CMAP Weekly Update

The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) released a new set of Community Data Snapshots to help local leaders and the public track progress and make informed decisions in their communities.

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CMAP Weekly Update, 7-9-21

The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) welcomes feedback from the public on three proposed programs that help communities prosper through transportation investments.

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CMAP Weekly Update, 6-25-21

Have you worked on a project that improved quality of life for residents in the region? Submit a nomination now to the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning's first-ever Regional Excellence ...

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CMAP Weekly Update, 6-18-21

An accessory dwelling unit (ADU) — commonly known as a coach house or in-law suite — is a second housing unit on a single-family residential lot. ADUs can help communities meet the growing dema...

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CMAP Weekly Update, 6-11-21

Kane County used socioeconomic projections from ON TO 2050, the region's comprehensive plan, to inform its newly adopted 2050 Long Range Transportation Plan, which guides future transportation ...

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CMAP Weekly Update, 6-4-21

The McHenry County Coordinated Investment Study recently received a 2021 Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties. The study, developed with support from the Chicago Metropol...

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CMAP Weekly Update, 5-28-21

Municipal leaders, nonprofits, transit agencies, and advocates now can submit nominations for CMAP's first-ever Regional Excellence Awards. The program recognizes individuals and projects that ...

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CMAP Weekly Update, 5-21-21

Traffic and congested conditions, including traditional morning and afternoon peak travel times, are beginning to rebound in northeastern Illinois.

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CMAP Weekly Update, 5-14-21

Algonquin and Cary, two communities partially located in southeast McHenry County, now have a plan to restore and develop land along the Route 31 corridor previously used for sand and gravel mining.

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CMAP Weekly Update, 5-7-21

The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) is partnering with Berkeley and Hillside, as well as the Berkeley Park District, to develop their vision of turning the area around the Illin...

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CMAP Weekly Update, 4-30-21

Zoning governs the look and feel of a community. But rules that restrict housing options can force residents to leave when their lives change, and prevent new ones from moving in.

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CMAP Weekly Update, 4-23-21

Illinois' fiscal and tax policy decisions affect regional investments in infrastructure and communities. Tax policy influences the overall economy and can spur business and residential developm...

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CMAP Weekly Update, 4-16-21

The pandemic has reinforced the dangers behind street designs that encourage excessive vehicle speeding. Communities throughout northeastern Illinois are turning more roads into complete street...

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CMAP Weekly Update, 4-9-21

In a new report, CMAP details how transportation fees, fines, and fares impact residents with low income and people of color, and recommends policy changes to improve equity.

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CMAP Weekly Update, 4-2-21

One year after the pandemic severely affected the regional economy, northeastern Illinois is showing signs of recovery but continues to lag behind national trends. A slow recovery could magnify...

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CMAP Weekly Update, 3-26-21

The theme for this year's World Water Day, celebrated on Monday, March 22, was valuing water. One way to think about the value of water is through its cost. Population growth and industrial dev...

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CMAP Weekly Update, 3-12-21

Five communities in northeastern Illinois are moving forward on a plan to create a robust walking and bicycling network along the Lake Michigan shoreline. The Northern Lakeshore Trail Connectiv...

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CMAP Weekly Update, 3-19-21

As the weather begins to warm, melting snow and falling rain can lead to flooding all around northeastern Illinois. Flooded streets cause travel delays, safety issues, and costly repairs.

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CMAP Weekly Update, 3-5-21

Women have been vulnerable to the economic impacts of COVID-19. In Illinois and across the nation, women have become unemployed or dropped out of the workforce at higher rates than men. Underst...

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CMAP Weekly Update, 2-26-21

CMAP's latest analysis of transportation trends during the pandemic shows a decrease in traffic volumes across all vehicle classes as mitigation efforts were put into places during the past few...

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CMAP Weekly Update

The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) released a new set of Community Data Snapshots to help local leaders and the public track progress and make informed decisions in their communities.

Read More

CMAP Weekly Update, 7-9-21

The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) welcomes feedback from the public on three proposed programs that help communities prosper through transportation investments.

Read More

CMAP Weekly Update, 6-25-21

Have you worked on a project that improved quality of life for residents in the region? Submit a nomination now to the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning's first-ever Regional Excellence ...

Read More

CMAP Weekly Update, 6-18-21

An accessory dwelling unit (ADU) — commonly known as a coach house or in-law suite — is a second housing unit on a single-family residential lot. ADUs can help communities meet the growing dema...

Read More

CMAP Weekly Update, 6-11-21

Kane County used socioeconomic projections from ON TO 2050, the region's comprehensive plan, to inform its newly adopted 2050 Long Range Transportation Plan, which guides future transportation ...

Read More

CMAP Weekly Update, 6-4-21

The McHenry County Coordinated Investment Study recently received a 2021 Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties. The study, developed with support from the Chicago Metropol...

Read More

CMAP Weekly Update, 5-28-21

Municipal leaders, nonprofits, transit agencies, and advocates now can submit nominations for CMAP's first-ever Regional Excellence Awards. The program recognizes individuals and projects that ...

Read More

CMAP Weekly Update, 5-21-21

Traffic and congested conditions, including traditional morning and afternoon peak travel times, are beginning to rebound in northeastern Illinois.

Read More

CMAP Weekly Update, 5-14-21

Algonquin and Cary, two communities partially located in southeast McHenry County, now have a plan to restore and develop land along the Route 31 corridor previously used for sand and gravel mining.

Read More

CMAP Weekly Update, 5-7-21

The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) is partnering with Berkeley and Hillside, as well as the Berkeley Park District, to develop their vision of turning the area around the Illin...

Read More

CMAP Weekly Update, 4-30-21

Zoning governs the look and feel of a community. But rules that restrict housing options can force residents to leave when their lives change, and prevent new ones from moving in.

Read More

CMAP Weekly Update, 4-23-21

Illinois' fiscal and tax policy decisions affect regional investments in infrastructure and communities. Tax policy influences the overall economy and can spur business and residential developm...

Read More

CMAP Weekly Update, 4-16-21

The pandemic has reinforced the dangers behind street designs that encourage excessive vehicle speeding. Communities throughout northeastern Illinois are turning more roads into complete street...

Read More

CMAP Weekly Update, 4-9-21

In a new report, CMAP details how transportation fees, fines, and fares impact residents with low income and people of color, and recommends policy changes to improve equity.

Read More

CMAP Weekly Update, 4-2-21

One year after the pandemic severely affected the regional economy, northeastern Illinois is showing signs of recovery but continues to lag behind national trends. A slow recovery could magnify...

Read More

CMAP Weekly Update, 3-26-21

The theme for this year's World Water Day, celebrated on Monday, March 22, was valuing water. One way to think about the value of water is through its cost. Population growth and industrial dev...

Read More

CMAP Weekly Update, 3-12-21

Five communities in northeastern Illinois are moving forward on a plan to create a robust walking and bicycling network along the Lake Michigan shoreline. The Northern Lakeshore Trail Connectiv...

Read More

CMAP Weekly Update, 3-19-21

As the weather begins to warm, melting snow and falling rain can lead to flooding all around northeastern Illinois. Flooded streets cause travel delays, safety issues, and costly repairs.

Read More

CMAP Weekly Update, 3-5-21

Women have been vulnerable to the economic impacts of COVID-19. In Illinois and across the nation, women have become unemployed or dropped out of the workforce at higher rates than men. Underst...

Read More

CMAP Weekly Update, 2-26-21

CMAP's latest analysis of transportation trends during the pandemic shows a decrease in traffic volumes across all vehicle classes as mitigation efforts were put into places during the past few...

Read More