Groups Slam State Lawmakers For 'Nonsense Of Not Having A Budget'Civic Federation President Laurence Msall said the state’s credit rating is “a national embarrassment” as a result of the budget impasse.
Study Shows 'Troubling Trend' In African American, Latino SuburbsAlden Loury, director of research with the Metropolitan Planning Council, says some communities are losing both people and jobs.
Study: Chicago Segregation Costs Billions Per YearA new report said the Chicago region’s racial and economic segregation strangles opportunities for millions of people.
Interest Group Suggests Raising Gas Tax To Improve Chicago Area RoadsWith Houston about to overtake Chicago as the third most populous city in the nation, a local planning expert has offered some bold ideas for putting the boom back in the local economy.
Civic Planners: Slow Chicago Population Growth Keeping Economy StagnantChicago remains the third largest city in the U.S., but Census data show it’s the slowest-growing of the top 10 cities with populations of 1 million or more.
Civic Planners Seek Ideas To Update North Lake Shore DriveAfter more than 70 years, it's time for a new North Lake Shore Drive, according to a local think tank that is trying to round up public input for the effort.
City Launches Contest For Ideas To Liven Up Union StationChicago's Metropolitan Planning Council wants to pump some life into Union Station with a $5,000 contest to get people involved with iconic railroad station on the River, reports WBBM’s John Cody.
Logan Square Community Garden Gets $1,500 PrizeA Chicago community gardening group has won a top prize from the Metropolitan Planning Council for its corner garden in Logan Square.