News Releases

News Releases

Please direct any press inquiries to Dawn Raftery at draftery@cmap.illinois.gov or (312) 386-8766.

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 a 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 a 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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Please direct any press inquiries to Dawn Raftery at draftery@cmap.illinois.gov or (312) 386-8766.

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 a 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 a 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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Testimonies

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