This outdated tradition may cause new mayors more headaches than its worth.
As bicycling gains in popularity, more cities will have to confront the question.
Which cities attract the most people, and what kinds of communities are losing them.
Thomas M. Menino leaves his successor with a particular problem.
Car culture may not be making us sick. Cities aren't necessarily healthier than suburbs.
Homicides in Chicago are way down.
And other eye-popping comparisons.
The very public mourning of another lost season.
How highway interchanges become beautiful color-coded open-source maps.
A different way of measuring what we spend on housing.
"I don't have to work seven days a week here to pay the bills and do what I want to do."
Yet it's being hailed as a victory for transit-oriented development.
Ten years after the Cicero riots came an award-winning film called The City of Necessity.
And where bike commuting has been growing the fastest.
California is on its way, and the Midwest, the Northeast Corridor, and Texas all have plans of their own.
The quiet end of a major mass transit disruption.
New maps show the geographic differences among Mexican, Salvadorean, Cuban, and other ethnic populations.
Experts are divided over a law currently being considered by the Illinois State Legislature.
It's a cost-effective, high-return option, says Chicago's transportation commissioner.