October 20, 2020
ON TO 2050, the region’s long-range plan, encourages the development of
compact, walkable communities.
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 ...
June 26, 2020
A recent study by the Illinois State Water Survey (ISWS) reveals that
sandstone aquifers in western Will, Kendall, and southern Kane counties
June 25, 2020
Reducing outdoor water use saves money and helps conserve the region’s
limited water resources, especially during times of drought. Although many...
June 19, 2020
With fewer people and cars on the streets because of the coronavirus
pandemic, road construction season in northeastern Illinois this year has
June 12, 2020
From empty highways to quiet train stations, all transportation modes in
the Chicago metropolitan region have seen huge declines because of
June 10, 2020
As toilet paper and sanitizers flew off store shelves at the start of the
coronavirus pandemic, northeastern Illinois’ status as the preeminent
May 22, 2020
Our region’s economy is inter-connected, with individual communities part
of a larger economic ecosystem. As state and local governments determin...