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Fixing the Lake Shore Drive bridge, and how we pay for repairs - Chicago Tribune
Suggests driver and gas taxes to have road users pay for infrastructure maintenance. existing systems lag too much, nationwide
chicago  illinois  road  bridge  infrastructure  tax  repair  federal  policy  Q1  2019  LakeShoreDrive 
3 days ago by csrollyson
How an Olympic Hopeful Robbed 26 Banks on His Bike
Exceptional story about a cyclist bank robber who gave the money to homeless, and rode on a custom frame
exceptional  cycling  olympics  chicago  libertyville  story  bank  robbery  California  illinois  bike  custom  oakland  mexico  crack  homeless  university 
14 days ago by csrollyson
Public Official A
A new podcast series from WBEZ, Chicago: Public Official A, the rise and fall of the now-imprisoned Rod Blagojevich, former governor of Illinois.
Illinois  politics 
18 days ago by M.Leddy
Defunding public higher education
The American Federation of Teachers examines the result of cuts to higher education in Illinois (41% since FY 2000): layoffs, program elimination, increased tuition, lower enrollments.
education  Illinois  politics 
18 days ago by M.Leddy
Time for Chicago to return to its industrial roots? - Crain's Chicago Business
Nill Daley pitches a plan to create 100,000 factory jobs here over the next decade, dangling $1 billion in incentives and a commitment to success. Does the mayoral hopeful's plan add up?
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  chicago  illinois  midwest  manufacturing  taxes-incentives  jobs 
18 days ago by areadevelopment
Elwood, Illinois (Pop. 2,200), Has Become a Vital Hub of America’s Consumer Economy. And It’s Hell - The New Republic
The rural town south of Chicago is now a crucial stop for Amazon, Wal-Mart, IKEA, Home Depot, and other giant retailers. Developers had promised growth and good jobs. So why is everyone so miserable?
this-week-448  around  Matt  e-commmerce  ecommerce  retail  amazon  illinois  midwest 
22 days ago by areadevelopment
Housing Action Illinois |
Coalition that champions affordable housing in Illinois
affordable  housing  organization  illinois  chicago  website 
25 days ago by csrollyson
Oz Park – Chicago, Illinois - Atlas Obscura
Discover Oz Park in Chicago, Illinois: This whimsical Oz-themed park had a wonderful impact on the surrounding neighborhood.
chicago  illinois 
4 weeks ago by AstroBadger
Cosmic Ray Detectors – Chicago, Illinois - Atlas Obscura
Discover Cosmic Ray Detectors in Chicago, Illinois: One of the largest pieces of scientific equipment ever carried on a NASA space shuttle sits in a Chicago alley.
chicago  illinois 
4 weeks ago by AstroBadger

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