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Chicago Premiere of "The Homestretch"

The Homestretch, a documentary film by Anne de Mare and Kirsten Kelly, features three homeless teenagers who brave Chicago winters, the pressures of high school, and life alone on the streets to build a brighter future. Read More

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"Review: Opening Night of Chicago Dancing Festival"

Chicago Tribune Theater Loop
Kyle Abraham, 2013 MacArthur Fellow
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Inaugural Puppet Theater Festival Planned For Chicago

Top contemporary puppetry acts and artists from around the world will gather in Chicago January 14-25 for the city’s first-ever International Puppet Theater Festival. Read More
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Chicago Announces Results of Energy Efficiency Competition

A six-month energy efficiency competition that engaged residents of Chicago's Humboldt Park and Logan Square neighborhoods resulted in an average 20 percent reduction in electric, gas, and water use, the city announced. Read More
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Assessment of the New Communities Program

The New Communities Program is a flagship investment in the Foundation’s work to understand the dynamics of cities and neighborhoods as a mechanism for addressing major urban challenges. Read More
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"Team of Architects for Lucas Museum Includes Aqua Tower Designer"

Chicago Sun-Times Politics
Jeanne Gang, 2011 MacArthur Fellow
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"George Lucas Announces Architects for Lakefront Museum"

Chicago Tribune Breaking News
Jeanne Gang, 2011 MacArthur Fellow
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Free Shakespeare in Chicago Parks

Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be performed for free in 18 Chicago parks this summer as part of the Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks program. Read More