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  • 9 things that I like, autumn edition

    9 things that I like, autumn edition
    Every now and then I make a list of nine things I've liked lately. Here's one for autumn.
  • Colorful outdoor 'people spots' are good for Chicago business, council says

    Colorful outdoor 'people spots' are good for Chicago business, council says
    Those colorful outdoor seating areas around Lakeview, Andersonville, Bronzeville and the Loop might be good for area businesses, according to a study by the local Metropolitan Planning Council. For the past three summers, the city's Department of...

    Create more opportunities for low-income families

    In theory, low-income families with housing choice vouchers can rent homes in any community with better opportunities. But in practice, most of the 60,000 Illinois families with vouchers are not “moving up” to a place with access to critical...

    Crucial vote looms on controversial toll road

    Crucial vote looms on controversial toll road
    Nearly a year after backers of the proposed billion-dollar Illiana toll road won a crucial battle to drive the controversial project forward, another showdown looms this week. Opponents hope to halt the effort to build the 50-mile, four-lane highway...

    Uptown's 'living street': Argyle to become more pedestrian friendly

    Uptown's 'living street': Argyle to become more pedestrian friendly
    A bike lane that takes up the entire street. Parking spots for people—not cars—to sit in while sipping coffee.  These ideas aren’t so far-fetched for city planners with projects in the works to make certain streets more pedestrian-...