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[11 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]

The White City of the Columbian Exposition left a tremendous legacy in Chicago, from its litany of inventions, to the nation’s own Jack the Ripper, to the White City’s architectural legacy in our…

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[9 Dec 2011 | No Comment | ]

Chicago assembled these, Chicago organized them, Chicago presented the narrative of global modernity because it could, because it wished to, and because it was already the center for this global…

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[8 Dec 2011 | No Comment | ]

Here’s something that could be of use for small business owners and condo co-ops, with the deep winter coming.

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[14 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]

Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley is enthralled by China’s growing high-speed rail system, but China is becoming less enthralled. As reported in the Wall Street Journal: BEIJING–China will begin forcing its growing fleet of high-speed trains to operate at slower…

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[17 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]

The Chicago media have been curiously uninterested in an issue hanging like a scimitar over the head of the city’s next mayor. Will or should the next mayor carry on the fight with United and American airlines over the expansion…

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[2 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]

Got to hand it to him, for being the first to get out a video of him pushing a car out of the snow. Of course, he’s not the first to do it. Newark Mayor Cory Booker did the…

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[2 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]

Alex Clifford receives congratulations from Metra’s board after he is appointed the rail agency’s new executive driector Tuesday. (José M. Osorio, Chicago Tribune / February 1, 2011) >My nomination goes to the new exectuive running Metra, Chicago’s commuter rail system….

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[10 Jan 2011 | No Comment | ]

Hey, I’m not afraid to self-promote. I was on WBEZ’s 848 this morning (along with the Parking Ticket Geek and a DePaul prof) talking transportation in the context of the mayoral election.
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[19 Feb 2010 | No Comment | ]

In a bid to preserve or create much-needed jobs, most of the stimulus spending for infrastructure is pushing short-term fixes, like repaved roads. Such projects have undeniable added value, allowing traffic to flow more smoothly and preventing crater-sized potholes from blowing out tires. Yet the roads will simply have to be repaved a few years down the line. In the long run, whether the stimulus helps bring down unemployment or not, little will have changed.

“Few of the [stimulus] projects are transformative,” said Joseph Schofer, professor of civil and environmental engineering …

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[29 Jan 2010 | One Comment | ]

Just as polls show that Americans are increasingly worried about government living beyond its means, President Barack Obama goes and announces he’s shoveling out another $8 billion for high-speed rail that is neither high-speed nor smart.

Blood-sucking politicians from Illinois wanted $4.5 billion of that, but had to settle for only $1.23 billion, for a ridiculous plan to shuttle a few hundred passengers each day between Chicago and St. Louis, at only 30 m.p.h. faster than now.
Oh yes, starry-eyed train fans will point out that eventually the trains will reach speeds …