Illinois

May 30, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>Gina Olszowski's first book focuses on the personal stories of rural residents impacted by sprawl.</p>
The Beacon News
May 25, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>One of Chicago's most famous streetscapes is threatened by proposed new towers.</p>
The Chicago Tribune
May 16, 2008, 12pm PDT
<p>Chicago shouldn't be surprised if drivers don't take to transit once its new pricing scheme is enacted. No matter the cost, most motorists won't make the switch until the city's transit system is more reliable, argues a recent column.</p>
The Chicago Tribune
May 13, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>Chicago's federally funded pilot program will target some of the city's most congested arteries with new bus-rapid transit lines that will feature dedicated lanes, pre-paid boarding, "next bus" signs, and potentially bicycle sharing.</p>
The Chicago Tribune
May 1, 2008, 6am PDT
<p>$153 million in congestion reduction funds that had been awarded to New York City will now go to Chicago to apply congestion pricing to street parking spaces. Funds will also go toward developing pilot Bus Rapid Transit routes on dedicated lanes.</p>
U.S DOT: Office of Public Affairs
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