Illinois

Yesterday
As it exists today, Chicago's real estate transfer tax is a flat tax that charges the same percentage for modest homes and mansions.
Chicago Sun-Times
November 13, 2018, 11am PST
Tax increment financing (TIF) districts are common in municipalities across the country. However, the economic development tool is also poorly understood and often the target of criticism.
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
November 13, 2018, 9am PST
Driving is often marketed as fun and liberating, but millennials aren’t buying it.
Chicago Tribune
November 12, 2018, 5am PST
A newly installed parklet in Chicago is part of a larger program to engage the city’s public spaces.
Next City
November 7, 2018, 6am PST
Making the case that proposed developments won't come to fruition with support from tax increment financing, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is moving quickly to shore up development plans now that Amazon has moved on.
Chicago Tribune
November 6, 2018, 12pm PST
Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood is the scene for a very contemporary land use policy debate: how much affordable housing can cultivated from the development opportunities in proximity to transit lines?
Chicago Tribune
November 4, 2018, 1pm PST
The city recently received a grant that will help it grow its bike-share network, particularly into areas that have been underserved.
WTTW
October 31, 2018, 6am PDT
A report from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) found that Chicago's South and West sides face more air pollution than the wealthier parts of the city.
Chicago Sun Times
October 30, 2018, 7am PDT
A new report card from the Active Transportation Alliance gave mostly C's and D's to bus service in the city of Chicago.
Chicago Tribune
October 27, 2018, 5am PDT
The Chicago Transit Agency 2019 includes a flyover at the Belmont train station, rehabs for two Blue Line stops, and Red and Purple Line modernizations, among other things.
Streetsblog
October 26, 2018, 6am PDT
Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration will expand its program to incentivize transit oriented development by including land around the 79th Street and Chicago Avenue bus routes.
Curbed Chicago
October 25, 2018, 5am PDT
Both cities have aging transit systems in need of major repairs. Chicago’s approach has helped turn the system around while New York is still grappling with its issues.
The New York Times
October 24, 2018, 10am PDT
Developers Related Midwest have new plans for the infamously failed development site, but have so far been stymied by demands from the office of Alderman Brendan Reilly.
Chicago Tribune
October 23, 2018, 7am PDT
Setting the example for the rest of city was too tough a pill to swallow for businesses located near Wrigley Field.
Chicago Tribune
October 18, 2018, 2pm PDT
"There’s a dramatic difference, Cityfront Center shows, between real estate success and building a great city."
Chicago Tribune
October 16, 2018, 9am PDT
With the approval of the ON TO 2050 regional plan, some advocates see more of the same car-centric planning. Perhaps the state can finally shift the discussion.
Chi.Streetsblog
October 13, 2018, 11am PDT
A sizable former AT&T campus in suburban Chicago will be redeveloped into mixed-use, despite "sluggish" local leasing activity and the potential closure of Sears' nearby headquarters.
The Chicago Tribune
October 13, 2018, 5am PDT
A report suggests that the older a state is, the more likely it is that special interests have entrenched themselves, negatively impacting the public purse.
Governing
October 12, 2018, 9am PDT
The former president's Obama Presidential Center, to be constructed in Chicago's Jackson Park, has faced opposition from nearby residents concerned about its effects on the area.
The Chicago Tribune
September 27, 2018, 11am PDT
Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner might as well have accused his Democratic opponent of wanting to hike the gas tax. J.B. Pritzker denies he plans to introduce a VMT fee but admits that he's open to all ideas to raise revenue to maintain infrastructure.
Illinois News Network