How U.S. cities stack up economically worldwide.
The Ashland BRT line has become a referendum on the city's evolution.
BRT plays to the advantages of density, allows transit to thrive, and connects people to jobs.
Construction of the tallest tower in the western hemisphere ground to a halt in 2008. But it may be back on track, thanks to a new deal.
Low-wage black workers have longer commutes than whites traveling to the same kinds of jobs.
The expanding sheet could set a modern record for coverage.
Street grids of necessity.
Chicago is ugly. Chicago is real. Chicago is a place of magic and mystery.
Antimicrobial elbow patches, jackets with high collars, pole gloves — it's all here.
They say they're trying to protect riders.
They reveal art underneath.
Farmer's Fridge sells fresh, swanky salads out of recyclable jars.
Comparing the Motor City's manufacturing woes to the rest of the region.
Officials want to turn Pullman, America's first company town, into a historic hotspot for tourists. Will they come?
The village of Long Grove considers privatizing its public streets.
Chicago's new plan to keep kids in school longer has been challenged by budget cuts and safety concerns.
The company's bike-sharing systems are in place in cities all over the world. So what happens next?
The city begins enforcing a new Illinois law today.
Running the numbers on a proposal to separate the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River.