On this page you'll find the latest CMAP weekly updates, press releases, and other related content. Also see our CMAP Media Archive for links to CMAP-related news stories from 2010 that are searchable by topic and date. "News Products" feature CMAP press releases and other related content from past years. Visit the CMAP YouTube channel for a collection of videos, including news coverage. Please direct any press inquiries to CMAP communications director Tom Garritano (firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-386-8609) or communications senior Tina Fassett-Smith (email@example.com or 312-386-8786).
Below are some recent CMAP news products. See the main News Products page for more from the current year and previous ones.
CMAP Media Tip Sheet
This March tip sheet contains information on the 2015 legislative agenda and framework, national implications of metropolitan Chicago's freight system, new housing toolkit, and more.
NEWS RELEASE: Amtrak honors former federal rail administrator, current CMAP senior fellow, 3-10-15
Key facility now named the Joseph C. Szabo Chicago Control Center. Read more in a press release.
NEWS RELEASE: Twenty-five new projects will help implement the GO TO 2040 comprehensive plan in communities across metropolitan Chicago, 10-16-14
Fourth round of CMAP Local Technical Assistance projects will support goals of building a strong, livable, and prosperous region. Read more in a press release.
NEWS RELEASE: Regional data and analysis show challenges and opportunities facing metropolitan Chicago's economy, 7-7-14
Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning launches web "microsite" with a series of economic indicators for the seven-county region. Read more in press release.
NEWS RELEASE: Anticipated federal grant requirements will provide incentives for municipalities to plan for future housing needs, 2-27-14
CMAP and the Chicago Area Fair Housing Alliance (CAFHA) have released Fair Housing and Equity Assessment: Metropolitan Chicago. The report finds that communities with a well-balanced supply of housing enjoy many economic and social benefits as a result. Read more in a joint press release.