Illinois

8 hours ago
New York and Chicago asked residents to suggest sites for new docking stations. Most were not put at those locations, but that doesn’t mean collecting public input is not a useful and important part of the planning process, say researchers.
CityLab
Feature
11 hours ago
The following excerpt, written by Daniel Kay Hertz in the introduction to The Battle of Lincoln Park, challenges assumptions about the forces of gentrification in Chicago, with lessons for communities around the country.
Daniel Kay Hertz
4 days ago
In a city where bus ridership has been declining for years, Pace has found success on the expressway.
Chicago Tribune
4 days ago
Assurances that the plan will not include large commercial venues have not calmed fears about the future of local independent clubs.
Chicago Tribune
January 15, 2019, 6am PST
A lawsuit alleging intentional segregation by the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) has finally reached a settlement.
WTTW
January 14, 2019, 9am PST
"Chicago Land Use: A Guide for Communities" is a new online resource whose release has been accompanied by community events to share info and empower Chicagoans to understand the zoning where they live.
South Side Weekly
January 12, 2019, 1pm PST
The higher speed train route between the two cities, funded by the recession-era stimulus package, is capable of 90 to 110 mph, but is stuck at 78.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
January 11, 2019, 10am PST
The CTA hopes the renovated Garfield Green Line station, originally built for the World's Columbian Exposition, will become a gateway for the Washington Park community.
Chicago Tribune
January 10, 2019, 2pm PST
Pedestrians are often blamed first for accidents, but they have few choices when the infrastructure is lacking, a new study shows.
Streetsblog USA
January 10, 2019, 9am PST
UIC has laid out a master plan to rework "nearly every corner" of its campus. The goal is to accommodate more students and enhance the school's pride and identity.
Chicago Sun-Times
January 10, 2019, 7am PST
Susana Mendoza, a Chicago mayoral candidate, reconsidered her plan for a graduated property tax after receiving pushback.
Crain's Chicago Business
January 1, 2019, 1pm PST
1.2 million African Americans lived in Chicago in the 1980s. Now Cook County loses tens of thousands of African Americans every year.
Chicago Reporter
December 27, 2018, 2pm PST
If accepted as UNESCO World Heritage sites, the eight Frank Lloyd Wright buildings would be the first examples of modern architecture in the United States included in that august company.
Curbed
December 27, 2018, 10am PST
Advocates in the city of Chicago are pushing to legalize Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), which currently can only be rented if grandfathered in.
Chicago Magazine
December 26, 2018, 6am PST
The long-discussed 130th Street Red Line stop gets federal money for planning transit-oriented development to accompany the proposed new station.
Streetsblog
December 22, 2018, 7am PST
Because the rails to trails project left housing up to the market, rising rents were inevitable, claims a new report.
Crain's
December 21, 2018, 8am PST
Transit-oriented development has ramped up in Chicago, but racial and economic inequities have come along with it. A proposed ordinance would expand TOD zones while also preventing displacement of residents.
Streetsblog Chicago
December 19, 2018, 10am PST
Take a tour of Elon Musk's idea for fixing Los Angeles congestion.
Los Angeles Times
December 18, 2018, 7am PST
Some "Opportunity Zones" will deliver more social end environmental benefits than others.
MAPS
December 13, 2018, 8am PST
A flyover to clear a bottleneck of trains serving the Red, Brown, and Purple lines is a key component of the massive modernization project planned by the Chicago Transit Authority.
Chicago Tribune