South Suburbs

Big thumbs up for Tinley Park’s active transportation plan

Tinley Park’s Village Board passed its active transportation plan this week with flying colors.

Millennium Reserve will fill the gap

This past Friday morning, I stood on the 11th floor of the USA Bank building, that icon of the Bishop Ford at 111th St.—with at least a 30-mile view of the patchy, sometimes flowering, someti

Sneak a peek: The Cal-Sag Trail Legacy Campaign

Friends of the Cal-Sag Trail are posting teasers every two days from the full-length Legacy Campaign video that wil

Stop sprawl, free Smart Growth help for local governments!

Free help is available from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency encouraging governments to implement smart growth practices.

This weekend: Blue Island Non-Motorized Plan workshop and more

 First, let's take stock of what's going on with Blue Island:

Violet, then and now

Some—a handful of you—will recognize his picture (top, right) of my daughter Violet.

Oak Lawn and Blue Island top brawlers in municipal Commuter Challenge

Step off, Chicagoland. Oak Lawn owns this corner. And that corner over there? That's Blue Island's.