Financial Crisis

Can Slowdown in the Chicago Suburbs Lead to Smarter Growth?

Chicago-area advocates of more sensible growth and land-use policies got a boost this week when Chicago Tribune columnist John McCarron urged the region’s public officials to see one upside of the painful economic crisis: a chance to put the region’s “suburban sprawl machine” into reverse.

The Strange-Bedfellows Uprising

The financial sector has contributed more than $300 million to federal candidat