Illinois

February 8, 2008, 10am PST
<p>Chicago Mayor Richard Daley is looking to make his city's streets safer for cyclists by raising fines for reckless drivers who endanger bikers.</p>
Chicago Sun-Times
January 30, 2008, 1pm PST
<p>A series of articles from the <em>Chicago Tribune</em> that look at zoning and the politics that shape the city's land use.</p>
The Chicago Tribune
January 20, 2008, 9am PST
<p>After more than a year with its funding in limbo and its future questionable, the Chicago Transit Authority has been saved from fare hikes and service cuts by an increase in county sales taxes.</p>
The Chicago Tribune
January 14, 2008, 9am PST
<p>The Chicago suburb Village of Oak Park opens the Marion Street Mall to automobile traffic again for the first time since 1974.</p>
Chicago Public Radio
December 18, 2007, 11am PST
<p>A wind turbine installed in one weekend is saving homeowners about 80% on their electricity bills.</p>
The New York Times
December 13, 2007, 12pm PST
<p>Chicago city officials have proposed a ban that would forbid residents from keeping chickens.</p>
Associated Press
December 9, 2007, 9am PST
<p>The first new residents of the Clublands subdivision were promised a neighborhood. Instead they live among half-finished homes, unpaved roads, and darkened street lights as the community's developer wrestles with bankruptcy.</p>
The Chicago Tribune
December 3, 2007, 10am PST
<p>The governor of Illinois and legislators outside of Chicago are fighting over transportation funding, which is delaying the bailout for Chicago transit.</p>
St. Louis Post Dispatch
November 29, 2007, 9am PST
<p>Even with increased awareness of global warning and more focus on urban living, the process of outward development continues in cities across America -- driven by homebuyers' continuing desire to own a piece of the American Dream.</p>
The Chicago Tribune
November 26, 2007, 1pm PST
<p>The city of Chicago has announced plans to green its 2,000 miles of alleyways by installing permeable ground coverings that will allow rainwater to seep back into the ground and replenish groundwater supplies.</p>
The New York Times
November 11, 2007, 11am PST
<p>Chicago struggles to overcome its battle with "food deserts" -- areas in the city with little or now access to groceries.</p>
Chicago Sun-Times
October 17, 2007, 5am PDT
<p>At a time when funding is a major concern, a congressional hearing later this month will look at the transportation needs of Chicago as it tries to win hosting duties for the 2016 Olympics.</p>
The Chicago Tribune
October 8, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>The new program allows motorist to add time to their parking meter by dialing a toll free number.</p>
Chicago Sun Times
September 22, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>Congestion problems are becoming more acute in Chicago, and local planners and policymakers are urging the city to get creative in the way they address the issues.</p>
The Chicago Tribune
September 17, 2007, 8am PDT
<p>The report couldn't have come at a worse time, as Chicago prepares for fare hikes and transit cuts to make up for budget shortfalls.</p>
The Chicago Tribune
September 8, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>A high-profile advertising campaign/contest is looking to bank on the coolness of historic preservation by inviting Chicago residents to vote for their favorite crumbling landmarks. The winner of the contest will receive $1 million in rehab funds.</p>
The Chicago Tribune
August 25, 2007, 11am PDT
<p>Leaders of suburban cities and villages in northeastern Illinois are coming together to promote transit oriented development around commuter rail lines leading into Chicago.</p>
PioneerLocal (Sun-Times News Group)
August 8, 2007, 2pm PDT
<p>Facing the prospect of not receiving crucial state funding, the Chicago Transit Authority has released a "doomsday" plan to guide the system's reaction to the budget shortfall. Some services would have to be cut, but not as many as expected earlier.</p>
The Chicago Tribune
July 31, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>Though officials proposed several promising schemes, a lack of quickly executable plans knocked the region from contention for federal funds.</p>
The Chicago Tribune
July 29, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>Chicago has plans to replace more than 50 high-rise public housing buildings, a renovation project that is expected to cost more than $1 billion. The plan has elicited criticism from housing advocates who argue that many residents will be displaced.</p>
NPR