Petition the Illiana; Throw some support behind Streetsblog CHI

The PETITION hosted by Urbanelijk against the Illiana Tollroad in south suburban Chicagoland is in its last leg and needs 60 more signatures to reach its goal of 500 total. Although 500 plus would be great, getting this last 60 would be a huge step.

Once the 500 goal is reached, the signatures and a related document explaining why the Illiana Tollroad is a socially, economically, and environmentally unsustainable project with broad opposition will be sent to the governors of Illinois and Indiana, the county commissioners of the CMAP counties and affected Indiana counties, and the heads of both state DOTs.

Get the last bit of support out and get this PETITION to the 500 signature goal!


Streetsblogs Chicago is nearing its fundraising goals to get back into daily publishing. The news source received a challenge grant from the Chicago Community Trust: if SBC can reach $50K by April 8 the CCT will grant SBC the last $25K it needs to resume its work. Throw some money their way and get Streetsblog Chicago riding again.


Keep an eye out, because the spring construction season is beginning soon. The city plans on repaving 300 miles of streets per year and as the Active Transportation Alliance points out, this is a good opportunity for community activists to put in a good word for sustainable/complete street building. Make sure you know your local activist organization and get in touch with your local aldermanic offices.


If you’re ready to cast your vote for the 2015 municipal elections, but aren’t available to vote on Feb. 24, get out and vote ahead of time at one of the city’s early voting centers. Here is the complete list of locations for early voting.