| Sep 15, 2014
| 6:23 AM
A new study by an international economic organization paints an uncomplimentary portrait of the Chicago area's transportation system, saying it suffers from too many transit agencies and fragmented local governments.
"The current state of transit...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 8:27 PM
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...
| 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...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 12:56 PM
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...
| Jun 2, 2011
You may have noticed that the benches are gone from the area between Division/Ashland/MIlwaukee. Here's why....
| Oct 15, 2011
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......
| Dec 23, 2010
| 3:23 PM
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...
| Jul 15, 2004
'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...