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Cities, Businesses, Nonprofits Join Forces to Provide Learning Opportunities

Four U.S. cities — Chicago, Dallas, Pittsburgh, and Washington, D.C. — are bringing together local businesses, nonprofits, and learning institutions like libraries and museums to offer Cities of Learning programs this summer. Read More
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Elspeth Revere to Leave MacArthur After 24 Years

Elspeth Revere, Vice President for Media, Culture and Special Initiatives, will leave MacArthur at the end of November, after more than 24 years of service. Read More
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Mapping Methane Leaks Across the U.S.

A collaboration between Google Earth Outreach and the Environmental Defense Fund uses a new approach to map methane leaks from natural gas pipes to pinpoint the most troublesome areas of climate pollution. Read More
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Supporting Innovation to Curb Youth Violence

Three innovative Chicago-based projects that focus on youth violence prevention have been selected for funding through the University of Chicago Crime Lab’s Chicago Design Competition, which is supported by MacArthur. Read More
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Statewide Housing Market Analysis Finds Housing Insecurity Widespread

The Chicago Rehab Network’s latest Illinois Housing Market Analysis shows housing insecurity is more widespread across Illinois communities and income levels, suggesting a need for stronger interventions. Read More

"Commentary: Rauner, Madigan, Cullerton: Stop Courting Catastrophe"

Chicago Tribune
MacArthur President Julia Stasch and other philanthropic leaders tell Rauner, Madigan, Cullerton to put partisan politics aside to save Illinois.
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Fund to Support Venue Improvements at Small Chicago Theatres

The fund, supported by a $500,000 MacArthur grant, will be available to theatres, dance companies, and venues with preference given to organizations with annual budgets under $1 million. Read More
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Grantmaking in Chicago

The Foundation seeks and seizes opportunities to work locally as an expression of its civic commitment to its home, and because being rooted in Chicago yields a deeper understanding of issues faced by urban areas. Read More