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23 hours ago
The optics of public transit suffered over the weekend, as a few transit agencies have been commandeered by police and even shut down entirely with little or no notice, stranding protesters and essential workers alike.
New York Daily News
5 days ago
Facing the potential for accessory dwelling units to win swift legalization in Chicago inspires one columnist to push back.
Chicago Tribune
6 days ago
The Emergency Relief for Affordable Multifamily Properties Program is designed to keep multi-family property owners from entering default.
Next City
May 21, 2020, 6am PDT
Chicago residents will have the option of building coach houses or convection units if a new law passes as written through the Chicago City Council.
Chicago Cityscape
May 19, 2020, 6am PDT
Kanye West is renovating his childhood home on the South Side of Chicago, but hasn't always had the permits to do the work until after the fact.
Chicago Tribune
May 8, 2020, 6am PDT
Tampa, Brookhaven, Vilnius, Hinsdale. These cities will be the answer to a COVID-themed trivia night some time soon.
Chicago Tribune
April 28, 2020, 11am PDT
A report by the Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC) shows a decrease in environmental enforcement in six Midwest states. The ELPC calls for increased funding. The EPA states the claims errors in data reporting are responsible for the drop.
Urban Milwaukee
April 22, 2020, 9am PDT
In an effort to elevate a standard of care for livestock, an ordinance sponsored by Ald. Anthony Napolitano seeks to regulate fowl and livestock animal ownership within city limits.
Chicago Tribune
April 20, 2020, 10am PDT
After initially saying that he had total authority on how and when to reopen the economy, Trump handed the responsibility to the 50 governors to make their own decisions and offered guidance in the form of a three-phase plan that relies on testing.
The New York Times
March 24, 2020, 12pm PDT
President Trump signaled that he was considering lifting the public health guidelines at the end of the 15-day period on March 30 due to the severe economic impacts caused by containment strategies despite mounting deaths caused by the pandemic.
The Washington Post
March 22, 2020, 11am PDT
Governors of three of the nation's largest states, containing the three largest cities, have issued emergency orders to slow the spread of COVID-19.
The Washington Post
March 19, 2020, 10am PDT
Mayor Lori Lightfoot is expected to introduce legislation that would relax zoning restrictions on coach houses, known widely as accessory dwelling units, in the city of Chicago.
Chicago Sun-Times
March 19, 2020, 7am PDT
A new level of enforcement would keep bus lanes clear in Chicago.
Chicago Sun-Times
March 18, 2020, 6am PDT
Bike counts and bike share rides are increasing in two of the country's largest cities as commuters look for transportation modes that allow for physical distancing.
The New York Times
March 16, 2020, 9am PDT
Restaurants and bars shut down on Sunday due to the coronavirus. On Monday, a 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew becomes effective. According to a Harvard University public health expert, "Hoboken probably is the model we all need to move towards now."
Insider
March 15, 2020, 9am PDT
Chicago warehouses were once built with architectural flair, but today’s industrial structures don’t come close.
Chicago Tribune
March 12, 2020, 6am PDT
An infamous site has new development life after developers returned to the public with a revised project proposal.
Chicago Tribune
March 10, 2020, 11am PDT
Planning conferences are among the events experiencing the effects of Coronavirus mitigation measures.
Chicago Tribune
March 5, 2020, 6am PST
State legislation would preempt local governments that block the construction of accessory dwelling units, known locally as coach houses, to increase the supply of affordable housing options in the state.
Crain's Chicago Business
March 4, 2020, 8am PST
The city of Chicago continues to see a decline in population, including tens of thousands of African-Americans who have left in recent years.
The New York Times