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Events & News

New!  Click here for our latest study, The Remaking of the Motor Coach: 2015 Year in Review of Intercity Bus Service in the United States, our 8th annual review of new developments in this growing sector.

For recent highligh​ts of Chaddick programs, click here.

"Terminal Town: Celebrating 75 Years of Travel to the Windy City"
The Chaddick Institute is proud to present our special transportation festival, still running at Chicago Union Station.  Please visit our new website for information regarding this special festival!

Upcoming Events

Thursday, February 25 - 5-7:15 PM
Celebrating 30 Years with the Center for Latino Research
Join Professor Schwieterman and the Chaddick team for the "Celebrate 30 Years" reception and program hosted by DePaul's Center for Latino Research​ on the Lincoln Park Campus.  Expand your network and meet others interested in social science research.  Depart from the Loop Campus with us at 5 PM or meet at the Student Center (Room 314 A/B).  Free, with live music!  Email​ for more details.​

Tuesday, M​​​arch 1​ - Wednesday, March 2, 2016
SPS/Chaddick Excursion to the State Capital!
Join SPS Professor Nick Kachiroubas for a unique opportunity to shadow a State Representative during the Spring legislative session in Springfield.  Participants can take the Amtrak from Chicago on Tuesday, March 1, stay overnight, and return via Amtrak on March 2.  Registration cost is $30 which includes lodging (a double occupancy room and breakfast Wednesday).  Amtrak tickets and other meals are the responsibility of the student.  Pre-registration is required by February 15 and space is limited.  For more information, please see the attached flyer or contact Dr. Kachiroubas at  This event is co-sponsored by the Chaddick Institute and School of Public Service.

Thursday, March 10
Branding Beyond the Logo
This program, hosted jointly by the Chaddick Institute's Municipal Design Review Network (MDRN) and Chicago Metro Section of the American Planning Association (APA), will explore the role of branding in placemaking, urban design, and economic development.  We will be discussing the details of successful branding initiatives that are more than just a logo and have effectively captured a community's identity, appeal to both internal (residents and local businesses) and external (tourists and visitors) audiences, and incorporated architectural and planning aspects that are integral to the community.  DePaul University Loop Campus, Daley Building (14 E. Jackson Blvd.), 16th Floor.  Reservation and speaker details coming soon.  Email us at for more information or to be notified when details are finalized.

Friday, May 6, 2016
Chaddick Spring Study Trip to Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Join us for a full day "mobile workshop" to learn about innovative planning strategies in this neighboring city known for its vibrant lakefront and historical industrial areas.  The date is currently tentative and the trip is open to all current SPS students and alums.  $25 registration fee includes accommodations Thursday night in Milwaukee, breakfast, and lunch.  Day trips are also possible.  Participants are required to secure their own transportation to and from Milwaukee.  Space is limited!  Registration information available here​ or email for more information.

Spring, 2016
The Camille Hatzenbuehler Woman in Civic Leadership Award
The Chaddick Institute is currently working with a prestigious committee to create this award, which will recognize a woman who has demonstrated leadership in civic engagement in Chicago. This scholarship is in memory of Camille and her many contributions to the Chaddick Institute, as well as her active engagment with civic institutions around Chicago. The winner(s) of the scholarship will be recognized at a luncheon in May, 2016.

Recent Publications​

Chaddick Institute Holiday Forecasts of Intercity Bus Travel.  Click here.

The Digitally Connected Commuter: Tracking the Rising Use of Personal Electronic Devices on Chicago Suburban Trains by Joseph P. Schwieterman, Marisa Schulz, Ryan Forst, Matt Michel, and Martin Sellers.  Published July 14, 2015.  Download a copy of this study.  To reach the study team, email

Adding on Amenities, Broadening the Base:  2014 Year-in-Review of Intercity Bus Service in the United States by Joseph P. Schwieterman, Brian Antolin, Gary Scott and Martin Sellers.  Download a copy of this study

Joseph P. Schwieterman's Terminal Town: An Illustrated Guide to Chicago's Airports, Bus Depots, Train Stations and Steamship Landings: 1939 - present. (Lake Forest College Press, 2014, 301 pages). Includes 215 color photographs and 20 custom maps. Featured in the Chicago Tribune! Click here for information.