Phase one of the multi-year project to repair Chicago’s Wacker Drive is finished. It's part of the Revive Wacker Drive project. But new construction underway this week is still giving plenty of drivers headaches.
Fixed gear, single speed, cruiser, recumbent, in-tandem—regardless of the model, bicycling as transportation, recreation, politics, and culture contributes to urban form, contemporary life, and place-making.
With gas prices in high gear and everybody going, biking in Chicago has become more popular than ever. Whether pedal pushing for transportation or recreation, get the lowdown on biking in the City of Big Shoulders.
Reconnecting Neighborhoods, a new project that invites residents of three Chicago neighborhoods (Near North, Near West and Mid-South) to participate in planning the future of their communities, hosted three meetings on the Mid-South Side on Feb. 20, Feb. 27 and March 5.
The old saying, "A hog can travel non-stop from coast to coast, but a person must change in Chicago," confirms the Windy City's status as the hub of the American railroad system. Chicago, however, represents but one aspect of the fascinating history of Illinois railroads.
Presented as part of the Chicago Humanities Festival, May Berenbaum, professor of Entomology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; John W. McCarter, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of The Field Museum; and Neil L.