Illinois

April 8, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>Michael Gecan uses the Chicago and New York City areas as examples of the challenges facing mature suburbs, examines the ways many are avoiding reality, and draws a series of conclusions.</p>
Boston Review
April 3, 2008, 8am PDT
<p>Th small town of Golf, Illinois, is likely to stay that way because of barriers at its borders. Its residents couldn't be happier.</p>
The Chicago Tribune
March 21, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>With a growth rate of more than 75% over the last seven years, Kendall County, Illinois, is changing fast and the local farming community is struggling to adapt.</p>
The Associated Press
March 17, 2008, 2pm PDT
<p>As part of its yearly tradition, officials in Chicago have dyed the Chicago River green to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.</p>
The Chicago Tribune
March 14, 2008, 10am PDT
<p>The Friends of the Bloomingdale Trail want to convert a three-mile section of abandoned elevated rail line into a bike trail. It could take a decade, but the idea already has the backing of some of the city's power players.</p>
Chicago Public Radio
March 13, 2008, 10am PDT
As a part of Chicago's $1.4 billion "Plan for Transformation," the once massive Cabrini-Green project has been redeveloped into a mix of affordable, public and market housing. But 80% of the former tenants have moved away.
GOOD Magazine
March 3, 2008, 2pm PST
<p>A proposal to sell the naming rights of Chicago's Wrigley Field is being seen as a relaxation of the ballpark's historic landmark restrictions and may open the door for city-wide landmark designation challenges, according to this commentary.</p>
The Chicago Tribune
February 27, 2008, 9am PST
<p>This episode of <em>Smart City</em> looks at riverfront redevelopment as a tool for recreating cities.</p>
Smart City
February 25, 2008, 2pm PST
<p>Even as it celebrates the 40th anniversary of the city's landmarks ordinance, the Commission on Chicago Landmarks not only continues to leave many essential buildings unprotected, it's upending the very definition of what a landmark is.</p>
Chicago Reader
February 15, 2008, 1pm PST
<p>Chicago Mayor Richard Daley has posed a challenge to the city's transit agency to revamp its system to be cleaner and faster, and also to emphasize the creation of retail shops in train stations.</p>
The Chicago Tribune
February 12, 2008, 5am PST
<p>A continuation of the series of articles from the Chicago Tribune that look at zoning and the politics that shape the city's land use.</p>
The Chicago Tribune
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