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Lunch & Conversation on Digital Manufacturing with Caralynn Nowinski

Caralynn Nowinski is the Executive Director at UI LABS, a Chicago-based research and commercialization collaborative, harnessing resources across industry, academia, and government, to apply real solutions to tomorrow’s most important business, economic, and cultural challenges. Read More

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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

"How Civic Hackers Are Helping Local Journalism"

Columbia Journalism Review
Related Grantee: Chicago Community Trust
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Redmoon Theater Presents Inaugural Great Chicago Fire Festival

The inaugural Great Chicago Fire Festival is expected to draw thousands to Chicago’s riverfront on October 4 for a fiery spectacle celebrating Chicago’s resurgence following the Great Fire of 1871. Read More
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"Review: Opening Night of Chicago Dancing Festival"

Chicago Tribune
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