More stories about Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI

  • The Age of Aquarius, Part Deux

  • Hello, Green Brick Road

    Chicago isn't the only “green” city in the Midwest (see “The trickle-down effect,” May 2007, page 36). In Warrenville, located 30 miles west of the Windy City, a plan to improve water quality has resulted in a new way of reconstructing the city's streets.

  • Homeland Superfluous

    Remember when getting there was half the fun? Not anymore.

  • Home, Sweet Home

    Over the past decade, three Chicago suburb consolidated multiple-building public works compounds into modern buildings that increase productivity.

  • When Good Haulers Go Bad...

  • From APWA: Build the Facility that's Right for Your Operation

    Over the past decade, three Chicago suburbs—Algonquin, Elmhurst, and Arlington Heights—consolidated their multiple-building, patched-together compounds into sleek, modern buildings that increase productivity.

  • A conduit to cleanliness

    Chicago's Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) is one of a handful of U.S. treatment districts that doesn't disinfect its wastewater before discharging into local fresh water sources--and environmental groups aren't happy about it.

  • Green grants for rain gardens

    A new program in the Chicago suburbs is getting residents to help with the heavy work of improving the village's stormwater system.

  • Floating toward the future

    An award-winning design imagines how Chicago would look if water were as precious as oil.

  • The trickle-down effect