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  • Transit superagency faces hurdles

    Transit superagency faces hurdles
    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. George Ranney...
  • Experts expected to steer Lake Shore Drive away from being a superhighway

     Experts expected to steer Lake Shore Drive away from being a superhighway
    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...
  • Getting Around: How much are you willing to pay to avoid traffic?

    Getting Around: How much are you willing to pay to avoid traffic?
    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...
  • Feds: Silver Line Will Increase Bus Ridership

    Feds: Silver Line Will Increase Bus Ridership
    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...
  • Finding potential in vacant city lots

    Finding potential in vacant city lots
    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. The idea...
  • Emanuel names former IDOT manager to succeed Sandi Jackson

    Emanuel names former IDOT manager to succeed Sandi Jackson
    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...
  • Land bank would revitalize distressed properties

    Land bank would revitalize distressed properties
    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...
  • Water-meter pitch may not be such a bad deal after all

     
    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......
  • Suburbs collaborate to address recent foreclosures

     
    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 …...
  • Farmer’s market coming to Polish Triangle

     
    You may have noticed that the benches are gone from the area between Division/Ashland/MIlwaukee. Here's why....
  • Drinking Water Week

     
    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 …...