As part of promoting implementation of the GO TO 2040 plan, CMAP will post additional portraits of individual residents whose experiences help to bring the plan's concepts to life. Be watching for new ones, which will be added occasionally in coming months. Please also see the five original portraits that were published as part of the comprehensive regional plan in October 2010.
| || Fourteen years ago, with the field of weatherization in its infancy, Rick Helwig saw an opportunity for innovation. He soon found himself taking the lead to help build a market for making homes more energy efficient. |
| || For years, Geoffrey Baer has reported on the unique communities of metropolitan Chicago. His video tours are a staple of WTTW-TV, giving residents a televised glimpse of their own hometowns and parts of the region that they have yet to visit. In person, he conveys a combined sense of history and progress that helps people think differently about where and how they live. |