, 2017, 5am PST
Streetsblog Chicago took a look at the big projects reshaping the Chicago Transit Authority, on the occasion of the transit system's 70th anniversary.
Streetsblog Chicago
November 22, 2017, 11am PST
The Chicago City Council has approved a new budget that includes a new transit funding mechanism that could level the playing field for transit.
Streetsblog Chicago
November 22, 2017, 6am PST
The Regional Transportation Authority has been supporting transit oriented development planning processes in suburbs like Bartlett.
Chicago Tribune
November 16, 2017, 1pm PST
Six thousand different maps of Chicago can now be automatically dissected online.
Chicago Cityscape
November 16, 2017, 6am PST
Chicago-land bikers and walkers are facing increased danger outside the city's center.
Daily Herald
November 13, 2017, 9am PST
A new report from Active Transit Alliance outlines plans to get Chicago buses back up to speed.
Streetsblog Chicago
November 10, 2017, 8am PST
The new group will challenge the unequal distribution of mobility resources to low-income communities of color.
Chi.Streetsblog
November 8, 2017, 1pm PST
The Chicago Tribune's editorial board argues that congestion pricing will not only decrease congestion, but also make the city more attractive to people and businesses.
Chicago Tribune
October 31, 2017, 1pm PDT
Chicago's Mayor Emanuel's proposed tax would be used for the benefit of transit.
The Washington Post
October 28, 2017, 5am PDT
A new series from the Chicago Tribune explores the Midwest's complicated relationship with Lake Michigan.
Chicago Tribune
October 20, 2017, 7am PDT
Chicago's Planning Department is putting eight city lots to work as "Stormwater Parks."
Chicago Cityscape
October 18, 2017, 1pm PDT
The city of Chicago is already taxing rides with transportation network companies like Uber and Lyft. Now mayor Rahm Emanual wants to raise those fees and spend the extra money on transit projects.
DNAinfo Chicago
October 18, 2017, 11am PDT
It's the day everyone has been waiting for! The 2017 "Rattiest Cities" list has been announced.
The Washington Post
October 16, 2017, 2pm PDT
The new 312 RiverRun will connect three parks on a two-mile elevated pedestrian path.
DNAinfo Chicago
October 14, 2017, 7am PDT
Chicago trains and buses have long had dark cloth coverings, which can hide liquids and make for unpleasant experiences for riders.
Reader
October 13, 2017, 11am PDT
As the former president seeks to distinguish the Obama Presidential Center from for-profit development, many locals still want to see a binding community benefits agreement.
CityLab