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Supporting Historic Pullman National Monument

As President Obama visited Chicago and declared the Historic Pullman neighborhood a National Monument, MacArthur announced a $500,000 grant to the National Parks Foundation to help jumpstart critical projects at the new park. Read More
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Intensive Tutoring Proves Effective for Chicago Youth

Participants in Match Education, an intensive tutoring and mentoring program for low-income Chicago youth, performed substantially better on tests and failed less frequently in multiple academic areas, according to the University of Chicago Crime Lab Read More
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Supporting Innovation in Reducing Youth Violence

The University of Chicago Crime Lab and Get In Chicago announced a design competition to support programs aimed at reducing youth violence in Chicago. Read More
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Assessing Small Businesses’ Access to Capital

Small businesses in low-income, majority minority neighborhoods in the Chicago area were less likely to receive loans between 2008 and 2012, according to a report from the Woodstock Institute. Read More
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Voting Reforms Enacted in Illinois

The new law provides for permanent voter registration on Election Day, expanding a successful pilot program; extends both early voting and voting by mail; and allows electronic voter registration at many government agencies. Read More
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Chicago Jazz Philharmonic Part of History in Cuba

Members of the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic were in Havana, Cuba last week on a MacArthur-supported cultural exchange, when the announcement of renewed diplomatic relations with the United States occurred. Read More
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Housing Partnership Equity Trust Preserves Multifamily Building in Downtown Chicago

The Housing Partnership Equity Trust (HPET) has purchased Damen Court Apartments in downtown Chicago in collaboration with the Hispanic Housing Development Corporation, and will renovate the property and preserve it as affordable housing. Read More
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Exploring Neighborhood Well-Being Through Data

An interactive map allows users to research and understand geographic patterns of foreclosures, mortgage lending, employment, income, and vacancy across the state. Read More
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Report Finds Multifamily Lending Still Lagging in Cook County Neighborhoods

Cook County’s low- and moderate-income neighborhoods, which saw the greatest impact from the foreclosure and economic crisis, are still struggling when it comes to securing lending for multifamily housing. Read More
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Matchmaking Website To Link Chicago Congregations With Arts and Culture Groups

Taking its inspiration from online dating applications, Partners for Sacred Places has launched a first-of-its-kind website that connects Chicago religious congregations with arts organizations and other nonprofits. Read More
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Reimagining School: Opportunity, Safety, and Privacy in the Social Lives of Networked Teens

MacArthur and several Chicago partners brought together Microsoft Researcher danah boyd and Hive Chicago Learning Network Director Sam Dyson for a discussion on how social media is affecting teens’ lives. Read More
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12 Chicago Arts Groups Receive MacArthur Grants for International Collaborations

Grants to 12 Chicago arts and culture organizations support artistic exchanges in 11 countries, including Brazil, China, Malaysia, and the Philippines. Read More