September 1, 2009, 11am PDT
As part of its bid to host the 2016 Summer Olympics, Chicago has broad plans for a proposed Olympic Village. Preservationists are protesting, as those plans involve the demolition historic architecture by Walter Gropius. A decision has been delayed.
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September 1, 2009, 7am PDT
As the new school year starts, Chicago Public Schools yellow buses will be upgrading to new technologies including GPS, mobile data terminals (MDT), and adding hybrid buses.
August 21, 2009, 8am PDT
Transportation officials in Chicago are enlisting the ideas of area residents as they attempt to draft a plan that will guide development and transportation in the region through 2040.
August 20, 2009, 2pm PDT
Earlier this year, The City of Chicago handed over control of their parking meter enforcement to a private company. A watchdog group is suing, saying the city didn't have a right to lease the public's streets.
August 16, 2009, 7am PDT
On Weds., the Chicago Transit Authority approved plans to create three new rapid-transit extensions to the classic system.
August 7, 2009, 2pm PDT
A 20-year old Chicago man has been arrested by federal agents for imitating transit officials and repeatedly interfering with Chicago Transit Authority communications.
Chicago Breaking News Center
August 6, 2009, 5am PDT
This video from <em>WTTW</em> looks at a huge new model of the city of Chicago, and shows how it was built.
August 4, 2009, 5am PDT
Where are all the trains? Chicago suburbs worried about an expected increase in freight trains due to the CN purchase of a rail spur through their backyard, but that worry has not materialized after the acquisition.
August 1, 2009, 5am PDT
Collecting an reusing rainwater is one way cities can deal with diminishing freshwater supplies. The more people can collect, the better. And people can collect more water if they have bigger containers.
July 29, 2009, 12pm PDT
At the Midwest High Speed Rail Summit today in Chicago, an agreement was struck between eight states to work cooperatively to achieve Recovery Act funding to develop the Chicago Hub High Speed Rail Corridor - also called the Midwest corridor.
Environmental News Service
July 28, 2009, 6am PDT
Organizers claim city money won't be needed as Chicago edges closer to securing the 2016 Summer Olympics, but locals are wary about the costs that could fall on them. The recession is exacerbating concerns.
July 15, 2009, 11am PDT
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed into law a bill that will bring about $31 billion worth of road, transit and school construction projects.
July 10, 2009, 12pm PDT
With a housing market full of new condos and converted loft buildings, Chicago is becoming a popular place to purchase a vacation home.
July 7, 2009, 11am PDT
The 1909 Plan of Chicago is widely credited to Daniel Burnham. But Burnham's right-hand-man, Edward Bennett not only played a big role in writing the plan, he also helped put it into action.
July 5, 2009, 5am PDT
High speed rail advocates in Chicago have released a study that says building a 220-m.p.h. train between Chicago and St. Louis is an achievable goal.
June 29, 2009, 12pm PDT
Chicago's river has often played second fiddle to its lakefront. A new riverwalk hopes to change that.
June 25, 2009, 2pm PDT
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) says service cuts are imminent, and invites the public to weigh in on how the cuts will play out.
June 22, 2009, 10am PDT
Cities produce more CO2 per acre, but much less per person than other types of living, according to a new study by The Center for Neighborhood Technology.
June 21, 2009, 11am PDT
City officials in Chicago are demanding the removal of a high-rise crane which stands at the half-built Waterview Tower, a monument to the economic downturn.
June 19, 2009, 7am PDT
SOM designs observation platforms that allow visitors to walk on the air. A new platform is planned for Chicago's Sears Tower.
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