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November 12, 2019

CMAP Weekly Update, 11-8-19

Nov 12, 2019

CMAP Weekly Update, 11-8-19

CMAP meetings

The CMAP Board will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 13, preceded by a meeting of the Coordinating Committee at 8:00 a.m. Materials for both meetings can be found online. CMAP Board meetings are livestreamed on YouTube.


WBEZ series highlights need for regional economic collaboration

WBEZ recently published a three-part series about the challenges facing the manufacturing sector in Chicago including the skills gap, transportation connecting workers to jobs, and disinvestment in communities where manufacturing traditionally thrived. The series highlights the need for regional economic collaboration, which is part of several ON TO 2050 recommendations including Pursue regional economic development, prioritize pathways for upward mobility, conduct regional planning for human capital, and support the region's traded clusters. Read more in the plan's Prosperity chapter.


Metra expanded reverse commute service connects workers to jobs in Lake County

Metra has made minor changes to its expanded reverse-commute service which began on the Milwaukee District North Line earlier this year.


The expanded service is part of a two-year reverse-commute pilot project that is being funded by a public-private partnership between Metra and Lake County Partners, an economic development corporation affiliated with Lake County businesses and governments. AbbVie, Horizon Pharma, Trustmark Insurance, Tenneco, Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital, Lake County government, the city of Lake Forest, and the village of Deerfield are participating in the partnership. Go to for more details



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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Urban Transportation Center Seminar Series: Micromobilty Grows Up: Lessons on Scooters and Bikeshare in Chicago and Around the Country
Great Cities Institute Conference Room, CUPPA Hall
University of Illinois at Chicago
412 S. Peoria St., Suite 400
Chicago, IL 60607
November 21, 2019
Noon to 1:00 p.m.
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