Thanks so much to all of the generous readers who have already donated to the Streetsblog Chicago Resurrection Fund, and thanks for all the words of encouragement as we work to reboot the site. Fundraising is moving along at a steady pace, and I’m cautiously optimistic that we’ll be able to return to daily publication […]
I’m pleased to report that we’ve made significant headway in our efforts to revive Streetsblog Chicago through local funding. If we continue at this pace, we will be able to relaunch this spring. We owe it all to generous support from readers like you, as well as our advertisers, plus last week’s fantastic Pedway tour and pub […]
Keith Griffith is a Chicago-based freelance writer and arts critic. The Chicago Pedway, a warren of corridors connecting over 50 downtown buildings with Metra and CTA stations, can be baffling to navigate. But with dozens of private owners controlling different sections, administering the system might be an even bigger challenge. Susan Mea, a veteran planning […]
It’s gorgeous outside at the moment, but when the temperatures dip again later this week, I recommend ducking into the Pedway system for an update on how the arts are being incorporated into the design of the Bloomingdale Trail, AKA the 606. Located in the underground walkway below the Daley Center, the new exhibit “Arts […]
AP Report: Average Car Commute in CHI Region Is 29 Minutes, Transit Commute Is 49 Letter From RTA Chair Kirk Dillard: It’s Time to Invest in Public Transportation (Crain’s) Editorial: Positive Train Control Requirement Is an Unfunded Mandate (Tribune) Amtrak Hopes Union Station Makeover Will Return the Facility to Its Former Glory (Tribune) Amtrak Will […]
Governor Bruce Rauner is hellbent on selling off the state office building. He's proposed replacing it with a 115-story tower, but advocates want a guarantee that the Clark/Lake station won't be negatively impacted.