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In a near-unanimous special session vote in Illinois, the state congress overrode Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s veto and passed a statewide complete streets law. Effective immediately, the law requires ...

Chicago recently became the largest city in the United States to adopt a complete streets policy. As a result, new transportation projects must accommodate all users—balancing the needs of pedest ...

Nurse and Volunteer Walk to School Day Coordinator In the Village of Hinsdale, Illinois, a small town on the outskirts of Chicago, most children live within a mile of their school. Maryann Roma ...

Democratic Junior Senator of Illinois Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) was first impressed by the impact of the built environment on public health while working as a community organizer in the mid-198 ...

The Initiative seeks to create a balanced transportation system for motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians. Key components of the Healthy Roads Initiative direct the County to, whenever feasible: < ...

Loction Efficient Mortgages (LEM) allows homebuyers to reap financial advantage from an active lifestyle. It allows homebuyers to borrow more money to buy homes in neighborhoods with a mix of desti ...

The League of Illinois Bicyclists (LIB) has launched an interactive on-line survey that allows users to look up upcoming road and bike-ped projects in their area and then submit comments on how the ...

Five years ago after garnering the support from the school district, local government, and school board members, a concerned parent launched a campaign to bring attention to the need for sidewalks ...

Millennium Park has transformed 24.5 acres of railroad track and parking lots into a major venue for cultural and performing arts. The Park showcases architecture, sculpture and landscape design, p ...

This project focuses on creating a community environment that promotes physical activity as essential to primary health care and achieved through education, communication, safety, and other program ...

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