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Chicago Metropolitan Agency For Planning

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Planning for a healthy, vibrant, sustainable region

More and more communities are focused on integrating strategies and practices that incorporate longer term horizons. The trend is to not only accommodate the needs of today’s residents, but also to plan carefully so future generations are also served.

February 23, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Chicago metro area should work together

GUEST COMMENTARY: Chicago metro area should work together

Although it clearly benefits neither state to gloat at the expense of its neighbors, that was unfortunately the case in your Jan. 20 story, "Illinois ranks 2nd, Ind. places 3rd in outbound migration."

February 07, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Your voice in government decisions makes a difference

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Your voice in government decisions makes a difference

Now that 2013 is behind us, we must cherish our memories, experiences and accomplishments that were created. With 2014 we have blank pages to create new chapters of experiences and memories. So cheers for 2013, and may your 2014 be filled with joy and excitement.

January 05, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Much to be thankful for in Chicago Southland

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Much to be thankful for in Chicago Southland

With Thanksgiving recently passed and the holidays quickly approaching, it’s time to reflect on the many things we are thankful for here in the Chicago Southland. I am thankful for ...

December 01, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana, region need new Illiana Expressway

GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana, region need new Illiana Expressway

Recently, the Lowell Town Council vote to remove me as its Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission representative because of my stand on the proposed Illiana Tollway. The Illiana has stirred much discussion and disagreement between all parties involved.

November 26, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: One agency down, one to go for Illiana

Thursday's vote on the Illiana Expressway by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning's policy committee shows CMAP can look beyond Chicago interests and examine what's in the best interest of the entire metropolitan area.

October 21, 2013 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Chicago protectionism jeopardizes development

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Chicago protectionism jeopardizes development

Recent events concern me as a threat to sustaining a meaningful dialogue on 21st century development trends and the need for the associated infrastructure and systems in our region.

October 20, 2013 12:00 am
Chicago agency approves Illiana Expressway

Chicago agency approves Illiana Expressway

A key committee at the Chicago region's lead planning agency gave a major boost Thursday to the Illiana Expressway, opening the door to eventual federal approval of the project.

October 17, 2013 9:00 pm

Quinn underlines support for Illiana Expressway

TINLEY PARK | Gov. Pat Quinn declared himself an ally of Chicago's south suburbs Monday, offering municipalities road repair funds while also reiterating his support for the Illiana Expressway project.

October 14, 2013 5:00 pm
EDITORIAL: Illiana Expressway offers route to region's future

EDITORIAL: Illiana Expressway offers route to region's future

The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning full board foolishly voted against the Illiana Expressway on Wednesday.

October 11, 2013 12:00 am Video

Chicago committee OKs Illiana plan

A Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning committee voted 10-7 on Friday to recommend including the Illiana Expressway in its transportation plan, a key step in moving the project forward.

October 04, 2013 12:15 pm

EDITORIAL: Let bidders prove Illiana naysayers wrong

Indiana and Illinois are now preparing requests for proposals for private investment in the Illiana Expressway. It's a sign of progress for a road that has been needed for a long time.

October 01, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: CMAP disputes details, still shows benefits

The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning analysis that questions the estimated costs and benefits for the Illiana Expressway needs to be re-examined.

August 12, 2013 12:00 am Related

CMAP's review of Illiana Expressway

The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning's July 30 review of the Illiana Expressway proposal.

August 12, 2013 12:00 am

Illiana opponents rally in Lowell

LOWELL | It doesn't matter where the Illiana Expressway would go. There is no need for it, according to a group that gathered Monday night.

August 05, 2013 9:48 pm
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Lansing plan takes shape, reveals opportunity

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Lansing plan takes shape, reveals opportunity

Planners use a structured process to help a community with its goals and objectives for beneficial development.

August 04, 2013 12:00 am

Illlinois agency questions Illiana Expressway's benefits, cost

An Illinois transportation agency has issued an analysis of the Illiana Expressway that states the road's planners have sharply underestimated its costs and overestimated its benefits.

August 01, 2013 11:23 am

EDITORIAL: Erase barrier to progress at state line

Environmentalists from throughout Northwest Indiana and the southeast suburbs, and even a bit beyond, gathered Tuesday and Wednesday at Marquette Park in Gary to make connections across the Indiana-Illinois state line. They left with a resolve to continue that process.

May 17, 2013 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Millennium Reserve partnership brings open space, jobs

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Millennium Reserve partnership brings open space, jobs

In a time of limited budgets at the federal, state and local levels, never has the need for collaboration and partnerships been greater.

March 10, 2013 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Lansing making big plan for village's future

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Lansing making big plan for village's future

Daniel Burnham is perhaps the most heralded American architect and urban planner of the past century, creating groundbreaking urban plans for many cities that fostered a sense of place and community. Like Burnham, Lansing has an opportunity to “make big plans.”

November 04, 2012 12:00 am
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