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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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Kevin Jackson, Chicago Rehab Network on MacArthur Award

The MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions recognizes a group of small non-profits each year with up to $500,000. The Award expands on the Foundation's tradition of encouraging individual creativity and building effective ...

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Brenda Palms-Barber, NLEN on MacArthur Award

The MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions recognizes a group of small non-profits each year with up to $500,000. The Award expands on the Foundation's tradition of encouraging individual creativity and building effective ...

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Expanding Full Circle Community Mapping and Planning Efforts

The Chicago Agency for Metroplitan Planning recently announced a $600,000 grant from MacArthur that will expand its Full Circle community mapping and planning efforts. Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Center for Working Families Conference

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton reflects on the Center for Working Families' successes in helping families find employment and public benefits and announces a new $3 million grant to help the Center expand. Read More

Helping More Low-Income Families Build Wealth

MacArthur will invest $3 million dollars to expand an innovative new effort to help low-income families in 13 Chicago neighborhoods achieve financial stability and build wealth. Read More

New Communities Program: Reflections from the First Year

Chicago's New Communities Program (NCP) post results, honors community heroes, and unveils the portfolio of projects ready for investment. Read More

"Peace through Justice," Introductory Remarks by Jonathan Fanton, Chicago Humanities Festival

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton celebrates the development of an international justice system and says that further success will rely on addressing situations in Darfur and Uganda as well as cases outside Africa. Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at MacArthur’s Arts and Culture Panel Discussion

In introducing the panel, MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton notes Chicago's long history of civic support for the arts and artists. Read More
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Celebration of Chicago Arts & Culture Leadership

Conversation Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center 2:30-4:00 p.m. Introduction Jonathan Fanton, President, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Moderator John Callaway, WTTW Panelists Les Coney, Founding Chair of the Congo Square ... Read More

Marquette Building Receives Chicago Landmark Award

The Commission on Chicago Landmarks will honor 21 landmark buildings, homeowners and businesses. The awards recognize outstanding projects that involve notable improvements to individual Chicago landmarks or to buildings within Chicago Landmark Districts. Read More