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Created in 2005, CMAP is the award-winning regional planning organization for the northeastern Illinois counties of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will. CMAP operates under authorizing legislation known as Public Act 095-0677 and by-laws


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The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) is our region’s comprehensive planning organization. The agency and its partners developed and are now implementing ON TO 2050, a new long-range plan to help the seven counties and 284 communities of northeastern Illinois implement strategies that address transportation, housing, economic development, open space, the environment, and other quality-of-life issues.

CMAP is located in Suite 800 of Willis (formerly Sears) Tower, 233 South Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606.  Click here for directions to Willis Tower.

To stay abreast of CMAP activities, please subscribe to the Weekly Update email, also available along with other Updates on the web. 

 

Board and Staff

Since its inception in October 2005, the CMAP Board's membership has featured balanced representation from across the counties of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will. The Board is chaired by Gerald Bennett, mayor of Palos Hills. 

Executive Director Joseph C. Szabo leads the CMAP staff, who have diverse capabilities in comprehensive planning, data research and analysis, and many related disciplines.  See the staff directory, phone us at 312-454-0400,  or use the web contact form.

Budget and Annual Report

See CMAP's current budget and annual report pages, each with archives dating to FY 2007. Each budget document also includes the agency's work plan, with details of how staff and other resources are allocated.

Requests for Proposals

See the CMAP Requests for Proposals page, which has current RFPs, Requests for Qualifications, Requests for Informational Presentations, and a link for you to subscribe and receive email alerts about them.

Job Listings

Join the team at metropolitan Chicago's official agency for land-use and transportation planning! Visit the Careers page to apply for openings and learn about the benefits of working at CMAP.

Get Involved and More

CMAP has many ways for people and groups to participate in regional planning.  Residents can visit our main involvement page, and refer high school students to apply for the Future Leaders in Planning (FLIP) program.  One good way to get involved is through CMAP committees at the policy, advisory, coordinating, and working levels that play integral roles in the agency's planning processes.  

To make a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, visit this page.  Also see a public notice about Title VI compliance.

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March 15, 2019

CMAP Weekly Update, 3-15-19

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March 8, 2019

CMAP Weekly Update, 3-8-19

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March 7, 2019

Priced parking can raise revenue, help achieve local goals

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March 5, 2019

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

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March 1, 2019

CMAP Weekly Update, 3-1-19

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February 22, 2019

CMAP Weekly Update, 2-22-19

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February 15, 2019

CMAP Weekly Update, 2-15-19

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February 8, 2019

CMAP Weekly Update, 2-8-19

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February 1, 2019

CMAP Weekly Update, 2-1-19

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January 25, 2019

CMAP Weekly Update, 1-25-19

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January 18, 2019

CMAP Weekly Update, 1-18-19

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January 11, 2019

CMAP Weekly Update, 1-11-19

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January 11, 2019

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January 11, 2019

CMAP Weekly Update, 12-21-18

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