Media Coverage

Media Coverage

Below are CMAP-related news stories from the current calendar year. See archived media coverage since 2010.

August

August 30, 2021 
Unity Temple celebrates UNESCO designation by Lacey Sikora 
Wednesday Journal of Oak Park and River Forest 

August 29, 2021 
The Last Word: Dion Dawson by Kristen Thometz 
WTTW 

August 27, 2021 
Village Of La Grange: CMAP Regional Street Flooding Plan - Input Requested 
Patch 

August 24, 2021 
Planners launch survey on BNSF grade crossings by Bob Uphues 
Riverside-Brookfield Landmark 

August 24, 2021 
Broadband Program, Chinese-American Coalition Bring Better Internet To McKinley Park Families by Ankita Mukhopadhyay 
McKinley Park News 

August 23, 2021 
What You Can Expect From Your Commute Now That Traffic is Back 
The Real Deal 

August 17, 2021 
Black, Latino suburbs bear brunt of Cook property tax hikes by Katherine Davis 
Crain's Chicago Business 

August 16, 2021 
Officials Release New Oswego Ordinance Recs, Ask For Public Input by Gabby DeBenedictis 
Patch 

August 15, 2021 
2020 Census: Kane County had slight bump in population by Aimee Barrows and Brenda Schory 
Kane County Chronicle 

August 13, 2021 
So much for a Chicago exodus: City’s population growth beats expert predictions by Greg Hinz 
Crain's Chicago Business 

August 12, 2021 
‘Chicago Tonight’ in Your Neighborhood: Avondale by Nick Blumberg and Brandis Friedman 
WTTW 

August 12, 2021 
2020 census: Chicago’s population grows slightly, but suburbs stall to slowest rate in decades by Bill Ruthhart, Rick Pearson, Madeline Buckley and Robert McCoppin 
Chicago Tribune 

August 12, 2021 
Ulta is absent in communities where it could count by Ally Marotti 
Crain's Chicago Business 

August 10, 2021 
Landmark $1 trillion infrastructure bill improves freight policy; Builds on CAGTC’s long-held principles 
American Journal of Transportation 

August 10, 2021 
Gov. Pritzker signs Illinois High-Speed Railway Commission Bill as Congress debates infrastructure deal 
Mass Transit 

August 10, 2021 
Illinois to study Chicago – St Louis high-speed line by William Vantuono 
International Railway Journal 

August 10, 2021 
Gov. Pritzker Signs Illinois High-Speed Railway Commission Bill as Congress Debates Infrastructure Deal by Parul Dubey 
Informed Infrastructure 

August 9, 2021 
Illinois HSR Commission Formed by William C. Vantuono 
Railway Age 

August 6, 2021 
Avondale Neighborhood Group Looking For Volunteers To Create Community Improvement Plan by Maia McDonald 
Block Club Chicago 

August 5, 2021 
Will County farmers seek alliance with foodies to oppose Peotone area airport by Ted Slowik 
Daily Southtown 

August 4, 2021 
City aims to improve bicycle transportation with new bike lanes, Divvy expansion by Madeline Makoul 
Gazette Chicago 

August 4, 2021 
Cook County awards $8.5 million in transit grants for 34 south, southwest suburban projects by Mike Nolan 
Daily Southtown 

August 3, 2021 
Flossmoor Partners With CMAP For Local Road Safety Plan by Yasmeen Sheikah 
Patch 

July

July 31, 2021 
Village Of La Grange: Stormwater Management Update by Village of La Grange 
Patch 

July 23, 2021 
Changes in plans in Glen Ellyn? The latest on the effort to revamp the downtown train station by Katlyn Smith 
Daily Herald 

July 22, 2021 
Growing for Good with Green Thumb 
Chicago Reader 

July 18, 2021 
Get a snapshot of info in your community 
Daily Herald 

July 9, 2021 
Editorial: No Route 53 extension? How about a greenway in Chicago’s northern suburbs? 
Chicago Tribune 

July 9, 2021 
Metra riders slowly returning to their commutes by Ben Szalinski 
Northwest Herald 

July 7, 2021 
Fox River Trail and Illinois Prairie Path finally linked again after original connection washed out 13 years ago by Gloria Casas 
Elgin Courier-News 

July 6, 2021 
Vaccine Disparity Grows in Chicago’s South Suburbs by Jacqueline Serrato and Alma Campos 
South Side Weekly 

July 6, 2021 
Cook County’s Sizable Vaccination Disparity Remains in Black and Brown Suburbs 
Cicero Independiente and South Side Weekly 

June

June 29, 2021 
Biden’s Infrastructure Push Challenges Illinois’ Car-Centric Approach by Daniel C. Vock 
Better Government Association 

June 23, 2021 
La Villita: Space to Breathe by Marie Mendoza and Ester Wells 
South Side Weekly 

June 21, 2021 
Op-ed: Downstate communities should be worried too about traffic snarls with proposed rail sale by Randy Blankenhorn 
Chicago Tribune 

June 18, 2021 
How to rebuild neighborhoods? Start with equitable transit. by Roberto Requejo 
Crain's Chicago Business 

June 18, 2021 
Projects In 9 Area Towns Receive IDOT Enhancement Funding by Tom Wessell 
Journal & Topics 

June 15, 2021 
Data shows pandemic's impact on Kane County commuting, transportation plans by James Fuller 
Daily Herald 

June 14, 2021 
Illinois bill would create high-speed rail commission 
Progressive Railroading 

June 14, 2021 
Urban planning career program seeks participants by Michael Romain 
Forest Park Review 

June 11, 2021 
A Little More Remote Work Could Change Rush Hour a Lot by Emily Badger 
The New York Times 

June 10, 2021 
Around the Southland: Frankfort students raise $4K for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Burbank ballfields renovated, and more by Paul Eisenberg 
Daily Southtown 

June 9, 2021 
Illinois General Assembly creates commission for high-speed rail 
Roads&Bridges 

June 7, 2021 
HSR Pie in the Sky (Or on the Ground)? by William C. Vantuono 
Railway Age 

June 7, 2021 
Illinois General Assembly Creates High-Speed Rail Commission by High Speed Rail Alliance 
Metro 

June 7, 2021 
Help wanted ASAP: Suburban business owners feel COVID-19 labor fallout by Marni Pyke 
Daily Herald 

June 4, 2021 
Yousef Salama joins Chicago planning agency as a deputy executive director by Kali Persall 
Institutional Investing in Infrastructure 

June 4, 2021 
New awards program lifts up regional accomplishments to improve quality of life in northeastern Illinois by Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning 
Daily Herald 

June 4, 2021 
Update: See the Randall Road at the U.S. route 20 virtual public information meeting held Thursday, June 3 
Kane County Connects 

June 3, 2021 
One-On-One With Gov. JB Pritzker: How Population Loss Has Cost Illinois, And What Is Being Done About It by Dana Kozlov 
CBS Chicago 

June 3, 2021 
P3 expert joins Chicago Met agency by Ila Patel 
IJGlobal 

June 2, 2021 
McHenry County Earns National Award for Shared Services Study by Cal Skinner 
McHenry County Blog 

May

May 29, 2021
“I was attacked”…Community Advocate Responds to Councillor Jeff Bowman’s Comments
Bramptonist

May 26, 2021
Where does the sidewalk end? Usually, much too soon. by Jeremy Glover
Metropolitan Planning Council

May 26, 2021
Area tourism boards team up for summer campaign by Scott C. Morgan
Daily Herald

May 26, 2021
Virtual Connect: Transportation Trends, Infrastructure Changes, Population Growth and the Impact on Your Business
South Florida Business & Wealth

May 26, 2021
Trishaw Offers Free Rides To All Through Busse Woods by Tom Robb
Journal & Topics

May 23, 2021
Algonquin-Cary Subarea Plan Adopted by Village of Cary
Patch

May 23, 2021
Illinois’ political muscle withers with shrinking population by John O'Connor
Associated Press

May 21, 2021
Chicago-area CVBs united in attracting tourists by Beth Marchetti
Daily Herald

May 21, 2021
No “Ugly” Buildings Planned For Oswego by Mark Harrington
WSPY News

May 20, 2021
Advocating For Zoning Reform by Emily Pasi
American Planning Association blog

May 19, 2021
Newly Elected Rich Township Supervisor, Calvin Jordan Sworn In.
Chicago Defender

May 18, 2021
This Week's Chicago Deal Sheet by Brian Rogal
Bisnow

May 17, 2021
Wright Heerema Architects complete new office buildout in Old Post Office
RE Journal

May 14, 2021
Rides of Silence May 19 honors cyclists who have been killed or injured while riding by Ralph Banasiak
Daily Herald

May 13, 2021
Cary, Algonquin Subarea Plan Moves Forward by Amie Schaenzer
Patch

May 9, 2021
Car to Cargo bike: The rise of the cycling community in Chicago by Rebecca Meluch
The DePaulia

May 9, 2021
Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau campaign aims to attract visitors
Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle

May 8, 2021
Cary, Algonquin collaborating to restore, redevelop Route 31 corridor by Cassie Buchman
Daily Herald

May 6, 2021
DuPage convention bureau joins Visit Chicagoland campaign
Daily Herald

May 6, 2021
Gov. Pritzker Announces 11 Appointments to Illinois Authorities, Boards and Commissions
MyRadioLink.com

May 3, 2021
Reforming fees and fines could help chip away at transportation inequities by Saumya Jain
State Smart Transportation Initiative blog

May 2, 2021
Juracek's big-picture thinking brought Mount Prospect to new level by Steve Zalusky
Daily Herald

May 1, 2021
CMAP analyzes equity impact of transportation fees, fines, and fares by Courtney Cobbs
Streetsblog Chicago

April

April 26, 2021  
U.S. Population Over Last Decade Grew at Slowest Rate Since 1930s by Sabrina Tavernise and Robert Gebeloff 
The New York Times  

April 23, 2021  
ComEd recognized for its green fleet by Chicago Area Clean Cities by Joe Koenig  
Daily Herald  

April 23, 2021  
Mamas Caucus Plans To Make Illinois The Most ‘Mama Friendly’ State In The Country by Dana Kozlov  
CBS Chicago  

April 21, 2021  
J-Hey and friends help a community heal by Jordan Bastian  
MLB  

April 21, 2021  
Village Board Discusses Priority Plan, Annexations by Andrea Arens  
The Vedette  

April 21, 2021  
ComEd Recognized for its Green Fleet by Chicago Area Clean Cities by Joe Koenig  
Patch  

April 20, 2021  
Long-range Kane County transportation plan envisions 43% population growth by James Fuller  
Daily Herald  

April 16, 2021  
Cook County Board Confirms Jennifer “Sis” Killen as First Female Superintendent of the County’s Department of Transportation and Highways  
Cook County  

April 16, 2021  
Daily News Briefs, April 16, 2021 
Toll Roads News  

April 16, 2021  
Flooding on the Fox: Fox Waterway Agency positioned to start catching up on dredging after insufficient pace on flood mitigation work by Sam Lounsberry  
Shaw Media  

April 16, 2021  

Regional Transportation Authority Chicago transit ridership survey reveals challenges for Chicago region in COVID’s wake by David C. Lester  
RT&S 

April 16, 2021  
Survey of Chicago region transit riders indicates potential challenges as pandemic eases by RTA  
Mass Transit  

April 15, 2021  
Ridership survey finds challenges for Chicago region after COVID  
Progressive Railroading  

April 15, 2021 
RTA survey: Most people who stopped commuting by transit during COVID plan to return by John Greenfield  
Streetsblog Chicago  

April 14, 2021  
Fairness of Redistricting Being Questioned by West Siders by Noah Johnson  
The Chicago Reporter  

April 14, 2021  
How Chicago Could Build Equity Into Transportation by Sandra Larson  
Next City  

April 14, 2021  
Regional Economic and Workforce Trends  
Business Ledger Book of Lists  

April 12, 2021  
Big Old McHenry-Quentin road project would change travel through southwestern Lake County by Mick Zawislak  
Daily Herald  

April 9, 2021  
Transportation Costs Are A Burden For Low-Income Chicago-Area Residents, Report Finds by Esther Kang  
WBEZ  

April 9, 2021  
Op-ed: One Central is a terrible deal for Illinois taxpayers by Brain Costin  
Chicago Tribune  

April 8, 2021  
Calvin Jordan Wins Rich Township Supervisors Race  
Chicago Defender  

April 7, 2021  
Why transportation costs hit low-income people hardest here by Greg Hinz  
Crain’s Chicago Business  

April 7, 2021  
CMAP seeks public input on Laraway Road plans by Bob Okon  
Herald-News  

April 7, 2021  
CAGTC names board members  
Progressive Railroading  

April 6, 2021  
State Rep, Thaddeus Jones Becomes First African American Mayor of Calumet City, Illinois. 
Chicago Defender  

April 6, 2021  
Howard Construction End In Sight As New Concrete Barrier Bike Lanes Installed by Tom Robb  
Journal & Topics  

April 5, 2021  
CMAP Hosts Laraway Road Public Input Opportunity And Virtual Public Information Meeting 
WJOL 

April 5, 2021  
Southland businesses, pushed to the brink during pandemic, call Cook County assistance vital by Bill Jones  
Chicago Tribune  

April 2, 2021  
The Spin: Local politicos put together wish lists as Biden pushes $2T infrastructure plan | At 2-year mark, Lightfoot has yet to fulfill key campaign promises | White House sends Easter eggs to Chicago by Lisa Donovan 
Chicago Tribune  

April 2, 2021  
Red Line ‘L’ extension? New Lake Shore Drive? Biden’s jobs plan has Illinois and Chicago officials pushing infrastructure wish lists. by Bill Ruthhart, Alice Yin and Gregory Pratt 
Chicago Tribune  

April 2, 2021  
Five actions state and local leaders can take to prepare for autonomous vehicles by Nora Delaney  
Harvard Kennedy School  

April 1, 2021  
‘We Will’ city plan vaults into next phase to develop ‘processes’ for development, budget decisions by Alex Nitkin  
The Daily Line 

March

March 21, 2020  
Knitting for a cause: Tempestry Project fuses art and science to illustrate climate change by Jake Holland 
Medill Reports 

March 30, 2021  
Many Columbia students, business owners to be impacted by the CTA’s new modernization program by Anna Busalacchi  
The Columbia Chronicle  

March 29, 2021  
MarySue Barrett resigning after 25 years at planning group by David Roeder  
Chicago Sun Times  

March 29, 2021 
As Biden readies infrastructure plan, local officials urged not to 'squander' opportunities by Greg Hinz  
Crain’s Chicago Business  

March 29, 2021  
SUEZ CANAL ripple effect — POPULATION ups and downs — DUCKWORTH for president? By Shia Kapos  
Politico  

March 26, 2021  
Study: COVID-19 Cost Illinois Over $1 Billion in Transportation Infrastructure Revenues by Jessica Lombardo  
Construction Pros  

March 25, 2021  
Bronzeville, a hub of Black culture in Chicago, would become one of three National Heritage Areas in Illinois under plan in Congress by Alice Yin  
The Pantagraph  

March 24, 2021  
Bronzeville, a hub of Black culture in Chicago, would become one of three National Heritage Areas in Illinois under plan in Congress by Alice Yin  
Chicago Tribune  

March 24, 2021  
Rich Township Supervisor candidate Calvin Jordan has a plan to put the people first 
The Crusader 

March 19, 2021  
UIC Urban Forum to address wealth gap, equity concerns by UIC  
News wise  

March 17, 2021  
Most people in Chicagoland can access COVID vaccination sites via transit by Steven Vance  
Streetsblog Chicago  

March 15, 2021  
Susan Smentek: 2021 candidate for Elmhurst 1st Ward Alderman by Susan Smentek  
Daily Herald  

March 15, 2021  
Will County Seeks Input On Land Use For Developments by Abhinanda Datta  
Patch  

March 12, 2021  
In Focus: With the eyes of a nation on Evanston, the first step of the historic reparations program faces pushback by Jason Beeferman  
The Daily Northwestern  

March 11, 2021  
McKinley Park plan seeks to preserve affordability, make walking and biking safer by Courtney Cobbs  
Streetsblog Chicago  

March 11, 2021  
During pandemic, Illinois saw 27% jump in deaths, among worst in the US. One reason: There were two waves. By Joe Mahr  
Chicago Tribune  

March 11, 2021  
Residents Invited To Take 2nd Poll To Improve Southwest Highway by Lorraine Swanson  
Patch  

March 7, 2021  
Letter to the Editor: Equity for tollway fees by Erin Aleman  
Chicago Sun Times  

March 3, 2021  
MUST-SEE TV OF DEMOCRATIC POLITICS — HASTINGS EYES SOS SEAT — No. 4 ILLINOIS BLOWS OUT No. 2 MICHIGAN by Shia Kapos  
Politico  

March 1, 2021  
CloudKitchens traffic woes show the folly of food delivery by car by Courtney Cobbs  
Streetsblog Chicago  

February

February 28, 2020
Aurora looks for federal funding for road projects by Steve Lord
Chicago Tribune

February 27, 2021  
Even with a stadium, Arlington Park redevelopment likely to include other uses by Christopher Placek  
Daily Herald February 26, 2021  
Just 50 miles from Lake Michigan, groundwater is running out, leaving Illinois towns with a tough choice to make by Morgan Greene  
Chicago Tribune  

February 26, 2021  
More Illinois residents are turning to Lake Michigan for their drinking water. Climate change could add volatility to the supply. By Morgan Greene  
Chicago Tribune  

February 25, 2021 
Rebuild Illinois money to help fund development projects in Alsip, Calumet Park by Mike Nolan  
Chicago Tribune  

February 23, 2021  
Letter From the Editor: Let’s Celebrate the McKinley Park Neighborhood Plan by Justin Kerr  
McKinley Park News  

February 18, 2021  
Oswego National Ranking Expected to Bring Dividends by Mark Harrington  
WSPY News  

February 18, 2021  
KANE COUNTY LEADS BY EXAMPLE IN IMPLEMENTATION OF NEW ‘GREEN BUILDING’ POLICY  
Kane County Connects  

February 18, 2021  
In Transit: With fewer cars on the roads in 2020, why did more people die in crashes? By Marni Pyke  
Daily Herald  

February 15, 2021  
Algonquin, Cary collaborating to transform mining areas into recreational spots by Kevin Schmit 
Daily Herald  

February 15, 2021  
In Transit: With fewer cars on the roads in 2020, why did more people die in crashes? By rkprsmedia  
IL Transportation News  

February 13, 2021  
Neighborhood Plan Release Portends New Era of Development for McKinley Park by Justin Kerr  
McKinley Park News  

February 12, 2021  
Mayor Derrick Burgess Looking Forward To The Future; Lists Documented Accomplishments by Taylor Media  
Sauk Village Blog  

February 9, 2021  
Elmhurst seeks community input on new Metra station design by Graydon Megan  
Chicago Tribune  

February 8, 2021  
Chicagoland streets are getting deadlier. Can a new Regional Traffic Safety Agenda fix it? By Courtney Cobbs  
Streetsblog Chicago  

February 6, 2021  
OTL #747: Why is there a digital divide in Chicago?, One Illinois ceases publication, Illinois’ population loss by Mike Stephen  
WGN 720, Outside the Loop  

February 5, 2021  
Kane Co. One Of Few Regions In IL To See Population Growth: Study by Jason Addy  
Patch  

February 4, 2021  
Where Illinois Is Losing Population by Edward McClelland  
Chicago Magazine  

February 1, 2021  
CMAP Analysis: Deadly Crashes in Northern Illinois Actually Increasing During Pandemic by Rick Nagel  
Kane County Connects  

February 1, 2021  
Metra hints that it may eventually move to a less 9-to-5-focused train schedule by Steven Vance  
Streetsblog Chicago  

January

January 24, 2020

January 29, 2021  
This idea didn't make sense then—and it doesn't make sense now by Crain’s Editorial Board  
Crain’s Chicago Business  

January 29, 2021  
This NIMBY battle could be a turning point in more ways than one by Alby Gallun  
Crain’s Chicago Business  

January 29, 2021  
Politico Illinois Playbook Jan. 29 edition by Shia Kapos  
Politico Illinois  

January 28, 2021  
IL Has Lost More Residents Since 2010 Than All But 1 State by Dan Shalin  
Patch  

January 28, 2021  
Chicago's environmental sensor network is getting an upgrade by Ryan Johnston  
State Scoop  

January 28, 2021  
The Spin: Illinois population continues to drop, CMAP study finds by Lisa Donovan  
Chicago Tribune  

January 28, 2021  
While Illinois lost population over the past decade, four suburban counties grew, study shows by Sarah Freishtat  
Chicago Tribune  

January 28, 2021  
Planning Official Cites Lagging Economy And Immigration For Illinois’ Population Loss by Esther Yoon-Ji Kang  
WBEZ  

January 26, 2021  
Here's who's leaving—and coming to—Illinois by Greg Hinz 
Crain’s Chicago Business   

January 22, 2021  
Politico Illinois Playbook Jan. 22 edition by Shia Kapos  
Politico Illinois  

January 20, 2021  
We can look forward to a less muddy, better-connected Des Plaines River Trail by John Greenfield  
Streetsblog Chicago  

January 19, 2021  
Local Shop Brings Handmade Piñatas to Rogers Park by Rylee Tan  
Loyola Phoenix  

January 18, 2021  
20 Inland Port Cities That Are Making a Difference in the Supply Chain by Anthony Pignataro  
Global Trade  

January 12, 2021  
Dunkin’ drive-though at 35th/Archer station is a tragic waste of transit-friendly land by John Greenfield  
Streetsblog Chicago  

January 7, 2021 
New Dunkin' Drive-Through Coming to Archer and Leavitt by Justin Kerr 
McKinley Park News  

January 4, 2021 
South Side Weekly Examines 'Gradual Path' To $15 Minimum Wage by Jacqueline Serrato  
South Side Weekly  

January 4, 2021 
Chicago Teachers Double As Tech Help For Hispanic Families by Amaris E. Rodriguez 
WBEZ  

January 3, 2021  
Covid-19 Pandemic Likely Improved Your Commute to Work by Scott Calvert 
The Wall Street Journal  

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Media Coverage

Below are CMAP-related news stories from the current calendar year. See archived media coverage since 2010.

August

August 30, 2021 
Unity Temple celebrates UNESCO designation by Lacey Sikora 
Wednesday Journal of Oak Park and River Forest 

August 29, 2021 
The Last Word: Dion Dawson by Kristen Thometz 
WTTW 

August 27, 2021 
Village Of La Grange: CMAP Regional Street Flooding Plan - Input Requested 
Patch 

August 24, 2021 
Planners launch survey on BNSF grade crossings by Bob Uphues 
Riverside-Brookfield Landmark 

August 24, 2021 
Broadband Program, Chinese-American Coalition Bring Better Internet To McKinley Park Families by Ankita Mukhopadhyay 
McKinley Park News 

August 23, 2021 
What You Can Expect From Your Commute Now That Traffic is Back 
The Real Deal 

August 17, 2021 
Black, Latino suburbs bear brunt of Cook property tax hikes by Katherine Davis 
Crain's Chicago Business 

August 16, 2021 
Officials Release New Oswego Ordinance Recs, Ask For Public Input by Gabby DeBenedictis 
Patch 

August 15, 2021 
2020 Census: Kane County had slight bump in population by Aimee Barrows and Brenda Schory 
Kane County Chronicle 

August 13, 2021 
So much for a Chicago exodus: City’s population growth beats expert predictions by Greg Hinz 
Crain's Chicago Business 

August 12, 2021 
‘Chicago Tonight’ in Your Neighborhood: Avondale by Nick Blumberg and Brandis Friedman 
WTTW 

August 12, 2021 
2020 census: Chicago’s population grows slightly, but suburbs stall to slowest rate in decades by Bill Ruthhart, Rick Pearson, Madeline Buckley and Robert McCoppin 
Chicago Tribune 

August 12, 2021 
Ulta is absent in communities where it could count by Ally Marotti 
Crain's Chicago Business 

August 10, 2021 
Landmark $1 trillion infrastructure bill improves freight policy; Builds on CAGTC’s long-held principles 
American Journal of Transportation 

August 10, 2021 
Gov. Pritzker signs Illinois High-Speed Railway Commission Bill as Congress debates infrastructure deal 
Mass Transit 

August 10, 2021 
Illinois to study Chicago – St Louis high-speed line by William Vantuono 
International Railway Journal 

August 10, 2021 
Gov. Pritzker Signs Illinois High-Speed Railway Commission Bill as Congress Debates Infrastructure Deal by Parul Dubey 
Informed Infrastructure 

August 9, 2021 
Illinois HSR Commission Formed by William C. Vantuono 
Railway Age 

August 6, 2021 
Avondale Neighborhood Group Looking For Volunteers To Create Community Improvement Plan by Maia McDonald 
Block Club Chicago 

August 5, 2021 
Will County farmers seek alliance with foodies to oppose Peotone area airport by Ted Slowik 
Daily Southtown 

August 4, 2021 
City aims to improve bicycle transportation with new bike lanes, Divvy expansion by Madeline Makoul 
Gazette Chicago 

August 4, 2021 
Cook County awards $8.5 million in transit grants for 34 south, southwest suburban projects by Mike Nolan 
Daily Southtown 

August 3, 2021 
Flossmoor Partners With CMAP For Local Road Safety Plan by Yasmeen Sheikah 
Patch 

July

July 31, 2021 
Village Of La Grange: Stormwater Management Update by Village of La Grange 
Patch 

July 23, 2021 
Changes in plans in Glen Ellyn? The latest on the effort to revamp the downtown train station by Katlyn Smith 
Daily Herald 

July 22, 2021 
Growing for Good with Green Thumb 
Chicago Reader 

July 18, 2021 
Get a snapshot of info in your community 
Daily Herald 

July 9, 2021 
Editorial: No Route 53 extension? How about a greenway in Chicago’s northern suburbs? 
Chicago Tribune 

July 9, 2021 
Metra riders slowly returning to their commutes by Ben Szalinski 
Northwest Herald 

July 7, 2021 
Fox River Trail and Illinois Prairie Path finally linked again after original connection washed out 13 years ago by Gloria Casas 
Elgin Courier-News 

July 6, 2021 
Vaccine Disparity Grows in Chicago’s South Suburbs by Jacqueline Serrato and Alma Campos 
South Side Weekly 

July 6, 2021 
Cook County’s Sizable Vaccination Disparity Remains in Black and Brown Suburbs 
Cicero Independiente and South Side Weekly 

June

June 29, 2021 
Biden’s Infrastructure Push Challenges Illinois’ Car-Centric Approach by Daniel C. Vock 
Better Government Association 

June 23, 2021 
La Villita: Space to Breathe by Marie Mendoza and Ester Wells 
South Side Weekly 

June 21, 2021 
Op-ed: Downstate communities should be worried too about traffic snarls with proposed rail sale by Randy Blankenhorn 
Chicago Tribune 

June 18, 2021 
How to rebuild neighborhoods? Start with equitable transit. by Roberto Requejo 
Crain's Chicago Business 

June 18, 2021 
Projects In 9 Area Towns Receive IDOT Enhancement Funding by Tom Wessell 
Journal & Topics 

June 15, 2021 
Data shows pandemic's impact on Kane County commuting, transportation plans by James Fuller 
Daily Herald 

June 14, 2021 
Illinois bill would create high-speed rail commission 
Progressive Railroading 

June 14, 2021 
Urban planning career program seeks participants by Michael Romain 
Forest Park Review 

June 11, 2021 
A Little More Remote Work Could Change Rush Hour a Lot by Emily Badger 
The New York Times 

June 10, 2021 
Around the Southland: Frankfort students raise $4K for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Burbank ballfields renovated, and more by Paul Eisenberg 
Daily Southtown 

June 9, 2021 
Illinois General Assembly creates commission for high-speed rail 
Roads&Bridges 

June 7, 2021 
HSR Pie in the Sky (Or on the Ground)? by William C. Vantuono 
Railway Age 

June 7, 2021 
Illinois General Assembly Creates High-Speed Rail Commission by High Speed Rail Alliance 
Metro 

June 7, 2021 
Help wanted ASAP: Suburban business owners feel COVID-19 labor fallout by Marni Pyke 
Daily Herald 

June 4, 2021 
Yousef Salama joins Chicago planning agency as a deputy executive director by Kali Persall 
Institutional Investing in Infrastructure 

June 4, 2021 
New awards program lifts up regional accomplishments to improve quality of life in northeastern Illinois by Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning 
Daily Herald 

June 4, 2021 
Update: See the Randall Road at the U.S. route 20 virtual public information meeting held Thursday, June 3 
Kane County Connects 

June 3, 2021 
One-On-One With Gov. JB Pritzker: How Population Loss Has Cost Illinois, And What Is Being Done About It by Dana Kozlov 
CBS Chicago 

June 3, 2021 
P3 expert joins Chicago Met agency by Ila Patel 
IJGlobal 

June 2, 2021 
McHenry County Earns National Award for Shared Services Study by Cal Skinner 
McHenry County Blog 

May

May 29, 2021
“I was attacked”…Community Advocate Responds to Councillor Jeff Bowman’s Comments
Bramptonist

May 26, 2021
Where does the sidewalk end? Usually, much too soon. by Jeremy Glover
Metropolitan Planning Council

May 26, 2021
Area tourism boards team up for summer campaign by Scott C. Morgan
Daily Herald

May 26, 2021
Virtual Connect: Transportation Trends, Infrastructure Changes, Population Growth and the Impact on Your Business
South Florida Business & Wealth

May 26, 2021
Trishaw Offers Free Rides To All Through Busse Woods by Tom Robb
Journal & Topics

May 23, 2021
Algonquin-Cary Subarea Plan Adopted by Village of Cary
Patch

May 23, 2021
Illinois’ political muscle withers with shrinking population by John O'Connor
Associated Press

May 21, 2021
Chicago-area CVBs united in attracting tourists by Beth Marchetti
Daily Herald

May 21, 2021
No “Ugly” Buildings Planned For Oswego by Mark Harrington
WSPY News

May 20, 2021
Advocating For Zoning Reform by Emily Pasi
American Planning Association blog

May 19, 2021
Newly Elected Rich Township Supervisor, Calvin Jordan Sworn In.
Chicago Defender

May 18, 2021
This Week's Chicago Deal Sheet by Brian Rogal
Bisnow

May 17, 2021
Wright Heerema Architects complete new office buildout in Old Post Office
RE Journal

May 14, 2021
Rides of Silence May 19 honors cyclists who have been killed or injured while riding by Ralph Banasiak
Daily Herald

May 13, 2021
Cary, Algonquin Subarea Plan Moves Forward by Amie Schaenzer
Patch

May 9, 2021
Car to Cargo bike: The rise of the cycling community in Chicago by Rebecca Meluch
The DePaulia

May 9, 2021
Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau campaign aims to attract visitors
Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle

May 8, 2021
Cary, Algonquin collaborating to restore, redevelop Route 31 corridor by Cassie Buchman
Daily Herald

May 6, 2021
DuPage convention bureau joins Visit Chicagoland campaign
Daily Herald

May 6, 2021
Gov. Pritzker Announces 11 Appointments to Illinois Authorities, Boards and Commissions
MyRadioLink.com

May 3, 2021
Reforming fees and fines could help chip away at transportation inequities by Saumya Jain
State Smart Transportation Initiative blog

May 2, 2021
Juracek's big-picture thinking brought Mount Prospect to new level by Steve Zalusky
Daily Herald

May 1, 2021
CMAP analyzes equity impact of transportation fees, fines, and fares by Courtney Cobbs
Streetsblog Chicago

April

April 26, 2021  
U.S. Population Over Last Decade Grew at Slowest Rate Since 1930s by Sabrina Tavernise and Robert Gebeloff 
The New York Times  

April 23, 2021  
ComEd recognized for its green fleet by Chicago Area Clean Cities by Joe Koenig  
Daily Herald  

April 23, 2021  
Mamas Caucus Plans To Make Illinois The Most ‘Mama Friendly’ State In The Country by Dana Kozlov  
CBS Chicago  

April 21, 2021  
J-Hey and friends help a community heal by Jordan Bastian  
MLB  

April 21, 2021  
Village Board Discusses Priority Plan, Annexations by Andrea Arens  
The Vedette  

April 21, 2021  
ComEd Recognized for its Green Fleet by Chicago Area Clean Cities by Joe Koenig  
Patch  

April 20, 2021  
Long-range Kane County transportation plan envisions 43% population growth by James Fuller  
Daily Herald  

April 16, 2021  
Cook County Board Confirms Jennifer “Sis” Killen as First Female Superintendent of the County’s Department of Transportation and Highways  
Cook County  

April 16, 2021  
Daily News Briefs, April 16, 2021 
Toll Roads News  

April 16, 2021  
Flooding on the Fox: Fox Waterway Agency positioned to start catching up on dredging after insufficient pace on flood mitigation work by Sam Lounsberry  
Shaw Media  

April 16, 2021  

Regional Transportation Authority Chicago transit ridership survey reveals challenges for Chicago region in COVID’s wake by David C. Lester  
RT&S 

April 16, 2021  
Survey of Chicago region transit riders indicates potential challenges as pandemic eases by RTA  
Mass Transit  

April 15, 2021  
Ridership survey finds challenges for Chicago region after COVID  
Progressive Railroading  

April 15, 2021 
RTA survey: Most people who stopped commuting by transit during COVID plan to return by John Greenfield  
Streetsblog Chicago  

April 14, 2021  
Fairness of Redistricting Being Questioned by West Siders by Noah Johnson  
The Chicago Reporter  

April 14, 2021  
How Chicago Could Build Equity Into Transportation by Sandra Larson  
Next City  

April 14, 2021  
Regional Economic and Workforce Trends  
Business Ledger Book of Lists  

April 12, 2021  
Big Old McHenry-Quentin road project would change travel through southwestern Lake County by Mick Zawislak  
Daily Herald  

April 9, 2021  
Transportation Costs Are A Burden For Low-Income Chicago-Area Residents, Report Finds by Esther Kang  
WBEZ  

April 9, 2021  
Op-ed: One Central is a terrible deal for Illinois taxpayers by Brain Costin  
Chicago Tribune  

April 8, 2021  
Calvin Jordan Wins Rich Township Supervisors Race  
Chicago Defender  

April 7, 2021  
Why transportation costs hit low-income people hardest here by Greg Hinz  
Crain’s Chicago Business  

April 7, 2021  
CMAP seeks public input on Laraway Road plans by Bob Okon  
Herald-News  

April 7, 2021  
CAGTC names board members  
Progressive Railroading  

April 6, 2021  
State Rep, Thaddeus Jones Becomes First African American Mayor of Calumet City, Illinois. 
Chicago Defender  

April 6, 2021  
Howard Construction End In Sight As New Concrete Barrier Bike Lanes Installed by Tom Robb  
Journal & Topics  

April 5, 2021  
CMAP Hosts Laraway Road Public Input Opportunity And Virtual Public Information Meeting 
WJOL 

April 5, 2021  
Southland businesses, pushed to the brink during pandemic, call Cook County assistance vital by Bill Jones  
Chicago Tribune  

April 2, 2021  
The Spin: Local politicos put together wish lists as Biden pushes $2T infrastructure plan | At 2-year mark, Lightfoot has yet to fulfill key campaign promises | White House sends Easter eggs to Chicago by Lisa Donovan 
Chicago Tribune  

April 2, 2021  
Red Line ‘L’ extension? New Lake Shore Drive? Biden’s jobs plan has Illinois and Chicago officials pushing infrastructure wish lists. by Bill Ruthhart, Alice Yin and Gregory Pratt 
Chicago Tribune  

April 2, 2021  
Five actions state and local leaders can take to prepare for autonomous vehicles by Nora Delaney  
Harvard Kennedy School  

April 1, 2021  
‘We Will’ city plan vaults into next phase to develop ‘processes’ for development, budget decisions by Alex Nitkin  
The Daily Line 

March

March 21, 2020  
Knitting for a cause: Tempestry Project fuses art and science to illustrate climate change by Jake Holland 
Medill Reports 

March 30, 2021  
Many Columbia students, business owners to be impacted by the CTA’s new modernization program by Anna Busalacchi  
The Columbia Chronicle  

March 29, 2021  
MarySue Barrett resigning after 25 years at planning group by David Roeder  
Chicago Sun Times  

March 29, 2021 
As Biden readies infrastructure plan, local officials urged not to 'squander' opportunities by Greg Hinz  
Crain’s Chicago Business  

March 29, 2021  
SUEZ CANAL ripple effect — POPULATION ups and downs — DUCKWORTH for president? By Shia Kapos  
Politico  

March 26, 2021  
Study: COVID-19 Cost Illinois Over $1 Billion in Transportation Infrastructure Revenues by Jessica Lombardo  
Construction Pros  

March 25, 2021  
Bronzeville, a hub of Black culture in Chicago, would become one of three National Heritage Areas in Illinois under plan in Congress by Alice Yin  
The Pantagraph  

March 24, 2021  
Bronzeville, a hub of Black culture in Chicago, would become one of three National Heritage Areas in Illinois under plan in Congress by Alice Yin  
Chicago Tribune  

March 24, 2021  
Rich Township Supervisor candidate Calvin Jordan has a plan to put the people first 
The Crusader 

March 19, 2021  
UIC Urban Forum to address wealth gap, equity concerns by UIC  
News wise  

March 17, 2021  
Most people in Chicagoland can access COVID vaccination sites via transit by Steven Vance  
Streetsblog Chicago  

March 15, 2021  
Susan Smentek: 2021 candidate for Elmhurst 1st Ward Alderman by Susan Smentek  
Daily Herald  

March 15, 2021  
Will County Seeks Input On Land Use For Developments by Abhinanda Datta  
Patch  

March 12, 2021  
In Focus: With the eyes of a nation on Evanston, the first step of the historic reparations program faces pushback by Jason Beeferman  
The Daily Northwestern  

March 11, 2021  
McKinley Park plan seeks to preserve affordability, make walking and biking safer by Courtney Cobbs  
Streetsblog Chicago  

March 11, 2021  
During pandemic, Illinois saw 27% jump in deaths, among worst in the US. One reason: There were two waves. By Joe Mahr  
Chicago Tribune  

March 11, 2021  
Residents Invited To Take 2nd Poll To Improve Southwest Highway by Lorraine Swanson  
Patch  

March 7, 2021  
Letter to the Editor: Equity for tollway fees by Erin Aleman  
Chicago Sun Times  

March 3, 2021  
MUST-SEE TV OF DEMOCRATIC POLITICS — HASTINGS EYES SOS SEAT — No. 4 ILLINOIS BLOWS OUT No. 2 MICHIGAN by Shia Kapos  
Politico  

March 1, 2021  
CloudKitchens traffic woes show the folly of food delivery by car by Courtney Cobbs  
Streetsblog Chicago  

February

February 28, 2020
Aurora looks for federal funding for road projects by Steve Lord
Chicago Tribune

February 27, 2021  
Even with a stadium, Arlington Park redevelopment likely to include other uses by Christopher Placek  
Daily Herald February 26, 2021  
Just 50 miles from Lake Michigan, groundwater is running out, leaving Illinois towns with a tough choice to make by Morgan Greene  
Chicago Tribune  

February 26, 2021  
More Illinois residents are turning to Lake Michigan for their drinking water. Climate change could add volatility to the supply. By Morgan Greene  
Chicago Tribune  

February 25, 2021 
Rebuild Illinois money to help fund development projects in Alsip, Calumet Park by Mike Nolan  
Chicago Tribune  

February 23, 2021  
Letter From the Editor: Let’s Celebrate the McKinley Park Neighborhood Plan by Justin Kerr  
McKinley Park News  

February 18, 2021  
Oswego National Ranking Expected to Bring Dividends by Mark Harrington  
WSPY News  

February 18, 2021  
KANE COUNTY LEADS BY EXAMPLE IN IMPLEMENTATION OF NEW ‘GREEN BUILDING’ POLICY  
Kane County Connects  

February 18, 2021  
In Transit: With fewer cars on the roads in 2020, why did more people die in crashes? By Marni Pyke  
Daily Herald  

February 15, 2021  
Algonquin, Cary collaborating to transform mining areas into recreational spots by Kevin Schmit 
Daily Herald  

February 15, 2021  
In Transit: With fewer cars on the roads in 2020, why did more people die in crashes? By rkprsmedia  
IL Transportation News  

February 13, 2021  
Neighborhood Plan Release Portends New Era of Development for McKinley Park by Justin Kerr  
McKinley Park News  

February 12, 2021  
Mayor Derrick Burgess Looking Forward To The Future; Lists Documented Accomplishments by Taylor Media  
Sauk Village Blog  

February 9, 2021  
Elmhurst seeks community input on new Metra station design by Graydon Megan  
Chicago Tribune  

February 8, 2021  
Chicagoland streets are getting deadlier. Can a new Regional Traffic Safety Agenda fix it? By Courtney Cobbs  
Streetsblog Chicago  

February 6, 2021  
OTL #747: Why is there a digital divide in Chicago?, One Illinois ceases publication, Illinois’ population loss by Mike Stephen  
WGN 720, Outside the Loop  

February 5, 2021  
Kane Co. One Of Few Regions In IL To See Population Growth: Study by Jason Addy  
Patch  

February 4, 2021  
Where Illinois Is Losing Population by Edward McClelland  
Chicago Magazine  

February 1, 2021  
CMAP Analysis: Deadly Crashes in Northern Illinois Actually Increasing During Pandemic by Rick Nagel  
Kane County Connects  

February 1, 2021  
Metra hints that it may eventually move to a less 9-to-5-focused train schedule by Steven Vance  
Streetsblog Chicago  

January

January 24, 2020

January 29, 2021  
This idea didn't make sense then—and it doesn't make sense now by Crain’s Editorial Board  
Crain’s Chicago Business  

January 29, 2021  
This NIMBY battle could be a turning point in more ways than one by Alby Gallun  
Crain’s Chicago Business  

January 29, 2021  
Politico Illinois Playbook Jan. 29 edition by Shia Kapos  
Politico Illinois  

January 28, 2021  
IL Has Lost More Residents Since 2010 Than All But 1 State by Dan Shalin  
Patch  

January 28, 2021  
Chicago's environmental sensor network is getting an upgrade by Ryan Johnston  
State Scoop  

January 28, 2021  
The Spin: Illinois population continues to drop, CMAP study finds by Lisa Donovan  
Chicago Tribune  

January 28, 2021  
While Illinois lost population over the past decade, four suburban counties grew, study shows by Sarah Freishtat  
Chicago Tribune  

January 28, 2021  
Planning Official Cites Lagging Economy And Immigration For Illinois’ Population Loss by Esther Yoon-Ji Kang  
WBEZ  

January 26, 2021  
Here's who's leaving—and coming to—Illinois by Greg Hinz 
Crain’s Chicago Business   

January 22, 2021  
Politico Illinois Playbook Jan. 22 edition by Shia Kapos  
Politico Illinois  

January 20, 2021  
We can look forward to a less muddy, better-connected Des Plaines River Trail by John Greenfield  
Streetsblog Chicago  

January 19, 2021  
Local Shop Brings Handmade Piñatas to Rogers Park by Rylee Tan  
Loyola Phoenix  

January 18, 2021  
20 Inland Port Cities That Are Making a Difference in the Supply Chain by Anthony Pignataro  
Global Trade  

January 12, 2021  
Dunkin’ drive-though at 35th/Archer station is a tragic waste of transit-friendly land by John Greenfield  
Streetsblog Chicago  

January 7, 2021 
New Dunkin' Drive-Through Coming to Archer and Leavitt by Justin Kerr 
McKinley Park News  

January 4, 2021 
South Side Weekly Examines 'Gradual Path' To $15 Minimum Wage by Jacqueline Serrato  
South Side Weekly  

January 4, 2021 
Chicago Teachers Double As Tech Help For Hispanic Families by Amaris E. Rodriguez 
WBEZ  

January 3, 2021  
Covid-19 Pandemic Likely Improved Your Commute to Work by Scott Calvert 
The Wall Street Journal  

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