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
January 11, 2021
CMAP is accepting funding applications for surface transportation projects
from Friday, January 8, through Friday, March 5.
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
September 18, 2020
Younger generations are favoring biking, walking, and public transit over
cars more than they did a decade ago. Lower income households are trave...
September 11, 2020
Many Latinx residents receive information through their churches or at
social service agencies and community meetings that provide materials
September 4, 2020
Apartments, townhouses, and other multifamily housing developments are
cropping up along North Avenue in western Cook County. The activity shows ...
August 28, 2020
Fewer people in northeastern Illinois are filling out the census, putting
the region at risk of a costly undercount. A new analysis of 2020 censu...
August 21, 2020
“There’s an opportunity right now for a massive infrastructure investment
plan that would upgrade electricity systems and public transportation, ...
August 7, 2020
We still do not know how the coronavirus pandemic will change the region’s
housing market, in part, because governmental interventions like emerg...
July 24, 2020
The dramatic drop in retail spending caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is
significantly reducing local government revenues, which is most concernin...
July 18, 2020
Public engagement remains a core element to the Chicago Metropolitan Agency
for Planning’s Local Technical Assistance program, and our commitment...
July 16, 2020
Service-sharing initiatives have proven to be effective tools for local
governments looking to save taxpayer dollars and improve efficiency. More...
July 3, 2020
CMAP Weekly Update, 6-26-20. CMAP recently released first-of-its-kind water
data for northeastern Illinois. In partnership with Illinois-Indiana ...