News Releases

News releases

Please direct any press inquiries to Jennie Vana. View CMAP's media kit and sign up for news releases.

2023

NEWS RELEASE, 2-1-23: Northeastern Illinois awarded $5 million grant to improve traffic safety across the region

A major grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation will fund the Safe Travel for All Roadmap (STAR) program and address the sharp rise in traffic deaths, particularly among pedestrians and bicyclists. Read more in a news release.

NEWS RELEASE, 1-18-23: Northeastern Illinois PART project aims to secure the financial viability of nation's 2nd largest transit system

The development of a plan for a stronger and more financially secure transit system for northeastern Illinois is now underway. Read more in a news release.

NEWS RELEASE, 1-12-23: Technical Assistance program supports communities with ADA compliance, travel safety, and long-term planning needs

More than 20 communities will receive technical assistance from CMAP to improve traffic safety, make travel more accessible, and help them prosper in the years ahead. Read more in a news release.

NEWS RELEASE, 1-9-23: New Mobility Recovery report details vision, recommendations to reimagine mobility in northeastern Illinois

A new multi-year study released by CMAP lays out a detailed strategy and foundational groundwork for regional leaders to use when tackling the looming transit funding crisis. Read more in a news release.

NEWS RELEASE, 1-4-23: City of Chicago, Cook County & Six Chicagoland Counties Announce First-Ever Regional Partnership for Economic Development

Regional leaders announced the formation of the Greater Chicagoland Economic Partnership, a first-of-its-kind united effort including the City of Chicago, Cook County, and six counties across metropolitan Chicago to drive a regional economic strategy intended to deliver mutual benefits to the partners, and strengthen Chicagoland’s economic force in an increasingly fierce competitive global market. Read more in a news release.

2022

NEWS RELEASE, 12-19-22: CMAP announces inaugural cohort for equitable engagement program

CMAP is excited to announce the inaugural cohort of a new pilot program designed to bring greater equity into regional planning, the Community Alliance for Regional Equity (CARE). Through CARE, CMAP will build stronger relationships with environmental justice communities, directly engage marginalized communities in long-range planning activities, and remove barriers to participation to drive more equitable outcomes in the region. Read more in a news release.

NEWS RELEASE, 10-27-22: National Pedestrian Safety Month brings attention to roadway safety crisis 

In recognition of National Pedestrian Safety Month in October, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), in close partnership with the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) and other transportation partners, is bringing attention to the roadway safety crisis and the collective work being done to address it. Read more in a news release.

NEWS RELEASE, 9-28-22: Communities in northeastern Illinois can take action to reduce emissions with new regional and community-level data

CMAP released the updated greenhouse gas inventory, and — for the first time — local emissions summaries for each of the region's 7 counties, 284 municipalities, and 77 Chicago neighborhoods. Read more in a news release.

NEWS RELEASE, 2-25-22: CMAP convenes partners to maximize electric vehicle benefits for northeastern Illinois

The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) kicked off today a collaborative planning initiative to make electric vehicles and charging stations more accessible and equitable to use in northeastern Illinois. Read more in a news release.

NEWS RELEASE, 1-12-22: CMAP helps communities build capacity, achieve regional goals with newly approved planning projects

More than 20 communities throughout northeastern Illinois will receive new planning assistance from the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) to help them prosper in the years ahead. Read more in a news release.

2021

NEWS RELEASE, 11-18-21: Northeastern Illinois sees slow population growth, increased diversity in 2020 census

For the first time, white residents make up less than half of northeastern Illinois’ population, according to a new analysis of 2020 census data by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP). Read more in the news release.

NEWS RELEASE, 10-13-21: $281 million in transportation investments to benefit northeastern Illinois

More than $280 million in transportation improvements will help residents navigate northeastern Illinois, access opportunity and improve their quality of life after 51 new transportation projects were recently approved for the region. Read more in the news release.

NEWS RELEASE, 10-7-21: New public opinion survey reveals disparities in northeastern Illinois; shows residents support equitable investments

Residents of northeastern Illinois support transportation dollars going toward communities with the highest needs, according to a new public opinion survey by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP). Read more in a news release.

NEWS RELEASE, 10-7-21: CMAP Regional Excellence Award winners recognized for their work to build an inclusive, thriving northeastern Illinois

The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) honored local leaders and community projects through its Regional Excellence Awards program during its inaugural State of the Region event October 7. Read more about the five winners in a news release.

NEWS RELEASE, 10-4-21: State of the Region event to address key issues in northeastern Illinois, reveal results of public opinion survey
The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) will host its first-ever State of the Region event, featuring results of a new public opinion poll and discussion of key issues facing northeastern Illinois. Read more in a news release.

NEWS RELEASE, 6-3-21: New awards program lifts up regional accomplishments that improve quality of life in northeastern Illinois
The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) has launched a new awards program to honor communities and organizations for their work to make northeastern Illinois a better place to live, work and do business. Read more in a news release.

NEWS RELEASE, 5-6-21: Nine Organizations Partner to Launch Visit Chicagoland’s Summer Travel Campaign, The Only Thing Missing Is You
Nine tourism organizations have partnered to launch a summer campaign to encourage travel to and around northeastern Illinois. Read more in a news release.

NEWS RELEASE, 4-8-21: New report reveals how transportation costs burden residents with low income
Residents with low income spend 16% of their income on transportation, compared to 6% for those with high income, according to a new report from the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning. Read more in a news release.

NEWS RELEASE, 3-10-21: CMAP to assist dozens of communities with long-term planning projects, public space innovations
More than 20 communities with high needs will receive new planning assistance from the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) to help them prosper in the years ahead. Read more in a news release.

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 Jennie Vana. View CMAP's media kit and sign up for news releases.

2023

NEWS RELEASE, 2-1-23: Northeastern Illinois awarded $5 million grant to improve traffic safety across the region

A major grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation will fund the Safe Travel for All Roadmap (STAR) program and address the sharp rise in traffic deaths, particularly among pedestrians and bicyclists. Read more in a news release.

NEWS RELEASE, 1-18-23: Northeastern Illinois PART project aims to secure the financial viability of nation's 2nd largest transit system

The development of a plan for a stronger and more financially secure transit system for northeastern Illinois is now underway. Read more in a news release.

NEWS RELEASE, 1-12-23: Technical Assistance program supports communities with ADA compliance, travel safety, and long-term planning needs

More than 20 communities will receive technical assistance from CMAP to improve traffic safety, make travel more accessible, and help them prosper in the years ahead. Read more in a news release.

NEWS RELEASE, 1-9-23: New Mobility Recovery report details vision, recommendations to reimagine mobility in northeastern Illinois

A new multi-year study released by CMAP lays out a detailed strategy and foundational groundwork for regional leaders to use when tackling the looming transit funding crisis. Read more in a news release.

NEWS RELEASE, 1-4-23: City of Chicago, Cook County & Six Chicagoland Counties Announce First-Ever Regional Partnership for Economic Development

Regional leaders announced the formation of the Greater Chicagoland Economic Partnership, a first-of-its-kind united effort including the City of Chicago, Cook County, and six counties across metropolitan Chicago to drive a regional economic strategy intended to deliver mutual benefits to the partners, and strengthen Chicagoland’s economic force in an increasingly fierce competitive global market. Read more in a news release.

2022

NEWS RELEASE, 12-19-22: CMAP announces inaugural cohort for equitable engagement program

CMAP is excited to announce the inaugural cohort of a new pilot program designed to bring greater equity into regional planning, the Community Alliance for Regional Equity (CARE). Through CARE, CMAP will build stronger relationships with environmental justice communities, directly engage marginalized communities in long-range planning activities, and remove barriers to participation to drive more equitable outcomes in the region. Read more in a news release.

NEWS RELEASE, 10-27-22: National Pedestrian Safety Month brings attention to roadway safety crisis 

In recognition of National Pedestrian Safety Month in October, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), in close partnership with the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) and other transportation partners, is bringing attention to the roadway safety crisis and the collective work being done to address it. Read more in a news release.

NEWS RELEASE, 9-28-22: Communities in northeastern Illinois can take action to reduce emissions with new regional and community-level data

CMAP released the updated greenhouse gas inventory, and — for the first time — local emissions summaries for each of the region's 7 counties, 284 municipalities, and 77 Chicago neighborhoods. Read more in a news release.

NEWS RELEASE, 2-25-22: CMAP convenes partners to maximize electric vehicle benefits for northeastern Illinois

The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) kicked off today a collaborative planning initiative to make electric vehicles and charging stations more accessible and equitable to use in northeastern Illinois. Read more in a news release.

NEWS RELEASE, 1-12-22: CMAP helps communities build capacity, achieve regional goals with newly approved planning projects

More than 20 communities throughout northeastern Illinois will receive new planning assistance from the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) to help them prosper in the years ahead. Read more in a news release.

2021

NEWS RELEASE, 11-18-21: Northeastern Illinois sees slow population growth, increased diversity in 2020 census

For the first time, white residents make up less than half of northeastern Illinois’ population, according to a new analysis of 2020 census data by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP). Read more in the news release.

NEWS RELEASE, 10-13-21: $281 million in transportation investments to benefit northeastern Illinois

More than $280 million in transportation improvements will help residents navigate northeastern Illinois, access opportunity and improve their quality of life after 51 new transportation projects were recently approved for the region. Read more in the news release.

NEWS RELEASE, 10-7-21: New public opinion survey reveals disparities in northeastern Illinois; shows residents support equitable investments

Residents of northeastern Illinois support transportation dollars going toward communities with the highest needs, according to a new public opinion survey by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP). Read more in a news release.

NEWS RELEASE, 10-7-21: CMAP Regional Excellence Award winners recognized for their work to build an inclusive, thriving northeastern Illinois

The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) honored local leaders and community projects through its Regional Excellence Awards program during its inaugural State of the Region event October 7. Read more about the five winners in a news release.

NEWS RELEASE, 10-4-21: State of the Region event to address key issues in northeastern Illinois, reveal results of public opinion survey
The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) will host its first-ever State of the Region event, featuring results of a new public opinion poll and discussion of key issues facing northeastern Illinois. Read more in a news release.

NEWS RELEASE, 6-3-21: New awards program lifts up regional accomplishments that improve quality of life in northeastern Illinois
The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) has launched a new awards program to honor communities and organizations for their work to make northeastern Illinois a better place to live, work and do business. Read more in a news release.

NEWS RELEASE, 5-6-21: Nine Organizations Partner to Launch Visit Chicagoland’s Summer Travel Campaign, The Only Thing Missing Is You
Nine tourism organizations have partnered to launch a summer campaign to encourage travel to and around northeastern Illinois. Read more in a news release.

NEWS RELEASE, 4-8-21: New report reveals how transportation costs burden residents with low income
Residents with low income spend 16% of their income on transportation, compared to 6% for those with high income, according to a new report from the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning. Read more in a news release.

NEWS RELEASE, 3-10-21: CMAP to assist dozens of communities with long-term planning projects, public space innovations
More than 20 communities with high needs will receive new planning assistance from the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) to help them prosper in the years ahead. Read more in a news release.

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.

Prior Years

Testimonies

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