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  • Quinn, Rauner trade barbs on IDOT, taxes

    Quinn, Rauner trade barbs on IDOT, taxes
    Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner took Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn to task Thursday for failing to dump all of the politically connected people hired as “staff assistants” at the Illinois Department of Transportation, saying the state...
  • Driving on LSD: Building a new North Lake Shore Drive

    Driving on LSD: Building a new North Lake Shore Drive
    In the future, North Lake Shore Drive could have a dedicated CTA bus lane, a light rail, or miles of extra parks along the lakefront. At the very least. Over the next four years, city and state officials will be collecting, refining and studying...
  • Lake Shore Drive seeking road to the future

    Lake Shore Drive seeking road to the future
    North Lake Shore Drive is a mess for many of the quarter-million drivers, bus passengers, pedestrians and bicyclists who use it each day, according to new research from city and state transportation officials who are planning an overhaul of the aging...
  • 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...
  • Chicago's transportation infrastructure weakening

    Chicago's transportation infrastructure weakening
    Wacker Drive near Lake Street in downtown Chicago offers a panorama of an incredible transportation metropolis that huge numbers of people rely upon every day, yet often take for granted. Cars, buses, trucks, taxis, bicyclists and pedestrians use both...
  • Community Conversation: Innovation

    Community Conversation: Innovation
    For some reason, the accelerating pace of innovation really felt real to me as intellectual property attorney Sharon Barner remarked to our table that the U.S. Patent Office was in dire need of innovation -- to keep up with the backlog of so much...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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......
  • Vision for park grew over decades

    'Millennium Park was first conceived in 1997," proclaims a City of Chicago Web site, "with the original mission of creating new parkland in Grant Park to transform the unsightly railroad tracks and parking lots that had long dotted the lakefront in...