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. For older stories, visit CMAP Media Coverage 2007 to 2009. "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 (email@example.com or 312-386-8609) or communications associate Justine Reisinger (firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-386-8802).
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, 5-22-13
Our tip sheet from May 22, 2013 includes information on the 2014 CMAP and Regional Transportation Authority call for community-based projects, analysis of proposed motor fuel sales tax swap, and more.
NEWS Release: Rebound of Chicago region's manufacturing cluster depends on innovation, workforce development, infrastructure, 2-26-13
Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning releases detailed report describing "advanced manufacturing" trends that present opportunities and challenges for the seven-county region. Read more in the press release.
NEWS Release: Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning Receives Prestigious National Planning Award, 1-9-13
The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) will receive the 2013 National Planning Excellence Award for a Planning Agency from the American Planning Association. Created in 2005, CMAP is the regional planning organization for the northeastern Illinois counties of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will, and is responsible for producing the region's comprehensive plan. Read more in the press release.
NEWS Release: Computer models show congestion pricing's benefits for metropolitan Chicago residents and region, 10-15-12
Report and website feature new Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning analysis that reinforces the need to implement "express toll lanes," starting with five new GO TO 2040 expressway projects. Read more in the press release.
NEWS Release: Nearly 50 new projects will help implement GO TO 2040 comprehensive regional plan in communities across northeastern Illinois, (10-11-12)
Second wave of projects through the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning's Local Technical Assistance program emphasize interjurisdictional collaboration and planning for sustainable, livable communities. Read more in this press release.
NEWS Release: MetroPulse Jobs web portal launched to connect economic and workforce professionals with data and information resources about region's leading industries, (9-19-12)
Starting with data on the freight industry, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning's new on-line resource will later add data on manufacturing and biotechnology "clusters" that drive the regional economy. Read more in this press release.
NEWS Release: CMAP report highlights need for coordinated infrastructure and policies to support freight industries in seven-county metropolitan Chicago, (7-19-12)
Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning "drill-down" analyzes how the region can support its freight industry cluster, which is growing seven times faster than the regional economy. Read more in this press release.
NEWS RELEASE: Local planning across metropolitan Chicago gets a boost from Ideas Exchange event, grants, and community-based projects, 5-24-12
The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) convened nearly 200 local planners, elected officials, stakeholder groups, and other residents at a Local Technical Assistance Ideas Exchange event, where The Chicago Community Trust announced significant planning grants to five community-based projects. Read more in a joint press release.
- CTA Red Line South Extension
- Read about how the CTA Red Line South Extension will enhance livability and provide opportunity.
- Congestion Pricing
- New CMAP website with computer-modeled analysis shows the need to implement express toll lanes to improve traffic flow.
- Local Food Systems
- CMAP's new microsite on how sustainable local food systems can boost economic development in metropolitan Chicago.
- CMAP Updates
- All the latest is available via our weekly email or Twitter and Facebook.
- CMAP "drill-down" report analyzes one of our region's strongest industry clusters.
- Metropolitan Chicago's
- Green Infrastructure Vision
- New data and GIS tools help CMAP partners support conservation efforts.
Extending the CTA Red Line south to 130th Street as recommended by GO TO 2040 would significantly improve access to job opportunities, educational institutions, health facilities, and other resources for Greater Roseland residents, as described in a new "livability report" at cmap.illinois.gov/red-line. The site also features an outreach brochure and map gallery, all developed through CMAP's Local Technical Assistance (LTA) program in collaboration with the Developing Communities Project (DCP) and the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA).