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Transportation

3 months
ago

What Went Wrong with Union Station?

Much of its glory was lost in 1969 with the demolition of its vibrant concourse. But a lot of it remains—shuttered to the public, but in surprisingly good shape.

4 months
ago

Be Patient with the 606

It’s not finished yet, which is both a compromise and an aesthetic choice.

4 months
ago

Can’t Get a Cab Today? Grab a Bike

If you’re going just a couple of miles in Chicago, getting there by bike is usually the fastest option—and it usually beats public transportation on longer trips.

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7 months
ago

I’m Suddenly a Lot More Skeptical of the Feds’ New Fair Housing Rules

HUD’s specific, inclusive new definition of fair housing has the potential to increase integration and opportunity. But it offers significant challenges to those in the business of fair housing, and fears that it could empty out or gentrify neighborhoods that are most in need of help.

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