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Talking Transit: Funding transit through a broadened sales tax
Published monthly, MPC’s Talking Transit provides updates about transit-related activities around the world. Get In the Loop on all the latest local, national and international transit headlines. Did You Know? In the 1950s, Americans devoted over half of their personal spending to material…
How Illinois can lower its sales tax rate & raise funding for transit
The State of Illinois’ 6.25 percent sales tax is among the highest levied by any state. With local sales taxes factored in, Chicago tops the list of large cities’ combined sales tax rates, an ignominious ranking that it shares with Los Angeles. But Illinois could lower its sales tax…
What Our Water’s Worth: Aurora’s versatile answer to stormwater woes
With the recently announced expansion of Illinois’ Clean Water Initiative to include funding projects related to stormwater, more money will soon be available for local communities looking to invest in stormwater solutions, particularly green infrastructure solutions. Some communities are…
Yes In My Back Yard: Effective incentive programs for stormwater solutions
Nobody likes flooding; and yet, it has proven to be a sticky problem to solve. Even though sewers, roadways and sidewalks are in the public right of way, most of the land in our cities is privately owned. Unfortunately, rain falls on public and private land alike, so any solutions to stormwater…
Give voice to your vision for Logan Square! Participate in a three-part workshop
  • Jul 15, 2014
Updates Background materials about sites and other relevant topics Sign up to receive email updates. (You will only receive emails about this series of workshops. Your email address will not be shared or used for any other purpose.) What? The renovation of the CTA Blue Line Station at…

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