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Analyzing Illinois’ Budget

The analysis warns that the state’s fiscal 2014 budget may represent a high-water mark with future years bringing a sharp reduction in revenues and further consequences of the unresolved pension crisis. Read More
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Chicago Launches First Comprehensive Public Data Dictionary

The Data Dictionary will serve as a resource for anyone interested in understanding what data is collected by city agencies and departments, how and if it may be accessed, and in what format it exists. Read More
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Building Influential Alliances to Meet Societal Challenges

A paper produced by Living Cities explores the traits and components of successful cross-sector partnerships that can yield innovative efforts to solve deeply entrenched societal problems. Read More
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A Collective Impact Case Study: Opportunity Chicago

A case study analyzes how the initiative successfully helped 5,000 public housing residents prepare for and find quality jobs by connecting low-skilled, low income job seekers to workforce development resources. Read More
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18 Chicago Arts Groups Receive MacArthur Support for International Collaborations

“Cross-cultural learning and sharing of artistic experiences can bring fresh perspectives to the creative organizations involved, and help inform, engage, and entertain diverse audiences in Chicago and around the world,” said MacArthur President Robert Gallucci. Read More
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Data Portal Provides Detail on Chicago Employment, Housing

A data portal launched by the Woodstock Institute will make available information on foreclosures, mortgage lending, housing, income, and employment for counties, community areas, and municipalities throughout the Chicago area. Read More
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Engaging Chicago’s Youth in Civic Innovation

July and August marked the inaugural Civic Innovation Summer, an experimental summer jobs program for teens focused on civics, media, and technology. Read More