State of the Port event
Join the Illinois International Port District for the first annual State of the Port event on Thursday, August 23, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., at Harborside (11001 S. Doty Ave. East, Chicago). Port District Executive Director Clayton K. Harris III will present an overview of the Port of Chicago and discuss current activities and goals for the future of the Port. CMAP staff will be available to discuss the Planning Priorities Report being developed for the Port with assistance from CMAP’s Local Technical Assistance (LTA) program. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Pace I-90 station
On Tuesday, August 21, Pace, the Illinois Tollway, and Hoffman Estates will open the state's first in-line (on highway) bus station. Located at I-90 and Barrington Road, it includes a free 170-spot park-n-ride lot, bike racks, and a pedestrian bridge. To RSVP for the opening event, contact Charles Aikerson (847-228-2492 or charles.aikerson@PaceBus.com).
Vision Zero Chicago Block Party
On Friday, August 24, Vision Zero Chicago, with BUILD Chicago, will host a block party where attendees can learn how to design and advocate for safer streets while enjoying entertainment, refreshments, and other activities. The event will take place at Hubbard Playlot Park (4942 W. Hubbard St., Chicago) from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. RSVPs are encouraged.
Transformer Award nominations open
Nominations are open through Monday, September 17, for the Transformer Awards, which recognize citizen, local, and state leaders who have improved government efficiency and effectiveness. Winners will receive their awards and participate in a moderated panel discussion at the fourth annual Transform Illinois fall conference on Thursday, October 11, in Chicago.