From plans to projects
Four recent Our Great Rivers grantees are building on plans created through CMAP's technical assistance program to bring local plans to life.
Regional resilience through zero emissions
Pace received a CMAP Regional Excellence Award for committing to replace its fleet with zero-emission vehicles by 2040.
How residents feel about northeastern Illinois
CMAP's public opinion survey shows that residents value many of the region's assets, but are increasingly concerned about economic issues.
May 25, 2023
Our Great Rivers grantees to implement plan recommendations
Four grantees will implement recommendations from plans created through CMAP's technical assistance program: Illinois International Port District...
May 18, 2023
Rehab work at Homewood Station will help get "people where they need to go throughout the region"
A new, state-of-the art, ADA-accessible Pace bus facility is coming to Chicago’s Southland.
May 17, 2023
Celebrating public service and regional excellence; focusing on the Plan of Action for Regional Transit
Executive Director Erin Aleman talks about recent activities at CMAP and in the region.
May 12, 2023
What your community needs to know about accessory dwelling units
As more communities look to expand housing types, they may consider a simple idea: accessory dwelling units.
May 10, 2023
Help identify accessibility barriers in your community
You can help improve our region by identifying accessibility barriers on a new online map.
May 3, 2023
Transportation leaders, advocates to assist with Chicago mayor-elect transition
CMAP and many of its partners will lend their transportation expertise to assist with Chicago's new mayoral administration.
April 28, 2023
Help identify bicycle or pedestrian safety issues in your community
Help identify bike-ped safety issues, learn about new funding, and discover more in CMAP's safety newsletter.
April 27, 2023
CMAP awards celebrate projects and leaders that that strengthen regional resilience
Meet three of CMAP's Regional Excellence Awards winners who have helped create a more resilient northeastern Illinois.
April 24, 2023
A year of significant progress: annual report highlights work that makes our region stronger
CMAP’s 2022 Annual Report looks back at the significant progress we made and highlights our work toward improving the region’s transportation s...
April 17, 2023
Transit reform top of mind for northeastern Illinois' transportation leaders
CMAP Executive Director Erin Aleman and other transportation leaders shared thoughts on the importance of transit reform and the changes needed t...
April 12, 2023
Waukegan pedestrian and bike infrastructure investments gain federal support
The U.S. Department of Transportation awarded funding to Waukegan to help improve walking and biking in communities along the northern lakeshore.
April 7, 2023
Local and regional collaboration takes center stage in McHenry County
The latest regional economic newsletter includes updates on economic development in McHenry County, spotlight on regional and local collaborati...
April 4, 2023
State of the Region spotlights public sentiment
This year's State of the Region public opinion survey provides a snapshot of residents' attitudes toward key issues, including transportation, th...
March 30, 2023
State of the Region 2023: Northeastern Illinois supports equity and resilience in new survey; 7 community projects and leaders lauded for achievements
The State of the Region program celebrates the organizations and individuals successfully working to improve northeastern Illinois, its communi...
March 29, 2023
Use the Natural Solutions Tool to prioritize areas for nature-based solutions in your community
The Natural Solutions Tool can help the region use more green infrastructure to address community and environmental problems.
March 16, 2023
Register now: ADA trainings on self-evaluations and transition plans
CMAP will offer two free trainings in April to educate local communities on the Americans with Disabilities Act.
March 16, 2023
How can northeastern Illinois strategize to succeed in these financial times?
Join CMAP Executive Director Erin Aleman on March 30 for the event, Financial Times Ahead: What the Current Economy Means for the Chicago Region.
February 22, 2023
Region convenes to discuss local climate action planning
In a recent CMAP Talks webinar, panelists discussed how communities can take climate action and resources you can use.
February 16, 2023
AARP grant offers opportunities for immediate improvements, long-term progress
AARP is accepting applications for the Community Challenge grant program.
February 10, 2023
New state water plan reaffirms ON TO 2050 strategies
Illinois recently updated its water plan, including several recommendations critical to implement the region's long-range plan. Read about this a...