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Small Plans, Big Ideas

Register now for a series of events about how ON TO 2050 can make a difference in your community.

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2019 Illinois state capital package

Explore the projects appropriated in the package of legislation using a new CMAP tool.

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Community Data Snapshots

The library has been refreshed with updated data and new metrics for every municipality, county, and City of Chicago Community Area in the seven-county metropolitan area.

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UPDATES

September 20, 2019

CMAP Weekly Update

The first Small Plans, Big Ideas forum, “Harnessing technology for a safer future,” was held at Waubonsee Community College in Aurora on Tuesday.

September 20, 2019

Rebuild Illinois implements key ON TO 2050 transportation recommendations, but more reforms are needed

Rebuild Illinois implements key ON TO 2050 transportation recommendations, but more r...

September 19, 2019

Significant non-capital legislation approved in spring 2019

Significant non-capital legislation approved in spring 2019 ...

September 18, 2019

Beyond transportation: Other capital bill measures could support ON TO 2050 community, environment recommendations

Beyond transportation: Other capital bill measures could support ON TO 2050 community...

August 20, 2019

Dive into new CMAP Sidewalk Inventory data

The Chicago region’s new comprehensive plan, ON TO 2050 , includes a recommendation to support the d...

August 7, 2019

Explore projects appropriated in the 2019 Illinois state capital package

In June 2019, the State of Illinois enacted a package of legislation to fund transportation, water infrastructure, natural resources, open space, s...

August 1, 2019

Tomorrow’s leaders explore urban challenges and solutions during CMAP’s eleventh FLIP program

In July 2019, 43 students from Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will counties participated in CMAP’s Future Leaders in Planning (FLI...

August 1, 2019

Chicago region attracting—but not retaining—working age adults

A well-educated and talented resident pool provides the workforce needed to keep the economy thriving. As highlighted in a prior analysis, when the...

June 25, 2019

Szabo retiring after 40-year career in public service, transportation

After a 40-year career driven by self-described “dual passions for transportation and public service,” Joseph C. Szabo is retiring—and, he said, hi...

June 12, 2019

Population growth and decline is occurring unevenly across the region

In spite of recent regional population declines, parts of the Chicago region are growing. This analysis applies recent regional findings on age, in...

June 6, 2019

State of Illinois approves motor fuel tax increase and other revenues to support capital infrastructure

In early June 2019, the Illinois General Assembly passed a package of legislation to fund transportation capital projects, water infrastructure, na...

May 3, 2019

New data allows an initial look at ride hailing in Chicago

The City of Chicago has released data on transportation network company (TNC) trips, which will help illustrate the effects of ride hailing service...

April 18, 2019

Stagnant international immigration slows population growth in the Chicago region

The Chicago region is experiencing demographic shifts that have led to recent small population declines, which hold significant implications for th...

April 17, 2019

What Illinois can learn from other states about supporting careful local government consolidation

Increased coordination and partnership across local governments in Illinois would make our communities more resilient in the future. As of April 20...

March 7, 2019

Federal freight user fee could provide much-needed dedicated funding for goods movement infrastructure

This analysis is one of a series examining transportation funding in northeastern Illinois and explaining the revenue recommendations included in O...

March 7, 2019

Priced parking can raise revenue, help achieve local goals

This analysis is one of a series examining transportation funding in northeastern Illinois and explaining the revenue recommendations included in O...

March 5, 2019

Innovative, user-based revenue options must be part of region's transportation funding solution

This analysis is one of a series examining transportation funding in northeastern Illinois and explaining the revenue recommendations included in O...

March 5, 2019

The benefits of adding more services to Illinois' sales tax base

This analysis is one of a series examining transportation funding in northeastern Illinois and explaining the revenue recommendations included in O...

February 14, 2019

Chicago region needs sustainable transportation funding to maintain competitive advantage

This analysis is one of a series examining transportation funding in northeastern Illinois and explaining the revenue recommendations included in t...

December 6, 2018

Labor force recovery has varied by race, ethnicity, with starkest differences for blacks

Although the Chicago region has made strides since the 2007-09 recession, recovery has been slow and lagging behind many peer metropolitan regions....

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Partner Spotlight

IEPA safeguards the state's natural resources from pollution and provides a healthy environment for its citizens.

The WCGL is a not-for-profit intergovernmental organization of 30 municipalities and Will County, representing over 675,000 residents.

Instituto del Progreso Latino contributes to the development of Latino immigrants and their families through education, training, and employment.

CUPPA is committeed to providing innovative urban planning and public management education that puts engaged research to purposeful use

Prairie State College is a two-year community college offering associate degrees, technical and career certificates, and adult, corporate, and continuing education.

NHS is a nonprofit neighborhood revitalization organization committeed to helping homeowners and neighborhoods throughout Chicago, South Suburban Cook County, and Elgin.

CDOT keeps the city's surface transportation networks and public way safe for users, environmentally sustainable, and in a state of good repairs.

The Lan-Oak Park District strives to enhance the quality of life for all Lansing residents by providing clean, safe parks, and well-developed recreational facilities.