Illinois

3 days ago
Chicago's cashless transit payment system (Ventra) could pay for Divvy Bike rentals in the city according to city officials.
Chicago Sun Times
4 days ago
An apparent suicide stopped trains Tuesday morning at the Fullerton stop, which serves as a hub for Chicago's North Side transit. Prices for a ride from the area to downtown via Lyft reached triple digits.
DNA Info
6 days ago
The industrial sector in Chicago is setting records.
Globe St.
August 2, 2017, 1pm PDT
The protest isn't likely to work, but some locals will miss a fast-food joint that they say serves as a democratic oasis in the neighborhood.
Chicago Tribune
August 2, 2017, 5am PDT
A Chicagoan working at a downtown library noticed her black coworkers all tended to head home to the South Side after work while her white coworkers went north. She asked Chicago's Public Radio station (WBEZ) if the city was becoming more segregated.
CNN
August 1, 2017, 9am PDT
Hyde Park resident launches signature campaign to rebuild the CTA's demolished Green Line to connect downtown Chicago with the future site of President Obama's Library.
Streetsblog Chicago
July 31, 2017, 6am PDT
The administration of Rahm Emanuel okayed a financial scheme to move money for poor neighborhoods into a fund for Navy Pier, a downtown mall and theater.
Better Government
July 30, 2017, 9am PDT
The debate about inclusionary zoning persists—with some pro-development saying affordable housing fees and requirements stifle development before it can start. A new tool helps crunch the numbers behind the debate.
Steven Can Plan
July 29, 2017, 1pm PDT
The city denied an application for an art installation that would have tethered giant golden pigs to a barge on the Chicago River, temporarily interrupting the view of the sign on the infamous Trump sign.
The Architect's Newspaper
July 23, 2017, 11am PDT
Chicago's Metra has the resources to create frequent transit for a large swath of the South Side. Instead, their plan supports only the most fortunate along that train line.
South Side Weekly
July 22, 2017, 5am PDT
Opponents of red light cameras have achieved a major victory against the Rahm Administration in Chicago.
Chicago Tribune
July 15, 2017, 7am PDT
A new report is potentially a first step in a larger project to revamp Chicago's Pedway—an under-appreciated network of tunnels in downtown Chicago.
Chicago Tribune
July 14, 2017, 12pm PDT
A new report details the work Chicago's suburbs will have to do to live up to the bike-friendly example of its urban core.
Chicago Tribune
July 14, 2017, 9am PDT
A piece of Chicago development history as disappearing, as well as some of the city's uniquely urban density, as developers convert four-plus-ones into single-family homes.
Crain's Chicago Business
July 13, 2017, 9am PDT
Has Daniel Burnham-style planning returned to Chicago? The Redefine the Drive process so far seems like a resounding affirmation of 'magic to stir [women and] men's blood.'
Crain's Chicago Business
July 11, 2017, 7am PDT
A Chicago Transit Authority pilot program for prepayment is set to expand. Transit advocates can't wait for the agency to adopt the program around the city.
Chicago Sun Times
July 10, 2017, 6am PDT
Illinois' debt is teetering on the brink junk status and, while it's struggling, rich non-profits like Northwestern University continue to buy up expensive land while paying no property taxes.
Chicago Tribune
July 2, 2017, 1pm PDT
Chicago is focusing its bikeshare installation in locations with what writer John Greenfield calls a "dearth of Divvy."
Streetsblog Chicago
June 29, 2017, 9am PDT
The Census shows that black residents are leaving Chicago and the surrounding areas. Many tie the trend to disinvestment in black neighborhoods, including the closings of schools.
Chicago Tribune
June 29, 2017, 6am PDT
Chicago Avenue bus is one of Chicago's busiest. It deserves a bus lane.
Streetsblog Chicago