Illinois

April 24, 2015, 11am PDT
Better safety and multimodal ease are not the only benefits offered by complete streets. According to this report, on the average they pay for themselves and then some.
ASLA The Dirt
April 22, 2015, 8am PDT
The data shows Minneapolis recovered from the recession more quickly than Chicago. And its growth rates continue to surpass those of its larger neighbor. Why did this happen, and which policies deserve credit?
Metropolitan Planning Council
April 21, 2015, 2pm PDT
Chicago magazine reports on how developers are responding to a growing share of Chicago residents who don't own a car.
Chicago Magazine
April 20, 2015, 12pm PDT
A report on the progress so far on the Navy Pier Flyover, a half-mile bridge for recreational users on Chicago's Lakefront Trail.
Chicago Tribune
April 19, 2015, 7am PDT
Lakeview, on the North Side of Chicago lost one percent of its total households between 2000 and 2011, while its population grew 11 percent. That means more families, but according to a new report, the neighborhood might need new zoning to keep up.
Chi.Streetsblog
April 17, 2015, 7am PDT
A brewing controversy pits a developer and politician against Chicago's Department of Transportation regarding how and where bike lanes work with the auto traffic created by building uses.
Chicago Tribune
April 16, 2015, 2pm PDT
October through January in Chicago—the first architectural biennial in U.S. history.
Architectural Digest
April 16, 2015, 11am PDT
The intersection of Lincoln Ave, Southport Avenue, and Wellington Avenue in the South Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago is in the process of a major upgrade in pedestrian-friendly placemaking.
Chi.Streetsblog
April 15, 2015, 6am PDT
This St. Louis Patch-Dispatch editorial analyzes the legislature as well as the bill to raise gas taxes two-cent a year for three years, taking aim at Republican House members who will be "automatic no votes." Illinois may also increase its gas tax.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
April 11, 2015, 5am PDT
An editorial explains that the fear inspired by shared streets—the idea that pedestrians, bikes, and cars have equal claim to navigate the street without the regulatory layer implemented by traffic engineers—is exactly why they work.
The American Conservative
March 29, 2015, 1pm PDT
The Metropolitan Planning Council of Chicago wants to get in on the recent upswing in crowdsourced planning solutions. They are looking to the public for input on the Chicago river system's future.
The Architect's Newspaper Blog
March 16, 2015, 9am PDT
Greg Hinz reports on a high profile ruling that throws up a major obstacle for the proposed development of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in Chicago.
Crain's Chicago Business
March 10, 2015, 1pm PDT
The new oil tank cars were supposed to be key to preventing the fiery explosions associated with oil-train derailments. However, four recent explosions since Feb. 14, with two occurring last Thursday and Saturday, all involved the new tankers.
The Wall Street Journal
March 9, 2015, 11am PDT
The nation's largest automated red light enforcement program will get a trim. How much is mayoral election politics responsible for the change?
Chicago Tribune
March 8, 2015, 7am PDT
The Central Loop BRT project, scheduled to break ground this month, will improve commuter travel times. But a collection of compromises means many ideal BRT components won't be installed.
CityLab
March 6, 2015, 8am PST
The Wall Street Journal's senior energy reporter, Russell Gold, is interviewed on NPR about the February 16 derailment and explosion in West Virginia of an oil-train hauling 109 tanker cars of Bakken crude from North Dakota.
NPR
February 16, 2015, 9am PST
DNAInfo Chicago reports on new data showing the relative safety of bikeshare operations in Chicago.
DNAinfo Chicago
February 14, 2015, 7am PST
A Chicago Tribune article reveals some of the behind-the-scenes moves made by the Chicago Cubs to control more of the commercial interests in a neighborhood already famously devoted to its team.
Chicago Tribune
February 13, 2015, 10am PST
Earlier this month the Energy Department pulled the plug on the FutureGen "clean coal" project. The media has been sifting through the ashes to make sense of where the project went wrong.
The Hill
February 10, 2015, 12pm PST
President Barack Obama is expected to announce the Pullman Park neighborhood in Chicago as the country's newest national monument. The move is part of a larger effort to recognize more diversity in the country's public lands.
The Washington Post