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January 2019
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bikeBike Planning Workshop

This bike planning workshop will introduce attendees to the basics of bike sharing and developing a Complete Streets policy

Kane Kendall Council of Mayors, McHenry County Council of Mayors, Chicago Metropolitan Agency of Planning are jointly hosting this bike planning workshop on Friday, January 25th at the Centre of Elgin. The workshop is comprised of two seminars: bike sharing and Complete Streets policies. 

The workshop will begin with the Complete Streets Policy seminar, conducted by Cody Sheriff, of McHenry County Council of Mayors. Those who attend will leave with a strong foundational knowledge of Complete Streets Policies and practices with a rural-suburban emphasis - in 15 minutes or less! 

The bike sharing portion of the workshop will focus on the basics of bike sharing, with additional information on the costs, benefits, and impacts of implementing bike sharing in your community, presented by Ryan Peterson and Troy Simpson, of Kane Kendall Council of Mayors. The presentation will be followed by a panelist discussion.

Fri, January 25, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM CST

The Centre of Elgin
100 Symphony Way
Elgin, IL 60120

All are welcome to attend the event. The event is free, but all attendees must register online. Attendees are eligible to receive 1.75 AICP CM Credits if they attend both seminars.

zoneOpportunity Zones Potential Impact in Northeastern Illinois

Article looks at Chicagoland Opportunity Zone tracts, potential for impacting distressed areas

Photo courtesy of Elgin Historic Preservation.

Opportunity Zones (OZs) are low-income census tracts designated in the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 to be eligible to receive private investments through Opportunity Funds. To illustrate how OZs may affect investment potential in northeastern Illinois' distressed areas, CMAP co-authored a new article in ProfitWise News and Views

The article provides an overview of OZs and discusses how designated tracts in the CMAP region compare with OZ tracts across Illinois, as well as with other low- and moderate-income places. ON TO 2050 recommends investing in disinvested areas, with a focus on spurring renewed economic activity and increasing employment opportunities. The article provides analysis of how Opportunity Zone investments might complement existing and new initiatives to accomplish that recommendation. 

Population and employment statistics for Opportunity Zone tract designations in northeastern Illinois

Kane County Opportunity Zones

Ten Kane County census tracts were among those to receive federal approval as "Opportunity Zones" and are eligible for program funds to jump start economic development. Aurora's Chief Innovation Officer, Adrienne M. Holloway, noted the "designation will enable the city access a unique financing tool that, when leveraged, will drive much needed capital to projects in Aurora's low income communities." Kane County Connects published an article summarizing some of the parameters that investors would need to abide by in order to participate. 
The CMAP article is published on the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago website. 

greenKane County Recycles
Green Guide 2019

The annual guide provides detailed information on how to recycle in Kane County

This annual guide is full of information on everything you can recycle in Kane County and when and where.

You can obtain a paper copy in these ways: 

Email the Kane County Recycling Coordinator at to get on the mailing list to receive a copy (or number of copies) each year, mailed directly to your home or business. Include your full name, full address, and how many copies you would like each year. 

Pick up a paper copy (after January 21) from: 

Public locations throughout the county. If you would like to be a pick up point for the guide, let us know. We can deliver quantities to you directly. 

Recycling events at 540 S Randall Rd. in St. Charles, on scheduled dates. 

Recycling Office located in the Kane County Government Center, Building A, 719 S Batavia Ave., Geneva IL, 60134. First floor, south end of the hall, Room # 109. 

For complete information on Kane County Recycling services and resources, visit the webpage or contact Recycling Coordinator, Jennifer Jarland

Kane County Planning Cooperative
Matt Tansley, Land Use Planner - (630) 232-3493 or
Kane County Planning Cooperative, 719 S. Batavia Ave., Geneva, IL 60134
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