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The 760-acre North Branch Industrial Corridor could be a game changer for the North Side, but the Chicago Tribune wants to make sure that quality of life is considered along visions of economic development.
The Chicago Tribune
4 days ago
A controversial form of value capture, tax increment financing begs for further analysis and understanding. A new report by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy sheds light on the subject.
CityLab
September 12, 2018, 12pm PDT
The U.S. Green Building Council launched the LEED for Cities program in 2016.
Smart Cities Dive
September 6, 2018, 5am PDT
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel made a surprise announcement this week that he would not seek a third term in office.
Streetsblog Chicago
September 3, 2018, 5am PDT
A recent report by the DePaul University Institute for Housing Studies finds the number of two-flats, three-flats, and four-flats in quick decline among the residential building stock of Chicago.
Chicago Tribune
August 29, 2018, 6am PDT
So you bought a lot for $1 under the city of Chicago's Large Lots program. Expect your bills to go up a lot more than that measly sum.
Chicago Cityscape
August 28, 2018, 5am PDT
The Martin Luther King's daily trip load has been greatly lessened by the opening of the Stan Musial Memorial Bridge in 2014, but all the drivers currently using the bridge will have to find another way to go.
St. Louis Public Radio
August 26, 2018, 7am PDT
Illinois gets to new pieces of legislation aimed at slowing the rise in pedestrian deaths and other commuter injuries.
Chicago Tribune
August 21, 2018, 7am PDT
After New York City approved a similar law earlier in Agust, two Chicago alderman have proposed a law that would limit the number of vehicles operating for transportation network companies like Uber and Lyft.
Chicago Tribune
August 20, 2018, 11am PDT
An already impressive skyline will be gaining some very tall additions by 2023.
Chicago Magazine
August 19, 2018, 9am PDT
Locations with majority black homeownership have plenty to teach about closing the country's home ownership gap.
Pew
August 18, 2018, 1pm PDT
Steven Vance argues that the city is missing an opportunity to zone for and create housing in and around the new Damen Green Line stop.
Streetsblog Chicago
August 17, 2018, 2pm PDT
Chicago's South Side got its 31st Street (number 31) bus back for some weekday service in 2016, but it's likely that service will be canceled again.
Chicago Tribune
August 9, 2018, 12pm PDT
Metra is revamping to the downtown train station in the Chicago suburb of Libertyville.
Daily Herald
August 9, 2018, 10am PDT
Car crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens, and while parents often instruct teens not to text and drive, they admit to texting and driving at about the same rates as teenage drivers.
Chicago Tribune
August 6, 2018, 2pm PDT
The new program would allow short-term use of vacant properties, and provide new incubation capabilities to small, start-up businesses.
The Architect's Newspaper
August 4, 2018, 11am PDT
Heavy fines on cars without city stickers have fueled a spike in bankruptcies in Chicago, especially in black neighborhoods like Lawndale and Englewood where households received many times more tickets than households in white neighborhoods.
ProPublica
August 3, 2018, 7am PDT
As the city of Chicago continues to develop its river, some see an opportunity to expand river transit.
Chicago Tribune
August 1, 2018, 10am PDT
The transportation network company Lyft is pushing residents in the city of Chicago to experiment with a carless lifestyle.
The Verge
July 28, 2018, 7am PDT
Mode-share enthusiasts excited to get new car share option in the city, though some question why the service is limited to white areas of the city.
Streetsblog Chicago