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October 4, 2019

CMAP Weekly Update 10-4-19

Oct 4, 2019

CMAP Weekly Update 10-4-19

CMAP Meetings

The CMAP Board and MPO Policy Committee will hold their annual joint meeting on Thursday, October 10 at 9:30 a.m.

Small Plans, Big Ideas events focus on implementation and water equity

More than a 100 people joined CMAP at Small Plans, Big Ideas events this week in North Chicago and Calumet Park.


On Tuesday, at North Chicago's Greenbelt Cultural Center, partners gathered to share practical steps on how to implement plans in order to create real change. In a panel moderated by CMAP executive director Erin Aleman, experts from government and non profit agencies exchanged tips on ensuring the right stakeholders are at the table for implementation, accessing different funding streams, creating buy-in, and not losing momentum as plans move forward.

On Thursday at Calumet Park's CalComm Regional 911 Center, attendees gathered to discuss the challenges and opportunities of water access, quality, and management. How to ensure equity in water access and flood mitigation across community boundaries in the region's South Suburbs was a focus of the panel.

The series of events aims to connect local leaders and provide expert advice about how ON TO 2050 can make a difference in your community. The series wraps up next week with “Benefiting from a changing economy,” on Tuesday, October 8, at the Gail Borden Library (270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin), and the ON TO 2050 Symposium on Thursday October 10.


Call for Projects

The joint Call for Projects for the CMAP Local Technical Assistance and RTA Community Planning programs is open. Applicants are able to apply to both programs with a single form, presented in a simple web-only format for the first time this year. The application, FAQ, and eligible project descriptions are available at Applications are due by noon on Thursday, October 17. 


Managing neighborhood change workshops

North West Housing Partnership and the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus are offering an interactive workshop on strategies for managing neighborhood change, on Thursday, November 14, at the Mt. Prospect Village Hall (50 S. Emerson St., Mt. Prospect) and Friday, November 15, at the Bellwood Village Hall (3200 Washington Blvd., Bellwood). Both workshops run from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. To RSVP or for more information, please call 847-969-0561 or email Robyn Sandys at by November 11. Cost is $20 for a light breakfast and lunch. Checks can be sent to 1701 E. Woodfield Dr., Suite 203, Schaumburg, IL 60402, or you can pay the day of the event.



Small Plans, Big Ideas:
Benefiting from a changing economy

Gail Borden Public Library
270 N. Grove Ave.
Elgin, IL 60120
October 8, 2019
3:00 to 6:00 p.m.
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Property Tax Reform Town Hall
Stickney Village Hall
6533 W. Pershing Rd.
Stickney, IL 60402
October 10, 2019
7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
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Complete Streets Coalition: Walking tour of the City of Batavia
Batavia City Hall
100 N. Island Ave.
Batavia, IL 60510
October 11, 2019
10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
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Webinar viewing: Latinos and Planning in a Changing America
Engagement Techniques for Latino Communities
Chaddick Institute
14 E. Jackson Blvd., Suite 1500
Chicago, IL 60604
October 15, 2019
1:00 to 3:30 p.m.
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Deicing Workshop: Parking Lots and Sidewalks
DuPage County Division of Transportation
140 N. County Farm Rd.
Wheaton, IL 60187
October 17, 2019
7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
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Urban Transportation Center Seminar Series: Impact of the Capital Bill
Great Cities Institute Conference Room
412 S. Peoria St., 4th Floor
Chicago, IL 60607
October 17, 2019
Noon to 1:00 p.m.
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Open House Chicago
Various locations
October 19-20, 2019
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2019 Illinois BASIC Economic Development Course
NICOR Headquarters Building
1844 Ferry Rd.
Naperville, IL 60563
October 21-25, 2019
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Deicing Workshop: Public Roads
DuPage County Division of Transportation
140 N. County Farm Rd.
Wheaton, IL 60187
October 24, 2019
7:00 a.m. to noon
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Strategies for Managing Neighborhood Change
Mt. Prospect Village Hall
Board Room
50 Emerson St.
Mt. Prospect, IL 60056
November 14, 2019
8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
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Strategies for Managing Neighborhood Change
Bellwood Village Hall
Board Room
3200 Washington Blvd.
Bellwood, IL 60104
November 15, 2019
8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
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