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September 7, 2018

CMAP Weekly Update, 9-7-18

Sep 7, 2018

CMAP Weekly Update, 9-7-18

LTA and Community Planning Call for Projects

The 2018 Call for Projects for the CMAP Local Technical Assistance (LTA) and RTA Community Planning programs is now open, with applications due by Friday, October 26. Applications, a program guide, and an FAQ are available on both the RTA and CMAP websites. An informational open house will be held on Tuesday, September 11, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at CMAP (233 S. Wacker Dr., Suite 800). To attend, RSVP to Tony Manno ( by Monday, September 10. Read more in a joint press release.

Updated program for the ON TO 2050 launch event

The ON TO 2050 launch event is just over a month away! Register today to join the celebration on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, in Chicago's beautiful Millennium Park. Following keynote speaker Clarence Anthony, executive director of the National League of Cities, a panel of local leaders will inspire attendees to continue working together on strategies to achieve the three principles set forth in ON TO 2050: Inclusive Growth, Resilience, and Prioritized Investment. 

Panelists for the event include Dan Cronin, chairman, DuPage County Board; Laurence Msall, president, Civic Federation; Toni Preckwinkle, president, Cook County Board of Commissioners; Raul I. Raymundo, CEO, The Resurrection Project; Leanne Redden, executive director, Regional Transportation Authority; and Melissa Y. Washington, vice president of external affairs, ComEd. In addition, Palos Hills Mayor Gerald Bennett, chairman of CMAP’s Board, and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (invited) are slated to discuss implementation opportunities in the city and suburbs. 

Household travel survey is open

The Chicago Tribune described the My Daily Travel survey, which asks households in northeastern Illinois to report how they get from place to place in our region. Your household can participate in the survey by signing up at -- and we encourage Weekly readers to help us spread the word! By providing accurate information about your daily travel, you will help ensure that funding to maintain roads, bridges, and transit is spent where it is needed most. Households that complete the survey will earn $50.

Around the region

Transportation project contest
The Illinois Department of Transportation’s (IDOT) I-55-Lake Shore Drive interchange reconstruction is a finalist in a competition to choose the country’s top transportation project and a chance to earn $10,000 for an Illinois-based nonprofit. IDOT will donate the prize money to the local Special Olympics if the project receives the most votes. The public is encouraged to vote early and often -- individuals can vote once per day -- at through Saturday, September 22. 

International Port District RFP public meeting
The Illinois International Port District is releasing a Request for Proposals for the potential development of a hotel and boathouse on property adjacent to Harborside. They will host a community meeting to hear ideas and feedback on Saturday, September 15, from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. at Harborside (11001 S. Doty Ave. East, Chicago). CMAP representatives will be there to speak about this LTA-supported project

2018 food summit 
The Cook County Department of Public Health, Cook County Health and Hospitals System, and Loyola University Chicago, Health Sciences Division will host the 2018 Food Summit on Friday and Saturday, October 5 and 6, at Loyola University Chicago (2160 S. 1st Ave., Maywood). The cost is $50 and registration is required.


APA-CMA creative community engagement
CMAP, 233 S. Wacker Dr., Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60606
September 10, 2018
3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
More information

LTA and Community Planning call for projects informational open house
CMAP, 233 S. Wacker Dr., Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60606
September 11, 2018
9:00 to 11:00 a.m
More information

CREW Chicago fall economic forum
East Bank Club, 500 N. Kingsbury St.
Chicago, IL 60654
September 12, 2018
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
More information

APA-IL state conference
Wyndham Springfield City Centre,
700 E. Adams St.
Springfield, IL 62701
September 26-28, 2018
More information

TMA Lake-Cook meeting
Baxter Healthcare Auditorium,
One Baxter Parkway
Deerfield, IL 60015
September 28, 2018
8:00 to 11:30 a.m.
More information

Lawndale 5K
3750 W. Ogden Ave.
Chicago, IL 60623
September 29, 2018
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
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ON TO 2050 launch event
Millennium Park
201 E. Randolph St.
Chase Promenade North
Chicago, IL 60602
October 10, 2018
10:00 a.m. to noon
More information

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