News Releases

News Releases

Please direct any press inquiries to Dawn Raftery at draftery@cmap.illinois.gov or (312) 771-7724.

2021

NEWS RELEASE, 2-18-21: Community-driven plan will guide McKinley Park development
A new neighborhood plan for McKinley Park — the first of its kind — will guide future decision-making and development in ways that align with community priorities. Read more in a news release.

2020

NEWS RELEASE, 10-1-20: 10 CMAP Local Technical Assistance partners receive millions in grants for infrastructure improvements
Ten infrastructure improvements that the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) helped develop are moving closer toward implementation after being awarded nearly $3.1 million in grants from the 2020 Invest in Cook program. Read more in a news release.

NEWS RELEASE, 8-28-20: CMAP analysis reveals census undercount in Hispanic communities and other communities of color
A new analysis from the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) has found that people of color are participating in the 2020 census at much lower rates than white residents throughout northeastern Illinois. Read more in a news release.
 

6-25-20: Read a statement from the CMAP Board, reaffirming the agency's commitment to equity.

2019

NEWS RELEASE, 10-10-19: CMAP approves $475 million for 70 transportation projects across metropolitan Chicago
Transportation investments advance ON TO 2050 and will enhance the region’s roads, bridges, transit, and bicycle and pedestrian facilities. Read more in a news release

NEWS RELEASE, 9-9-19: CMAP wins top awards from state planning association
ON TO 2050 will be recognized with the Daniel Burnham Award for a Comprehensive Plan from the American Planning Association-Illinois chapter later this month. Read more in a news release.

NEWS RELEASE, 7-11-19: Newly updated Community Data Snapshots provide rich resource for Chicago region
Updated data and new metrics available for every municipality, county, and City of Chicago Community Area in the seven-county metropolitan region. Read more in a news release.

NEWS RELEASE, 6-20-19: Erin Aleman named new Executive Director of the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
Aleman will take the helm in July from the agency's current Executive Director Joseph C. Szabo, who will reture at the end of June. Read more in a news release.

NEWS RELEASE, 4-29-19: CMAP part of growing group of leaders calling on Illinois to reform its approach to investing in safe, reliable transportation
At a committee hearing today in Chicago, CMAP testified in support of a new kind of capital bill that is accountable to the public while meeting state transportation investment needs. Read more in a news release.

NEWS RELEASE, 4-10-19: CMAP announces 29 new local planning projects to help communities prosper
Expanded Local Technical Assistance (LTA) program offers wider array of support to implement ON TO 2050, achieve local goals. Read more in a news release.

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News Releases

Please direct any press inquiries to Dawn Raftery at draftery@cmap.illinois.gov or (312) 771-7724.

2021

NEWS RELEASE, 2-18-21: Community-driven plan will guide McKinley Park development
A new neighborhood plan for McKinley Park — the first of its kind — will guide future decision-making and development in ways that align with community priorities. Read more in a news release.

2020

NEWS RELEASE, 10-1-20: 10 CMAP Local Technical Assistance partners receive millions in grants for infrastructure improvements
Ten infrastructure improvements that the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) helped develop are moving closer toward implementation after being awarded nearly $3.1 million in grants from the 2020 Invest in Cook program. Read more in a news release.

NEWS RELEASE, 8-28-20: CMAP analysis reveals census undercount in Hispanic communities and other communities of color
A new analysis from the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) has found that people of color are participating in the 2020 census at much lower rates than white residents throughout northeastern Illinois. Read more in a news release.
 

6-25-20: Read a statement from the CMAP Board, reaffirming the agency's commitment to equity.

2019

NEWS RELEASE, 10-10-19: CMAP approves $475 million for 70 transportation projects across metropolitan Chicago
Transportation investments advance ON TO 2050 and will enhance the region’s roads, bridges, transit, and bicycle and pedestrian facilities. Read more in a news release

NEWS RELEASE, 9-9-19: CMAP wins top awards from state planning association
ON TO 2050 will be recognized with the Daniel Burnham Award for a Comprehensive Plan from the American Planning Association-Illinois chapter later this month. Read more in a news release.

NEWS RELEASE, 7-11-19: Newly updated Community Data Snapshots provide rich resource for Chicago region
Updated data and new metrics available for every municipality, county, and City of Chicago Community Area in the seven-county metropolitan region. Read more in a news release.

NEWS RELEASE, 6-20-19: Erin Aleman named new Executive Director of the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
Aleman will take the helm in July from the agency's current Executive Director Joseph C. Szabo, who will reture at the end of June. Read more in a news release.

NEWS RELEASE, 4-29-19: CMAP part of growing group of leaders calling on Illinois to reform its approach to investing in safe, reliable transportation
At a committee hearing today in Chicago, CMAP testified in support of a new kind of capital bill that is accountable to the public while meeting state transportation investment needs. Read more in a news release.

NEWS RELEASE, 4-10-19: CMAP announces 29 new local planning projects to help communities prosper
Expanded Local Technical Assistance (LTA) program offers wider array of support to implement ON TO 2050, achieve local goals. Read more in a news release.

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Testimonies

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