| Mar 31, 2014
| 7:01 PM
The authors of a sweeping report calling for the reshaping of the Chicago-area mass transit system into a single superagency acknowledged Monday that their recommendations must overcome significant political obstacles to become reality.
| Jul 29, 2013
A long-planned transformation of North Lake Shore Drive is entering a new phase, as city and state planners look to cull ideas from the public on how best to serve the tens of thousands who use the crucial roadway every day.
Overhauling the 7-mile...
| Oct 15, 2012
A campaign being launched Monday is aimed at building political and public support for finally taking strong action against traffic congestion in the Chicago area after years of mulling possible solutions while bemoaning the bumper-to-bumper march...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 3:13 PM
A new, faster bus line is headed to Greater Grand Rapids, called the Silver Lane.
It's supposed to go from Downtown Grand Rapids, all the way to Kentwood down Division Avenue. The project comes with a high price tag.
"Today, on behalf of President Obama...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 2:57 PM
There's nothing like a weedy, littered-filled lot or a vacant building to bring down a neighborhood. That is, until a community comes together and finds a creative use for the space, holding its place until a more permanent solution comes along.
| Feb 11, 2013
| 12:20 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced that he has appointed a former Illinois Department of Transportation special projects manager to replace Sandi Jackson as 7th Ward alderman.
Natashia Holmes left IDOT in 2012 and recently worked as a project manager...
| Nov 30, 2012
A land bank that would acquire, manage and repurpose vacant and abandoned properties in Cook County is one step closer to reality.
Two months after its formation, an advisory committee appointed by Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is...
| Oct 15, 2011
| 4:32 PM
In fairness to the skeptics, the pitch for Chicago's MeterSave program does have many hallmarks of a classic scam. WE'LL PUT MONEY IN YOUR POCKET! Install a water meter in your single-family home or two-flat, and save an average of......
| Sep 13, 2011
| 4:34 PM
With a recent spike in foreclosures in apartment and condo buildings, several northwest suburbs are collaborating in an attempt to get a grasp on the …...
| Jun 2, 2011
| 4:22 PM
You may have noticed that the benches are gone from the area between Division/Ashland/MIlwaukee. Here's why....
| Apr 29, 2011
| 4:34 PM
The City of Evanston's Water Division and Office of Sustainability are proud to support the American Water Works Association (AWWA) in kicking off Drinking Water …...