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December

December 7, 2010
Helping cities make most of scant resources by Esther J. Cepeda
Published by:  Chicago Sun-Times
Topics:  GO TO 2040, Housing, Land Use, Transit-oriented development, Transportation
This article is about CMAP's new local technical assistance program funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to facilitate implementation of principles detailed in the GO TO 2040 plan. 

December 2010
GO TO 2040:  A Pivotal Moment for Metropolitan Chicago by Mayor Gerald Bennett of Palos Hills and Randy Blankenhorn
Published by:  Illinois Municipal Review
Topics: GO TO 2040
GO TO 2040 made the cover of the Illinois Municipal League's (IML) monthly magazine with an article written by CMAP Board Chairman Mayor Gerald Bennett and executive director Randy Blankenhorn.  The article was also reprinted on IML's website.

December 2010
Sustainable Communities Boot Camp
Published by: the Institute for Sustainable Communities
Topics: GO TO 2040, LTA
The Institute for Sustainable Communities uses GO TO 2040 as a case study and quotes CMAP Executive Director Randy Blankenhorn.

 

November

November 22, 2010
Tracking quality of life data for Chicago's MetroPulse by Darryl Holliday
Published by:  The Columbia Chronicle
Topics:  Data, GO TO 2040
This article is about the launch of MetroPulse.  Created in partnership by CMAP and The Chicago Community Trust, MetroPulse gives the public a simple but powerful interface to access a vast warehouse of data on quality-of-life factors in the seven-county region.  CMAP's Andrew Williams-Clark is quoted in the article. 

Metro Chicago's planning aims high; the Twin Cities', not so much by Steve Berg
Published by:  Minnesota Post
Topics:  GO TO 2040
This article is about the GO TO 2040 plan, setting is as an example the Twin Cities should follow.

November 16, 2010
Chicago planning agency to launch data-drive Web site:  Come one, come all by Bob Spoerl
Published by:  Medill Reports Chicago
Topics:  Data, GO TO 2040
This article is about the launch of MetroPulse.  Created in partnership by CMAP and The Chicago Community Trust, MetroPulse gives the public a simple but powerful interface to access a vast warehouse of data on quality-of-life factors in the seven-county region.  CMAP's Andrew Williams-Clark is quoted in the article.  This article was also reprinted by the Northwest Indiana Times. 

November 9, 2010
Chicago Channels Burnham in Bold Regional Plan
by Branden Klayko
Published by:  The Architects Newspaper
Topic:  GO TO 2040
This article is about the launch of GO TO 2040 and quotes CMAP executive director Randy Blankenhorn.

 

November 19, 2010
Give a Minute wants your car-free travel ideas by John Greenfield
Published by:  Vote with Your Feet
Topics:  Transportation
This article is about the Connectivity Challenge event to be hosted in Decemeber 2010 to decrease car ownership, which is being sponsored by CEOs for Cities.  CMAP is one of the local stakeholders participating. 

November 17, 2010
CMAP and Chicago Community Trust Launch MetroPulse by Ben Schulman
Published by:  Gapers Block
Topics:  Data, GO TO 2040
This article is about the launch of MetroPulse.  

MetroPulse Chicago Launches by Chuck Sudo
Published by:  Chicagoist
Topics:  Data, GO TO 2040
This article is about the launch of MetroPulse

October

October 21, 2010
Celebrating the launch of the GO TO 2040 plan by John Greenfield
Published by:  Vote With Your Feet
Topic:  GO TO 2040
This article, a reprint of the article published by Newcity, is about GO TO 2040 and the October 13 launch event. The article quotes CMAP Board Chairman Mayor Gerald Bennett of Palos Hills.

October 19, 2010
No Small Plans:  Celebrating GO TO 2040, Chicago's first major regional blueprint since Burnham
Published by:  Newcity
Topic:  GO TO 2040
This article is about GO TO 2040 and the October 13 launch event. The article quotes CMAP Board Chairman Mayor Gerald Bennett of Palos Hills. 

Chicago is what happens when you're busy making plans by Ben Schulman
Published by:  Gapers Block
Topic:  GO TO 2040
This article is about GO TO 2040 and the October 13 launch event.

Chicago takes a well-planned step into the future by Kathleen Woodruff
Published by:  Transportation for America
Topic:  GO TO 2040
This article is about GO TO 2040 and the October 13 launch event.  The article quotes CMAP executive director Randy Blankenhorn. 

Stimulus money to fund Hickory Creek cleanup by Jeff Borgardt
Published by:  Trib Local - New Lenox
Topic:  Water
CMAP's Jesse Elam is quoted in this article about a project to clean up Hickory Creek to preserve aquatic life and safety of the creak for swimming and recreational activities. 

October 18, 2010
Nice to know our region has a plan by Esther Cepeda
Published by:  Chicago Sun-Times
Topic:  GO TO 2040
This opinion piece is about GO TO 2040 and the October 13 launch event.

HUD awards $100 million in grants for sustainable communities by Eric Jaffe
Published by:  The Infrastructurist
Topic:  GO TO 2040, Housing, Land Use, Transportation
This article is about the $4.25 million grant awarded to CMAP through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Sustainable Communities Regional Planning grant program

October 17, 2010
Mike Nowak Show Interview
Published by:  WCPT Radio
Topic:  GO TO 2040
CMAP's Randy Blankenhorn was interviewed on the Mike Nowak Show discussing GO TO 2040 and the launch event.  Nowak also wrote about the GO TO 2040 October 13 launch event on his blog.  Nowak's full October 17 show is also available online.  

October 14, 2010
Durbin announces $4.25 million federal grant for Chicago-area regional plan by Blair Kamin
Published by:  Chicago Tribune
Topic:  GO TO 2040, Housing, Land Use, Transportation
This article is about the $4.25 million grant awarded to CMAP through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Sustainable Communities Regional Planning grant program.  The grant will be used to implement GO TO 2040.

Development plan approved for DuPage and six other Illinois counties by Frank Medina
Published by:  Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills Patch
Topic:  GO TO 2040
This article is about GO TO 2040 and the October 13 launch event.   The article quotes CMAP executive director Randy Blankenhorn.  This article was also republished on the Elmhurst Patch website. 

HUD announces winners of $100M in sustainability grants by Tanya Snyder
Published by:  DC.StreetsBlog.org
Topic:  GO TO 2040, Housing, Land Use, Transportation
This article is about the $4.25 million grant awarded to CMAP through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Sustainable Communities Regional Planning grant program.  The grant will be used to implement GO TO 2040.

Durbin announces $4.25 million in funding for GO TO 2040 sustainable community planning initiative
Published by:  eNews Park Forest
Topic:  GO TO 2040, Housing, Land Use, Transportation
This article is about Illinois Senator Richard J. Durbin's announcement of the $4.25 million grant awarded to CMAP through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Sustainable Communities Regional Planning grant program.  The grant will be used to implement GO TO 2040.

Construction begins for the Yellow Line Oakton Street Station by Janelle Silva
Published by:  Trib Local - Skokie
Topic:  Transportation
This article is about the construction of the CTA Yellow Line Oakton Street Station, and includes a quote from Skokie Mayor George Van Dusen thanking CMAP and other agency's for their help in preserving the project. 
 

October 13, 2010
GO TO 2040 on Chicago Tonight by Geoffrey Baer
Published by:  WTTW
Topic: GO TO 2040
WTTW's Geoffrey Baer moderated a panel at CMAP's GO TO 2040 launch event and did a piece on the plan and event for the program Chicago Tonight.

The next decade in Chicago:  What's in store?
Published by:  ABC 7 Chicago
Topic:  GO TO 2040
CMAP executive director Randy Blankenhorn was interviewed on ABC 7's morning show before the GO TO 2040 launch event to discuss the plan.

A look inside Chicagoland's new regional plan by Eight Forty-Eight
Published by:  Chicago Public Radio
Topic:  GO TO 2040
CMAP executive director was interviewed on Chicago Public Radio's radio magazine program Eight Forty-Eight about GO TO 2040 on the morning of the plan's launch. 

Regional leaders unveil vision for Chicago by Alex Keefe
Published by:  Chicago Public Radio
Topic:  GO TO 2040
This segment is about the GO TO 2040 launch event.  The piece quotes CMAP MPO Policy Committee Chairman Gary Hannig, who is the Illinois Department of Transportation secretary.  Audio can be found here.

Plan aims to make Chicago life better by Mike Krauser
Published by:  CBS Chicago - Newsradio 780
Topic:  GO TO 2040 
This article is about GO TO 2040 and the October 13 launch event.   The article quotes CMAP Board Chairman Mayor Gerald Bennett of Palos Hills.  Permanent audio of Krauser's segment is coming soon, but can be found online here.

Comprehensive plan for Chicago region put in motion by Matt Baker
Published by:  Sustainable Chicago
Topic:  GO TO 2040
This article is about the launch of the GO TO 2040 plan and quotes CMAP Board Chairman Mayor Gerald Bennett of Palos Hills, as well as CMAP executive director Randy Blankenhorn. 

Comprehensive plan for Chicago region put in motion
Published by:  Index Publishing Corporation
Topic:  GO TO 2040
This article is about GO TO 2040 and the October 13 launch event.  The article quotes CMAP Board Chairman Mayor Gerald Bennett of Palos Hills and CMAP executive director Randy Blankenhorn. 

Regional planners unveil vision for Chicago area in 2040 by Blair Kamin
Published by:  Chicago Tribune
Topic:  GO TO 2040 
This article is about GO TO 2040 and the October 13 launch event.  This piece quotes CMAP executive director Randy Blankenhorn.  A shorter version of this article, by Blair Kamin and Richard Wronski, was published earlier in the day by Chicago Breaking News.

October 12, 2010
Randy Blankenhorn Interview for Small Business Week by Lisa Leiter
Published by:  Crain's Chicago Business
Topic:  Economic - workforce development, GO TO 2040 
Lisa Leiter interviewed CMAP executive director Randy Blankenhorn about the future of small businesses in the region, as well as GO TO 2040. View the video here.
 

September

September 27, 2010
'Burnham Plan II' up for final vote -- and may be just as big as original by Greg Hinz
Published by:  Crain's Chicago Business
Topic:  GO TO 2040
This column was written about the upcoming vote for adoption of GO TO 2040 on October 13, 2010.  Both CMAP Board Chairman Mayor Gerald Bennett of Palos Hills and executive director Randy Blankenhorn were interviewed for the column.

September 21, 2010
Decision needed on water request by Editorial Board
Published by:  Daily Herald
Topic:  Water
This editorial is about the request from a group of Lake County communities to draw water from Lake Michigan.  The piece cites water demand projections from Water 2050, the northeastern Illinois water supply/demand plan published by CMAP.


September 11, 2010
Report:  Transit system needs overhaul by Richard Wronski
Published by:  Chicago Tribune
Topic:  GO TO 2040, Transportation
This article is about a report published by Chicago Metropolis 2020, "Building Our Economy:  Transportation for a New Illinois."  The report proposes a new perspective on transportation -- to see it not as an end in itself but as a means to produce long term employment and economic expansion.  The article refers to similar recommendations made in GO TO 2040. 

September 10, 2010
Mayor's sphere of influence extends to surburbs by John Keilman
Published by:  Chicago Tribune
This article is about Mayor Richard Daley's work with the suburbs during his term as mayor.  The article quotes CMAP board chairman Gerald Bennett, mayor of Palos Hills; board member Al Larson, president of Schaumburg; and CMAP executive director Randy Blankenhorn.   

September 9, 2010
Study to evaluate ways to expand bus service in county by John Roszkowski
Published by:  Highland Park News
Topic:  Transportation
This article describes how the Lake County Division of Transportation teamed up with Pace suburban bus service on a study of fixed bus service in the county to improve and expand bus service.  The study was funded with a $350,000 grant from CMAP.

September 7, 2010
The ghost of Chicago's past by Darryl Holliday
Published by:  The Columbia Chronicle
Topic:  GO TO 2040
This article compares the GO TO 2040 plan with Burnham's 1909 Plan of Chicago.  CMAP's Erin Aleman is quoted in the story discussing the plans.


September 4, 2010
Making little plans that deliver big impact by John McCarron
Published by:  Chicago Tribune
Topic:  GO TO 2040, Transportation
This opinion piece discusses the importance of planning ahead to improve the region's transportation network and mentions the GO TO 2040 plan

August

August 30, 2010
State's budget crisis could derail $1-billion plan to expand Metra rail service by Paul Merrion
Published by:  Crain's Chicago Business
Topic:  Transportation
This article is about two Metra projects that are included in GO TO 2040's major capital projects fiscally constrained projects list: improvements to the Union Pacific Northwest and West Lines.  CMAP executive director Randy Blankenhorn was quoted in the story discussing the importance of maintaining our current transportation system before expanding it through new projects
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August 16, 2010
Agency unveils 30-year plan for developing Chicago area by Mike Larson
Published by:  Midwest Construction
Topic:  GO TO 2040
This article is about the GO TO 2040 plan and its emphasis on redevelopment of existing space.  CMAP's executive director Randy Blankenhorn is interviewed in this article.

August 8, 2010
Chicagoland's road to 2040 by Richard Wronski
Published by:  Chicago Tribune
Topic:  GO TO 2040, Transportation
This article is about the GO TO 2040 plan and it's plans for future Transportation projects in our region.  This story includes an interview with executive director Randy Blankenhorn and uses data from CMAP.  The full page print version of the article also included a sidebar about CMAP, "10 Chicago Transportation blunders," and "Transportation by the numbers."  This article was also posted on the Tribune's main website and Breaking News Center website.  The Tribune published the sidebar, "What is CMAP, anyway?" on its website.

July

July 18, 2010
Traffic deaths decline due to safer roads, vehicles by Jon Hilkevitch
Published by:  Chicago Tribune
Topic:  Transportation
The Getting Around column featured results of a report by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning analyzing Illinois Department of Transportation highway traffic safety data.  The report showed a substantial reduction in fatalities and serious injuries since 2002.  CMAP's Tom Murtha and Parry Frank were quoted in the article.

July 16, 2010
Chicago draws up plan to prosper in 2040 by Tom Hundley
Published by:  The New York Times
Topic:  GO TO 2040
This article is about GO TO 2040 and includes an interview with executive director Randy Blankenhorn.  This article was also reprinted on the websites of The New York Times and Chicago News Cooperative.

Ride geared toward city cyclists by Marissa Bruno
Published by:  My Suburban Life - Glen Ellyn
Topic:  Transportation
This article is about a special event for city cyclists to bike outside the city.  CMAP's Lindsay Banks is quoted in the article.

July 15, 2010
Regional plan aired at city plan meeting by Brittney Wong
Published by:  Evanston Now
Topic:  GO TO 2040
This article is about a GO TO 2040 presentation given to the Evanston Plan Commission.  CMAP's Erin Aleman is quoted in the article.

July 13, 2010
To cut gridlock, drivers should pay for fast lane, new study says by Richard Wronski
Published by:  Chicago Tribune
Topic:  GO TO 2040, Transportation
This article is about the use of congestion pricing, which is recommended in the draft of GO TO 2040.  CMAP executive director Randy Blankenhorn is quoted in the article.

July 10, 2010
Jelke Creek Sanctuary gets back to nature by Gloria Carr
Published by:  The Courier-News
Topic:  Water
This article is about the Jelke Creek Bird Sanctuary in Dundee Township, and cites data from a water study conducted by CMAP.

July 7, 2010
Ill. EPA delivers 'green' report to gov, lawmakers
Published by:  Chicago Tribune
Topic:  Water
This article is about a series of recommendations to protect the state's water resources from pollutants carried by stormwater, which were sent to the Governor and Illinois General Assembly.  CMAP contributed to the submitted reports.  This story was also reprinted by the Galesburg radio station WGIL.

Green infrastructure recommendations for Clean Water Act sent to governor, General Assembly leaders
Published by:  Aledo Times Record
Topic:  Water
This article is about a series of recommendations to protect the state's water resources from pollutants carried by stormwater, which were sent to the Governor and Illinois General Assembly.  CMAP contributed to the submitted reports. 

July 6, 2010
CMAP GO TO 2040 looks to communities for advice by Jennifer Rice
Published by:  Fox Valley Labor News
Topic:  GO TO 2040
This article is about the summer outreach meetings for GO TO 2040 and includes information from the Kendall County meeting.

July 2, 2010
CMAP seeks public input by Kevin P. Craver
Published by:  Northwest Herald
Topic:  GO TO 2040
This article is about the summer outreach meetings for GO TO 2040 and includes information from the McHenry County meeting.

July 1, 2010
Imagining a new near East Side by Andrea Salles
Published by:  The Beacon-News
Topic:  Land use
This article is about a series of three meetings being hosted by CMAP and the Metropolitan Planning Council to decide how federal block grant money will be spent on the near East Side of Aurora.

 

June

June 29, 2010
Aurora residents talk about future by Justin Kmitch
Published by:  Daily Herald
Topic:  Land Use
This article is about a series of three meetings being hosted by CMAP and the Metropolitan Planning Council to decide how federal block grant money will be spent on the near East Side of Aurora.

June 23, 2010
Giannoulias, Kirk, Jones share plans for improving metro Chicago's economy, infrastructure and communities at MPC annual luncheon
Published by:  Chicago Agent Magazine
Topic:  GO TO 2040
This article is about a debate between Illinois' U.S. Senate candidates at the Metropolitan Planning Council's annual luncheon.  Candidates were asked about the direction of federal funds for regional planning organizations, like CMAP.

Report tracks stimulus money in Chicago area by Ashley Gross
Published by:  Chicago Public Radio
Topic:  Economic - workforce development, Energy, Transportation
This article is about a report published by the Regional ARRA Coordinating Council, which CMAP helps lead, evaluating the progress of stimulus programs in northeastern Illinois.

June 17, 2010
Future leaders starting to plan by Angela D. Sykora
Published by:  Grayslake Review
Topic:  GO TO 2040
This article is about CMAP's high school program Future Leaders in Planning (FLIP) and Lake County participant Ana Yoder, as well as GO TO 2040.

June 14, 2010
A glimpse into future Transportation by Jim Jaworski
Published by:  Trib Local - Oak Park/River Forest
Topic:  GO TO 2040
This article is about the public comment period of GO TO 2040. 

June 10, 2010
Palatine Road expansion project to get underway by Kimberly Pohl
Published by:  Daily Herald
Topic:  Transportation
This article is about the expansion of Palatine Road in the City of Palatine, CMAP provided $1.5 million in funds for the project.

Survey shows Great Lakes trend of water rates that encourage conservation by Rachel Gleason
Published by:  Great Lakes Echo
Topic:  Water
This article is the first of a two part series on water in the Great Lakes region, which uses data from Water 2050:  Northeastern Illinois Regional Water Supply Plan.

Planning agency see Route 53 extension as a top priority over the next decades by John Roszkowski
Published by:  Grayslake Review
Topic:  GO TO 2040, Transportation
This article is about GO TO 2040 and quotes CMAP executive director Randy Blankenhorn and board vice chair Elliot Hartstein. 

June 9, 2010
Governors agree to partner on Illiana Expressway by Richard Wronski
Published by:  Chicago Tribune
Topic:  Transportation
This article details the partnership made between Illinois and Indiana governors on the proposed Illiana Expressway.  It includes CMAP's cost estimate for the project.

  

   

May

May 20, 2010
Liquid gold:  A long-declining region considers its most important asset by Charlotte Howard
Published by:  The Economist
Topic:  Water
This article is about water management in our region and discusses Water 2050:  Northeastern Illinois Regional Water Supply/Demand Plan, quoting CMAP's Tim Loftus.

May 13, 2010
When counties don't stop governing at the border by James Warren
Published by:  Bloomberg Businessweek
Topic:  Housing
This article is about the benefits and impediments related to regional collaboration here and elsewhere in the U.S.  CMAP's Lee Deuben is quoted discussing CMAP's Neighborhood Stabilization Program 2 (NSP) application.

May 12, 2010
Group looking three decades down the road by Susan Frick Carlman
Published by:  Naperville Sun
Topic:  GO TO 2040
This article is about GO TO 2040 and quotes CMAP executive director Randy Blankenhorn about a presentation on the plan he gave to the DuPage County Board.

May 6, 2010
Suburbs unite in quest for federal housing aid, but are shut out by Juan-Pablo Velez
Published by:  The New York Times
Topic:  Housing
This article is about NSP funding allocations in northeastern Illinois, and what suburban communities are doing to fight foreclosures after not receiving NSP funds.  CMAP's Lee Deuben is quoted in the article.  The Chicago News Cooperative also ran this story on their website.

May 3, 2010
Bus rapid transit awaits funding by Jon Hilkevitch
Published by:  Chicago Tribune
Topic:  Transportation
This article is about the future of bus rapid transit in the region and quotes CMAP executive director Randy Blankenhorn.  This article was originally printed on the Chicago Tribune's Breaking News Center website on May 2, and was also reprinted on the website of WGN Radio 720.

Will Board backs Illiana expressway
Published by:  Morris Daily Herald
Topic:  GO TO 2040, Transportation
The Will County Board requested CMAP include the Illiana Expressway project on its GO TO 2040 list of major capital projects.

April

April 27, 2010
Chicago Numbers:  Happy, flex-y workers by Matt Carmichael
Published by:  Crain's Chicago Business
Topic:  Transportation
This article is about the tweeting CMAP did on Earth Day about transportation statistics.


April 25, 2010
How much do you know about transportation? by James Warren
Published by:  The New York Times
Topic:  Transportation
This article is about the first-of-its kind Earth Day XL Transportation Summit.  Participants included CMAP Board chairman Gerald Bennett and executive director Randy Blankenhorn.  The article includes transportation statistics provided by CMAP for the event.  The article was reprinted on the websites of The New York Times and Chicago News Cooperative.


April 23, 2010
Durbin spars with House over Illinois' highway funding stake by Paul Merrion
Published by:  Crain's Chicago Business
Topic:  Transportation
This article is about federal highway funding for Illinois, and quotes CMAP executive director Randy Blankenhorn.

Pick one:  Widened Eisenhower or extended blue line by Bob Roberts
Published by:  CBS2 Chicago
Topic:  Transportation
Oak Park residents and planners debated transportation projects at a meeting hosted by the South East Oak Park Community Organization.  The article mentions GO TO 2040, which will include a list of major capital projects.

Chicago transit, roadway leaders create shared vision by Paula Widholm
Published by:  Midwest Construction
Topic:  GO TO 2040, Transportation
This article is about the Earth Day XL Transportation Summit. 


April 22, 2010
$25M boost for business, home energy efficiency by Stefano Esposito
Published by:  Chicago Sun-Times
Topic:  Energy
This article is about the $25 million grant awarded to CMAP, in partnership with the City of Chicago and the City of Rockford, with support from suburban and regional stakeholders, to transform the market for carrying out energy-efficient retrofits to commercial and residential buildings in northeastern Illinois.  CMAP executive director Randy Blankenhorn is quoted in the article.

Saving energy at home could get easier with new grant program by Marni Pyke
Published by:  The Daily Herald
Topic:  Energy
This article is about the $25 million grant awarded to CMAP, in partnership with the City of Chicago and the City of Rockford, with support from suburban and regional stakeholders, to transform the market for carrying out energy-efficient retrofits to commercial and residential buildings in northeastern Illinois.  CMAP executive director Randy Blankenhorn is quoted in the article.

Regional transit officials hold Earth Day summit by Travis Truitt
Published by:  Chicago Public Radio
Topic:  Transportation
This article is about the Earth Day XL Transportation Summit and quotes CMAP Board chairman Gerald Bennett.

Chicago area lands energy-efficiency cash by Associated Press
Published by:  ABC Channel 20, Chicago Tribune, Fox2 Now St. Louis, Fox Chicago News, Northwest Herald, Northwest Indiana Times, Pantagraph.com, WBBM News Radio 780, WJBD Radio, WQAD.com,
Topic:  Energy
This article was written by the AP and reprinted in a range of publications regarding the $25 million grant awarded to CMAP, in partnership with the City of Chicago and the City of Rockford, with support from suburban and regional stakeholders, to transform the market for carrying out energy-efficient retrofits to commercial and residential buildings in northeastern Illinois.


April 21, 2010
Chicago area gets $25M grant for green buildings by Paul Merrion
Published by:  Crain's Chicago Business
Topic:  Energy
This article is about the $25 million grant awarded to CMAP, in partnership with the City of Chicago and the City of Rockford, with support from suburban and regional stakeholders, to transform the market for carrying out energy-efficient retrofits to commercial and residential buildings in northeastern Illinois.  CMAP executive director Randy Blankenhorn is quoted in the article.

Homeowners to get funds for energy efficiency by Kiah Haslett
Published by:  Chicago Tribune – Chicago Breaking Business
Topic:  Energy
This article is about the $25 million grant awarded to CMAP, in partnership with the City of Chicago and the City of Rockford, with support from suburban and regional stakeholders, to transform the market for carrying out energy-efficient retrofits to commercial and residential buildings in northeastern Illinois.  CMAP executive director Randy Blankenhorn is quoted in the article.

Senator Roland Burris announces Recovery Act funding to Chicago for energy efficiency building retrofits
Published by:  Real Estate Rama Illinois
Topic:  Energy
This article is about the $25 million grant awarded to CMAP, in partnership with the City of Chicago and the City of Rockford, with support from suburban and regional stakeholders, to transform the market for carrying out energy-efficient retrofits to commercial and residential buildings in northeastern Illinois. 

Water supply strategy:  Task force studies ways to prevent shortages by Jim Newton
Published by:  Lake County News-Sun
Topic:  Water
This article is about the Lake County Board's adoption of the Northeastern Illinois Regional Water Supply/Demand Plan, and quotes Regional Water Supply Planning Group chair Bonnie Thomson Carter.

New tollway head reaches out to community to set agenda by Marni Pyke
Published by:  The Daily Herald
Topic:  Transportation
This article is about the new transition team for the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority, of which CMAP executive director Randy Blankenhorn is a member.

Planet protectors:  Students get schooled about going green by Lynda Lopez
Published by:  The Mash, a teen publication of the Chicago Tribune
Topic:  Energy
Lynda Lopez, an alumni of CMAP's Future Leaders in Planning (FLIP) program for high school students, wrote this article about local high school teens and their work to "go green."  Another FLIP alumna, Marilyn Janisch, is quoted.

April 20, 2010
IEPA gives nod to new water plant by Marney Simon
Published by:  Braidwood Journal
Topic:  Water
A wastewater treatment plant in Braidwood, which CMAP supported early this year, received an initial thumbs up from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.

April 12, 2010
GOTO2040.org:  Social media and regional planning by Chris Haller
Published by:  Engaging Cities
Topic:  GO TO 2040
This article describes the public outreach CMAP conducts online through its GOTO2040.org website and social media, like Facebook, Twitter, Flckr, and You Tube.  You can also watch a five-minute video of Haller exploring the website.

April 8, 2010
Officials support new highway by Mary Baskerville
Published by:  The Herald News
Topic:  GO TO 2040, Transportation
This article is about the Wilmington City Council voting for a resolution of support urging CMAP to include an east-west corridor from Interstate 55 in Illinois to Interstate 65 in Indiana in the GO TO 2040 plan.

April 2, 2010
A Vision for Detroit by Brendan Crain
Published by:  Next American City
Topic:  GO TO 2040
This article discusses the future of urban planning in Detroit, and points to CMAP's work on GO TO 2040 as an inspiration to follow.

IAPMO Green Code helps define sustainable building practices in Georgia, Chicago
Published by:  Plumbing Engineer
Topic:  Water
This article mentions CMAP's release of the 2010 Model Water Conservation Ordinance.
 

April 1, 2010
Guest column:  Protecting water resources vital to county's future by Cassandra McKinney
Published by:  Northwest Herald
Topic:  Water
This column discusses the important of conserving water in McHenry County and includes demographic projects from CMAP.


April 2010
Bursting the water bubble by Jessica Pupovac
Published by:  Mindful Metropolis
Topic:  Water
This article is about water supply in the region and mentions the Northeastern Illinois Regional Water Supply/Demand Plan.  This article was also reprinted in the Great Lakes Echo.

March

March 31, 2010
Greentown:  Sustainability for future generations by Candace Roulo
Published by:  Contractor Magazine
Topic:  Water
This article is about Greentown Lake County, an event to discuss existing and future sustainable initiatives in green building and design, water conservation, and alternative energy with government officials.  CMAP's Amy Talbot presented at the event and is mentioned in the article.


March 30, 2010
Officials discuss transportation improvements by Tony A. Solano
Published by:  Barrington Courier-Review
Topic:  Transportation
This article reports on USDOT Secretary Ray LaHood's visit to Barrington on March 29, 2010.  Congresswoman Melissa Bean hosted a meeting with LaHood to discuss regional transportation projects, which was attended by CMAP's Randy Blankenhorn, as well as representatives from IDOT, Lake and McHenry Counties, Metra, and Pace.


March 28, 2010
IDOT road work kicks into gear Thursday by Marni Pyke
Published by:  The Daily-Herald
Topic:  Transportation
This article is about the start of the construction season in northeastern Illinois and quotes CMAP's Randy Blankenhorn.

March 24, 2010
Feds begin redefining 'affordable housing' to include transportation costs by Elana Schor
Published by:  DC.Streets.Blog.org
Topic:  Housing, Transportation
This article is about the Housing and Affordability Index, developed by the Center for Neighborhood Technology, which takes into account both housing and transportation prices in determining the cost of living.  CMAP's Randy Blankenhorn is quoted discussing how the new index can help planners in Northeastern Illinois make decisions on how to allocate funding for transportation projects.  This article was also published on Zikkir, a blog which aggregates the day's top 100 stories.

March 18, 2010
Support for regional water planning group growing by Steve Lord
Published by:  The Beacon-News
Topic:  Water
This article describes the growing support for a Northwest Water Planning Area that would include the cities of Yorkville, Aurora, North Aurora, and Geneva, and the Metro West Council of Government, which represents cities in Kane, Kendall, and DeKalb counties.  Metro West presented their ideas of the new water planning area at the water summit hosted by CMAP on March 22.

March 8, 2010
Towns urge residents to help capture new funds by filling out census by Marni Pyke
Published by:  The Daily Herald
Topic:  Data
This article is about the importance of census data on the allocation of federal funding and uses population projections from CMAP.

March 14, 2010
Get ready to be counted by Cindy Wojdyla Cain
Published by:  The Lincoln-Way Sun
Topic:  Data
This article is about the importance of census data on the allocation of federal funds.  CMAP's Jon Hallas was interviewed in the article, and CMAP population estimates were used in the article.  This article was also printed in the Plainfield Sun.  

March 11, 2010
That lake? It may look like an infinite supply, but it's not by Andrew Paley and CJ Holtzman
Published by:  Medill Reports
Topic:  Water
This article features in-depth analysis of water supply issues in northeastern Illinois, including the release of the Northeastern Illinois Water Supply/Demand Plan.  CMAP's Hala Ahmed and Amy Talbot were interviewed for this story, and the article features charts and infographics using CMAP data.

Immigrant census count in city, suburbs poised to sway regional planning by Taras E. Berezowsky
Published by:  Medill Reports
Topic:  Data
This article is about the impact of foreign-born residents living in Chicago on the upcoming census count.  CMAP's Jon Hallas was interviewed in the story, and features information from our Latinos in Our Region snapshot report.

February

February 28, 2010
My Kind of Town, Letter to the Editor
Published by:  OnEarth
Topic: Land use, Transit-oriented development
CMAP's Randy Blankenhorn wrote a letter to the editor in response to the article, "Redrawing the American City," which was published in the Winter 2010 edition of OnEarth magazine.  The letter, which was published in the Spring 2010 OnEarth magazine, addresses the need to plan sustainably through cooperation at the local, regional, and state levels.  The letter was also published on the OnEarth website.

February 26, 2010
Carpentersville Business Development Commission to survey village businesses by Emily McFarlan
Published by:  The Courier-News
Topic:  Full Circle
This story is about a survey of village business owners that was conducted based on data collected for the Carpentersville Business Development Commission.  The data was collected through CMAP's Full Circle program.

February 25, 2010
Local mayors host their first Municipal Expo by Kevin Olson
Published by:  Regional News
Topic:  GO TO 2040, Economic - workforce development
The Southwest Conference of Mayors hosted its first Municipal Expo, which featured speakers from regional organizations, including CMAP's Bola Delano.  Delano spoke about GO TO 2040 and workforce development.

February 11, 2010
Water report shows need for conservation, Editorial
Published by:  Ledger-Sentinel
Topic:  Water
This editorial supports the approval of the Northeastern Illinois Water Supply/Demand Plan and the need for Oswego to promote water conservation efforts.

Task force sets out water plan for Chicago
Published by:  Website of Laundry and Cleaning News International & Laundry and Cleaning News
Topic:  Water
This article is about the approval of the Northeastern Illinois Water Supply/Demand Plan and quotes chair of the Regional Water Supply Planning Group Bonnie Thomson Carter.

February 10, 2010
Forum discusses tougher air quality standards by Terry Bibo
Published by:  The Journal Star
Topic:  Air quality
This article is about an air quality forum that was sponsored by the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission and quotes CMAP's Ross Patronsky.

February 3, 2010
The Value of Water series by Jeff Long, Robert Channick, Gerry Smith
Published by:  Chicago Tribune
Topic:  Water
The Chicago Tribune published a general story on the unanimously approved Northeastern Illinois Water Supply/Demand Plan, with additional targeted stories in surburban editions:  Forest preserves run toilets on rainwater was published in the north edition;  Suburbs take action before wells run dry was published in the west edition;  and Saving water a tough sell in lakeside city was published in the Chicagoland edition.  All four stories are also available in one package.  Quoted in the stories are CMAP's Tim Loftus and chair of the Regional Water Supply Planning Group Bonnie Thomson Carter.  The graphs and charts included in the stories include data from CMAP as well.
 
February 2, 2010
Published by:  American Drycleaner
Topic:  Water
This article is about the approval of the Northeastern Illinois Water Supply/Demand Plan and quotes chair of the Regional Water Supply Planning Group Bonnie Thomson Carter.
 
February 2010
Published by:  Benuzzi's Industrial Guide
Topic:  GO TO 2040
This "Ask the Experts" article featured CMAP's Randy Blankenhorn, who discussed GO TO 2040 and how it will affect local industries. 
 
Published by:  CREW Chicago
Topic:  GO TO 2040
This article is a recap of a talk given by CMAP's Randy Blankenhorn at a luncheon on January 27, 2010, hosted by the Commercial Real Estate Executive Women (CREW) of Chicago.  Randy spoke about GO TO 2040.

January

January 31, 2010
Published by:  The Wheaton Sun
Topic:  Water
This article is about the approval of the Northeastern Illinois Water Supply/Demand Plan and quotes members of the Regional Water Supply Planning Group Howard Hamilton and Frankfort mayor Jim Holland.
 
January 29, 2010
Published by:  Medill Reports
Topic:  Freight
This article looks at the future of freight for the region and quotes data from CMAP.
 
January 28, 2010
Published by:  Circle of Blue
Topic:  Water
This article is about the approval of the Northeastern Illinois Water Supply/Demand Plan and quotes CMAP's Randy Blankenhorn and Tim Loftus, as well as chair of the Regional Water Supply Planning Group Bonnie Thomson Carter.  The chart featured in the story was also provided by CMAP.
 
Published by:  The Kane County Chronicle
Topic:  Water
This article is about the approval of the Northeastern Illinois Water Supply/Demand Plan and quotes CMAP's Tim Loftus and member of the Regional Water Supply Planning Group Ruth Anne Tobias.


January 27, 2010
Regional plan stresses water conservation by Steve Lord
Published by:  The Geneva Sun
Topic:  Water
This article is about the approval of the Northeastern Illinois Water Supply/Demand Plan and quotes chair of the Regional Water Supply Planning Group Bonnie Thomson Carter.  This article was also reprinted in The Beacon-News.

Water planners look to drier future for Chicagoland by Gabriel Spitzer
Published by:  Chicago Public Radio
Topic:  Water
This article is about the approval of the Northeastern Illinois Water Supply/Demand Plan and quotes CMAP's Tim Loftus.

January 26, 2010
Water conservation task force to Chicago:  Turn off that tap by Paul Merrion
Published by:  Crain's Chicago Business
Topic:  Water
This article is about the approval of the Northeastern Illinois Water Supply/Demand Plan and quotes CMAP's Tim Loftus and chair of the Regional Water Supply Planning Group Bonnie Thomson Carter.

January 24, 2010
Randy Blankenhorn on the Mike Nowak Show
Topic:  GO TO 2040
CMAP's Randy Blankenhorn was a featured guest on the Mike Nowak show, where he discussed CMAP and the GO TO 2040 comprehensive regional plan.

January 22, 2010
Planners goal for suburbs in 2040:  less traffic, less pollution by Marni Pyke
Published by:  Daily Herald
Topics:  GO TO 2040
This article describes the preferred Regional Scenario, an interim product of GO TO 2040, and quotes CMAP's Randy Blankenhorn.

January 19, 2010
Free rides for Pace Route 714 from Submitted Reports
Published by:  The Wheaton Sun
Topics:  CMAQ, Transportation
This article describes free rides on Pace Route 714 from January 19 to January 29, 2010, which are being funded by a Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) grant from CMAP to DuPage County.

Wastewater facility plans move to next level by Marney Simon
Published by:  Braidwood Journal
Topic:  Wastewater
This article describes the expansion of a wastewater facility in Braidwood, which received the go-ahead from CMAP to take the next step in its building.

January 14, 2010
Lake County towns thirsty for lake water by Jeff Long
Published by:  Chicago Tribune
Topic:  Water
This article is about 10 suburbs in Lake County that hope to gain approval to tap into Lake Michigan for water.  CMAP's Tim Loftus is interviewed in this story and maps included in the story were provided by CMAP.  This article was also republished in the Grand Haven Tribune and on WaterWorld

January 11, 2010
Redrawing the American City by Laura Wright
Published on:   Mother Nature Network
Topic:  Land use, Transit-oriented development
This article, originally published in OnEarth magazine, focuses on future development and land use for the City of Chicago.  CMAP's Randy Blankenhorn is interviewed in the story. 

January 9, 2010
Protecting the Future of Chicagoland's Drinking Water by Steve Kellman
Published by:  Circle of Blue
Topic:  Water
This article describes the draft Regional Water Supply Plan being developed by CMAP with the Regional Water Supply Planning Group.  CMAP's Tim Loftus is interviewed in the story.


Winter 2010
Strategies for water conservation:  Is the price right?  by Jason Peterson
Published by:  The Helm, a newsletter from the Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant
Topic:  Water
CMAP's water resource economist Margaret Schneemann is quoted in this article about the Northeastern Illinois Water Supply/Demand Plan.

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