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MITCH BARLOGA: Creating a bicycle-friendly community in your hometown

MITCH BARLOGA: Creating a bicycle-friendly community in your hometown

Measurements are taken often at how well our communities fare on a number of topics. There are statistics regarding places with the least crime, or most sunshine, and even number of fast-food joints per capita. There are also measurements regarding bicycle-friendly standards, along with benc…

May 01, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Cook County provides forum for connecting

Regional needs like transportation funding and other infrastructure investments seem to be getting lots of media attention lately.

April 13, 2014 12:00 am

Ford adding electric charging stations at its plants

Thousands of local Ford workers will soon be able to plug in electric or hybrid cars during their shifts, and drive home with a full charge.

April 05, 2014 4:10 pm
America pedaling toward more bike-friendly digs

America pedaling toward more bike-friendly digs

In 21st century America, a 19th century invention, the bicycle, is figuring more and more in the calculations of apartment hunters and others looking for suitable digs.

January 16, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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MITCH BARLOGA: Quality of Life Indicators can include more

MITCH BARLOGA: Quality of Life Indicators can include more

The 2012 Quality of Life Indicators Report provides a snapshot of a number of indicators, or socioeconomic factors, demonstrating progress or regression in these areas. It includes a number of “call to action” ideas to move our region forward. One Region is to be commended.

November 01, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Valparaiso's David Garfin is the proud owner of a Fisker Karma

In 2006, the documentary Who Killed the Electric Car? stunned audiences by revealing that an electric car had been produced, was practical, produced no emissions and was fast—and owners loved it. But, according to the movie's producers, the fleet of leased cars was literally crushed in the A…

April 22, 2012 11:55 am
Americans showing greater desire for walkability, amenities in the areas they call home

Americans showing greater desire for walkability, amenities in the areas they call home

What makes a great neighborhood in America?

April 30, 2011 12:00 am
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