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Interim Report Examines First Years of New Communities Program

MacArthur grantee MDRC released interim findings from its seven-year evaluation of LISC/Chicago's New Communities Program, a $50 million comprehensive neighborhood improvement initiative. The report focuses on the early development, roll-out, and first years of ... Read More

Foreclosures Still Climbing in Chicago

New foreclosure filings in the Chicago region rose 21 percent from 2008 to 2009 despite federal, state, and local programs designed to curb the foreclosure crisis, according to a new Woodstock Institute report. Read More

Inside & Out

Chicago Public Radio offers a six-month series of personal stories, investigative reports, interviews, analysis, photo essays and community events about young people and juvenile justice in Illinois. Read More

Creating a Platform for Sustained Neighborhood Improvement: Interim Findings from Chicago’s New Communities Program

Distressed urban neighborhoods face challenges on multiple fronts, but most efforts to confront these problems work in isolation of one another. Read More

Federal Funds for Chicago Foreclosure Prevention and Mitigation

The City of Chicago received $98 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to expand a MacArthur-supported initiative launched last year to prevent and reduce foreclosures. Read More

New Website Highlights Architecture, History of Chicago's Marquette Building

The site, www.marquette.macfound.org, highlights the building's history, architecture, and recent renovations. Read More

In Chicago, Ex-Editor Fights Back

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The Chicago Community Trust Announces Community News Matters Award Recipients

The Chicago Community Trust announced $500,000 in awards to 12 recipients to develop new sources of quality local news and information about the Chicago region. Read More