May 3, 2021
Zoning governs the look and feel of a community. But rules that restrict
housing options can force residents to leave when their lives change, an...
April 15, 2021
The pandemic has reinforced the dangers behind street designs that
encourage excessive vehicle speeding. Throughout the country last spring,
April 2, 2021
A recent analysis from the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP)
found the region has regained 43 percent of the jobs lost in 2020, but...
March 10, 2021
Five communities in northern Illinois are moving forward on a plan to
create a robust walking and bicycling network along the Lake Michigan
March 5, 2021
Women have been vulnerable to the economic impacts of COVID-19. In Illinois
and across the nation, women have become unemployed or dropped out of...
March 4, 2021
Governor J.B. Pritzker recently unveiled his proposed budget for Illinois’
new fiscal year amid a pandemic that has impacted state and local fina...
March 4, 2021
Women, particularly women of color, have been vulnerable to the economic
impacts of COVID-19. In Illinois and across the nation, women have becom...
February 25, 2021
Transit and transportation use has changed significantly since the pandemic
began in March 2020. We've updated our analysis of northeastern Illin...
February 24, 2021
Homelessness in northeastern Illinois dropped to its lowest point in more
than a decade prior to COVID-19, according to a new analysis by the Chi...
February 3, 2021
The day is meant to highlight why local and federal officials need to
support equitable, accessible, and sustainable public transportation. This ...
January 28, 2021
Shortly after the coronavirus hit, 2020 went from being one of the better
years for traffic safety nationally to being one of the deadliest. This...
January 21, 2021
Illinois lost nearly 80,000 residents in 2020, marking the seventh straight
year of population decline, according to new estimates from the U.S. ...
January 14, 2021
Despite the challenges of COVID-19, the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for
Planning (CMAP) has kicked off local planning projects in communities
December 10, 2020
COVID-19 has affected northeastern Illinois’ entire transportation system
since March, with residents showing increased interest in biking and
December 2, 2020
Voters across northeastern Illinois approved a number of government
consolidations during the November 2020 elections.
November 12, 2020
Leaders from across northeastern Illinois joined together on Monday to
support a strong economic recovery and build back a more inclusive,
October 29, 2020
COVID-19 has introduced new demands for the curb. Safety measures
restrict the use of enclosed spaces and require that all
establishments — bot...
October 8, 2020
Unemployment has improved since this spring, but the ongoing pandemic and
efforts to contain it may cause lasting damage to the region’s job mark...
October 1, 2020
Northeastern Illinois is not immune to the effects of climate change. In
fact, a changing climate is already having a significant impact on
September 25, 2020
Online submission systems are more efficient. They allow residents to
submit at their convenience, municipalities to gather permits in a