This week WUWM is reporting on the potential of regional development within the corridor spanning from Milwaukee south to the greater Chicago area.
Today we poke into the health of the region's environment. We hear alerts when the air quality is poor because of exhaust and the particular air flow here – and air pollution can thwart the development of new factories. And we've been hearing plenty about the threat of Asian carp to Lake Michigan, coming via Chicago's link with the Mississippi River.
But WUWM Environmental Reporter Susan Bence learned about two projects in the region having healing affects on their surroundings.
As Project Milwaukee continues, we hear how communities in the southern corridor approach land-use planning. Each city, town and village has its own comprehensive land use plan, but some wish planning was conducted more regionally.
For Project Milwaukee: Southern Connections, we take a look at how differences in rail transit has affected development in Milwaukee versus Chicago. Bob Johnston is a Chicago-based correspondent for Trains Magazine, published by Kalmbach in Waukesha. He spoke with Dan Harmon.