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Trying to improve community through public transit, pedestrian access
Like most Chicagoans, Serena Armstrong loves taking a stroll along Lake Michigan. But to get there from her home in Bronzeville, she has to walk one of the neglected and dilapidated pedestrian bridges that stretch over Lake Shore Drive. “I like to walk down by the lake, but I’m not…
Experts Meet to Discuss Chicago's Transportation Issues
The Chicagoland economy has long been dependent on quality transit, but some of the region's top experts convene to discuss the possible ways to improve upon the existing system
CTA woes affect all of us: Illinois leaders relying on the public's long-held transportation myths
Gov. Rod Blagojevich swooped in Wednesday with a pot of cash to stave off the Chicago Transit Authority's threatened fare increases and service cuts -- but if you listen closely, you still can hear the time bomb ticking. The countdown to doomsday is on. Even if the Regional Transportation…
DISPATCH :: Rethinking the street
Jam-packed sidewalk cafes, parents pushing strollers and an elderly couple sharing a rest on a bench ¾ all scenes from productive streetscape. “Unlike architecture, streets experience motion. It’s in the streets that we are most human,” said Fred Kent, founder and president of…
Development-fuel connection
  • By Michael Davidson, Campaign for Sensible Growth and Josh Ellis, MPC/Campaign for Sensible Growth
  • Aug 17, 2006
Chicago Tribune Letter to the Editor
Deal clears way for 12 Oaks development
The residents of the 12 Oaks at Woodfield finally have some answers, but a recently forged contract for the Rolling Meadows property is likely to leave plenty more questions in its wake. After months of uncertainty, a very preliminary contract was signed between Centex Corp. and Mike…

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